International Student Information

In an increasingly interconnected world, Trinity Prep welcomes applications from students seeking an international experience in grades 9 through 12. We know finding the right educational institution for your child can be challenging. We have created this page to help guide you through the International application and enrollment process.

International Applicants

Trinity Preparatory School is a SEVP-approved school approved by the U.S. Department of Justice/Immigration and Naturalization Service. Trinity Prep issues the Form I-20 Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant (F-1) Students to enrolled students to support their F-1 Visa application. International students who have a U.S. Permanent Residency card or other pertinent enrollment documents must submit copies to the Admission Office, along with their application, to determine eligibility for enrollment.  

Families seeking a Form I-20 for an F-1 Visa application must complete an Admission Application. Please schedule an appointment to speak with an international admission counselor after submitting your application. 


Steps to Apply:

Submit Application

  • Parent Questionnaire: Parent/Guardian should complete the Parent Application in English. 
  • Student Application: Applicant should complete the Student Application in English. It is expected that the applicant has an English proficiency level such that he or she will be able to attend class without additional support. Trinity Prep does NOT offer ESL instruction. 

APPLICATION FEE
A non-refundable Admission Application fee of $200.00 is required.

Transcripts

2.5 years of grades, translated into English

Passport & Proof of Funds

  • A copy of student's valid passport
  • Verification of funds

Letters of Recommendation | Written in English

  • Math 
  • English 
  • Principal 

Standardized Testing

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): All non-native English speaking international students seeking admission to Trinity Prep must earn an internet based score of 85 (computer based score of 213/paper based score of 570) or higher on the TOEFL. As a guide, the average TOEFL score for newly enrolled students is 100. The applicant’s family is responsible for individual registration. Please visit the TOEFL website for more information. Due to COVID-19, if you would like to take DuoLingo Online, please click here. Submit results to Tpsadmission@trinityprep.org.

Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT) Preferred - (Waived due to COVID-19): All international applicants should take the SSAT as early as possible, preferably in November, December or January. The applicant’s family is responsible for individual registration. Please visit the SSAT website for more information. When registering, please select Trinity Prep (school code 101898) as a score recipient.

Interview

All international applicants must schedule an in-person interview or video conference once all application materials have been submitted. Please contact Lucy Carney, Admission Administrative Assistant, at tpsadmission@trinityprep.org to arrange an interview. An interview with an Admission Director will be the final step of the application process. The interview will not be conducted until receipt of the other application requirements.

Tuition

If an international student is accepted, receipt of the deposit and a signed contract is required before a Form I-20 is issued. International Tuition and Fees vary by grade. International students are NOT eligible for Tuition Assistance and are responsible for full annual tuition, plus all additional fees. Verification of funds is required.

Tuition for students receiving an I-20 from Trinity Prep is $28,910 for the 2020-21 school year which is comprised of Trinity's international tuition and fees plus a $5,000 international fee.

International Acceptance, Enrollment Process, and Mandatory Documentation

If an international student is accepted, the Director of Admission will inform the applicant via email. Email the following enrollment documentation to Victoria Johnston at johnstonv@trinityprep.org.

Enrollment Documents
Please send in a Zip File - with each item labeled. Cover letter of contents is helpful.

  • A formal acceptance and enrollment contract signed and accepted by family
  • An Emergency Medical Release form and other permission forms- signed in the student’s portal
  • Proof of official U.S. residential address and intended adult hosts
  • Proof of ability to pay tuition and other applicable living expenses for the duration of one academic year: certificates of deposit translated into English
  • Passports/visas/permanent residency documentation are required of those adults with whom the student will reside (guardianship documentation required if student will not live with biological parents, and completed and cleared background checks through Florida’s Attorney General’s Office).
  • Prospective Student Immunization record and Medical Records:
    • 5 doses of diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (DTP)
    • 4 doses of polio (5th dose required if 4th dose was administered prior to the 4th birthday)
    • 2 doses of measles
    • 1 dose of mumps
    • 1 dose of rubella
    • A series of 3 hepatitis-B
    • 2 doses of Varicella or proof of disease
    • Tdap booster completed prior to starting 7th grade
    • A combination of measles, mumps, and rubella vaccines may be given in place of the individual doses. Two of these are required. Depending on the applicant’s country of origin, the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta may require additional vaccinations; if so, they will be so advised at the time of application.
    • The report of the applicant’s physical examination, conducted within the last 12 months 
    • Proof of medical insurance coverage, valid in the United States, for the period of time that the applicant will be enrolled at Trinity Prep
    • Proof of ability to pay tuition and other applicable living expenses for the duration of one academic year: bank statements translated into English
    • Full tuition payment must be made in one installment by June 25, 2021.

Please be prepared to provide information regarding the student’s travel arrangements at the conclusion of the school year, if we are holding the student’s I-20 documents. For questions and clarification on the above, please contact the Office of Admission at tpsadmission@trinityprep.org or 321-282-2515.

I-20 Documents

When the Admission Office has received the signed contract, full deposit payment, the Emergency Medical Release form, and all other permission forms, the student will be officially enrolled. 

At that point, the Form I-20 will be issued as required by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). This form must be taken to the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate, to apply for an F-1 visa. For additional information, please email Victoria Johnston at tpsadmission@trinityprep.org.


Host Families

Trinity Prep does NOT provide host families. It is the responsibility of the applicant to secure housing for the duration of the academic year. Oversight of living arrangements by Trinity Prep will occur. 

Guardianship documentation is required if a student will not live with biological parents. Trinity Prep will also complete background checks of the listed guardians via  Florida’s Attorney General’s Office. Trinity Prep may visit the home or ask the students guardians  to campus  prior to a Form I-20 being issued.