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Advising, Forms & Policies


The Judaic Studies advisors give practical assistance navigating the Graduate Certificate requirements. All Judaic Studies Graduate Certificate students will work with the JS Graduate Student Advisor in planning a course of study. 

To make an appointment with an advisor please use the Advising Appointment System. If the available times don't work for your schedule, please e-mail our Student Services Coordinator. Include the days and times you are available and Sarah will find an appointment time that works for you. You can also call us at 734-615-6097.

To support the University of Michigan's effots to help minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus, all meetings with our advisors will be virtual or via telephone until the university returns to regular operation.

Double-Counting Policy

The Rackham Graduate School's policy on the double-counting of credits only applies to those in Master's programs or students in doctoral programs seeking an embedded Master's before advancing toward the PhD. Double-counting rules do not apply to PhD students who do not seek an MA.

  • Only 1/6 of the total credits for the graduate degree can be double-counted towards a Certificate (i.e., if the MA is 36 credits only 6 can be double-counted between units).
    • This Certificate Program allows up to 6 of the 15 credits to include courses that are required for the student's graduate or professional degree. 
  • Double-counting is not permitted between two certificate programs.


  • Students generally finish the Graduate Certificate in Judaic Studies before completion of their primary degree. When you are ready to receive your Graduate Certificate from Judaic Studies and have it awarded on your transcript, you must apply for graduation for the Certificate separately in Wolverine Access.
    • Apply to graduate here
    • View Rackham's term-specific deadlines here
  • If a certificate student is in a Master's degree program or has received an embedded Master's along the way to their PhD, they must also complete a Dual/Joint Degree Election form. This form is used to verify that the double-counting rules have been followed. 

Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

If you think you need an accommodation for a disability, please let your instructor or an advisor know at your earliest convenience. Some aspects of courses, the assignments, the in-class activities, and the way the courses are usually taught may be modified to facilitate your participation and progress. As soon as you make them aware of your needs, they can work with the Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) office to help us determine appropriate academic accommodations. SSD (734-763-3000; typically recommends accommodations through a Verified Individualized Services and Accommodations (VISA) form. Any information you provide is private and confidential and will be treated as such.