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As an accredited institution of Higher Education, Hebrew Theological College is required by various federal and state laws to notify students annually regarding certain policies. This email constitutes such notification. Please feel free to address any questions regarding these policies to the Financial Aid Office or the appropriate Dean on your campus.

Academic Catalog

Hebrew Theological College provides access to the Academic Catalog on the College's website.  The Catalog provides information on the history, mission, academic goals of the institution, as well as degree programs and requirements.  Also included in the Catalog are policies relating to admissions and financial aid. 

Accommodations for Students With Disabilities 

Hebrew Theological College recognizes that students with disabilities may require specific assistance and will make efforts to provide reasonable accommodations. Please contact Dr. Richard Aronoff, HTC's Disabilities Officer at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 773 973 0241.  

For more information please click here.

Annual Security Report

In compliance with Federal regulations, HTC’s Campus Security Policies and Crime Statistics report for 2015-16 is available online by clicking here. For the 2014-15 report click here.

Career Services at HTC

For information regarding career services please visit our career services page

College Navigator

College Navigator is a free consumer information tool designed to help students, parents, and others search for and obtain information about U.S. postsecondary institutions.  Please click here to access the College Navigator.  Enter "Hebrew Theological College" in the search box.

Cost of Attendance 

Employment Post-Graduation 

For information regarding employment pot-graduation click here.


The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) protects the privacy of student education records. The Act provides students the right to inspect and review his/her education records, to seek to amend those records and to limit disclosure of information from the records.  

This information is available online by clicking here.  We encourage you to review that information.

Fire Safety Report

In compliance with Federal regulations, HTC’s 2014-15 Fire Safety report is available online by clicking here. For 2013-14 report click here.

Non Discrimination Statement

Hebrew Theological College admits students to all of the rights, privileges, programs and other activities generally accorded or made available to students at the College or the Extension Division without regard to their race, creed, color, age, sex, national origin, or disability/handicap. 

NSLDS and Loan Reporting

All federal student loans obtained by a student or parent are reported to and tracked on the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS). NSLDS loan records are accessible to all authorized NSLDS users, including schools, student loan guaranty agencies, lenders, federal agencies, and other authorized users. Alternative and private education loan information is not reported to NSLDS. Student and parent loan borrowers may view their federal loan information at information at Borrowers access the system using their federal PIN. Students can also access prior federal grant information at

Personal Conduct Policy

The personal conduct policy can be viewed online by clicking here. Any questions concerning this policy should be directed to the Mashgiach Ruchani, Menahel Ruchani or the Rosh HaYeshiva. 

Policy on Sexual Harassment

All institutions of higher education in Illinois are required by state law to inform their student bodies of the illegality of sexual harassment. In order to comply with this requirement, HTC notifies its students and displays information regarding their rights in common areas such as residence halls, administration buildings and libraries. For more information please see the Illinois Department of Human Rights website by clicking here.

Private Alternative Education Loans

HTC students take advantage of Federal Direct Student Loans in limited numbers. Most students receive Grant and Scholarship aid only. In very rare cases, students will seek outside educational financing. The institution will certify enrollment for students, along with providing other necessary or required information (i.e. cost of attendance). In no cases will the institution promote or suggest a particular lending institution, nor does the institution have a preferred lender list. However, consistent with the law, the institution will provide and/or complete the Private Loan Self-Certification form upon request by the student. Copies of the Private Loan Self-Certification form can be obtained from the Financial Aid Office.

Rights and Responsibilities or recipients of federal direct loans can be found here.

Student Activities

For information regarding student activities, please click here.

Student Drug and Alcohol Policy

Hebrew Theological College prohibits the illegal and irresponsible use of alcohol and other drugs in accordance with Halachic authorities as well as applicable federal, state and local laws. Hebrew Theological College will enforce applicable laws concerning the possession or purchase of alcohol or illegal drugs as well as its own policies concerning the possession or abuse of alcohol or drugs. 

The information can be found here.  We encourage you to review that information.

Student Handbook

Hebrew Theological College provides access to the Student Handbook on the College's website

Title IX Policy

For policies concerning sex discrimination, harassment and complaint procedure click here

Tuition Net Price Calculator

Creating a financial plan begins with evaluating and understanding all of the costs involved with attaining your Hebrew Theological College education.   The cost of education differs from individual to individual depending on many personal choices.  These may include anything from where you decide to live while you attend school to your personal transportation. The Net Price Calculator can assist you in financially planning for your college education and also to help you understand what kind of assistance you might qualify for as a Hebrew Theological College student.  The Net Price Calculator can be found here.

Unauthorized Distribution of Copyrighted Materials
Hebrew Theological College strives to provide access to varied materials, services and equipment for students, faculty and staff and does not knowingly condone policies or practices that constitute an infringement of Federal copyright law. Transmitting or downloading any material that you do not have the right to make available and that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party is prohibited.
Installing or distributing pirated or unlicensed software is also forbidden. Violation of these requirements may subject students, faculty and staff to civil and criminal liabilities. Students, faculty or staff who violate federal copyright law do so at their own risk. Copyright status is applied to a work as soon as it is created. Users should assume that all writings and images are copyrighted.

