Academic Programs and Institutional Information

Contact: Registrar | Email: | Phone: 982-2500, x1128

Information concerning Hebrew Theological College’s current educational programs, faculty, and course descriptions is available online at Information about campus facilities, including those that relate to instructional programs, is available online at

Assignment of College Credit

The standard unit of measuring a student’s course of study is the “semester hour.” For undergraduate classroom courses, one semester hour is equal to one academic hour (50 minutes) per week of classroom or direct faculty instruction and homework and assignments, (estimated as two hours of out-of-class work) over a fifteen-week semester, or the equivalent amount of work distributed over a different amount of time. College-level lecture courses are normally assigned one credit per semester hour. Generally, lecture courses thfat include laboratory assignments will include additional contact hours (see below). Regular College semesters (i.e.  Fall/Spring semesters) may vary between 15, 16 and 17 weeks depending on individual school or academic unit. Classes generally meet once or twice a week; the weekly course schedules are adjusted so that the total lecture hours or laboratory hours, comply with the credit-hour guidelines above.

The actual amount of academic work that goes into a single semester credit hour is calculated as follows:

  • One lecture, seminar, or discussion semester hour generally represents one academic (50-minute) hour per week of scheduled class/seminar time and two expected hours of student preparation time. For a three-credit lecture and seminar course, this formula represents at least 45 academic hours of class time and 90 hours of student preparation over an entire semester; for a four-credit course, this represents 60 academic hours of class time and 120 hours of student preparation.

    As above, the ratio of in-class instruction and out-of-class academic activities may vary at the graduate level, depending on program and course objectives and research expectations. 
  • One laboratory credit hour represents, over 15 weeks, 2-3 student contact hours per week, typically one hour per week of lecture/discussion time, plus 1-2 hours per week of scheduled supervised or independent laboratory work, and 1-2 hours of student preparation and assignment time.
  • The award of credit for courses combining lecture and laboratory work follows the appropriate formula for the lecture component and the laboratory component described above. A typical four-credit laboratory course will have three academic hours of lecture and two (or more) laboratory hours per week for 15 weeks or the equivalent, together with student preparation time as above. Laboratory hours may vary with individual courses, depending on course objectives.
  • One practice credit hour (supervised clinical rounds, visual or performing art studio, supervised student teaching, field work, etc.) generally represents between 45 and 60 hours of work per semester, and may be offered on a weekly basis (of 3-4 hours) or as a concentrated block over a shorter period of time. Blocks of three practice credit hours, which equate to a studio or practice course, represent between 135 and 180 total hours of academic work per semester. Individual accreditation agencies may maintain their own specific standards for such courses. Hebrew Theological College programs follow the standards common in the respective academic and professional disciplines. 
  • Internship or apprenticeship credit hours are determined by negotiation between the supervising faculty and the work supervisor at the cooperating site, both of whom must judge and certify different aspects of the student’s work. The credit formula is similar to that for practice credit.
  • Credit is awarded for courses undertaken on a Distance Learning, Directed Study, Contract-Learning, or Tutorial basis, provided that the course requires the amount of work represented in academic content and learning outcomes as that established for an equivalent Hebrew Theological College course offered in a classroom modality. As a general rule, the credit hours associated with a distance learning course or other alternative-modality course are equal to the credit hours associated with the course when it is delivered in a traditional format.
  • Hebrew Theological College courses offered on a Directed Study basis are expected to demonstrate total time-on-task learning activities (see below) and student outcomes equivalent to those of the standard credit formulations outlined above.

