International Student Information

In an increasingly interconnected world, Trinity Prep welcomes applications from students seeking an international experience in grades 9 through 12. Because we know that 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

Families seeking a Form I-20 for an F-1 Visa application must complete an Admission Application

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.

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 required if student will not live with biological parents, and completed and cleared background checks through Florida’s Attorney General’s Office, and a visit to campus by guardians) prior to a Form I-20 being issued. 

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.  

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. International students are responsible for full annual tuition, plus all additional fees. Verification of funds is required.

Deadline

March 11, 2020
Applications and ALL requirements listed below must be received by March 11, 2020. Applications received after this date will not be considered.


Steps to Apply:

Submit Application

  • Parent Questionnaire: Parent/Guardian should complete the Parent Application in English indicating the dates of expected attendance and proof of residential address to include all adults over age 18 with whom the student will reside. Trinity Preparatory School does NOT provide housing nor make housing arrangements. 
  • Student Application: Applicant should complete the Student Application in English. It is expected that the applicant have 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. 
  • Entrance tests required: TOEFL tests and one of the following: SSAT, ISEE, SAT, PSAT, or ACT taken within four months of submission to Trinity Prep.
  • A non-refundable Admission Application fee of $200.00 is required.
  • A writing sample in the student’s own voice is required.
  • A student interview (either in person or via video conference) with an Admission Director is the final step of the application process. The interview will not be conducted until receipt of the other application requirements.

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 After 9 weeks of the Current Academic Year

  • 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. The applicant’s family is responsible for individual registration. Please visit the TOEFL website for more information.
  • As a guide, the average TOEFL score for newly enrolled students is 100.
  • Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT): 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.
  • SSAT test is required by December 30. As a guide, the average SSAT score for newly enrolled students is 2186.

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.

Acceptances and Notification

March 25, 2020

If an international student is accepted, the Director of Admission will inform the applicant and send the following to the prospective student’s family:

  1. A formal letter of acceptance and enrollment contract
  2. An Emergency Medical Release form and other permission forms

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.

Please be prepared to provide information regarding the student’s travel arrangements at the conclusion of the school year. Parents may observe the interview but may not participate. 

International Enrollment Process and Mandatory Documentation

  • 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 July 5, 2020.

When an international student is accepted a signed contract and full payment of the international deposit must be received, oversight of living arrangements by Trinity Prep will occur (guardianship documentation required if student will not live with biological parents, and completed and cleared background checks through Florida’s Attorney General’s Office) prior to a Form I-20 is issued. 

For questions and clarification on the above, please contact Victoria Johnston, Assistant Director of Admission, at tpsadmission@trinityprep.org or 321-282-2515.


Applicants from China

May also apply via Tower Bridge International New Oasis. Please contact them directly