International Admission

About international admission

St. Michael’s provides a safe and nurturing atmosphere that allows international students to flourish. We cultivate a strong relationship between our students, faculty, and staff—giving our students the tools they need to succeed in a new school in a new country. We also develop their academic and spiritual growth. We offer support for our international students through our international office. 
 
Our students have come from a variety of backgrounds and countries including:
 
  • China
  • South Korea
  • Mexico
  • Germany
  • France
  • Spain
  • Italy
  • Great Britain
  • Vietnam
  • Peru
  • Singapore
  • Greenland
 
St. Michael’s Catholic Academy is a Student Exchange and Visitor program (SEVP) approved school. We are authorized to issue the I-20 forms to our international students so that they may obtain their F-1 student visa.
                                                                                                                                                                                  

International Admission Process

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  • Step 1: Complete the application.

    Online admission applications for the 2020-2021 school year will be available October 1, 2020.
  • Step 2: Send the appropriate documents.

    • In addition to the application, each applicant must provide the following documents 
    • Translated transcripts from previous school
    • English proficiency exam score:
      • iBT TOEFL
      • iBT Junior TOEFL (if 15 or under)
      • IELTS
    • English/Language arts teacher recommendation
    • Math/Science teacher recommendation 
    • Proof of financial resources (bank statement)
    • Copy of first page of passport
  • Step 3: Schedule candidate interview.

    Schedule an online interview (via Skype, Zoom, WeChat, etc.) with the Admissions team. After we receive your application and documents, we will contact you for an interview.
                                                                                                                                                                                  

International Student Support

St. Michael’s offers a safe environment and nurturing program to help our international students succeed. We understand that students will experience some adjustments, because they are far from their homes and, in many cases, communicating in a less familiar language. We designed our program to help our international students adjust to living in a new country, succeed academically, and make the most out of the experience.

Mentoring
All international students meet once a week with our International Coordinator, Carlon Haas. Mr. Haas monitors their progress both socially and academically. Even though some students may have lived in the US for some time, it is important for us to keep track of each of our students, because the adjustment process is different for everyone. For those having trouble adjusting, our International Coordinator helps our students find opportunities for socializing and adjusting to life in Austin and at St. Michael’s. 

Please contact Carlon Haas with any International Admissions questions.
 

Need a host family?

St. Michael's has partnered with Aucta Education to provide homestay services for all its international students. If you are applying to St. Michael's independently and need a host family, please contact an Aucta representative at pingma@auctaedu.com.

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St. Michael's Catholic Academy is mindful of its mission to prepare the student holistically for leadership, service, and decision making consistent with Catholic values; and admit students of any race, color, or national and/or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to the school. St. Michael's Catholic Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and/or ethnic origin, age, or gender in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. St. Michael's Catholic Academy does not discriminate against students with special needs; a full range of services might not be available.