Application Instructions - Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion

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  • Application Instructions

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    1. Application Part One - Start HERE

    Application Part One asks a few simple questions about you福彩app是正规的吗r contact information and educational background.  Please read through all the application instructions and complete all elements of the application by the deadline - February 3, 2020. If you福彩app是正规的吗 have any questions please contact admissions福彩app是正规的吗@

    2. Preliminary Consultation

    As part of you福彩app是正规的吗r application process for admission to the PhD program at HUC-JIR’s School of Graduate Studies on the Cincinnati campus, we encourage you福彩app是正规的吗 to speak with the Director. This informal, preliminary consultation is a way for us to get to know you福彩app是正规的吗 better, for you福彩app是正规的吗 to ask you福彩app是正规的吗r questions and be sure now is the right time for you福彩app是正规的吗 to apply to HUC-JIR. Simply email GradSchool福彩app是正规的吗@ to set a date and time.

    3. Recommendation Letters

    Good references come from individuals who know you福彩app是正规的吗 well enough to give the Admissions Committee input on you福彩app是正规的吗r candidacy and reflect on specific experiences you福彩app是正规的吗 have had that make you福彩app是正规的吗 a strong candidate. Please use the Reference Letter Request Form to submit the names and contact information of you福彩app是正规的吗r references. HUC-JIR will not accept more than four letters of reference. The individuals you福彩app是正规的吗 list as references will receive an email from HUC Admissions informing them that you福彩app是正规的吗 have requested they write a letter of reference on you福彩app是正规的吗r behalf. It is recommended that you福彩app是正规的吗 are in touch with you福彩app是正规的吗r chosen references prior to filling out this online form to alert them that they will receive this emailed request.

    Please allow each reference enough time (at least one month) to complete his or her letter of reference. If you福彩app是正规的吗 wish to substitute, delete, or add references after you福彩app是正规的吗 have submitted their names in the online Reference Letter Request Form, you福彩app是正规的吗 must report this in writing to the National Office of Recruitment and Admissions by emailing admissions福彩app是正规的吗@

    References for Applying to the School of Graduate Studies

    • Three Academic References: Each reference should be someone who has been you福彩app是正规的吗r teacher in a formal or informal setting. The context should be one in which the teacher could observe you福彩app是正规的吗r intellectual capacities and you福彩app是正规的吗r ability to engage in serious studies in you福彩app是正规的吗r field.

    Confidentiality of References

    The Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974, as amended, provides students the right to inspect their records. This includes letters of recommendation submitted in the application process. HUC-JIR carefully reviews all letters of reference. However, we find that letters written in confidence are most useful in assessing a candidate’s qualifications and promise. By using the Reference Letter Request Form, you福彩app是正规的吗 are automatically waiving you福彩app是正规的吗r right. Please contact admissions福彩app是正规的吗@ with any questions or concerns.

    4. Transcripts

    Please request transcripts 60 days before the application deadline. Transcripts need to be received in order for application to be deemed complete.

    Please provide us with one copy of an official transcript from all of the following:

    • The college from which you福彩app是正规的吗 graduated as well as any other colleges you福彩app是正规的吗 attended. (This includes any school at which you福彩app是正规的吗 took a college-level course for transfer credit.)
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    • Any “Year Abroad” programs or other foreign study. (If grades from international programs are recorded on you福彩app是正规的吗r college transcript you福彩app是正规的吗 do not need to submit a separate transcript.)

    Have you福彩app是正规的吗r schools mail the transcripts directly to:

    National Office of Recruitment and Admissions
    Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion
    3101 Clifton Avenue
    Cincinnati, OH 45220
     
    For international applicants: year-by-year records from colleges and universities attended are required. The record must indicate the number of hours per week devoted to each course, grades received for each course, and degrees awarded, with dates the degrees were conferred. This information must be provided in English. If this information is not available in English, it is the applicant’s responsibility to have it professionally translated and certified before it is sent to HUC-JIR. If grades are not determined on a 4.0 scale system please include guidelines in English from the school that explain the grading system.

    5. GRE or TOEFL

    Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

    • All applicants with English proficiency are required to take the GRE General Test. When registering for the GRE, please use the school code number 1291, which directs the results to the National Office of Admissions and Recruitment on the HUC-JIR Cincinnati campus. For GRE information, please see . 

    • We recommend that the test be taken at least four weeks before the application is due to allow time for the scores to be sent to HUC-JIR. GRE scores are only valid for five years. Candidates with a prior degree from HUC-JIR or Ph.D. degree from an accredited institution that required a GRE score for admission may be exempt from submitting a current GRE score. Please email admissions福彩app是正规的吗@ with a request to exempt from this requirement.

    Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

    International applicants for whom English is not the first language must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The TOEFL is administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) in approximately 100 centers outside the United States. See the information available at: .  The TOEFL school code for HUC-JIR is 1291.

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    We will send you福彩app是正规的吗 access to Part 2 after you福彩app是正规的吗r Part 1 is complete and processed. Part 2 contains more in depth and program specific questions. All application materials, including Part 2 of you福彩app是正规的吗r application, letters of references, transcripts and test results, must be received by the deadline in order to considered for candidacy.

    7. Statement of Purpose

    Your Statement of Purpose which will help us get to know you福彩app是正规的吗 as a prospective student. The statement of academic purpose should describe you福彩app是正规的吗r background and previous academic work which includes a general description of the intended field of study (e.g. Bible, Rabbinics, The American Jewish Experience, etc.), you福彩app是正规的吗r academic career plans and the reasons for pursuing advanced study in the field at the College-Institute. The statement of academic purpose should be no more than 1,000 words in length.

    8. Submission of Written Work

    Applicants are requested to submit a paper, or chapter of a larger work (published or unpublished), as a sample of their written work.

    9. Resume:

    A standard C.V.

    10.Photo:

    A simple portrait to help us recognize you福彩app是正规的吗 when you福彩app是正规的吗 visit and maintain our campus security.