International Students

How to Apply

Seton Catholic Preparatory is proud of our international students who comprise approximately 2% of the student body. We hope that you find the information below useful. Application opens November 1, 2023 for the 2024-25 school year. 

Host Families

Seton Catholic Preparatory is a day school, therefore host families for international students are required. All arrangements for the host family are to be made by the prospective student’s family or a placement agency. Dorms or housing are not provided for students on campus.

 

Application Requirements/Deadlines

The application for the 2024-25 school year is now open and includes:

  • Three teacher recommendations: The link for the form is included within the 'Next Steps' of the process, after the online application is submitted. (Please Note: all teacher recommendations must be submitted in English) 
      • Principal/Counselor
      • English Teacher
      • Math Teacher
  • TOEFL results
  • TranscriptsRequest the last 2 years of report cards
  • Google Meet or Zoom interview
  • The deadline to complete the application process is March 31, 2024 
 

Timeline

  • All international students MUST submit a Seton Catholic Prep application for admission. 
  • The most recent TOEFL scores MUST be submitted to [email protected].
  • International families and/or placement agencies are solely responsible for identifying prospective host families for the student. The host family must be identified and confirmed prior to the start of school.
  • Once the student receives the admission decision and accepts the offer of admission, the I-20 will be issued (takes approximately 3-4 weeks)
  • Student Visa: Family is responsible to check with the Consulate regarding obtaining this.

 

Interviews

It is important that we get to know the student before we offer them admissions. All students applying to Seton will be interviewed (at least one parent needs to be present). The interview is conducted through Google Meet. 

 
Please email [email protected] to schedule the interview. 
 

Tuition / Fees

There is no discount or scholarship for international students. Our tuition for 2023-24 is $18,775 with a $1,000 registration fee. The tuition does not include uniforms, books, and other incidental fees. We do not supply healthcare for international students. Tuition for the 2024-25 will be posted to our website in April. 

 

Testing

  • We require that candidates for grades 9, 10 and 11 submit scores from The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
  • The Educational Testing Service (ETS) is the organization that administers the TOEFL test. A listing of the computer-based testing sites is provided in the TOEFL literature.
  • For more information and questions, please contact the TOEFL organization directly.
  • For the international student who is comfortable with the English language, The Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT) is available. To meet our application deadline, a candidate should take the SSAT in November.
To be considered for admission, applicants that are required to demonstrate proof of English proficiency must present one of the following scores:
  • ETS TOEFL – minimum score of 80 iBT TOEFL with no section lower than 17; minimum score of 550 on the paper-based exam
  • IELTS – minimum overall score of 6.0 on the IELTS Academic
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) – minimum English academic score of 53

 

For more information, contact:
Admissions Office
480.963.1900, Ext. 2122
[email protected]