Time on task is the total learning time spent by a student in a college course, including instructional time as well as time spent studying and completing course assignments (e.g., reading, research, writing, individual and group projects). Regardless of the delivery method or the particular learning activities employed, the amount of learning time in any college course is expected to meet the total, as above, of 45 academic hours for one semester credit (in conventional classroom education, this breaks down into 15 hours of instruction plus 30 hours of student work/study out of class). Despite the difference in methodology and activities, however, the total "learning time" online can usually be counted. Rather than distinguish between "in-class" and "outside-class" time for students, the faculty member developing and/or teaching the online course should calculate how much time a student doing satisfactory work would take to complete the work of the course, as defined by:

  • Reading course presentations/"lectures;"
  • Reading other materials;
  • Participating in online discussions/synchronous sessions (if any);
  • Doing research;
  • Preparing and completing examinations;
  • Writing papers or other assignments;
  • Completing all other assignments (e.g. projects);
  • Achieving course objectives and expected learning outcomes;
  • Mastering the pedagogical tools to be used in the online course (such as software or communications technology).

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College Catalogs

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Our individual HTC Academic Catalog provides consistent, comparable and transparent information on the characteristics of institutions and students, cost of attendance, success rates, various degree offerings, student engagement with the learning process, and core educational outcomes. The information is intended for students, families, policy-makers, campus faculty and staff, the general public, and other higher education stakeholders. 


Confidentiality of Student Records (FERPA)

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The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. Touro publishes a FERPA notification that delineates student rights under FERPA. This FERPA notification information on confidentiality of student records is published in our HTC Student Handbook 2023 - 2026 on page 37.

Confidentiality of Student Health Records (HIPAA)

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Hebrew Theological College is committed to protecting the privacy and security of personal health information concerning our employees and students. As such, Touro is fully compliant with the New York State Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). 

Copyright Infringement and Peer-to-Peer File Sharing Policies and Sanctions

Contact: Information Security Office | Email: | Phone: (212) 463-0400 x5383

The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 specifies that regulations be published and promulgated regarding institutional efforts to reduce illegal uploading and downloading of copyrighted work through peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing on campus networks. The final rules were published in September 2009 and are in effect on July 1, 2010.

The law requires three things: 

  1. Institutions are required to make an annual disclosure to inform students that illegal distribution of copyrighted materials may subject them to criminal and civil penalties and describes the steps that institutions will take to detect and punish illegal distribution of copyrighted materials.

  2. Institutions are required to certify to the Secretary of Education that they have developed plans to “effectively combat” the unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material. In developing these plans, institutions are required to consider the use of technology-based deterrents. Report language that accompanies the law explicitly states that technology-based deterrents include “bandwidth shaping” and “traffic monitoring to identify the largest bandwidth users,” and indicates that certain education and enforcement programs will also qualify.

  3. Institutions are required, “to the extent practicable,” to offer alternatives to illegal file sharing. Both the practicality and selection of alternatives are to be determined by the institution “in consultation with the chief technology officer or other designated officer of the institution.” 

Compliance with Annual Disclosure

Touro College has approved a document “File Sharing and Copyright Infringement Policy,” which is posted on Canvas and the Portal, and is revised periodically. The information is also provided in Orientation presentations by the Chief Information Security Officer to new students, staff, and faculty.

Compliance with Copyright Protection

The Office of Information Security has developed a Copyright Infringement Policy which will be used to monitor the use of the institution’s bandwidth through traffic monitoring and bandwidth shaping to the extent practicable. An annual report will be provided to the Chief Information Officer at the end of each academic year which will contain an assessment of the effectiveness of the plan and any actions taken. 

Cost of Attendance

Contact: Financial Aid | Email:

Information concerning the cost of attending Hebrew Theological College is available from the Office of the Bursar. These costs consist of tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board (for certain programs), transportation, and any additional costs for a program in which the student is enrolled or expresses an interest. More information regarding the cost of attendance can be found online in one of our Hebrew Theological College Catalogs. Net Price Calculators are available at each individual school’s website.

