Welcome to the Fall 2020 Semester @ TCI! - last update: October 19, 2020, 4:03 am


TCI's Fall Semester began on October 18.  Fall 2020-2021 Course Schedules are posted which you can find here.  In order to register, you must fill out this registration packet (click to download to access the fillable forms) and email back to TCI Registrar, Mrs. Tammi Schwartz at Tammi.Schwartz13@touro.edu.    For advisement, please contact Professor Jerry Koller, TCI Academic Advisor at Jerry.Koller@touro.edu or Dr. Chana Sosevsky, TCI Advisor and Director of TCIO at Chana.Sosevsky@touro.edu 

Due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions in Israel, courses are all taking place via Zoom for the time being.  After hours and for urgent matters you may contact a TCI rep at 058-687-3783 also via WhatsApp. For general inquiries please contact Elisheva.Stadler@touro.edu   

  • If you are planning to graduate in January, your application is due by November 15th.  Please contact Dr. Sosevsky for assistance.  Chana.sosevsky@touro.edu


Find out more about our Israel Option admissions, tuition, credit policies, and student responsibilities.

How to Apply

Students interested in Israel study should apply to both Lander College for Arts & Sciences and the desired Israeli institution. Admission to the Israeli institution does not guarantee admission to LAS.

Students admitted to Lander College for Arts & Sciences on a probationary or non-matriculated basis or students residing outside of the US may not participate in the Israel Option.

Upon acceptance to Lander College of Arts and Science, admitted students interested in the Touro College Israel Option (TCIO) will receive a Tuition Contract to Participate in the Touro College Israel Option (TCIO). After submission of the tuition contract, the contract will be reviewed and a determination will be made. If approved, the student must submit all requested documents and make appropriate tuition payments to Touro College prior to their departure to Israel. 

Tuition and Aid

Students who complete and submit all required documents by June 15th are eligible for the discounted administrative fee of $1,100. Starting June 16, until July 15, the enrollment fee will be $1,250. July 15 through August 14, the enrollment fee is  $1350. If paid on or after August 15, the fee will be $1,500. Students who complete their year in Israel, will receive a tuition credit of $550 towards their first fall or spring semester when returning to any of Touro’s Lander Colleges.

The administrative fee and all tuition to the Israeli institution is payable online to the Touro College Bursar. Detailed instructions will be included with the Tuition Contract.

TCIO students can elect to pay their tuition through “529” accounts and/or may be eligible to receive federal tax credits for tuition paid to Lander College of Arts and Sciences. Please contact your accountant for additional information.

TCIO students may qualify for federal grants and student loans; we urge you to explore all of your financial aid options.

Credits, Grades, Transcripts

Students who successfully complete a year of full-time study in Israel may earn up to 36 credits if enrolled in the Touro College Israel Option (TCIO). They may earn 24 credits directly from Israel Option courses, and up to an additional 12 transfer credits upon their return to Touro College. Grades earned in Israel Option courses will appear on students’ transcripts, and are calculated in their Touro academic record. The grading system for these courses follows the American system, with letter grades A to F, for all courses with a written or oral final exam. Students may select three courses per year to be taken on a Pass/Fail basis.

Enrollment with Lander College of Arts & Sciences TCIO Program is a mutual commitment. We expect students to complete their undergraduate studies at LAS. Only Touro College students are eligible to participate in the TCIO. Students may not hold a deferral at another institution during their time in the Touro College Israel Option program. If you are holding a deferral at another college, you are not eligible to participate in the TCIO.  

Student Responsibilities

Students should complete their course registration in the fall and spring on the dates designated by the Touro College Israel office. These dates are posted in advance at participating schools. Failure to register by the end of November for the fall and February for the spring will jeopardize the awarding of credits. We do not disperse financial aid until registration is confirmed each semester.

To help TCIO students plan their academic programs, Touro faculty and deans prepare several mandatory meetings and presentations. Students are required to attend.

Finally, TCIO students must take an English proficiency exam and the Strong Career Inventory, which are usually administered during the fall semester. 

Support Services in Israel

Dr. Chana Sosevsky, the TCIO Resident Director, coordinates counseling and advisement services for students in Israel.

At the beginning of each academic year, the Resident Director and Dean of Students conduct an on-site orientation program to introduce TCIO students to the organization of the Israel Option program, process for awarding credits, details of the grading system, and academic majors and pre-professional options available at Touro College.

Dr. Sosevsky and her staff are available to assist students with any questions they may have, provide career guidance, and help students understand requirements and plan their course of study for the year following their stay in Israel.

The Israel Option Office is open Sunday through Friday, and is located at the Touro Israel Center:

11 Beit Hadfus Street in Givat Shaul, Jerusalem
Phone: (02) 651-0900 x3
Email: chana.sosevsky@touro.edu

Israel School Transfer, Withdrawal, and Refund Policies

Students may, for a variety of reasons, wish to withdraw from the TCIO or transfer from one institution to another. Students who have pre-registered by signing the Contract to Participate in the Israel Option may withdraw from the program by informing the Touro Israel Office  and completing a Withdrawal Form. Requests for withdrawal must be received by November 30 (for Fall Semester) or March 15 (for Spring Semester). Please note, the administrative fee is non-refundable once the fall semester has begun.




Fall 2020 Semester

Prior to the start of class:
During the 1st week of class
During the 2nd week of class
During the 3rd week of class
During the 4th week of class
After the 4th week of class

100% of Fall and Spring tuition
90% of Fall tuition +100% of Spring tuition
75% of Fall tuition + 100% of Spring tuition
50% of Fall tuition + 100% of Spring tuition
25% of Fall tuition + 100% of Spring tuition
0% of Fall tuition + 100% of Spring tuition

Spring 2021 semester

Prior to the start of class:
During the 1st week of class
During the 2nd week of class
During the 3rd week of class
During the 4th week of class
After the 4th week of class

0% of Fall tuition + 100% of Spring tuition
0% of Fall tuition + 90% of Spring tuition
0% of Fall tuition + 75% of Spring tuition
0% of Fall tuition + 50% of Spring tuition
0% of Fall tuition + 25% of Spring tuition
0% of Fall tuition + 0% of Spring tuition

The Israeli Institution is not obligated to follow the Touro College Tuition and Withdrawal Policy. As such, if you withdraw you may still incur financial obligations to the Israeli Institution.