Pre-Draft Daily Schedule
Getting Started – Signing up for the Army:
March Draft: October
August Draft: January
March Draft: November
August Draft: April
Those who draft through hesder, become soldiers on this date, called chiyul —- the date of becoming a chayal. This is relevant for full hesder and machal hesder students only. Those not doing hesder skip this step. Most lone soldiers doing hesder are obligated to learn for 4 months and do active army duty for 17 months. So, 2-3 months of the learning takes place prior to their draft and 1-2 months takes place afterwards. The army is lenient with shortening the post-army learning requirements when they conflict with college dates and other important matters. For non-hesder chayalim, the chiyul date is the same day as giyus, the draft.
March Draft: January
August Draft: May-June
Keep in Mind:
1. Dates can change and are only approximates.
2. Do not schedule any plans to leave the country from the beginning of the process until the chiyul is complete. All dates set by the army are subject to change. Therefore, it is wise to make only flexible plans, or no plans at all until the chiyul is complete. Leaving the country altogether prior to the army means that you will be taking time off from the pre-draft learning program. We recommend that one’s misses do not exceed 14 days total, including travel days.
3. An applicant who has an Israeli passport then he should consult with us regarding his legal status and requirements.
March Draft: Late February – Early April
August Draft: Late July – Early September
|Draft||Initial Interviews||Tzav Rishon||Chiyul||Giyus|
|March||October||November||January||March (starts end of Feb and lasts until beg. of April)|
|August||February||April||May – June||August (starts end of July and lasts until beg. of Sept)|