Michlelet Esther: Applying to the school
Requirements for Admission
A comprehensive application process, which includes a personal interview, a written essay and a review of past academic achievements, determines acceptance to this select group of students. Michlelet Esther requires that an applicant be a high school graduate and has recieved a score of at least 1600/2400 SAT or 24 ACT.
To apply online go to www.applytosem.org
Tuition And Fees
Tuition includes room and board (three meals a day). A limited scholarship program is available. Michlelet Esther is a MASA-scholarship approved program. It also has joint programs with Teacherís Institute in Skokie, IL and Touro College.
Michlelet Esther turns no one away for lack of tuition. The school, however, does not possess a scholarship fund from which we can draw the missing money. Our solution is a Moral Obligation program. Students are asked to sign and commit to a Moral Obligation Agreement to Neve Yerushalayim. The Moral Obligation Agreement is neither a loan nor a scholarship. It is a deferment.
Your acceptance of the Moral Obligation Agreement will represent a sincere commitment on your behalf to repay the Moral Obligation when you are able to do so in the future, thus enabling future students to be able to attend our school.
Students who require help should first investigate the possibility of receiving monetary support from Jewish Federations, local synagogues, sponsors or other organizations that offer scholarships for study in Israel.
United States students who are enrolled in Joint Programs (described below) are eligible for Federal grants. New York State residents are also eligible for New York State grants.
A number of colleges and universities in the United States offer a Joint Program with Michlelet Esther whereby the student is accepted both at the home college and at Michlelet Esther. While attending Michlelet Esther, the student is considered a registered student of the home college and pays tuition to that college. In turn, the home college issues an official college transcript for credits taken at Michlelet Esther.
It is mandatory that all Michlelet Esther students join the AIM Gold Plan Hospital and Medical Insurance. This program covers:
- Unlimited visits to the AIM Center for examinations and treatment located near the Neve Yerushalayim campus
- Emergency room and hospitalization coverage throughout Israel
- 24-hour hot line with a physician on duty 7 days a week
- Emergency dental care
- X-rays, lab tests, specialist care, etc.
- Periodic medical checkups
- Visiting nurse services
- Prescribed mediations included
The US phone/fax number is: 1-800-4-AIM-PLAN
Cell Phone Service
It is mandatory that all Michlelet Esther students rent a cell phone through AMP Cellular which is the exclusive cell phone service provider. It is permitted to have other cell phones but for security reasons each student must have a AMP Cellular cell phone. To contact AMP Cellular, you may visit their website at www.ampcellular.com