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Exchange Agreements

  1. Temple University Department of Religion
  2. The Lutheran Theological Seminary of America
  3. Gratz College
  4. Leo Baeck College

1. Temple University Department of Religion
Full-time matriculated RRC students are entitled to enroll free of charge in graduate-level courses in the Department of Religion at Temple University during the academic year if they receive the approval of the course instructor and the approval of the department’s director of graduate studies. The student should advise the instructor that a written letter confirming completion of course requirements will have to be written at the end of the semester.

Once such approval is received, the student should find a faculty supervisor on the RRC faculty and should petition the RRC’s Faculty Executive Committee (including a course syllabus with the petition) for permission to take an independent study course at RRC with that faculty supervisor. It is the student’s responsibility to make sure that the Temple faculty member writes an evaluation at the end of the semester to the faculty supervisor at RRC, who will then submit a passing evaluation to the RRC registrar.

2. The Lutheran Theological Seminary of America
Full-time matriculated RRC students are entitled to enroll free of charge during the academic year in courses at the Lutheran Theological Seminary of America. They should advise the RRC vice president for academic affairs of their interest. The vice president for academic affairs will then secure the permission of the academic dean of LTS, who may then require the permission of the instructor involved. The student should advise the instructor that a written letter confirming completion of course requirements will have to be written at the end of the semester. Once such approval is received, the student should find a faculty supervisor on the RRC faculty and should petition (including a course syllabus with the petition) the RRC’s Faculty Executive Committee for permission to take an independent study course at RRC with that faculty supervisor. It is the student’s responsibility to make sure that the LTS faculty member writes an evaluation at the end of the semester to the vice president for academic affairs of RRC, who will then submit a passing evaluation to the RRC registrar.

3. Gratz College
Matriculated RRC students may enroll in courses at Gratz College, subject to the permission of the Gratz instructor and the dean. Equivalency credit for such courses is granted by the Faculty Executive Committee. The student must petition the FEC, submitting the course syllabus and the approval signature of the relevant member of the RRC faculty. Students are required to pay full tuition to Gratz College for courses in which they enroll.

4. Leo Baeck College
A student who is in good standing in the rabbinical program of Leo Baeck College or the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College may, with the approval and endorsement of the chief academic officer of his or her home institution, enroll for a year of full-time study at the other institution and pay a registration fee of $1,000 in lieu of tuition.

Students interested in doing so should notify the chief academic officer of their home institution, who will then contact his or her counterpart at the other institution.

The visiting student will be subject to the rules that apply to rabbinical students. Each institution will arrange independently the procedures and rules that apply to the transfer of academic credit for its own students