NEW STUDENT Application for ישיבת תומכי תמימים
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The following items will be necessary to complete the application.

  1. To submit the application a $205 application fee is required. In the event your application is not accepted, $205 will be returned. Should you be accepted and decide not to attend your application fee will not be refunded. Please note: Your application will only be received by the Hanholo once all forms have been submitted and payment received.

  2. Please click here to download the Hamlotzo/School Evaluation form and have it sent to the student's current Menahel. The Menahel should submit this via email to info@rca.edu or faxed to (973)553-6957

  3. A current passport style photo will be required.

  4. Applicants may be required to have an interview in person, via telephone or video conference, with the Menahel.

  5. Upon acceptance, you will be invited to create a portal to complete the remaining registration requirements. Please enter your preferred email for portal access once prompted.

Please feel free to contact our office at (973)267-9404 for any assistance in completing this form.


Upon Acceptance by the Hanholo Ruchni, tuition arrangements will need to be made with the administrative office. US Citizens seeking financial aid will need to begin this process by completing the FAFSA form. Please click here for the form. Our Financial Aid office is happy to help with this process. FAFSA forms must be completed prior to tuition arrangements.

Student


Student Contact Information


Father


Mother


Other Parent's Address


Emergency Contact


Yeshiva History

Please list Yeshiva/Mesivta/High School the applicant attended for the past four years. Education prior to Mesivta/High School should be indicated with N/A.

Please upload a Mesivta/High School Diploma

If you already have a copy of your Mesivta/High School Diploma, please upload here. If you do not have a copy, please understand it needs to be submitted to the RCA to obtain Financial Aid and ensure credits are properly awarded.

Policies

Please review and acknowledge the Policies below

Code of Conduct



It is important for every תלמיד and his parents to understand that the goal of תומכי תמימים is for every תלמיד to learn תורה with proper יראת שמים and to act accordingly.

Since our physical actions and behavior have a direct effect on our character, it is vital for every תלמיד to internalize the message of תורה and חסידות. Therefore, it is of utmost importance to have a חסידישע atmosphere, not only in רוח, but also in our everyday actions and appearance. The following rules are intended to create the proper atmosphere and they will be strictly enforced.

Dress Code:
  • Black hat (fedora)
  • Completely black yarmulke without any writing or emblems.
  • Suits only of conservative color (black, navy, dark gray), no flashy stripes.
  • No sweaters or jackets with any type of lettering or design. No Hoodies.
  • Solid white or white-on-white collared shirts with only white buttons, no designs or emblems.
  • Dark - conservative color - dress style pants, no baggy or tight pants.
  • Black shoes (sneakers which are all black and resemble regular shoes are permitted), no crocs or slippers allowed in Zal during סדר.
  • The Above Dress Code applies throughout the entire Zman, during seder or out of seder, on Campus and off campus, including while playing sports.
  • Conservative pajamas.


תלמידים are not to bring the following into the campus:
  • No computers, laptops, gaming consoles etc.
  • Radios (no exceptions) including clock radios.
  • Secular books, newspapers, magazines, tapes, or CDs.
  • NO Smart Phones or any device with Wi-Fi capability etc., and all browsers must be disabled. NOTE: Cell phones are to be used only between סדרים, and are to be kept in the dormitory.
  • Any iPods external hard drives, USB drives etc. brought to the ישיבה must be turned in for screening. If not screened they are PROHIBITED.
All Cell Phones are subject to be screened by the הנהלה at their discretion.
If the הנהלה is aware that a תלמיד has any of these objects, the items will be confiscated and not returned regardless of ownership. In addition to appropriate consequence at the הנהלה's discretion.

  • תלמידים are expected to observe all of the הלכות of צניעות when dressing and undressing.
  • תלמידים are expected to act with proper דרך ארץ and יראת שמים both on and off campus. At all times when going off campus, a hat and jacket must be worn. Any activity off the ישיבה campus is totally prohibited unless authorized by the הנהלה.
  • Long hair is unacceptable.
  • תלמידים of the ישיבה are not allowed to rent cars or drive in general, during the זמן unless authorized by the הנהלה.


In addition to the items outlined above, תלמדים agree to follow all rules of the ישיבה.

Dormitory Rules



The rules listed below will be strictly enforced, by order of the Fire Department. Forbidden items will be confiscated and are subject to substantial fines from the Fire Department. Additionally, dorm security deposits will not be returned to parents of any student residing in a room found to be in violation of these rules.