Crime Statistics, Campus Security Policies, Crime Log, and Fire Log

Contact: Campus Security Department | Phone: (847) 982-2500, x1110

HTC Emergency Hotline: 1-88-TOURO-911 (888-687-6911)

Emergency Phone: 911 

In the event of an emergency that constitutes an immediate or continuing threat to the college community, Campus Security Department, in conjunction with the Facilities Department, will issue safety alerts via email, text and/or voice messaging via HTCAlert, HTC’s College's alert notification system. The Annual Security and Fire Report includes crime statistics and policy statements as required by law. This Report also includes information about police and public safety resources; reporting crimes; coordination between law enforcement agencies; fire and medical emergencies; emergency notification, response and evaluation; evacuation policies; missing student policy; crime prevention; victim support services; the law and Touro policies; campus facilities; the Touro Policy on Sexual Harassment; sex offender registry; and the Touro Drug/Alcohol Policy.  

Drug/Alcohol Policy

Contact: Campus Security Office | Phone: (847) 982-2500, x1110

HTC Emergency Hotline: (888) 687-6911

The Annual Security and Fire Report includes the College’s drug/alcohol policy. The annual report also provides information about alcohol and other drug health risks, drug alcohol laws and penalties, and campus alcohol and other drug education and counseling resources.

Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations

Contact: Student Financial Aid | Phone: (212) 463-0400 x5627

Federal law provides that a student who has been convicted of an offense under any federal or state law involving the possession or sale of a controlled substance during a period of enrollment for which the student was receiving financial aid shall not be eligible to receive any federal or institutional grant, loan, or work assistance. There is a separate, written notice of the penalties for drug violations. Please consult the Student Handbook for more information.

Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act Survey

The Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act requires co-educational institutions of postsecondary education that participate in a Title IV, federal student financial assistance program, and have an intercollegiate athletic program, to prepare an annual report to the Department of Education on athletic participation, staffing, and revenues and expenses, by men's and women's teams.

HTC does not have any intercollegiate athletic programs and is not required to file this report.

Financial Aid

Contact: Student Financial Aid | Phone: (212) 463-0400 x5627

The College Catalogs include information about the following: need-based and non-need-based federal, state, local, private, and institutional financial assistance programs available to students; eligibility requirements and procedures for applying for aid; criteria for selecting recipients and determining amount of award; methods and frequency of disbursements of aid; financial aid terms and conditions, including terms applicable to employment provided as part of a financial aid package; rights and responsibilities of students receiving Title IV, HEA loans; the availability of financial aid for study abroad programs; how financial aid is handled when students withdraw; and whom to contact for questions regarding financial aid; the terms and conditions of federal student loans; entrance and exit counseling information; and drug violation penalties.

Information about Pell Grants and the code of conduct for financial aid employees is also listed. Additional information regarding financial aid and student loans, including the National Student Loan Data System, can be found at NSLDS: National Student Loan Data System (

The College Catalogs and information regarding Financial Aid Self-service can be accessed at

Contact financial aid at

Financial Aid Calculator

Students should use a financial aid calculator to find estimates. 

Graduation Rates 

Contact: Institutional Research | Phone: 646-565-6000 Ext 55680

Four-year graduation rates for the 2019 and 2020 cohorts are 86.4% and 56.5% respectively. The graduation rates listed are the percentage of Fall first-time, full-time bachelors' cohort that was still enrolled as of the following Fall.

Health Information

Contact: Registrar | Email: | Phone: (847) 982-2500, x1128

In accordance with State of Illinois public health laws, all students must meet the following immunization requirements before registering for classes: 

  • they must document immunity to Measles, Mumps and Rubella; 
  • all new admissions under the age of 22 shall show proof of having at least one dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine on or after 16 years of age; 
  • IL also requires 3 doses of Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, with the most recent Tdap within 10 years prior to the term of current enrollment.

    Further additional information regarding these requirements can be found here.

Any full or part-time domestic student who is registered at Touro College is eligible to enroll in the Sentry Student Security Plan, an accident/sickness health insurance plan. Students are also able to enroll in the NYU Student Plan sponsored by New York University College of Dentistry. Enrollment in these programs is entirely voluntary. Please consult the Student Handbook for more information.

