Beis Midrash of Queens, Inc.
Beis Midrash of Queens is a registered 501c3 non-profit charitable and educational organization, founded in 1982 by Rabbi Dr. Harold J. Reichman.
16375 N.E. 18th Avenue, Suite 304
North Miami Beach, FL 33162
Administrative Office Hours: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday – Friday
Offices are closed on legal and Jewish holidays
Naaleh means “let us ascend.” We chose this name because we believe education is the key to advancement and success in all areas of life. By offering affordable programs in an online format, we strive to assist our students in their pursuit of a lucrative and enjoyable career. Our expert faculty and lecturers interact weekly with each student. The combination of an affordable program in a convenient format and caring faculty helps make earning a college degree an attainable goal for our students.
Naaleh College is an outgrowth of Naaleh.com, a free educational website hosting thousands of videos on a variety of topics within the realm of Judaic Studies. Naaleh.com currently has over 28,000 members signed up accessing inspirational, in-depth classes from around the world. After five years as a free educational resource, the Naaleh Board of Directors recognized that students would gain by studying in a structured way in an academic environment, and that many of our students were interested in professional studies in a variety of fields. In November 2011, Naaleh College was born to service that need.
Naaleh College is dedicated to providing affordable, accessible, universal education with the goal of professional employment and personal development. The institution is able to make education accessible by offering courses online, via distance education. Naaleh College believes that education is the key to personal growth and success, and that students should be imbued with professional skills together with moral development and education for values. The values Naaleh College hopes to impart to students are G-d’s instructions for humanity as expressed in His revelation of the Torah.
Naaleh College is an Orthodox Jewish institution, guided by the fundamental beliefs of Orthodox Judaism as taught in the Torah, which includes the written Jewish Bible and the Oral Torah, also known as halacha. Among the core values are the belief in the Divinity of the Torah.
Beliefs which guide Naaleh College are:
These beliefs are further expounded in the Thirteen Principles of Faith presented by Maimonides.
Naaleh College is a privately owned post-secondary school, which does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, age, disability, or national origin. Even though Naaleh College is open to all students regardless of their personal religious beliefs, we expect all students and faculty to respect the values of the Jewish tradition. Students and faculty should be of good moral character, as defined by the student and employee codes of conduct.
International students must submit a valid high school diploma or college transcripts from their native country. Students may need to use an international evaluation service such as World Education Services (www.wes.org) to translate and/or evaluate their previous education.
International students must demonstrate English proficiency using one of the following:
Application Review Process
Applicants are notified via email with an acceptance letter or a denial of acceptance letter.
A copy of the Enrollment Agreement along with instructions for signing and returning the agreement is sent with the acceptance letter. Students must sign and return the Enrollment Agreement prior to registering for the first class. If an applicant is not accepted, all monies paid are refunded to the applicant, with the exception of the application fee.
All new students begin as non-matriculated students until they have earned 18 credits.
Naaleh College is located in North Miami Beach Florida at 16375 N.E. 18th Street Avenue, in The Baylee Executive Center, less than one mile from the intersection of NE 163rd Street and US Highway 1. Naaleh College is housed in Suite 304, with a separate entrance identified for students and visitors.
All courses offered through Naaleh College are offered online. Students must meet the following Computer Requirements:
Adequate access to tech resources is the key to student success in an online learning environment.
|Degree Type||Program Title||Delivery|
|Bachelor Degree||Judaic Studies||Online|
|Bachelor Degree||Computer Information Management||Online|
At Naaleh College, we believe that anyone should be given the opportunity of an excellent education, regardless of financial status. Need-based tuition reductions are offered to eligible students upon submission of two years of income tax returns. Our Financial Assistance Department reviews the returns, and based on income and household size, and any extenuating circumstances that may increase expenses significantly for the household, determines how much a student can afford. Level of education may play a role if the applicant is seeking a first degree. We offer up to a 50% reduction of tuition. Students who wish to apply for a Need-based shcolarship should contact email@example.com to submit their tax returns and scholarship application form.
