International Student Application: Grade 1-12
International Student Application Process
Frequently Asked Questions
Long Term Students (More than 1 Year)
If a student would like to enroll in our school as an international student for one year or more, then that student must go through the Admissions process which also requires a minimum English language test score if applying to grades 7 to 12. Students are also offered support in our English Language Development program and additional after school homework tutoring.
Please note that the application fee for an international application is $150, which includes the processing of the I-20. Please select the International Application when paying the application fee.
Grades 1 through 8, please click here to complete the application process for Grades 1 through 8.
Grades 9 through 12: please click here to complete the application process for High School Students and then complete and submit the International Student Supplemental Questionnaire.
*All foreign academic records submitted must be translated into English.In addition to the steps above, students applying for Grades 7 through 11 must take and/or submit English language test scores (TOEFL, iTEP-SLATE, IELTS, or ELS 109 certificate). Our TOEFL school code is B703. We also do iTEP testing on site for a small fee ($45). Please contact the ESL Coordinator to schedule a test date or if you have questions about English proficiency tests.
You will be contacted by the Admissions Director to schedule an initial in-person or Skype interview with the Class Teacher or Class Advisors.
After Acceptance to Summerfield
Upon acceptance to Summerfield, you will be required to apply for a Student F1 Visa. You will be asked to fill out and return our I-20 Intake Form, along with a photo of the picture page from your student’s passport.
Once your I-20 Intake form has been processed, the school will mail you an original copy of your I-20 Visa. The Form I-20 is an important document that you should keep safe, as you will need it throughout the international student life cycle. You will then follow the process for applying for your visa; instructions for which can be downloaded here.
After your Visa has been approved and tuition and fees have been paid and/or arranged, and your start date has been established, you will enroll in Summerfield via our Online Enrollment process and you may be asked to provide the following:
-Proof of immunizations;
-Proof of health insurance;
-Parent and Student Handbook Acknowledgement Form (High School);
-Agent Appointment Form and proof of homestay arrangement (If a high school student is living with host family).
Short Term International Students (Less than one year)
There are two types of short term students: exchange students (do not pay tuition) and short-term visitors (pay tuition). Exchange students and short term visitors are not required to have proficiency in English, but they will have to apply for and receive an F-1 Student Visa following the process described above.
Exchange students have an exchange partner. They attend Summerfield and live with their partner’s family, and then in turn, their partner visits the exchange students school and lives with the their family. Most of our exchanges are with Spanish and German speaking countries, and occasionally with French speaking countries. Students will not pay tuition or housing expenses, but will be responsible for their own airfare, medical expenses, and pocket money.
If you are interested in doing an exchange with a Summerfield student, please write a letter to the Summerfield Exchange Coordinator requesting an exchange partner. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Short-term visitors do not have an exchange partner. Stays are usually between 3 to 10 months. These students pay school tuition and any host-family expenses. If you are interested studying without an exchange partner, please contact the Admissions Director – email@example.com.
You may also fill out the short-term visitor application form here.