International students who seek admission follow a similar process that all other applicants must follow except the school will then send a letter of acceptance, an enrollment contract and issue the I-20 form to the family in the country of origin. To ensure enrollment, a deposit of 50% of the tuition must be received before the deadline stated on the enrollment contract. The remaining 50% of the tuition and the matriculation fee will be due on July 1st. Canterbury will assess a $1,000 administrative fee each year the international student is enrolled in the school. This fee is due with the 50% deposit.
The tuition deposit will be refunded only if a visa application is rejected by the U.S. embassy at applicant’s home country and the original I-20 is returned to the school by the applicant.
* Please note:International students are not eligible for financial aid due to the difficulty in determining the financial need in a different currency and tax structure.
All international applicants must have a good command of English and must complete their application materials in English.
Students entering grades 9-11 for whom English is a second language may be required to take the TOEFL. Information can be found at www.toeflgoanywhere.org. International students entering grades 7-8 may need to take the new TOEFL Jr. test. In addition, students may need to take the SSAT (Secondary School Admissions Test).
There are two formats for the TOEFL test. The format you take depends on the location of your test center. Most students taking the test complete the Internet-based Test (IBT). Test centers that do not have Internet access offer the Paper-based Test (PBT).
Canterbury School will send the family notification of the admission status (student accepted or not accepted) by letter or email. If the student is accepted to Canterbury School, an I-20 with the student’s SEVIS number will be sent after the following required documents are submitted to Canterbury School:
A copy of the prospective student’s passport
A copy of the prospective student’s birth certificate
Home country address and United States address
Original bank statement, investment report or other document that proves financial ability to fund tuition, fees and living expenses during the period of international study at Canterbury School