Early Decision

Students who are certain that Yeshiva University is their first choice may apply to the Honors Programs as Early Decision candidates. For these students, all application materials must be submitted by November 1, 2017.

Required materials include:

  • Full application to Yeshiva University.  
  • High school transcript
  • Two Honors Essays 
  • Five Honors Short Answers 
  • Two letters of recommendation 
  • Signed Early Decision Agreement 
  • Official SAT/ACT Scores (The latest exams that will be accepted are the SAT on October 15th and the ACT on September 10th).

Following submission of all materials, all applications will be reviewed and those who are accepted to stage two of the the application process will be invited to a mandatory Honors Day at Yeshiva University's New York campus, during which the Honors Program interview will occur.

The women's Honors Days take place on the Beren Campus and generally run from 9:30AM to 3:00PM.

The men's Honors Days take place on the Wilf Campus and generally run from 10:45AM to 5:45PM.

Students applying Early Decision to the Honors Program will receive one of three decisions (Note: all scholarship offers apply for four years on the New York campus):

1) Acceptance to the Honors Program and award of a Distinguished Scholarship ($20,000 to $25,000)

Students offered admission to the Honors Program together with a Distinguished Scholarship are bound by the terms of their already-signed agreement to: 

  • Make no further college applications
  • Withdraw any existing applications to other colleges
  • Enroll at Yeshiva University's New York campus either for the Fall 2018  semester or following following study in Israel. (Torah study may be pursued for more than one year). The Intent to Enroll Form must be submitted by the May 1st deadline.

 2) Acceptance into the Honors Program with award

Students who are accepted to the Honors Program but do not receive an offer of an Early Decision Distinguished Scholarship will be considered for an academic scholarship of $10,000 to $15,000.  

This offer is contingent on the Intent to Enroll Form being submitted by the May 1st deadline. 

 3) Denial of admission to the Honors Program (consideration for Regular Admission)

Students who do not receive an offer of admission to the Honors Program will be considered for general admission to Yeshiva University.

The Honors Committee will inform all applicants for Early Decision by December 15, 2017.