Applying

Admission decisions are based on a combination of academic and personal criteria: high school grades; standardized test scores (if applicable); letters of recommendation; a curriculum vitae (resume); and a personal essay.


HIGH SCHOOL GRADES
Applicants must submit official copies of their high school transcript and diploma. Applicants in their final year of high school may submit a partial transcript. Acceptance of such applicants is contingent upon receiving a final transcript showing that they graduated and that the grades they earned in their final semester are similar to those earned in previous semesters. Applicants who have completed one year of university-level studies must submit only their high school diploma and university transcript.


RECOMMENDATIONS
Applicants must submit two recommendations from people who can evaluate their academic abilities such as teachers, educators, counselors, employers or supervisors.


STANDARDIZED TESTS
Applicants who graduated from a high school in the US must take a standardized test such as the SAT or ACT. However, if they have completed at least one year of university-level studies with distinction, they may request an exemption from this requirement. Students who graduated from a high school in other countries except Israel are not required to take a standardized test.
The IDC Herzliya SAT code is 4267.
SAT: www.collegeboard.com
ACT: www.act.org
Students who graduated from a high  school in Israel must take the Psychometric Examination.


ENGLISH PROFICIENCY
The Raphael Recanati International School is taught entirely in English. Graduates of high schools in which English was not the primary language of instruction are required to pass one of the following English proficiency tests: TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), IELTS (International English Language Testing System), PEARSON (Language Test), Israeli Psychometric Examination or the Cambridge English Assessment (CAE or CPE).
 
TOEFL: www.toefl.org
IELTS: www.ielts.org
PEARSON: www.pearsonpte.com
CAMBRIDGE: www.cambridgeenglish.org

Name of English Proficiency Test
Minimum Score for Acceptance w/Preparatory English Course
Minimum Score for Acceptance without Preparatory English Course
Minimum Score for Acceptance to combined LLB & BA Degree
TOEFL 80 90 90
IELTS 6.0 Overall 6.5 6.5
Pearson's PTE 54 61 61
Cambridge* CAE CPE CPE
Psychometry/AMIRAM 115 120 120

* University of Cambridge issues a variety of certificates. IDC Herzliya accepts only the CAE and CPE certificates.
 
- Exemption is given to those who completed high school in English.
- Exemption is given to transfer students who studied at least one year at a university in which the language of instruction was English.
- Students who completed Mechinot in Israel, should contact the admissions office for further information.

APPLICATION FORM AND FEES
The Raphael Recanati International School accepts applications online.
The fee is $90 US and is non-refundable.

For full details on the application process - click here

Please send all application materials to:
In Israel
The Raphael Recanati International School
The Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya
1 Kanfei Nesharim Street
P.O.Box 167
Herzliya, Israel 46150
Tel: +972-9-9527248, +972-9-9602801/41
Fax: +972-9-9527334
E-mail: rris.registrar@idc.ac.il

In North America
c/o American Friends of IDC Herzliya
116 East 16th street, 11th Floor
New York, NY, US 10003
Tel: +1-866-999-RRIS
Tel: +1-212-213-6371/5961
Fax: +1-212-213-6436
E-mail: rris.us@idc.ac.il


DEADLINE
For an application to be considered valid, all forms and other required information must be submitted to the Raphael Recanati International School at IDC Herzliya by July 31, 2014.


TRANSFER STUDENTS
In order to receive credits or exemptions for courses taken at another academic institution, students must submit a detailed syllabus in English for each course for which they are requesting credit and/or an exemption. Please note that IDC Herzliya is not obligated to grant credit for courses taken at other academic institutions. To receive a degree from IDC Herzliya, students must earn at least 60% of the credits at IDC Herzliya and must be enrolled at IDC Herzliya for a minimum of two years.