Your List College Enrollment Guide

Welcome to List College! We are thrilled you will be joining our community in the fall.

Now that you’re enrolled, making sure you’re ready for school is a multi-step process. New students arrive on campus approximately one week prior to classes for our comprehensive orientation program, where they are introduced to all the resources that are available to them during their time at List College. Not only do we host JTS-specific programs, but we also facilitate robust programming in conjunction with our Columbia and Barnard partners. 

This page will be your guide for the start of your List College journey. We encourage you to re-visit this information often. You can keep track of what you must do before the fall semester with the list of activities and required documents below:

Enrollment Checklist 

Item Deadline
Hebrew Placement Test (Will be emailed on May 11) May 25
Housing Form May 25
Immunization Forms May 25
Photobook Picture May 25
Final Transcript July 1
Student Health Insurance Forms Sept. 8
Visa Forms (International students) ASAP

List College Housing Form

To begin the housing application process, please fill out the housing form. Both Joint Program and Double Degree Program students should complete the form to inform us of your housing plans for the fall. All new Joint Program students are required to live in our new residence hall.

Our residence hall was expressly designed to foster a deep sense of community and meet the needs and aspirations of List College students. On every floor you will find large, light-filled dining rooms, warm study/meeting spaces, and state-of-the-art kosher kitchens. Adjacent to the hall is a beautiful moadon, or lounge, for larger student gatherings. These common spaces invite students from diverse backgrounds to come together for Shabbat and holidays as well as the daily rhythms of Jewish life.

Should you have any questions about housing, please be in touch with Residence Life at

Immunization Forms

All enrolled students are required to submit immunization and student information documents to the JTS registrar’s office prior to May 25. Please be in touch with the registrar’s office at with further questions.

1. MMR immunization documentation form (completed by your physician’s office)
2. Meningitis compliance form (Find information on meningitis)
3. COVID-19 immunization documentation (immunization record will be submitted via the link below)
4. Address information form

Once the above forms are complete, students should upload the forms through their online portal. The direct link to submit your forms can be found here.

First-Year Photobook

Each year the Office of Admissions creates a First-Year Photobook, with photos of all first-year students, along with their name, program, and hometown. You will receive your copy during orientation, and it will provide an easy way for you to meet your fellow classmates and important members of the JTS community. We ask that you send a digital headshot (JPEG or PNG file preferred) of yourself by May 25 to

Final High School Transcript

Please send us your final high school transcript by July 1. Students returning from a gap year do not need to resubmit their final transcript. Your transcript should be sent directly to our office by your high school via Naviance, SCOIR, or Common App.

Student Health Insurance Information and Enrollment/Waiver Forms

JTS students in the List College Joint Program with Columbia University have access to a variety of health care services provided by Columbia Health, including primary care, urgent care, women’s health, mental health counseling, and wellness programs. For List College students in the Double Degree Program with Barnard College, health services and insurance are administered through Barnard College.

JTS’s Office of Human Resources offers an extensive Student Health Insurance Plan for students. The plan is administered through the Columbia Student Medical Insurance Plan (Columbia Plan) and is underwritten by Aetna Student Health. It is an annual plan with coverage dates from mid-August through mid-August of the following year.

All full-time and/or residential JTS students must have health insurance. All full-time and residential students are automatically enrolled and charged for Columbia Health, regardless of whether or not they waive the Columbia Plan. We therefore encourage JTS students to utilize Columbia Health services.

Students must complete an enrollment or waiver form each academic year, and all enrolled students must have health insurance in order to begin classes. Please be in touch with Human Resources at with further questions.

Insurance forms for the 2021-2022:

International Students   

All enrolled international students should be in touch as soon as possible with our Registrar’s Office (Registrar@jtsa.eduto obtain an I-20 document. We also ask that international students contact us immediately to ensure enough time to obtain a F-1 VISA. We also encourage international students to obtain and submit proof of MMR immunizations over the summer before arriving for Orientation.  Students will not be able to register for classes without proof of MMR immunity, which would also affect eligibility to remain in the U.S.  Please also remember to stop by the Registrar’s Office within 48 hours of arrival on campus with all travel documents and to obtain some additional helpful information.

JTS Academic Calendar

This calendar, which is for the guidance of applicants, students, and faculty, is subject to change without notice and is not intended to be a contract between JTS and any person.

View the current JTS Academic Calendar

Links to other helpful pages