Taking standardized tests is an important aspect of preparing for college. URJ Heller High (formerly NFTY-EIE) is proud to offer students the opportunity to take the PSAT, SAT, and AP Exams right at our home at Kibbutz Tzuba, and we can arrange for students to take the ACT in Jerusalem. We also offer prep courses for the PSAT, SAT, and ACT tests.

The PSAT will be given on the URJ Heller High campus in October. There is nothing students need to do in advance to take this. URJ Heller High is a PSAT testing center and administers the exam on campus. Exam fees will be invoiced by URJ Heller High directly to the students' accounts and a bill sent to parents. As the results need to be sent to your high school, please make certain that you bring your home school's test code number to Israel as well as your Social Security Number.

If you require any special accommodations, be sure to speak with your high school Guidance Counselor in advance of coming to Israel. Your Guidance Counselor will work in cooperation with College Board professionals to provide the necessary documentation.

The SAT is given in Israel on Sundays rather than during Shabbat on Saturdays. Students on the Fall semester generally take the SAT in December while students on the Spring semester generally take it in May. High school seniors who are planning to attend URJ Heller High's Fall Semester should take theses exams before coming to Israel.

If you plan to take the SAT while in Israel: You must register for the SAT before you leave for Israel in order to make certain that there is space. You must register online through the College Board's website. Fill out the registration form carefully, noting that you will take the test in a foreign country (there is an additional charge by the College Board for this service).

You must apply to take the exam at URJ Heller High at Kibbutz Tzuba, and register for the Saturday test date (but be advised that in Israel these tests are given only on a Sunday and no Rabbi letter is required for this arrangement.) Our testing center code is 74-423. As the results need to be sent to your home high school, make certain that you bring your high school code number and your Social Security Number to Israel. For specific answers concerning the SAT, please refer to the Educational Testing Service website.

At this time, there are no ACT testing sites in Israel.  The only exception is for students who have been approved by ACT for accommodations and can take the ACT at Kibbutz Tzuba. This must be done prior to the semester in Israel.

URJ Heller High is an AP testing center and exams are administered on campus in May. In accordance with AP registration policies, AP registration will now take place in November.

Fall Semester Students: a Heller High administrator will handle the registration for students who plan to take the AP exam in May. When students return to their home high school for the Spring semester, the registration will be transferred from Heller High to the home high school.

Spring Semester Students: Students taking AP courses should register for AP exams in November at their home high school. In January, the AP exam registration will be transferred from the home high school to Heller High School in Israel.

Please contact Robin Kulwin, Director of Admissions, rkulwin@urj.org or (212) 650-4073, for additional information.

URJ Heller High will be happy to help students from New York State prepare for the Regent Examinations. Students must bring a copy of the practice book with them to Israel.