All scholarships and financial assistance packages refer to tuition fees only. There is no reduction for other fees or textbooks. All scholarship awards are at the discretion of the institution.
Naaleh College does not offer discounts on tuition.
Should a student be terminated or cancel for any reason, all refunds will be made according to the following refund schedule:
Non-refundable items – Testing/Proctoring Fees, Application and Registration Fees, Lab Supplies, Software/Technology, and Books. Nonrefundable fees regarding admission and registration of students shall not exceed $150.
If Naaleh College does not offer a class that students have registered and paid for, Naaleh will refund the cost of the course to students. If students choose to withdraw from a course, their tuition refund depends on the date they withdraw from the course. Withdrawal dates and refunds are printed below:
|Amount of Coursework Completed by Student||Percentage of tuition returned to the student:|
|After one week of a 15 week online course||94%|
|After two weeks of a 15 week online course||87%|
|After three weeks of a 15 week online course||81%|
|After four weeks of a 15 week online course||73%|
|After five weeks of a 15 week online course||66.5%|
|After six weeks of a 15 week online course||60%|
|After seven weeks of a 15 week online course||0%|
|Amount of Coursework Completed by Student||Percentage of tuition returned to the student||Amount of tuition returned to the student|
|After one week of a 15 week online course||94%||$846.00|
|After two weeks of a 15 week online course||87%||$783.00|
|After three weeks of a 15 week online course||81%||$729.00|
|After four weeks of a 15 week online course||73%||$657.00|
|After five weeks of a 15 week online course||66.5%||$580.00|
|After six weeks of a 15 week online course||60%||$540.00|
|After seven weeks of a 15 week online course||0%||$0.00|
|Amount of Coursework Completed by Student||Percentage of tuition returned to the student:|
|After one week of an 8 week online course||87.5%|
|After two weeks of an 8 week online course||75%|
|After three weeks of an 8 week online course||62.5%|
|After four weeks of an 8 week online course||0%|
|Amount of Coursework Completed by Student||Percentage of tuition returned to the student||Amount of tuition returned to the student|
|After one week of an 8 week online course||87.5%||$787.50|
|After two weeks of an 8 week online course||75%||$675.00|
|After three weeks of an 8 week online course||62.5%||$562.50|
|After four weeks of an 8 week online course||0%||$0.00|
Naaleh College takes measures to assure that students’ identity is verified and only the individual who was accepted and is enrolled in the college has access to course materials, proctored examinations, and grade reports.
Student identity is verified during the application process by submitting a copy of a valid government-issued photo identification document, such as a driver’s license or passport. In addition a phone or web-conferencing interview help the Admissions personnel to confirm that personal identifying information is accurate, through informal discussion and verification of personal details.
When a student applies to Naaleh College s/he creates a unique login and password. The website then generates an automated student ID number which is emailed to the student’s account. Course content and and online gradebooks can only be accessed when the student logs into the website with his/her individual username and password.
Prior to sharing information with a student on the phone, the student is asked to provide individual information such as social security or student ID number.
Naaleh College courses are designed with various measures to ensure student identity. Each week, students participate asynchronously in an online lecture / conversation session. At a minimum of three times during the semester, the instructors schedule a phone call with each student. During these phone calls, the instructor and student discuss the course, student progress, and any pertinent questions or concerns.
Many courses culminate with a proctored exam. The exams are proctored through ProctorU, an online proctoring service which is widely used by various institutes of higher education. ProctorU personnel use legal photo IDs as well as publicly available information to verify the student’s identity before giving the student access to the proctored exam.
What we perceive to be the best indicator of student identity verification is the way our assignments are designed. The majority of assignments require students to apply the new content knowledge to their personal situations. When completing these assignments, students use their own “voice”. As teachers read and respond to students on a weekly basis, teachers get to know each students’ “voice”. With a small number of faculty members, faculty teach multiple classes and often teach students in more than one class. Therefore, the faculty and students develop a relationship with faculty recognizing each students’ “voice.”