  1. All students in the dormitory wing shall make every effort to prevent damage.
  2. Students shall not construct or make any alteration to rooms, doors or closets. Such installations may only be done by the Yeshivah.
  3. Furniture placed in rooms by the Yeshivah may not be removed or relocated to other rooms.
    Students may not bring furniture into rooms without permission of the Yeshivah.
  4. Dormitory rooms shall be kept clean and neat.
  5. No items shall be hung from the ceiling especially from the sprinkler head or smoke detector.
  6. Tampering with building fire alarm system by even covering a smoke detector is a federal offence.
  7. All students must evacuate building during an fire alarm or evacuation drill.
  8. No cooking apparatus or utensils are permitted in the dorm areas, see below for more information.
  9. No food or beverages shall be stored on window ledges.
  10. Electrical cords are not permitted. Any approved electrical appliance can only be plugged directly into an electrical outlet or an approved surge protector.
  11. Nothing shall be affixed or placed on wall areas. Bulletin boards have been especially provided for this purpose.
  12. Hallways must be kept clear and unobstructed – nothing shall be placed or stored in the hallway or stairway areas.

The Law PROHIBITS the following items in dorms rooms or on campus:
  • Extension cords, power strips or multi-plug outlet adapters
  • Cooking appliances with exposed heating element of any kind, including:
    • Sandwich makers
    • Popcorn makers
    • Croc Pot
    • Hot Plates
    • Grills or grilling machines of any kind
    • Toaster ovens
    • Aroma cookers
    • Immersion Coils
    • Burners
    • Or any other items of this sort
  • Space Heaters
  • Candles, ceremonial or any other open flame or ember devices
  • Smoking is not allowed anywhere in any building, this includes electronic cigarettes, vape pens and Juuls


Electrical Items Permitted
  • Power strips, ones with surge protector that include a shut-off safety function or multi-plug outlet adapters (connecting surge protectors together is prohibited).
  • Refrigerator not exceeding 3.5 cubic feet in size and must be directly plugged into the wall.
  • Microwaves are permitted when they do not succeed 0.9 cubic feet in size.
  • On campus there are two designated locations where cooking is permitted.

Building C (New Building), on the 3rd Floor and in Building B, on the 3rd Floor. The following cooking appliances are only permitted in the common kitchen rooms:
  • Toaster Ovens
  • Hot Plats
  • Toaster
  • Crock Pots
  • Foreman-type grills
  • For any other appliance, contact our office


Thank you very much for your cooperation to enforce safety throughout our campus.

Degree Policy



Dear Applicant,
We would like to ensure you are familiar with our Degree policy as you commence our academic program here at the Rabbinical College of America. It is important that you are aware of our requirements before you begin this process so you can make informed decisions regarding your academic achievements. Please feel free to ask our admissions office for further clarification.

ADVANCED TALMUD PROGRAM – YESHIVAS TOMCHEI TMIMIM AND SMICHA

To earn a Bachelors of Talmudic Studies, students must fulfill the following criteria:
  1. Earn 150 credits (Usually this is a five year process).
  2. A minimum of 60 credits (two years) of the total 150 credits must be earned in residence, at the Rabbinical College of America in Morristown, NJ, to fulfill our academic residency requirement.
Rabbinical College of America will grant a maximum of 90 credits towards Rabbinical College of America’s undergraduate degree for transfer coursework submitted.
Transfer credits will be accepted only if the following conditions are met:
  • The credit was earned at an institution offering similar programs i.e. Talmudic Institutions and Yeshivas.
  • The credits transferred must be based on course work similar in content, style and academic rigor to the courses offered at Rabbinical College of America.
  • Transfer credits will only be granted if a school transcript from the institution is submitted to Rabbinical College of America
  • Credit by examination may occasionally be granted to students who have studied at other institutions and demonstrate mastery of subject matter taught in RCA courses. These students will then be placed at the appropriate academic level as that will place them on par with their class.

Transcript Release


Dear Applicant,
RCA will assist you in securing your official transcripts and High School records. However, it is ultimately your responsibility to make sure that your official transcripts have been received by RCA.

I hereby authorize Rabbinical College of America to request and process transcript(s) from my Mesivta, high school/GED and all colleges, universities and Yeshivos I have attended.