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International Student Application Process

Virtually Visit TJ

  • Watch our campus virtual tour
  • Attend a bi-weekly information session with the Head of School
  • Schedule a virtual classroom visit
  • Apply to TJ
    • Biographical Information
    • Student Essays
    • Parent Statement
    • Submit application fee
  • Schedule your Student's Zoom Interview and Parent Meeting
    • Interviews and Parent Meetings will be scheduled after the application has been submitted.
    • We strongly recommend that both parent(s) and student attend a virtual information session prior to submitting their application.
  • Complete application
    • SSAT Exam (TJ's SSAT code is 7660)
    • TOEFL Exam (TJ's TOEFL code is 7422)
    • Principal/Guidance Counselor Recommendation Form
    • Math Recommendation Form
    • English Recommendation Form
    • Submit School Transcripts
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  • Thomas Jefferson School Admissions Dates and Deadlines
  • International Boarding Student Application (Grades 9-12)
    • Standard Admissions deadline is January 12, 2021
      • Notification on March 12, 2021
      • Enrollment Agreement due April 2, 2021
    •  
  • Rolling Admissions will begin on March 12, 2021 for all grades and programs on a space-available basis

Virtually Visit TJ

  • Watch our campus virtual tour
  • Attend a bi-weekly information session with the Head of School
  • Schedule a virtual classroom visit
  • Apply to TJ
    • Biographical Information
    • Student Essays
    • Parent Statement
    • Submit application fee
  • Schedule your Student's Zoom Interview and Parent Meeting
    • Interviews and Parent Meetings will be scheduled after the application has been submitted.
    • We strongly recommend that both parent(s) and student attend a virtual information session prior to submitting their application.
  • Complete application
    • SSAT Exam (TJ's SSAT code is 7660)
    • TOEFL Exam (TJ's TOEFL code is 7422)
    • Principal/Guidance Counselor Recommendation Form
    • Math Recommendation Form
    • English Recommendation Form
    • Submit School Transcripts
    •  

Thomas Jefferson School Admissions Dates and Deadlines

  • International Boarding Student Application (Grades 9-12)
    • Standard Admissions deadline is January 12, 2021
      • Notification on March 12, 2021
      • Enrollment Agreement due April 2, 2021
    •  
  • Rolling Admissions will begin on March 12, 2021 for all grades and programs on a space-available basis

International students who are not U.S. citizens must send a statement accepting financial responsibility for all of the student’s tuition, personal expenses, and travel/vacation costs. The family should also attach an official document from the family’s bank or financial institution indicating that the funds are available. The tuition and fees listed above to not include travel expenses, spending money, dorm decorations or supplies, Advanced Placement examination fees, SAT examination fees, college application fees, and a philanthropic monetary gift to TJ's Annual Fund.

Students are issued an I-20 after they have been admitted (successful completion of the admissions application, and in receipt of an offer of admission), and have enrolled (signed the enrollment contract, and submitted the tuition deposit). After a student has enrolled, the DSO will issue and I-20 form. 

Once you receive the I-20 form from TJ, it is then your responsibility to pay the I-90 Sevis fee and apply for a F-1 student visa. To learn about the interview process and what documents you need to obtain your F-1 visa, please contact your local U.S. Consulate. A list of U.S. Consulates can be found here.

U.S. Government Resources

https://studyinthestates.dhs.gov/what-is-the-form-i-20

https://www.usembassy.gov/

https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en.html

Statement of Non-Discrimination 

There shall be no discrimination by the School in the selection of its governing Board, in the employment of personnel, in the admission of students, or in the administration of the School’s programming because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, marital, veteran, or handicapped status in violation of existing state or federal law or regulations.

Apply

Apply to TJ with SSAT’s Standard Application Online (SAO). For international applicants, TJ's application fee is $150. SSAT accepts both Visa and Mastercard.

 

SAO