Identity Theft Prevention Policy

Contact: Bursar | Email: 

As required by the FTC's Red Flags Rule, Hebrew Theological College has established and will maintain an Identity Theft Prevention Policy. Information on the policy is available on the Touro Portal.


Misrepresentation is defined as a false, erroneous or misleading statement made directly or indirectly to a student, prospective student, and any member of the public, an accrediting agency, a state agency or the Department of Education.

A misleading statement includes any statement that has the possibility or tendency to deceive. A statement is any communication made in writing, verbally, electronically, or through other means. This applies to statements made by an institution from one of its representatives, or any third party for which the institution has agreements to provide educational programs or marketing, advertising, recruiting, or admissions services.

Substantial misrepresentation is defined as any misrepresentation on which the person to whom it was made could reasonably be expected to rely, or has reasonably relied, to that person detriment.

Hebrew Theological College prohibits all forms of substantial misrepresentations or misleading statements, including those made in any advertising or promotional materials.

Missing Student Policy and Notification Procedures

Contact: Campus Security Department | Phone: (847) 982-2500, x1110

HTC Emergency Hotline:  1-88-TOURO-911 (888-687-6911)

Emergency Phone: 911 

Touro's missing student policy and notification procedures to be followed when a student has been reported missing for more than 24 hours are available in The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The report also includes directions for students on how to submit emergency contact and missing person contact information.  

Refund Policy, Requirements for Withdrawal, and Return of Title IV, HEA Financial Aid

Contact: Student Financial Aid | Phone: (212) 463-0400 x5627

If a student withdraws or drops a course, Touro will adhere to its refund policy as published in the HTC Academic Catalog The Bulletin also contains information regarding the requirements and procedures for students seeking to withdraw officially. Requirements for return of Title IV, HEA grant or loan aid are available in the Student Handbook


Register an Institutional Complaint with the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE):

For instructions on how to register a complaint with the IBHE, please visit the Illinois Board of Higher Education Institutional Complaint System Website.

To register an academic integrity complaint, please consult page 72 of the HTC Student Handbook.


Retention Rates

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Retention Rate Disclosure

Annual disclosure reflecting the one-year retention rate of our First-time, Full-time Bachelor's cohort.

The retention rate listed below is the percentage of Fall 2022 First-time, Full-time Bachelor's cohort that was still enrolled as of Fall 2023:

Retention Rate 87%

Source: HTC Registrar Office

Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness - 5/2/2024

Student Outcomes

Alumni Survey Data 2023-2024
Total Responses 64

  • Sought / gained employment or applied / attended graduate school-87%
  • Felt prepared for employment and graduate study -93%

Transfer of Credit Policy

HTC accepts academic credit in transfer upon submission of transcripts from regionally accredited institutions in the United States. It also accepts credits from nationally recognized and accredited institutions in other countries. In addition, HTC accepts credits in transfer from seminaries and yeshivot in the United States and abroad that have established reputations, and whose academic endeavors are known to the Deans and/or Rosh HaYeshiva.

HTC does not accept transfer credits earned through online education in natural sciences. Transfer credit will not be given for physical education courses, even those taken at an accredited institution of higher education. Online education in other disciplines may be accepted by various departments after review of the syllabi, at the discretion of the chairs of each Department. Courses with Pass/Fail designations from other institutions are not typically accepted for transfer credit.

Each department chair and division of the college retains the discretion to determine which courses presented for transfer meet the academic standards of HTC or its various majors. HTC retains its residency requirements, regardless of the number of credits accepted in transfer. Course descriptions or syllabi may be required along with transcripts in order to substantiate college level learning and to determine HTC course equivalency.

