Admission Process for International Students
International Student Policy
Rockhurst High School accepts applications for sophomore (grade 10) and junior (grade 11) international students for admission at the beginning of the academic year. Prospective freshmen (grade 9) should follow the incoming student application process. We do not accept international students mid-year.
Decisions on international applicants will be based on English proficiency, previous academic merit, minimum of a 2.5 cumulative GPA, and the availability of space within the class. International students are expected to remain enrolled at Rockhurst High School for the duration of their high school careers, through graduation.
Rockhurst High School will process the I-20 paperwork for all international applicants after they have been accepted and are registered. It is the sole responsibility of the international applicant to schedule necessary appointments within their home country to obtain a student F1 visa.
International student tuition for the 2016–2017 school year is $15,000. The initial tuition payment for international students must be received by August 1, 2016. In addition, families will be responsible for making sure their son has their own iPad and has purchased or rented any required textbooks that are downloaded onto the iPad.
The application process for international students includes the following:
Complete the online application, including student and parent essays, by May 1, 2016.
Submit recommendation forms to both a Math and English teacher. Teachers must submit forms directly to the Office of Admission by May 1, 2016.
Submit transcripts. Official transcripts from the previous two years of school plus the current year transcript submitted directly to the Office of Admission at Rockhurst High School by May 1, 2016.
Submit scores from the TOEFL Junior test. The TOEFL Junior test can be taken in a student’s home country.
Complete an interview with a member of the Office of Admission through Skype or FaceTime. Applicants will be contacted directly to schedule an interview.