Our International Program is for middle or high school students from outside the United States who are interested in a three or four-year program, and who intend to graduate from our high school. We welcome applications from international students and value the cultural diversity and individual gifts our current international students bring to the student body.
Please read the following message carefully;
International Student Admissions
International Student Handbook and Application
International Student Admissions
Step 1: Contact our Admissions Team
Before beginning the application process, it is salient to contact the admissions team to learn more about our school and how we can assist you through the application process. If you are already in Southern California, we may be able to accommodate a shadow day to provide you with an opportunity to get to know us better before applying.
To schedule a student shadow day:
Step 2: Apply
You may complete the online application form or download, complete, and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to the application the following forms need to be downloaded, completed, and emailed back to us at email@example.com. These forms can be found at under the “Admissions Forms” tab in the Admissions menu.
❏ International Student Application.
❏. Consent for Medical Treatment Form
❏. Field Trip Permission Slip
❏. Math Teacher Recommendation
❏. English Teacher Recommendation
❏. School Administrator Recommendation
❏. Media Consent Form
❏ Parental Permission to View Movies and Film Clips
**Submit the additional information listed below via email firstname.lastname@example.org the following forms back to us:
❏. Student Records/Transcripts Translated into English (AERC is recommended: www.aerc-eval.com)
❏. English Proficiency Test Scores
❏. Submission of Medical Clearance & Immunization Records
❏. Copy of Birth Certificate
❏. Copy of Passport (in color)
❏. Recent Photograph
❏ Submit International Student Application Fee
Application Fee Payment Method:
Please contact our school’s business office by phone or email for further wire transfer instructions.
Step 3: Interviews
The online interview is one of the best ways we can get to know who you are and how you will fit into our school community. In some circumstances, students who are already in Southern California and who have had a school tour, may not be selected for an online interview. If one of our student recruiters or a member of our admissions team has already interviewed or met you in your home country, the interview may also be waived. The online interview with a school administrator will take place via Skype or WeChat. Please note that some students may be selected for a second interview.
Step 4: Review of Application Package by Admissions Committee
Once we have received all application materials and conducted an online interview, the admissions committee will meet and review your materials. If you are having a difficult time providing the school with some of the required materials for admissions, please contact us so that we may discuss alternatives or contingencies. At this point the admissions committee will meet and make a determination regarding your application and will notify you promptly if you have been accepted, been accepted with a contingency(ies), placed on a waiting list, or denied admissions. This final step may take up to 2-weeks after all materials have been received.
International students who have not previously completed at least two years of K-12 education in the United States are required to complete and submit scores for the TOEFL or iTEP as part of their application materials. Students entering the 7th or 8th grades may complete the iTEP in lieu of the TOEFL. Students who completed two years or more of K-12 education in the United States but failed or earned a “D” in their previous English courses, must complete this requirement. The purpose of this requirement is to ensure that students are correctly placed in the appropriate classes, and to determine if any additional information may be needed before an admissions decision is made.Students who do not score at the expected level on the iTEP or the TOEFL for their grade level will automatically be placed into our ELD/ESL program if an offer of admissions is given. Please see the table below for further details.
If students have completed other standardized tests, such as the SAT or ACT, and have scored well, this TOEFL requirement may be waived. Please speak with the international student coordinator and/or admissions director for more information.
If a student has completed the TOEFL Jr. instead of the TOEFL-IBT then consider the following conversion:
Wesley College Preparatory Homestay Program is designed for international students to have a better experience while studying in America. The school works diligently to find appropriate housing for each international student. Host families, also known as homestays, are thoroughly vetted and, in most circumstances, have previous experience hosting international students. All of the adult members of the homestay family household have to complete a strict background check, including, but not limited to, being fingerprinted, submitting photographs of themselves and the home and/or having an in-person home check as well as an interview by the school or its agent.
Student and parents must fill out the homestay application for the first time placement. Please find the application in the international student handbook.