Transfer credit may be used to satisfy a requirement for a student’s major only upon the approval of the chairman of the appropriate department. A transfer student who has completed the equivalent of ENGH 111 at another undergraduate program, and has earned a Pass or High Pass on the HTC Writing Assessment Test (WAT), will be exempt from this requirement. If the student receives a Low Pass or fails, elective credit will be granted for the transfer credit, but the ENGH 111 requirement will not be waived. Students who have completed an advanced writing course (beyond the equivalent of HTC’s ENGH 111) at another institution and earned a High Pass on the WAT may apply for a waiver from ENGH 211. Waivers will be granted only on the basis of an Advanced Writing Proficiency Examination administered by HTC faculty.

Services for Students with Disabilities - Undergraduate

Contact: Office of Disability Services (ODS) | Email:

Dr. Richard Arnoff, PhD

The Director of Disability Services, in consultation with the Office of Institutional Compliance, provides disability-related information and referrals for Hebrew Theological College students, determines eligibility for services and facilitates reasonable accommodations, coordinates disability-related technical assistance and auxiliary aids/services, and provides advocacy and training.  

Social Security Number

Contact: Registrar | Email: | Phone: 982-2500, x1128

The use of SSN as an identification number within Hebrew Theological College is proscribed.  Rather, Hebrew Theological College utilizes a unique student identifier -a student identification number.  To protect the privacy of persons whose SSN is collected, all college offices follow strict procedures to ensure Social Security Number security.

Student Body Diversity

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Information about student body diversity and Federal Pell Grant recipients. 

Voter Registration

Information on voting in local, state, and federal elections, including a copy of the Illinois voter registration application form, may be accessed at the Illinois Secretary of State website.

College Nondiscrimination Statement

Contact: Institutional Compliance | Email: | Phone: (212) 463-0400 x5330

Non-Discrimination Policy

Hebrew Theological College (“HTC”) is an equal opportunity employer. HTC treats all employees, job applicants, and students without unlawful consideration of race (including but not limited to traits historically associated with race, including but not limited to hair texture and protective hairstyles, such as braids, locks, and twists), ethnicity, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition), age, disability, medical condition, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military service or veteran status  (including but not limited to unfavorable military discharge), citizenship status, order of protection status, association with a person with a disability, arrest record (or criminal history record ordered expunged, sealed, or impounded), conviction record (subject to applicable legal exceptions), bodily autonomy (including but not limited to reproductive health care and gender affirming care), credit history, parental status, source of income, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. HTC interprets these statuses broadly to include not only the status but also perceptions and assumptions made regarding these statuses. HTC will also comply with the Illinois Genetic Information Privacy Act. We are committed to ensuring the fulfillment of this policy in all decisions, including but not limited to, recruitment, the administration of educational programs and activities, hiring, compensation, training and apprenticeship, placement, promotion, upgrading, demotion, downgrading, transfer, layoff, suspension, expulsion and termination, and all other terms and conditions of admission, matriculation, and employment.

Inquiries or complaints concerning the non-discrimination policies should be sent to Nicole Barnett, 50 West 47th Street, 12th Floor, New York, New York, 10036, (646-565-6285) or, alternatively, to the Chief Compliance Officer at and 646-565-6000 x55330.

Any employee who feels they have been subjected to unlawful discrimination or harassment, including sexual harassment, may file also file a charge of discrimination with the Illinois Department of Human Rights within 300 days of the harassment. That charge will be investigated and, if there is substantial evidence that discrimination or harassment has occurred, a complaint may be filed with the Illinois Human Rights Commission, or employees may file a complaint in Illinois state court on their own behalf. The Chicago Office of the Illinois Department of Human Rights can be contacted at:

State of Illinois
Department of Human Rights
555 W. Monroe, Suite 700
Chicago, IL 60661

The Human Rights Commission can be contacted at:

State of Illinois
Human Rights Commission
Michael A. Bilandic Building
160 N. LaSalle St., Suite N-1000
Chicago, IL 60601

Employees who believe they have experienced sexual harassment may also contact the Illinois Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Helpline at 1-877-236-7703.