Naaleh College is a religious institution. Students behaving in a manner that offends other students and their religious beliefs may be disciplined or expelled. Unprofessional conduct that might discredit the school will be subject to termination of any student. The school reserves the right to terminate any student for one or more of the following:
Academic Engagement Requirements
Students are responsible for all material taught in a course. This includes material taught via lecture, interactive class session, or discussion board. Thus, students should not miss a lecture or interactive class session. All lectures are pre-recorded or archived and available for viewing for the duration of the course. Synchronous sessions are scheduled in advance and are listed on the syllabus so that students can plan ahead and be able to participate in them in real time. Assignments must be submitted on time.
Should a student fail to post on the discussion board for two (2) consecutive weeks without prior consent from the professor, the student will be contacted immediately. The student must submit the missing work. As penalty for discussion posts or work submitted late, the teacher may reduce the grade for an assignment. Graded work that receives below a 70% will require a discussion with the instructor.
Instructor’s Office Hours: Instructors offer two (2) one-hour sessions per week to meet with students live. The office hours are posted on the course homepage as well as in the syllabus. These sessions will take place either via conference call, live web conferencing, or through an interactive classroom. Additionally, students may email the professor directly. Every professor informs students of his/her email address and any other contact information of their choice, and responds within 24-hours, unless it is a holiday or weekend. Students may post general questions or comments in the appropriate venue within the course.
Students may request a Leave of Absence (LOA) for up to one calendar year. To request a LOA, the student submits the Leave of Absence form (Appendix C) to the Registrar. Included in the request is the expected date of return. The Registrar maintains contact with the student during the LOA to monitor the student’s plans to return to studies.
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The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) afford eligible students certain rights with respect to their education records. (An “eligible student” under FERPA is a student who is 18 years of age or older or who attends a postsecondary institution.) These rights include:
See the list below of the disclosures that postsecondary institutions may make without consent.
FERPA permits the disclosure of PII from students’ education records, without consent of the student, if the disclosure meets certain conditions found in §99.31 of the FERPA regulations. Except for disclosures to school officials, disclosures related to some judicial orders or lawfully issued subpoenas, disclosures of directory information, and disclosures to the student, §99.32 of FERPA regulations requires the institution to record the disclosure. Eligible students have a right to inspect and review the record of disclosures. A postsecondary institution may disclose PII from the education records without obtaining prior written consent of the student –
To other school officials, including teachers, within Naaleh College whom the school has determined to have legitimate educational interests. This includes contractors, consultants, volunteers, or other parties to whom the school has outsourced institutional services or functions, provided that the conditions listed in §99.31(a)(1)(i)(B)(1) – (a)(1)(i)(B)(2) are met.(§99.31(a)(1))
Distance Education Disclosure
Naaleh College is a degree-granting institution, licensed through the Florida Department of Education Commission for Independent Education. The college offers all coursework via online offerings. Most classes are in streaming video, which can be accessed from our website, or via live interactive online classrooms, offered through service providers such as WizIQ or WebEx. Other classes consist of guided study relying primarily on written materials, with audiovisual materials as well. Instructors are available via phone and email.
All courses offered at Naaleh College are taught in English. Some Judaic Studies courses above a 200 level require a degree of comfort with reading and understanding basic Hebrew. Students studying towards a degree in Judaic Studies must take a placement exam which will assess their knowledge of Hebrew and Judaic textual skill level. Some students will be required to take Hebrew I and II in order to enroll in higher level Judaic Courses.
Students completing courses at Naaleh College were surveyed and responded as follows to satisfaction questions:
The majority of enrolled students at Naaleh College have not been enrolled long enough to graduate from the college. Currently, only one degree program has graduates. The graduation rate is below:
The first number indicates the grade level for the course and the last number indicates which semester one can expect the course to be offered. Courses that are part of a sequence usually have a 1 or a 2 as the third number and courses that are not part of a sequence often have a 0 to indicate that they may be offered equally between semesters. The second number identifies that course. Sequences generally have the same middle number but different end numbers. Those with higher middle numbers often indicate electives.
