Transfer Credit Forms

The Registrar's office maintains the forms which must be signed by your academic advisor and submitted to the Registrar's office with the appropriate documentation.

Evaluation of Transfer Credits

A. By departmental rule a maximum of four semester course credits for courses taken at other universities may be accepted toward the departmental concentration requirements. Each course transferred from another university must have the approval of the department in order to be acceptable for credit toward the concentration requirements. This rule applies to courses completed at any other institution, whether in the United States or abroad.

B. No more than two courses taken at special programs for overseas students may be applied. Students are encouraged to seek prior approval from the department's undergraduate advisor for all courses intended for transfer credit.

C. Credit is not granted for Ulpan courses, but students may take the Hebrew Placement Test administered by the Hebrew program at Brandeis.

D. Students may be offered advanced standing on the basis of studies completed elsewhere. Students with the appropriate background and ability, for example, may place out of Hebrew classes on the basis of their scores on the Hebrew Placement Exam, and may move directly into advanced text courses. In addition, students entering Brandeis for the first time, who are non-native speakers of Hebrew, who have studied at yeshivot or comparable institutions, or in other non-college-level programs and who have demonstrated advanced knowledge in the regular Brandeis Hebrew Placement Exam will be granted the opportunity to take an additional advanced placement exam for credit. Upon successful completion of that exam, a student will receive one course credit. This opportunity is available to students only at the time they first enter Brandeis.

In addition, students who pass the Jerusalem Exam with a total of 91 or greater, and who pass the Brandeis University Hebrew Placement Exam, thereby gaining exemption from the Hebrew Language program, will receive one course credit.