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International and Exchange Students

Gonzaga Preparatory School does accept a limited number of international & exchange students on a space available basis. Our application deadline is April 1 for the 2017-2018 school year. We only accept students for the beginning of the school year (August). We do not accept international students mid-year.

 

Gonzaga Prep only accepts international students in the 9th and 10th grade year. If the international student is applying to enter as a junior (11th grade) and has not attended a school in the United States for a full year, they must enter as a sophomore (10th grade).

 

Application Deadline

Applications for the 2017-2018 school year (beginning Fall 2017) will be accepted from December 1, 2016 through April 1, 2017.

 

Admissions Process - Step 1 - Application

International student applicants must complete all of the following steps to begin the admissions process. If any items are missing, the student's application will not be reviewed for an acceptance decision until the application is complete.

All items are to be sent to our school via mail:

 

Gonzaga Preparatory School

1224 E Euclid Ave            

Spokane, WA 99207

 

or email: ckelsey@gprep.com

 

  • Online Application (please click here to complete)
  • School Transcripts for the last 3 years translated into English
  • 2 Recommendation Letters from teachers, counselors, principals or headmaster.
  • Student Essay (please write about desire to attend Gonzaga Prep)
  • Color Photo of Student
  • Copy of Passport
  • Copy of any standardized tests (TOEFL JR TEST, IETLS, SSAT)


Admissions Process - Step 2 – Skype/FaceTime Interview

Once the initial application is received and reviewed by our Admissions Committee, a Skype or FaceTime interview will be scheduled. Members of the Admissions Committee will schedule the Skype/FaceTime interview with the applicant. The interview will assess the student's English ability and Admissions Committee will learn about the student's academic record.



Admissions Process - Step 3 - Application Acceptance and I-20 Application

After reviewing the student's application and results from the Skype/FaceTime interview, the Admissions Committee at Gonzaga Preparatory School will make the determination on admission. The student will be notified via email of the decision.

 

After the student is accepted, Gonzaga Prep will process the I-20 application, if the international student requires an I-20 to apply for an F-1 Student Visa in their home country. The I-20 should take approximately 2 weeks to be received by our school. Once our school receives the I-20, it will be express mailed to the student's family. The I-20 may then be used to obtain the F-1 Student Visa in their home country. 

Admissions Process - Step 4 - Homestay Arrangement*

For your Homestay Services, Gonzaga Preparatory School international students must use the services of Inland Northwest Homestay. 

 

Inland Northwest Homestay is partnering with Gonzaga Preparatory School in providing loving homestays to international students studying at the school.  They are a non-profit that seeks out families that know how to love people, can provide a safe, clean environment, and has a desire to be involved in the lives of young people.  This relationship is much more than a monthly stipend, it is connecting with students from around the world and living in community together. 

Students and their parents can have peace of mind while the student is in the program as each family is checked to be worthy of participating in the homestay program.  Every participating family goes through a personal interview, and the home is inspected to ensure the ongoing safety and comfort of each student.  

 

In addition, Homestay Families provide rich cultural experiences, ones that the students will cherish for the rest of their lives. 

For students who do not need homestay: Proof of residence with an immediate family member (i.e. mother or father) must be provided.

 

For more information regarding homestays, please contact Gayle Husfloen, Director, at inwhomestay@gmail.com

 

Admissions Process - Step 5 - Health Insurance & Immunization Records

Before an international student is allowed to begin classes at Gonzaga Prep, they must show proof of medical coverage/health insurance and complete the Student Health Form (attached at bottom) and Washington State Immunization Certificate. This paperwork will be included upon acceptance.

 

It is recommended that the health insurance covers doctor visits, medicine, and treatments, in addition to hospital stays and emergency services.

 

International students may wait to purchase health insurance until after they have received their acceptance email, but a student will not be allowed to attend class until proof is sent to the Admissions Office at Gonzaga Prep.

 

If an international student is looking for health insurance, two companies that provide comprehensive medical coverage is:

 

K & K Insurance

http://www.kandkinsurance.com/Pages/Home.aspx

 

ISO International Student Health Insurance 

https://www.isoa.org/

 

Admissions Process - Step 6 - Registration and Tuition Payment

Registration for classes and paying tuition will be included in the acceptance letter.

 

All international students, as a condition of the I-20 process, are required to pay for the entire year's tuition and fees before the new school year begins.   For international students, there is no discount for paying the full year's tuition in one payment. 

 

Tuition and Fees for 2017-2018 School Year Due August 15, 2017

Tuition and fees are due August 15, 2017 and all international students are required to pay for their year's tuition and fees in full before the school year begins. Below are prices for the 2016-2017 school year and we anticipate tuition and fees to increase for the 2018-2019 school year.
 
Fees for the 2017-2018 school year include:
  • Tuition: $15,940
  • Facility/Technology Fee: $225
  • Student Fees: $305
  • Advanced Placement class, online class: $91 - $300
Additional Expenses for 2017-2018 School Year

The following are fees that students will have to pay once they arrive in the U.S. and are ready to begin class in the Fall of 2016. Note that many of these fees will vary depending on the student's class schedule.

  • iPad (easiest if purchased in the United States): $500 - $700
  • iBooks, eBooks, books: $150 - $300
  • Required Apps: $20

 

Questions on International Student Admission

If you have any questions about international student applications or the admissions process not covered above, please contact Corrina Kelsey, Admission Director, at ckelsey@gprep.com