• Undergraduate Torah Studies: Isaac Breuer College of Hebraic Studies (IBC)

  • Policies

    Residence

    Students must register for at least 15 credit hours within the program each semester. The cumulative index of these courses will transfer as three HES credits in the student's college record.

    Grade

    Students must maintain a minimum cumulative average of 2.0 (C).

    Administrative

    Enrollment requirements include the prior or simultaneous receipt of a BA or BS degree from Yeshiva College or Syms School of Business.

    Each student must have filed an Application for Degree during the registration period of the semester in which he completes all requirements.

    Attendance

        Our Yeshiva aims to provide a positive learning environment where each student can reach his full potential in Torah study.  We provide varied learning programs, reflecting the diverse interests and skills of our students, along with an outstanding array of Roshei Yeshiva, Rebbeim, Professors, Faculty, mashgichim and administrators who are concerned about the Torah growth and personal welfare of each student.  Our faculty and administration alike are accessible to students to discuss their individual needs and concerns.  
        Progress in Torah learning is achieved through consistent effort, patience, a modicum of struggle, and keeping to a set schedule.  In fact, the word “Yeshiva” means to sit - in a beit midrash or a classroom; without disciplined regularity there cannot be growth.  To that end, we have formulated an attendance policy to further these aims and to be of assistance to students who are having difficulty meeting these expectations.

    1.    Students are expected to attend all classes and to be present promptly on time.
    2.    2-3 weeks into the semester attendance lists are compiled and submitted to the office.
    3.    Students missing more than two periods of class per week are contacted by the office.
    4.    Attendance is then reviewed 2 weeks later. If the student’s attendance has not improved since the warning, he must meet with a UTS administrator.
    5.    Students are able to accrue up to four absences for courses that meet twice a week and eight absences for courses that meet four times a week without penalty.
    6.    Beyond the allowable number of absences the instructor will lower a student’s final grade.
    7.    Ten minutes late is the equivalent to ½ absent, twenty minutes late is the equivalent to absent.
    8.    Students are expected to give their full attention to the class. Students that are texting or surfing the web during class will be marked absent.
    9.    If a student is absent more than 50% of the course, an automatic grade of “G” is recorded and the student does not pass the course.
    10.    Students with a final semester GPA below 2.0 are subject to probation.
    11.    Two semesters in a row of probation are grounds for possible dismissal from the university.


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