Title 17 of the United States Code (17 USC §501 et seq.) outlines remedies for copyright infringement that may include some or all of the following: obtaining an injunction to stop the infringing activity; impounding and disposing of the infringing articles; an award to the copyright owner of actual damages and the profits of the infringer, or in the alternative, an award of statutory damages which may be increased if the infringement is found to be willful; an award of two times the amount of the license fee a copyright owner could have gotten; an award of the full costs incurred in bringing an infringement action, and the award of attorney’s fees; and for criminal copyright infringement, fines and imprisonment.

Hebrew Theological College is required by Federal Law – H.R. 4137 to make an annual disclosure informing students that illegal distribution of copyrighted materials may lead to civil and/or criminal penalties. Hebrew Theological College takes steps to detect and punish users who illegally distribute copyrighted materials.

Hebrew Theological College reserves the right to suspend or terminate network access to any campus user that violates this policy and Network access may be suspended if any use is impacting the operations of the network. Violations may be reported to appropriate authorities for criminal or civil prosecution. The existence and imposition of sanctions do not protect members of the campus community from any legal action by external entities.

Alternatives to Illegal Downloading

Illegal downloads hurt artists and deter the incentive to create. U.S. laws protect the rights of individuals regarding their own works. There are free or inexpensive sites that students can use without violating copyright law. The RIAA provides a list of authorized music services at allows use of artwork in the public domain.

GroupofTIStudentsThe Israel Experience Program (IEP) offered by Hebrew Theological College enables a student to spend a year of intensive study in an Israeli seminary while earning college credit. Most students find the year in Israel a challenging and enriching experience that serves as a guide in developing a lifestyle consonant with Torah values.

Through agreements with selected Israeli institutions representing a wide range of seminaries, Hebrew Theological College can assist in some of the details involved in planning a year-long stay. And by providing academic advising and counseling to students before and after their year in Israel, the College can help students ensure that they receive maximum benefit in Torah achievement as well as attain additional educational goals both in Israel and upon their return.

For more information and to apply click here

The following seminaries are participants of IEP*:

  • Ateres Bnos Yerushalayim
  • Ba’er Miriam/Mayanot
  • Bais Yaakov Yerushalayim (BJJ)
  • Beth Chana Seminary-Tsfat
  • Binas Bais Yaakov
  • Bnos Chava
  • Bnos Sarah
  • Bnot Torah Institute
  • Chemdas Bais Yaakov
  • Darchei Binah
  • Keser Chaya
  • Machon Bnos Yehuda (BYA)
  • Machon Maayan
  • Machon Raaya


  • Me’or Bais Yaakov
  • Michlalah
  • Michlelet Mevaseret Yerushalayim
  • Midreshet Harova
  • Midreshet Moriah
  • Midreshet Tehillah
  • Midreshet Toras Chesed
  • Nachlas Bais Yaakov
  • Seminar Yerushalayim Hachadash
  • Seminary Chaya Mushka
  • Sha’alvim for Women
  • Tehilas Bais Yaakov
  • Tiferet Center (Bet Shemesh)
  • Tomer Devorah

List subject to change*

All application materials must be submitted in one envelope. No incomplete application packages will be considered for admission. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all items have been received by HTC before the deadline.

  • Please submit application to Blitstein Institute of Hebrew Theological College, 2606 W. Touhy Ave. Chicago, IL 60645

1. Application.  Complete the application, and attach additional sheets if you require more room to answer any of the questions or wish to include additional information about yourself.


2. Fee.  A check or money order (no cash) for the non-refundable application fee of $100 must accompany your completed application form.


3. Official Transcripts.  Include official signed and dated transcripts in sealed envelope(s) from each high school and post-high school yeshivos/seminaries, colleges and/or universities you attended.


4. Letters of Recommendation.  Two completed official Hebrew Theological College Admissions Recommendation Forms are required from rabbis and/or teachers who know you well and can comment on your aptitude for study at Hebrew Theological College.  


5. Standardized Examination.  All students must submit SAT or ACT scores. The Hebrew Theological College school code is 0817 for SAT and 1045 for ACT.


6. Interview.  All candidates for admission are required to be interviewed by a representative of the Admissions Committee. The Office of Admissions usually arranges the interview after the candidate's application and supporting documents have been received.


7. Medical Form.  All students must submit a completed medical form no later than August 1st. For mid-year admissions medical forms must be submitted by January 1st. Note: There is no mid-year admission for IEP.  Download Medical Form

Click here to download application and forms

Special Notes


8. Campus visit.  Applicants are invited to visit the College at any time during the year. Contact the Office of Admissions to arrange a tour. Arrangements can also be made for meetings with current or former students.


9. Financial Aid.  Applicants who wish to be considered for financial aid must complete a separate Application for Financial Assistance available from HTC website or can be found at  Click here for more information


10. Foreign Students.  All applicants who are not citizens or permanent residents of the United States must contact the Office of Admissions to discuss visa and related issues. Foreign students, or those for whom English is not their native tongue, may be required to submit scores on the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language).


No application will be considered by the Hebrew Theological College Admissions Committee prior to the receipt of each of the items listed above.


For more information please contact Blitstein Institute at (773) 973-0241. 

HTC is proud to host one of the largest Judaica libraries in the Midwest!

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