College Credits / Degree

Get the credit you deserve

Bircas HaTorah understands there is a need for yeshiva students to earn college degrees.

One possibility available to the students is registering for courses or exams with Tor Academy. Tor Academy is an affiliate of Coopersmith and The Rechtschaffen Institute of Judaic Studies, member organizations of NCCRS (National College Credit Recommendation Service). College credit recommendations are established by reviewing study guides, syllabi, and other documentation. Students are able to prove competency by successfully passing an exam. Students can earn possible college credit recommendations while at Yeshivas Bircas HaTorah or independently through test taking over the Internet. These credit recommendations are transferable to many universities where an associate’s or bachelor’s degree may be earned. Certain colleges allow for transferring of up to 117 out of 120 credits needed to earn a degree in Judaic Studies.

For more information, please contact: SpecialProjects@bircas.org