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Seminary and College Guidance
Seminary Guidance is provided by Mrs. Rachael Biberfeld, Director of Seminary and College Guidance, in conjunction with Mrs. Cheryl Epstein and the limudei kodesh faculty. Mrs. Biberfeld and Mrs. Epstein meet with the senior class and with their parents to discuss options and address questions and concerns about seminary programs in Israel, the United States and elsewhere. Mrs. Biberfeld works individually with each student to help her identify seminary programs that best match her interests, aptitude, and priorities and to guide her through the seminary application and interview process.
Each year, representatives of many Israeli seminaries visit KTA to present their programs and to recruit students. KTA students attend a broad range of seminary programs, and we are proud that our alumnae have earned our school an excellent reputation for their thorough and advanced preparation for higher learning, their motivation and enthusiasm, and their sterling midos tovos.
The objective of the College Guidance process at KTA is to help each student clarify her personal and professional goals and to assist her in applying to institutions of higher education that can best help her achieve these goals. The college guidance process is directed by Mrs. Brendy Siev, Assistant Principal, General Studies, with support from Mrs. Epstein, Mrs. Ettie Wachs and the General Studies faculty. Preparation for college begins early in high school; all students take the PSAT exam in grades nine and ten to prepare them for the SAT and ACT exams that most elect to take in grades 11 and 12. Honors and Advanced Placement level courses prepare students for SAT subject tests that are required by the most competitive colleges and universities. KTA’s membership in the National Honor Society, participation in the National Merit Competition, and promotion of extensive opportunities for student leadership all serve to give students a competitive edge in college admissions.
Kosloff Torah Academy Girls High School graduates have attended the finest Seminaries and Universities:
Aish Gesher for Women, Bais Yaakov Intensive (Brooklyn), Ba’er Miriam, Beth Jacob of Jerusalem (BJJ), Bnos Avigail, Bnos Binah (Brooklyn), Bnos Chaim (Lakewood), Bnos Chava, Bnos Sarah, Bnos Shoshana, Bnos Yehudis, Bnot Torah Institute (Sharfman’s), Chemdas Bais Yaakov, Darchei Binah, Eshel, Hadar Bais Yaakov, Kerem Bais Yaakov (Lakewood), Keser Chaya, Kitov Sachra Seminary, Lahav Seminary, Machon Bnos Yehuda (BYA), Machon Raaya, Machon Sara Yerushalayim, Machon Shoshanat Yerushalayim, Me’ohr Bais Yaakov, Mesores Rochel, Michlalah Jerusalem College for Women, Michlelet Mevaseret Yerushalayim (MMY), Midreshet Harova, Midreshet Tehillah, Migdal Bais Yaakov (Lakewood), Nachlas Bais Yaakov, Neimas Bais Yaakov, Nishmas Bais Yaakov, Pninim, Rinas Bais Yaakov, Seminar Bais Chana, Seminar Yerushalayim, Shaalvim for Women, Shoshanim Seminary (Monsey), Tehilas Bais Yaakov, Tiferet Center for Advanced Torah Studies for Women, Tomer Devorah, Yavneh Seminary, Zimras Chaim
Colleges and Universities:
Barnard College, Boston University, Brooklyn College, Bryn Mawr College, Columbia University, Drexel University, Hunter College, Johns Hopkins University, Lander College for Women (Touro), Penn State University, Queens College, Rutgers University, State University of New York (SUNY), Binghamton, Stern College for Women (Yeshiva University), Temple University, Thomas Jefferson University, University of Maryland, University of Pennsylvania, Villanova University, Widener University
Please contact Mrs. Rachael Biberfeld, Director of Seminary Guidance ([email protected]), or Mrs. Brendy Siev, Assistant Principal, General Studies and Director of College Guidance ([email protected]), with any questions or concerns.
Below please find links to information and forms that will help you to navigate the seminary and college application process.
KTA College Board School Code 390107
- The Seminary and College Admissions Handbook is an excellent resource and explains every step of the process in detail.
Dates and Timelines
SAT Test Dates and Registration Deadlines
Register for the SAT
ACT Registration, Test Dates, Test Centers, and Deadlines
Financial Aid for College and Seminary Study in Israel
- FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
- Golden Slipper Scholarship
- MASA Israel (Jewish Agency scholarships for Seminary/Yeshiva study)
- Lander College for Women Israel Option Program
- Stern College for Women Israel Option Program
- Morton Stein Scholarship (Philadelphia Jewish Federation)
- Complete this form online and email it to the email address on page 1
Forms and Documents
Please print out copies of these forms and submit them to the applicable parties when complete. Forms are also available outside Mrs. Biberfeld’s office.