Submission of Reserve Coordination Committee requests
Any student whose reserve duty may cause substantial harm with regards to their studies may submit a request to the Reserve Coordination Committee for the postponement, shortening of time, or cancellation of their reserve duty.
According to Chief of Staff orders, the reserve duty quota in each academic year (October-July) will not exceed the following:
For BA students – 21 days.
For students in pre-academic preparatory programs – 12 days.
The student Reserve Coordination Committee only handles requests concerning active reserve duty periods of 6 days or more. Any request concerning an annual reserve duty of less than 6 days should be addressed to the unit commander.
In making its decision, the Reserve Coordination Committee only takes academic issues into account (such as: the student’s academic schedule, exam periods, and the summer semester). The student Reserve Coordination Committee will not discuss reserve duty postponement requests made for personal or medical reasons, but only for academic reasons.
Student Reserve Coordination Committee request procedure
The student is obligated to report their studies in advance to the coordination office in their unit, and to specify: department, school year, degree (BA, MA, etc.), and current address. They must attach a formal approval on behalf of the center with regards to their enrollment. This registration is intended to assist their call to active reserve duty.
- Any student wishing to request the postponement/shortening of time of their reserve duty must submit their request to the Reserve Coordination Committee using the Reserve Coordination Committee request form.
- In case of need, the student will receive the assistance of the Student Dean with filling out the forms and submitting their request.
- The request must be submitted to the Reserve Coordination Committee immediately upon receiving the call-up for reserve duty, and no later than 30 days prior to the date of the reserve duty. The request form must be filled out, including all details, while stating the student’s telephone number, their personal number, as well as a specification of their schedule and exam dates. Do not delay your submission, even in case no exam dates have been published. Please state estimated dates, and later on add examination approvals.
- The Reserve Coordination Committee’s decision will be delivered to the student upon its receipt at the Dean of Students Office.
- Appeals with regards to the Reserve Coordination Committee’s decision may be submitted only in cases where additional details or reasons were added, which were not stated in the original request submitted to the Reserve Coordination Committee. The appeal must be submitted immediately, and no later than 7 days prior to the date of the Committee’s decision. Following the appeal, the decision shall be final and non-appealabl
- Peres Academic Center reserve duty procedures
- IDF – Reserve Duty portal
- The Reserve Coordination Committee
- Request to receive IDF approvals, including Decree 8 (call-up for reserve duty)
- The IDF Ombudsman
- The National Insurance Institute
Assistance for students returning from active reserve duty
(Below please see a summary of the “Reserve Duty Procedures.” To read the procedures in full, please click here).
- Peres Academic Center makes its best efforts to assist students returning from reserve duty in catching up and re-engaging in classes.
- Students in reserve duty may receive assistance from the Dean of Students Office.
- The rights specified hereinbelow will be granted to any students to present an “Active Reserve Duty” approval to the Dean of Students, no later than two weeks following the completion of said reserve duty.
- Any student who is a parent of a child up to 13 years of age, who is the partner of a reserve duty soldier, is entitled to receive similar assistance to reserve duty students (as specified in the Reserve Duty Procedures, sections 3-8).
- Reserve duty will not cause harm to students’ course registration.
- If possible, the academic secretariat will allow students in reserve duty to register early to courses.
- Students who attended active reserve duty during the registration period, and was not able to register to any course for this reason, may participate in their chosen courses even if no available spots remained in such course.
- Any student who was absent from an exam’s first scheduled date and/or the second scheduled date (Moed Bet) may take the exam on an additional special date.
- Students who attended reserve duty for 10 consecutive days or 21 accumulative days during the semester, or 5 consecutive days of reserve duty under a state of emergency, during the exam period or close to it, may choose not to take an exam on the first or the second scheduled dates, and instead receive a special date in lieu of the exam date in which they were absent.
- Any student who attended reserve duty for 4 days or more during the exam period, or the two weeks prior to it, may take the exam on another date. This will apply with regards to any exam taking place in a certain range of days following their reserve duty, according to the following formula: number of reserve duty days * 0.8.
- A special date will be scheduled as soon as possible, except in the event that the student prefers to postpone the exam to the next time in which the same course is given.
- A student who was not able to appeal a grade they received in an exam, because the date of the appeal was scheduled during their reserve duty, may be granted an additional appeal date.
Midterm exams, papers, and assignments
- Any student attending reserve duty or back from reserve duty 7 days prior to the paper’s submission date, may submit it at a later date, or be exempt from submission, or submit an alternative paper, in coordination with the course lecturer.
- Any student unable to participate in laboratories/seminars/workshops/practical training courses due to reserve duty may attend them at a later date, or be exempt from participation, according to the nature of the course, and in coordination with the course lecturer.
Assistance with the completion of studies
- Students may contact the course lecturer to receive help with the academic material they missed during their reserve duty. All lecturers will endeavor to assist the student with such academic material inasmuch as possible.
- Any student may receive assistance from a mentor for catching up on the material they missed. Mentorship is coordinated by the Student Administration.
- Any student who attended reserve duty will receive any material (summaries, assignments, and other academic materials) provided to the other students during the student’s reserve duty. The student should contact the course lecturer to receive all such materials.
- Any student who attended reserve duty may receive a copy machine, including 50 credits for each day in which they were absent from classes due to reserve duty.
Exemption from additional tuition fees
Any student who attended reserve duty for 10 days or more during a single semester, and due to such was forced to stop attending a course, and had to retake such course, will not be charged with additional tuition fees, and all on the condition that such student did not take the course’s final exam.
Conversion of reserve duty to extra credit
Any BA student, who attended reserve duty for a consecutive period of 14 days or more during the semester, or 18 accumulative days during the school year, may receive 2 academic credits equivalent to an elective BA course. The request must be submitted to the Dean of Students, attached with a reserve duty approval. Converting reserve duty with academic credits will only be permitted once during your BA studies.
Request submission procedure
- With regards to issues related to completion of academic duties during the semester (assignments, papers, etc.), the student should contact course lecturer directly.
- Students who have encountered any unresolvable issues, caused by their reserve, duty are welcome to contact the Dean of Students.
- Any student wishing to exercise their right to receive any service (for example, special exams dates, conversion of reserve duty to academic credits, copy machine cards) concerning their reserve duty, should contact the Dean of Students supervisor to receive such service.