Grades 9-12 Application Procedure Checklist for International Applicants
Our admissions team looks forward to getting to know you, and will work diligently to ensure that you are informed and supported throughout the application process, from inquiry to enrollment. As you complete the application checklist, please feel free to contact us with any questions at email@example.com.
2019-20 Applications are due on January 10, 2019. The first step is to create an admission account which requires a $100 application fee, by credit card. Once this is done, you will be able to log in and out to complete the application at your own pace.
We prefer that applicants submit the SD application form.However, we do accept the the SSAT Standard Online Application (SAO). Please note that the SAO application includes a San Domenico supplemental section.
2. Financial Aid Application
If applying for financial aid and have never filed taxes in the United States, please complete the International Student Financial Aid Profile. Applications are due on January 10, 2019. If you have filed taxes in the US, please complete the Parent Financial Statement through School and Student Services (SSS).
3. Transcript Release Form
Download the Transcript Release Form from our website, and include a parent or guardian signature before submitting to your school registrar. Transcripts must be written or translated into English, stamped with the school’s seal, and emailed directly to the San Domenico Admissions Office at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not send the Transcript Release form to our office. Transcripts are due by January 15, 2019.
4. Recommendation Forms
Recommendations are required from:
Download the recommendation forms from our website and request that your Head of School / Principal / School Counselor and teachers complete and email the appropriate forms directly to: email@example.com.
All recommendation forms are due by January 15, 2019.
5. Parent Tours and Student Visits (recommended, although not a requirement):
To plan your visit to San Domenico, visit www.sandomenico.org/inquire, and complete an Inquiry Form. Once completed, you will receive an email with further instructions about how to register for a parent tour, student visit, and open house. All available dates can be found on our website here. Note, parent tours last approximately three hours and student visits are scheduled for the majority of the school day, including lunch. Students will have the opportunity to participate in classes, take a tour of campus, and meet with students and teachers. Parents will tour the campus and participate in a question and answer session immediately following the tour.
Student interviews are required and are approximately 30 minutes in length. They are designed for applicants to learn more about SD and for our admissions committee to get to know our applicants better. In keeping with our philosophy of study and reflection, interviews will be scheduled after the student's visit day, providing students with the time to reflect on their visit before interviewing. For out of town students, or upon special request, we will try to accommodate interviews on the same day as student visits. If you are unable to visit our campus for an in-person interview we will contact you to make other arrangements. Chinese applicants are also required to interview with Vericant, our affiliate in China. For more information and to schedule your Vericant interview please visit www.vericant.com/contactus.
The following tests are required for admission:
- TOEFL (school code is 0897) The TOEFL is strongly preferred, however, we will accept the IELT (no school code required)
- SSAT (school code is 7084):
The SSAT is strongly preferred, however we will accept the ISEE (code is 054074).
- PSAT or SAT (school code is 053205) for 11th and 12th grade applicants only
- Character Skills Snapshot:
The Character Skills Snapshot is a new online assessment, taken at home in approximately 20 minutes which measures your child’s character skill development and is meant to complement more traditional cognitive assessments, such as the SSAT. No preparation is required. For students who take the SSAT (which is our preferred entrance assessment), there is no charge to take The Snapshot. Once you register for the SSAT, you will receive an invitation to take The Snapshot. For students who are unable to take the SSAT and provide us with another assessment test, there is a $25 fee to take The Snapshot (fee waivers are available if you require one).
Additional Information for International Applicants
English Language Learner (ELL) Program Placement is based on your application, interview, and TOEFL score. Upon acceptance, international students for whom English is a second language may be asked to take a placement test to determine the need for ELL placement. The test is administered at San Domenico on the first week of school.
I-20 Form: San Domenico will issue an I-20 to a student once they have been accepted, and their parents have returned the signed enrollment contract, with their tuition deposit.
*Please Note: San Domenico School strongly encourages students living outside of the United States or California to have a designated San Francisco Bay Area guardian. A form for local guardianship will be sent along with the enrollment contract after a student has been accepted. You may also download it here. Parents are responsible for finding their child's guardian.
Admissions Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm PST
(415) 258-1905 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Admissions Application Deadline: Thursday, January 10, 2019
Financial Aid Application Deadline: Thursday, January 10, 2019
All Recommendation Forms due: Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Transcripts due: Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Admissions Notification Date: Friday, March 22, 2019
Day Student Enrollment Contracts Due: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 (for families applying for financial aid)
Day Student Enrollment Contracts Due: Friday, March 29, 2019 (for families not applying for financial aid)
Domestic and International Boarding Student Enrollment Contracts Due: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 (for families applying for financial aid)
Domestic and International Boarding Student Enrollment Contracts Due: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 (for families not applying for financial aid)