BCI is for anyone between the ages of 20-29.  Applicants from Jewish communities all over the world are welcome to apply. Applying to BCI includes:

  1. Submission of an online application
  2. Two (2) letters of reference,
  3. Skype interview.

Since there is limited space available, we begin the rolling admission process in January. The sooner we receive your application and the two (2) reference letters, the better your chances are of acceptance into the program.  

Once we receive your application and two (2) letters of reference, someone from the BCI office will contact you to schedule a skype interview. Applicants will be notified of program acceptance within 1-2 months of their interview. Accepted applicants will be sent the link to the online payment form to pay their BCI tuition in order to secure their spot.

Reference Letters

Two reference letters must be submitted in order to complete this application. References may be provided by teachers, counselors, advisors, mentors, former BCIers, employers, rabbis, or Jewish professionals. Reference letters should be able to accurately assess your character, strengths, and abilities and should be referrals specific to the BCI program. Family members, family friends, and good friends may NOT submit one of your letters of recommendation.

Reference forms must be submitted to us directly from your recommender. Please copy and paste the link below and email it to the two (2) people you are asking to write the letter for you. Letters will not be accepted if they are sent from anyone but the person writing the letter of recommendation.

Please Note: If your references prefer, they can print the form and mail it directly to the Marilyn and Sigi Ziering Brandeis Collegiate Institute (BCI), c/o American Jewish University, 15600 Mulholland Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90077. Faxed letters will not be accepted.

The reference form can be found at the following link: BCI REFERENCE FORM.

Application

The BCI application can be accessed by visiting: BCI APPLICATION.