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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:
Afikei Torah, Ateres Bnos Yehuda, Bais Yaakov Intensive (Brooklyn), Bais Yaakov Bnos Raizel Seminary (Montreal), Bais Yaakov Shoshanim, Be’er Miriam, Beth Jacob of Jerusalem (BJJ), Bnos Chava, Bnos Sarah, Bnot Torah Institute (Sharfman’s), Chochmas Lev, Darchei Binah, Detroit Teacher’s Seminary, Hadar Bais Yaakov, Lakewood Teacher’s Seminary, Maalot Seminary (Baltimore), Machon Alte, Machon Bnos Yehuda (BYA), Machon Maayan, Machon Raaya, Machon Shoshanat Yerushalayim, Me’ohr Bais Yaakov, Mesores Rochel, Michlalah Jerusalem College for Women, Michlelet Esther, Michlelet Mivaseret Yerushalayim (MMY), Midreshet Amit, Midreshet Lindenbaum, Midreshet Moriah, Midreshet Tehillah, Migdal Oz, Nachlas Bais Yaakov, Pninim, Seminar Bais Chana, Seminar Yerushalayim, Shaalvim for Women, Tiferes Bnos Yaakov, Tiferet Center for Advanced Torah Studies for Women, Tomer Devorah, Yavneh Seminary
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.
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)
- Morton Stein Scholarship (Philadelphia Jewish Federation)
- Lander College for Women Israel Option Program
- Stern College for Women Israel Option Program
- Excelsior College
Forms and Documents
- Request for Transcript and Letters of Recommendation (be sure that you are logged in to your KTA email account to access this form)
- Recommendation Request for Seminary and College
- KTA High School Student Resume
- Recommendation Request for Summer Programs, Jobs, and Volunteer Positions