Admissions

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Welcome to the Gratz College admissions page! Applying for admission to Gratz College is your first step on the road to a quality education  and a rewarding career.

Gratz College offers a number of degree and certificate options. Each program of study below will link you to the information you need to learn more about how to apply and specific academic requirements. 

M.A. in Education applicants click here.

Admissions requirements for all other Gratz College Programs:

The online application for all degree and certificate programs (with the exception of the M.A. in Education) is the starting point of the application process. After your application is completed, all supporting materials except your official (sealed) college transcripts can be emailed to admissions@gratz.edu for processing. Official (sealed) college transcripts from all prior coursework could be mailed from previously attended institutions directly to the Office of Admissions at Gratz College.

For Graduate and Undergraduate Degrees and Certificates:

1. Online Application to include a non-refundable $50 application fee. Application fee is payable online or by mailing a check or money order to the Office of Admissions at Gratz College. To pay your application fee online you will need a log-in and password which will be emailed to you in a couple days. You will also use this log-in and password to view and pay your tuition bills.

2. Official Transcripts
Request that all previous undergraduate and graduate institutions send official transcripts to:

Office of Admissions
Gratz College
7605 Old York Road
Melrose Park, PA 19027

3. Personal Statement
Please write a personal statement describing your important personal experiences and challenges; indicate how this degree/certificate will help you reach personal and/or professional goals and why you have chosen Gratz College. The personal statement should be 2-3 pages, typed and double spaced with your name and date appearing at the top. Please email your personal statement to admissions@gratz.edu with your full name in the subject line.

4. Two Letters of Recommendation
Please request two letters of recommendation; one to address your academic competencies and one to address your professional competencies. Letters of recommendation should be on academic or professional letterhead and must include contact information for the reference. Letters can be emailed on your behalf by the reference to admissions@gratz.edu or mailed to the Office of Admissions at Gratz College.

5. Current Résumé (email to admissions@gratz.edu)

6. Interview with members of the faculty (in person, via Skype, or by telephone) - Master of Arts in Jewish Education applicants only

7. For applicants whose native language is not English, official documentation of TOEFL scores are required and must be sent directly to the Office of Admissions at Gratz College

Doctorate in Jewish Education:

1. Online application to include a non-refundable $50 application fee. Application fee is payable online here, or by mailing a check or money order to Gratz College

2. Official Transcripts
Request that all previous institutions send official transcripts to the Office of Admissions at Gratz College. 

3. Personal Statement
Please describe your important personal experiences and challenges and indicate why you have chosen Gratz College. Explain how you hope enrolling in a doctorate program in Jewish education will complement your existing academic and professional background and the ways in which it will advance your personal and/or professional goals.  The personal statement should be 2-3 pages, typed and double spaced. Please email your personal statement to admissions@gratz.edu with your full name in the subject line.

4. Three letters of recommendation.
If you are new to Gratz College, please request three letters of recommendation; one to address your academic competencies and two to address your professional competencies. If you are a graduate of Gratz College and already have two letters of recommendation on file, please request one additional letter. Letters of recommendation can be emailed to admissions@gratz.edu on your behalf or mailed to the Office of Admissions at Gratz College.

5. Two writing samples (email to admissions@gratz.edu)

6. Current Resume (email to admissions@gratz.edu)

7. Two years full time work experience in Jewish education or a related field

8. For applicants whose native language is not English, official copies of TOEFL scores are required

9. Interview with members of the faculty (in person or via Skype)

International candidates wishing to obtain a visa from Gratz must:

Provide evidence of sufficient funds to pay for tuition, fees and living expenses for the first year of study (Submit an I-20 form)

  • Provide evidence of sufficient funds to pay for tuition, fees and living expenses for the entire length of study (Submit an I-20 form)
  • Submit official TOEFL or IELTS scores if English is not the candidate's native language.
  • Enroll in a minimum of 9 credits per semester
  • Remain in satisfactory academic standing

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