Interviewing - Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion
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If you meet all of the requirements and satisfactorily pass the introductory course, you will be notified that you have been granted a personal interview by video conference call along with the scheduled day and time. Interviews will last about thirty minutes. Admissions decisions are made shortly thereafter. We reserve the right to deny an interview to applicants who do not meet the admissions standards.

Possible Outcomes:

Within 2-3 weeks of your interview, we will notify you of the committee’s decision. There are three possible outcomes:

  • Acceptance: The committee decision is that you are qualified to be part of the program
  • Not at this time: The committee feels that you have many strengths and could be a successful student at HUC-JIR, but there are areas that you need to work on prior to reapplying to the program. We will strongly encourage you to reapply to the program once you have worked on the recommended areas.
  • Rejection: The committee has decided that you are not a good fit for our program.