Transcripts and Credits
Thanks to an arrangement between Young Judaea and the American Jewish University (AJU), Shalem participants are eligible to register as undergraduate students in the AJU College of Arts and Sciences in Israel (AJUI), a fully accredited university. You may earn 27-31 credits upon acceptance to AJU and successful completion of Shalem and those credits may be transferred to other fully accredited colleges and universities throughout North America. Through our education department, all Shalem participants must be accepted by the American Jewish University in Israel.
In order to be eligible to receive credits through AJU for classes taken on Shalem, you must have at least a 2.0 academic GPA upon graduating high school. While you may earn the credits from AJU at the end of your year, it is important to keep in mind that the universities you apply to upon your return will each have their own policy regarding acceptance of credit, whether earned during a deferred year or by a transfer student. It is your responsibility to investigate the policy of the university you are interested in attending before departing for Shalem.