Hebrew Credit by Exam | The Arizona Center for Judaic Studies

Hebrew Credit by Exam

Any student interested in taking the Hebrew Credit by Exam test should first contact The Hebrew program at (520) 626-5786 or by email atjus@u.arizona.edu.

Special Examination for Credit and Grade, or Credit by Exam should not to be confused with Hebrew Placement. The Hebrew Credit by Exam is a written exam that can be taken by any non-native, Hebrew speaking student currently
enrolled in a degree program at The University of Arizona. These are graded exams, there is no Pass/Fail option and any grade awarded will appear on your transcripts.

Any student interested in taking the Hebrew Credit by Exam test should first contact The Hebrew program at (520) 626-5786 or by email at jus @u.arizona.edu. An "Application for Special Examination for Credit or Grade" can be obtained from the Arizona Center for Judaic Studies' office. This form is then taken to the Bursar's Office for payment and the original is returned to the Arizona Center for Judaic Studies' office. Hebrew Credit by Exam tests will not be processed without the original "Application for Special Examination for Credit or Grade" form.

The Bursar's Office charges $21.00 per credit hour - or $105.00 - per exam. Contact the Bursar's Office for exact fee amounts. The Testing Office charges $15.00 and only accepts checks or money orders, made payable to The University of Arizona. Contact The Testing Office for exact fee amounts.

Students who have paid for the Hebrew Credit by Exam test and are unable to complete the exam may be entitled to a refund. Contact Judaic Studies at (520) 626-5758.

The Hebrew Credit by Exam tests can only take one exam at a time. In line with Hebrew Program policy, students must receive a grade of a "C" or higher before they can register for and take the next exam. The Hebrew Credit by Exam test can not be retaken.

Students must obtain a grade of "C" or higher in order to advance to the next level of Hebrew. Any student interested in taking the Hebrew Credit by Exam test needs authorization from Anat Maimon, Coordinator of the Hebrew Program at (520) 626-5786 or by email at maimon @u.arizona.edu.

Hebrew Credit by Exam tests are not required in order to take upper division Modern Hebrew. In order to determine which level of Hebrew is appropriate for you, contact the Hebrew Program at (520) 626-5786.

Students will not be able to register for JUS 103b, JUS 203a, JUS 203b, JUS 303a or JUS 303b without permission from a Hebrew Instructor.

JUS 103A Elementary Modern Hebrew
JUS 103B Elementary Modern Hebrew
JUS 203A Intermediate Modern Hebrew
JUS 203B Intermediate Modern Hebrew

HEBREW CREDIT BY EXAM IS NOT A PASS/FAIL OR CREDIT ONLY EXAM
The Hebrew Credit by Exam tests can only be taken for credit and grade. 
There is no Pass/Fail option. Any grade awarded will appear on your transcripts.
Tests can not be retaken, any grade below a "C" is not considered passing and students will
Be allowed to advance to the next level of Hebrew.

NATIVE SPEAKERS
Native speakers of Hebrew may not receive Hebrew Credit by Exam credit.  
A native speaker is defined as one who has completed her/his education through secondary school
in Israel, regardless of their parent's native language.
A student who attended grade school (through eighth grade) in Israel, and who then moved out of 
Israel, is not considered a native speaker.
A student educated outside of Israel whose parents are native Hebrew speakers, and in whose
home some Hebrew is the primary spoken language, is not considered a native speaker.
DUPLICATING UNITS
Hebrew credits earned through Hebrew Credit by Exam testing can not duplicate units
already presented for admission to the University of Arizona.
Hebrew Credit by Exam credits can not duplicate any Hebrew language course(s) completed at
The University of Arizona. 
Hebrew Credit by Exam can not be used for as a GRO (Grade Replacement Opportunity).
Hebrew Credit by Exam can not be used to replace an existing Hebrew language grade. Students
who received a failing grade in a modern Hebrew language course at The University of Arizona can
take the Hebrew Credit by Exam test and receive credit and/or grade for that exam, however the
original, failing grade will remain on the student's transcripts.
Hebrew Credit by Exam credits will show on the transcripts in the semester the exam was taken,
however they will not be counted towards enrollment credits. In other words, students who drop below 12 units can not make up those credits by taking the Hebrew Credit by Exam. 
Contact the Registrar's Office for clarification.
Hebrew Credit by Exam can only be taken for grade
and not pass/fail or credit only
TESTING DEADLINES
A student enrolled in a higher level of Modern Hebrew must complete all lower level exams before the end of the 7th week of classes.
For example: A student enrolled in JUS 203A (Intermediate Modern Hebrew) who
wants to receive credit for JUS 103A & JUS 103B (Elementary Modern Hebrew) must
successfully pass the Hebrew Credit by Exam tests for those courses by the 7th week of
classes.

Contact The Arizona Center for Judaic Studies for clarification.
PREPARATION
The responsibility for preparatory study for these examinations rests entirely with the student.  
Faculty members are under no obligation to assist with such preparation. 
Occasionally Judaic Studies students are available for tutoring, free of charge.
TESTING LOCATION
Testing is administered through the Testing Office, located 1600 E. 1st St. (Pink house Southeast 
corner of 1st and Cherry) Students schedule exams by contacting their office at (621-7589).
Proof of payment must be presented at the time of testing.
PROCESS FOR TESTING
Any student interested in taking the Hebrew Credit by Exam test should first contact 
The Hebrew program at (520) 626-5786 or by email at jus @u.arizona.edu.
An "Application for Special Examination for Credit or Grade" can be obtained from
the Arizona Center for Judaic Studies' office.
This form is then taken to the Bursar's Office for payment and the original is returned to 
the Arizona Center for Judaic Studies' office.
Hebrew Credit by Exam tests will not be processed without the original "Application for Special
Examination for Credit or Grade" form.
COST
The Bursar's Office charges $21.00 per credit hour - or $105.00 - per exam. 
Contact the Bursar's Office for exact fee amounts.
The Testing Office charges $15.00 and only accepts checks or money orders, 
made payable to The University of Arizona. 
Contact The Testing Office for exact fee amounts.
REFUNDS
Students who have paid for the Hebrew Credit by Exam test and are unable to complete the exam may be entitled to a refund. Contact Judaic Studies at (520) 626-5758. 
This refund does not apply to fees paid to The Testing Office. 
 

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