International Student – How to Apply
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Thank you for considering The Geneva School for the education of your child.
This page contains everything you need to know about applying for your child to join the Geneva family. If you have any questions at all, please call the school at 1-407-332-6363 and a member of our admission staff will be more than happy to help.
STEPS TO APPLY (International Students)
This application procedure is for international students seeking an I-20.
STEP 1 - SUBMIT AN APPLICATION
Click the “Apply Now” button above and submit an application.
The application includes a Cooperation Agreement and an acknowledgement that you do not object to your child(ren) being taught according to the school’s Statement of Faith. A $200 nonrefundable application fee is due at the time of submission. This fee includes English language testing, application review, and completion of the necessary visa paperwork should the student be accepted. The International Student application is due no later than April 1 for admission the following school year.
STEP 2 - RECORDS AND RELEASE FORMS
As a part of the online application process, you will need to provide the following information:
- Copy of Academic Transcript (including middle school and any high school credits). NOTE: Transcripts must include the original language and a translated copy. If you are submitting international secondary school (high school) credentials that use a grading system different than the U.S. system, transcript evaluations (including translations if needed) will be required.
- Request the following reference forms: English Language Teacher Reference Form
Reference forms and records must be received before your child’s application is considered complete.
STEP 3 - ADMISSION TESTING
Complete the Oxford Online Placement Test. This test is available online at http://www.oxfordenglishtesting.com. Contact The Geneva School for the access code. This test measures use of English and listening skills.
Admission testing is required for all English language-learning applicants, even if the student transfers from another English-speaking school.
STEP 4 - INTERVIEW
The student will interview with an administrator and the international program director. This interview may be in person or via Skype.
A student may wish to visit the school for a half or full day to observe classes and/or meet with the international program director. Visitation is by appointment only. Please contact Candace Houk in the admission office to schedule a visit.
ADMISSION DECISION AND ENROLLMENT
The admission department will contact you as soon as the admission committee has reached a decision and offer one of the following decisions:
(1) No admission: The student does not meet the English language proficiency necessary to succeed academically at The Geneva School.
(2) English language-learner program admission: The student is accepted to The Geneva School ELL program and agrees to the classes recommended by the international program director.
(3) Full admission: The student is accepted to study at The Geneva School without any additional English language requirements.
If needed, The Geneva School will issue the necessary I-20 for the student once they have been offered admission and are enrolled. We appreciate your interest and look forward to meeting you. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 1-407-332-6363.
Check the Status of Your Application
You can check the status of your application by logging in to your Renweb account. This is the account you set up when you did your application.
Wait Pool: If your child meets our admission requirements but we do not have space in the grade, your child will be placed in a wait pool. The school will select applicants as space becomes available.
The Geneva School admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, and national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic programs, or other school-administered or school-sanctioned programs or activities.