The Naaleh College Academic Calendar notes latest dates for students to withdraw from a course with or without a W. Enrollment in courses should take place one week before semester start; the last date a student can enroll in a course is the final date for Withdrawal with a W.
Naaleh College uses the following grading scale:
Students earning below a C must retake the class. If a student retakes a class, the full tuition will be assessed. All assignments are graded using standard grading rubrics.
Naaleh College offers all degree programs on a semester credit hour basis with one contact hour equivalent to 15 lecture, 30 laboratory, and 45 externship hours. The credit measure is based upon outcomes of the course, not time input, with monitoring of time logged into a class, including streaming or downloading videos and/or working on tests and quizzes. A semester is defined as sixteen weeks of instruction, learning experience, and out of class assignments.
The following table outlines the number of credits required for graduation from each program offered at Naaleh College:
|Program||General Education Courses||Required Major Courses||Elective Courses||Total Credits|
|Computer Information Management||30||39||51||120|
|Judaic Studies||30||46 or 60||30 or 44||120|
The minimum standards considered for satisfactory progress in a course or program for credit earned and to graduate are:
Many courses culminate with a final exam, which is proctored using ProctorU, an online proctoring service. The ProctorU service is modeled after the in-classroom experience. ProctoU uses specific protocol for identity validation, including having students show an official ID. ProctorU proctors monitor the students through audio and video connections and employs screen-sharing technology that allows the proctor to view the student’s computer screen during the exam session. The exams are housed on Course Sites (https://www.coursesites.com). The Dean provides a list of students and their exam passwords to ProctorU each semester. Students are notified via email by their instructor when the exam is available with directions for registering to take the exam through ProctorU and accessing the exam.
These courses will have proctored exams:
Naaleh College students are responsible for knowing their own academic standing within their specific program. An important evaluation for student’s academic standing is the Satisfactory Academic Progress
Naaleh College breaks down satisfactory academic progress into two areas: progress through a course and progress through a program.
SAP through a program requirements contain 3 elements: Maximum Time Frame, Cumulative GPA and Pace of Completion.
SAP Appeals and Probation Students may appeal if unusual and/or mitigating circumstances affected academic progress. Such circumstances may include a severe illness or injury to the student or an immediate family member, the death of a student’s relative, student military service activation or other circumstances as deemed appropriate for consideration by the Dean. To appeal, the student must submit a letter and supporting documentation to the Dean. These must explain in detail why the student failed to meet the minimum academic standards, what unusual and/or mitigating circumstances contributed to the failure and how their situation has changed to allow the student to meet SAP requirements by the next calculation. Submit appeals to the SAP Appeals Committee care of: Registrar@naalehcollege.com Appeals are reviewed within 15 working days of receipt of all required documentation. You will be notified by email if the above timeframe is revised during peak processing times. Students with an approved SAP Appeal will be removed from academic probation. Those whose appeals have been denied will remain on academic probation.
DISCUSSING, REPORTING AND ADJUDICATING VIOLATIONS
Any form of academic dishonesty or inappropriate conduct that a faculty member discovers must be reported in directly to the Dean and will result in penalties ranging from a personal warning to dismissal from the College, depending on the nature and severity of the infraction. In the case of a first offense, faculty members have the option to allow students to re-do an assignment with a grade penalty. After a second infraction, the student will be placed on Academic Probation or dismissed from the College.
