The Master's School welcomes international students to Grades 7-12 (ages 12 to 18) who desire to have a college-preparatory, biblically-based education. We hope the following steps help you to understand the requirements needed to apply, be accepted, and enroll. The Master's School is registered with SEVIS, the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System and is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant students. The Master's School is authorized to issue I-20's to international students so that they may acquire a F-1 Visa. In addition to the regular application for admission, international students must conduct a Skype interview with our Director of Admissions and submit a bank verified financial statement as per the procedure detailed below.
Please note that the application process for international students can take between 2-6 weeks.
Parents may submit the application with the $500 application fee at any time. We offer rolling admission, so there is no need to wait to apply.
International Students coming from China should work through the Cambridge Institute to apply to The Master's School and will pay an application fee of $160.00. We have partnered with Cambridge to help Chinese students work through the admissions process and to be placed properly.
Step 1 – The Master's School Application
A current photograph of your child is requested to help the Admission Committee put a face with a name!
Step 2 - Request for Transcripts
We ask that you include the last two years of grade reports, translated into English, including any testing results with your application. Official transcripts sent directly from the students current school sre required, especially forhigh school students who will be applying to US college and universities.
Step 3 – Birth Certificate and Immunization Records
We must have a copy of the student’s birth certificate and immunization records, translated into English.
Step 4 - Confidential Financial Statement
In order for The Master's School to prepare to issue an I-20 form, United States Immigration and Naturalization Services require that all parents of applicants submit proof of their ability to support their child's studies. This documentation is usually required when applying for an F-1 visa in which case you may submit a copy of the F-1 application instead of the Confidential Financial Statement. A $2000 deposit is required before the process for the I-20 can begin.
Step 5 - Schedule an Admission Interview
When you have submitted your forms to the Admission Office and are ready for a family interview, please give us a call. Admission interviews generally take about 20 minutes and are an informal, “get-to-know-you” time in which we will also look for English proficiency. This process will take place with a Skype interview.
Step 6 - The Master's School issues an I-20.
Step 7 - F-1 Visa Transfer for Students Already in the U.S.
If you are transferring from another school in the U.S. and already have a F-1 Visa, please sign the top portion of the International Student Transfer Form and submit it with your application.
Step 8- International Student Health form.
The Form I-20 is a certificate of eligibility for nonimmigrant F-1 student status, which will be mailed to confirm our educational contract. This I-20 is needed to apply for the F-1 visa at United States embassies abroad. It is also needed to secure permission to transfer to The Master's School from another school in the United States in continued F-1 status. The form I-20 will not be issued until the student has been accepted and the remaining documentation has been received in good order by TMS.
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