Getting Closer to Your Degree

The Rechtschaffen Institute of Judaic Studies offers exams and courses recommended for college credit by NCCRS designed by Rabbonim and professional educators. You are in complete control and can work at your own pace. After your free 30-minute advising session, optional coaching is available to those who need further assistance. The following is how you get started towards earning your degree.

Rechtschaffen is not a degree granting institution. We are here to assist in the process of getting your degree from various regionally accredited institutions.




  Step 1 is to Register with Rechtschaffen. After completion, you

  will receive an email to set up an appointment for

  a free 30 minute consultation with one of our advisors.

Our advisors will make it clear and easy for you to navigate through the process

of getting your bachelors degree.



 Rechtschaffen has over 100 courses which are recommended for college

credit that can go towards your bachelors degree. You

can use existing  credits from yeshiva or seminary

to combine with RIJS courses to earn your degree.




  Step 2 is to speak with our advisors. Our advisors

  will help you decide which college is best to transfer

  your RIJS coursework to in order to get your final degree. Your secular

requirements will be based on the college of choice. See our Partner Institutions .

RIJS Tests

Step 3 is once registered and advised, you will begin

    to start testing from our Judaic Courses with the use of our

study guides and audios. We make it convenient

for you to test at home or at a center.


Step 4 is to receive your grades through email

or student login which takes approximately

one to two weeks.



Grades get transcripted and sent to the college(s) of your choice. When You have earned the requisite amount of credits necessary for the particular college of your choice, along with the core requirements of English, Math, Science, and a humanities distribution, RIJS will send in your transcripts to the college of your choice, along with any other institutions you have earned credit through.  At this stage, you will need to take the required courses through the college of your choice.  For example Excelsior University requires 3 courses be taken through them directly, a Cornerstone course, a Capstone course, and an information literacy exam.  Once you complete these courses, you will graduate!