We know that high school is a busy time and that applying to college is incredibly important to you. Applying to college from Israel may seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be! Our staff and faculty in Jerusalem and in the US are always ready to help.

URJ Heller High has a college counselor on staff, and our other staff and faculty are available to assist you in the various aspects of the college application process. Our college Guidance Counselor and English teaching faculty will be happy to help you with your college admissions essays and are available to advise you and proofread them before submission. Our Academic Registrar will be available to advise students on the technical side of the process. In addition, any forms or essays which need to be submitted while a student is at Heller High can be faxed or scanned and emailed from our school office.

To begin the college application process, we suggest that you and your parents take the time to prepare the following before you leave for Israel:

Call the Undergraduate Admissions Offices of the colleges and universities of your choice and request that they send you their application and catalogue for the coming year. Some may not be ready until after you have departed for Israel; in that case, have the applications sent to your home address. It is important that your parents open the envelopes before they send them to you in Israel. Please check the application fees for each school and send checks that are prepared and signed so that you can include them with your applications. If you have not yet decided which colleges interest you, speak to your school guidance counselor and begin your searching now. We recommend you narrow the choices to no more than ten schools.

If you need to take the ACT or SAT in Israel, be sure that you bring the school code number. Please register before you leave for Israel. Be sure to choose the Heller High/ Kibbutz Tzuba testing center and pay the international testing fee. Learn more about taking these tests in Israel and the prep courses we offer.

We will be happy to send you copies of your official Heller High transcript which you can then forward onto the colleges you are applying to once you have completed your semester in Israel. After the initial official Heller High transcript is sent to you after your return from Israel, there is a processing fee of $5 for each additional transcript requested.

Alfred University
Alfred University
American Jewish University
American University
Amherst College
Arcadia University
Arizona State University
Bard College
Bard College at Simon's Rock
Bates College
Ben Gurion University
Binghamton University
Boston College
Boston University
Bradley University
Brandeis University
Brown University
Bryn Mawr College
Buffalo State College
California Polytechnic State University
Carleton College
Carnegie Mellon University
Clark University
Cleveland State University
Colorado College
Columbia University
Cornell University
Culinary Institute of America
Dalhousie University
Dartmouth College
DePaul University
Dickinson College
Drake University
Drexel University
Eastern Michigan University
Eckerd College
Elon University
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Emerson College
Emory University
Evergreen State College
Florida Atlantic University
Florida State University
Fordham University
Franklin & Marshall College
George Brown College
George Mason University
Georgetown University
George Washington University
Gonzaga University
Goucher College
Hampshire College
Harvard University
Haverford College
Hebrew University
Hofstra University
Illinois Central College
Illinois State University
Indiana Unversity Bloomington
Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya
Ithaca College
John Marshall Law School
Johnson and Wales University - North Miami
Kent State University
King's College London
Lafayette College
Lake Forest College
Lewis and Clark College
Loyola University of Chicago
Lynchburg College
Macalester College
McGill University
Michigan State University
Middlebury College
Muhlenberg College
Nazareth College
New Mexico Tech
New School
New York University
Northeastern University
Northern Illinois University
Northwestern University
Oberlin College
Oregon State University
Pace University
Pennsylvania State University
Philadelphia University
Pitzer College
Ponoma College
Purdue University
Princeton University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rutgers University
Rollins College
Rowan University
Rutgers University
San Diego State University
San Francisco State University
School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts
Scripps College
Seattle University
Sonoma College
Stanford University
SUNY Buffalo
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF)
SUNY New Paltz
Syracuse University
Tel Aviv University
Temple University
Texas A&M University
The Ohio State University
Tufts University
Tulane University
Union College
United States Military Academy
University of Arizona
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Davis
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, Riverside
University of California, San Diego
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Cruz
University of Central Florida
University of Chicago
University of Colorado
University of Connecticut
University of Delaware
University of Denver
University of Florida
University of Georgia
University of Haifa
University of Hartford
University of Illinois
University of Kansas
University of Maine
University of Maryland
University of Massachusetts
University of Miami
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota
University of Nevada, Reno
University of New Hampshire
University of North Carolina
University of North Carolina at Asheville
University of Oregon
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh
University of Puget Sound
University of Rhode Island
University of Rochester
University of San Francisco
University of Southern California
University of Texas, Austin
University of Toronto
University of Vermont
University of Virginia
University of Washington
University of Western Ontario
University of Wisconsin
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Vassar College
Washington University
Washington University in St. Louis
Wellesley College
Wells College
Wesleyan University
Whitman College
Wilfrid Laurier University
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Yeshiva University
York University

Heller High offers students the opportunity to earn college credit, in addition to high school credit, while studying with us in Israel. Our Jewish History and Hebrew courses are approved for college credit from Gratz College in Melrose Park, PA. Gratz College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and is recognized by the Ministry of Education and Culture of the State of Israel. This concurrent enrollment program is available to high school students who are academically prepared for college level work. Between the Israel Core and Hebrew classes,  participants are eligible to earn up to 15 college credits during our full semesters and 12 college credits during our summer session.

For more information, see the resource below:

Gratz College/Heller High - Opportunity to Earn College Credit