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We define the term international student as a student who is not a U.S. citizen, does not hold a U.S. passport and is not a permanent resident of the U. S. These are the students for whom we will need to issue a form I-20 and who will need an F-1 visa to enter the U.S.
Application Process for International Students
Step 1--- St. Anthony Catholic High School accepts international students for both fall and spring terms. Students must submit the application form electronically through the admissions section on our website and pay the $265 application fee. Please make sure to provide all information requested. Application will not be processed if the application fee is not paid.
Step 2--- If you are currently enrolled in high school, in the US or another country, send transcripts of all high school work completed up to the time of your application. Transcripts and course descriptions must be in English. The official school transcript on school letterhead must be provided, or the transcript must carry the official school stamp. If you are in 8th grade now, provide a transcript for 8th grade and 7th grade from your current school.
Step 3--- Provide (2) two letters of recommendation; one from an English teacher, and one from another current teacher or administrator.
Step 4--- Provide a TOEFL test summary and score report. The TOEFL test must have been taken within a year of the date of your application. SACHS accepts only TOEFL scores, not TOEFL Junior or SLEP
Step 5--- Provide a copy of the student’s passport with legible photo and data, original bank statement and affidavit provided by the international admissions office. You may send the required documents to: International Admissions Office, St. Anthony Catholic High School, 3200 McCullough Ave., San Antonio, TX 78212
Once these documents have been received and reviewed, an interview with the Admissions Director will be arranged through the applicant or the applicant’s agent.
International student applicants must demonstrate proficiency in all areas of English: writing, speaking, listening, and reading.
Step 6--- Contact the Admissions Office (210) 832-5698 to arrange an interview by phone, Skype, or in person, with the Admissions Director or his designee.
Step 7--- The Admissions Committee will review the documents, discuss the interview, and make a decision on the application for admission. In some cases, a second interview may be required.
Step 8--- Once accepted, students must provide a health record that shows up-to-date immunizations, and physical exam. If you are a student studying in the United States at another school, or studying in another country, your immunization record may not qualify as current in the State of Texas.
The health record must be complete and immunizations must be current in order for the student to be admitted to campus to participate in any events, class orientation day, or the first day of school. No exceptions will be made.
All students are required to have a physical exam performed in the U.S. prior to enrollment.
Step 9--- Student must register with FACTS online payment system no later than 15 days after receiving their student visa. If student is boarding, the Housing Application and Packet must be submitted prior to departure to the United States. Residence Life personnel will NOT transport a student if the packet is not in hand prior to arrival.
General Information and Expectations: for international students, families and their agents.
Notice to all international students! Always inform the Admissions Office of any travel plans or changes in your visit status or school enrollment! Anytime you travel outside the United States, documents must be signed. Even if you are planning to leave the United States for only a short time and will be returning, i.e. Christmas break. You should contact the Admissions Office at least 10 days before a planned departure. If you experience any problems with I-20 documents or F1 visa alert the Admissions Office immediately (210) 832-5632. Remember, you must travel with
I-20 and F1 documents on your person. Do not pack them in your luggage.
Our International Students Program is designed to be long-term, leading to the award of a diploma. We are not a short-term “exchange” program. Students studying with us have an F1 or other long-term visa, not a short-term, J1 visa. SACHS Admissions will assist students in obtaining an I-20 in order to obtain an F1 visa. All students accepted to study at St. Anthony are expected to be in attendance on all days scheduled on the school calendar. Regular attendance is mandatory and is in the best interest of the student and the St. Anthony Catholic High School.
For information about tuition and fees for International Students, contact the Admissions Office.
St. Anthony Catholic High School
Attn: Melissa Mayor, Enrollment Specialist
3200 McCullough Ave.
San Antonio, Texas 78212
Or, you may send by e-mail attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax to (210) 832-5633