PRE-ACADEMIC PREPARATORY PROGRAM – MECHINA
The College’s pre-academic programs operate under the supervision of the Ministry of Education and the joint auspices of the Ministry of Education and the Fund for Discharged Soldiers in the Ministry of Defense. The pre-academic programs include 2 mechinot:
- Matriculation mechina – This program is intended for all those interested in completing or improving their high school matriculation diploma. The mechina is intended for those interested in continuing their studies at any of the institutions of higher education in Israel and not only the Zinman College of Physical Education at the Wingate Institute (the Academic College at Wingate).
- Designated mechina – This is intended for potential candidates who have not completed a full matriculation diploma or who must improve their grades in order to be accepted directly into the B.Ed. program at the Academic College at Wingate without having to complete the national matriculation examinations.
The mechinot are open to young men and women aged 19 and older, who have completed military/national service, or are exempt from service, who have completed at least 10 years of studies but have not completed their high school studies and have not earned a full matriculation diploma or would like to improve their matriculation grades.