Hebrew Credit-by-Exam | The Arizona Center for Judaic Studies

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Hebrew Credit-by-Exam

Questions? Contact Hebrew@UA!

New Policy - Native speakers of Hebrew can now take the Hebrew Credit by Exam tests!

Hebrew Credit by Exam tests are
scheduled through and administered in
The Testing Office
1600 E. 1st Street
(520) 621-7589 

Testing Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Closed Noon - 1:00pm

Also known as the Special Examination for Credit and Grade

The Hebrew Credit by Exam is a written exam that can be taken by any student currently enrolled in a degree program at The University of Arizona.  If you have prior knowledge of Modern Hebrew, with the approval of the Coordinator of the Hebrew Program, you can take up to four exams and earn credit for JUS 103A, 103B, 203A and 203B.  There are some required deadlines described below.

Questions? Contact Hebrew@UA!

   UA Policy regarding language testing


Is there a deadline to take the Hebrew Credit by Exam?

  1. Yes.  If you are enrolled in a Modern Hebrew course, then yes, there's a deadline. For example, if you are enrolled in 203a but you want to take the Hebrew Credit by Exam for 103a and 103b, then you have to test before the seventh week of classes. There is no deadline if you are not currently enrolled in a Modern Hebrew class.

Is Hebrew Credit by Exam graded and will that grade show on my transcripts?

  1. Yes.  All Hebrew Credit by Exams are graded and that grade will calculate into your GPA.  There is no longer the option to take the Hebrew Credit by Exam for pass/fail.

Can I use the Hebrew Credit by Exam to replace a grade?

  1. No. An exam and a class are not considered the same. In order to replace a grade for a class, you will need to enroll in the Grade Replacement Opportunity through the Registrar's Office. You can take the Hebrew Credit by Exam test for a Modern Hebrew course that you didn't pass, but that grade will still remain on your transcript, as well as the Hebrew Credit by Exam grade.  Confused? Call the department at (520) 626-5758.

Are there fees to take the Hebrew Credit by Exam?

  1. Yes. The Arizona Center for Judaic Studies has a $30 processing fee that will be applied to your Bursar's account.  The University of Arizona Bursar's Office charges $21.00 a credit hour ($105 total) and The Testing Office has a $15 processing fee. Things change, so you should contact those offices for exact fee amounts.

Is there someone in Judaic Studies who can help me study?

  1. Perhaps.  While faculty members are under no obligation to assist with test preparation they might be able to steer you in the right direction and recommend study material. Occasionally there might be a tutor available, however, studying and preparing for the exam is entirely up to you.

What are the procedures to take the exams?

  1. Start with Uri Maimon, Coordinator of the Modern Hebrew Program.  No one can test without Uri Maimon's consent.  Once you have that, you will be sent to the Judaic Studies' Office to complete the necessary forms.
  2. You'll take the forms you receive in the Judaic Studies Office to the UA Bursar's Office to pay the registration fees for the class.
  3. Return the forms along with your paid receipt to the Judaic Studies Office.  We will then notify the Testing Office that you may schedule your exam.
  4. The exams are scheduled and administered in The Testing Office.  You can pay the testing fee and then schedule the test at any time, but you won't be allowed to test without the necessary forms.
  5. Once you've tested, the exam will be delivered to Judaic Studies for grading. Once graded, it will appear on your transcript.

Contact Information

  1. Authorization to test: Uri Maimon, Coordinator of the Modern Hebrew Program
    (520) 626-5786 or maimonu@email.arizona.edu
  2. Application to test: The Judaic Studies Office (520) 626-5765, Martha Castleberry
  3. Questions: The Judaic Studies Office (520) 626-5765, Martha Castleberry


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