A student enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program must declare his/her chosen major by the end of his/her sophomore year. A student enrolled in an associate’s degree program must declare his/her chosen major by the end of his/her third term at the college. During this time students are advised to take general education courses common to all programs. At the time a major is declared, each student will meet with a member of the administration to go over the courses already taken and plan out the course of study until graduation. Once a student feels s/he is ready to graduate, s/he must meet with a member of the administration again to go over his/her records to verify all requirements for graduation have been met. Once the student has met all requirements, s/he receives a signed form from the administrator declaring that s/he is eligible to graduate. This form will be submitted to the Bursar, who will confirm that the student does not owe any money to the college. The form is then submitted to office of the registrar, who will complete the necessary documents and diploma for graduation. To qualify for graduation, the student must have a minimum of 2.0 GPA overall.
Students who have completed coursework at a different institution may submit a request to transfer credit. Transfer credit can be used to satisfy either a major or general education requirement or elective. To request transfer credit the following conditions must be met:
In order for approved transfer credit to be awarded, students must submit an official transcript that clearly indicates all of the following information for each course:
The official transcript should be submitted along with a Transfer Credit Request Form Coursework will only be evaluated for transfer credit once the student has registered at Naaleh College.
Faith-based (Yeshiva and Seminary) Program Credit Transfer:
Naaleh College’s extensive familiarity with Jewish faith-based programs provides the opportunity for students to transfer Judaic Studies credits ONLY from faith-based programs. These faith-based programs maintain a very rigorous schedule of study, where students often learn for 12 hours daily.
Course Descriptions or Syllabi may be requested (Certain course titles are self-explanatory, such as Laws of Shabbos, but others may require submission of their course description to be validated.)
The official transcript should be submitted along with a Transfer Credit Request Form.
Coursework will only be evaluated for transfer credit once the student has registered at Naaleh College.
Naaleh College accepts proficiency exams for transfer credit. These include but are not limited to:
Up to 25% of a student’s degree may be earned through proficiency examinations.
Applicants desiring to “place out” of any given course may take a placement exam, with the Dean’s approval. Students will not receive credit but may gain exemption from prerequisites.
Procedure for Transferring Credits:
To transfer credit, students should:
Official transcripts can be submitted in either of the following methods:
Students may be required to submit course descriptions or syllabi to complete the transfer credit process.
For Students requesting a transcript from an international school:
Students are encouraged to purchase a third-party, course-by-course international transcript translation and evaluation service. Some examples of these services are:
Unofficial transcripts and all application documents must be received before class registration. Official transcripts must be submitted within 30 days of class start.
The transferability of Naaleh College credits is solely at the discretion of the receiving institution. At this time Naaleh College is not institutionally accredited, which may affect the transfer of credit. It is each student’s responsibility to confirm whether credits will be accepted by another institution.
Naaleh College will accept credits that meet the school’s standards. Classes offered by accredited institutions, Israeli yeshivot and seminaries, and some advanced high school courses are eligible for credit. Students should submit official course descriptions for the courses they wish to transfer to Naaleh College.
Students may transfer credits earned at and transferred from other postsecondary institutions, when congruent and applicable to the Naaleh College program, and when validated and confirmed by Naaleh College. Official transcripts should be sent directly from the transferring institution. Students must also submit official course descriptions for a course which they wish to transfer to Naaleh College.
Credits can also be earned upon successful completion of challenge examinations or standardized tests demonstrating learning at the credential level in specific subject matter areas. Prior learning, as validated, evaluated, and confirmed by qualified instructors at Naaleh College, can also earn credits. Department heads, Assistant Educational Director or the Academic Dean have the authority to approve specific courses or credits that a student has previously earned as substitutes for required courses in a given program, at their discretion.
Up to 75% of a program’s credits can be transferred from other institutions to Naaleh College.
Student Satisfaction – Course Level
Is the workload out of class fair and manageable?
How challenging is the material being taught?
Was the material relevant to your program?
Do teachers respond to emails in a timely fashion?
Student Satisfaction – Program Level
Did you achieve, or will you have achieved upon completing your studies, the goals you had when you started this course or program?
Would you recommend these studies to a friend?
All things considered, were you satisfied with your studies with us?
Course Completion Rate
Naaleh College Outcomes at a Glance (Fall 2017)