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International Students

Thank you for your interest in Oak Hall School. Global awareness and global education is an important aspect of Oak Hall's learning environment. Our international students and the perspective and experiences they bring are an extremely valuable part of our student body. Oak Hall accepts international applications for grades 6-11. We invite you to learn more about Oak Hall's international admission process. Please contact our International Admission Coordinator, Ashli Wharton, at 352-332-3609 x 109 or at awharton@oakhall.org for further information.

For additional information go to www.ice.gov.sevis or studyinthestates.dhs.gov.

International Admission Procedure

  1. ​​​​​​Please submit an online application.
  2. A copy of passport.
  3. A copy of the student's report card (most recent and prior year final report). Transcripts must be evaluated and translated in English. Information on a translation service company is available. 
  4. All international applicants (9th-11th) are required to take the TOEFL exam (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and receive a 90 or higher for direct admission.
    • International Applicants applying to grades 6th-8th (Middle School) will need to take the TOEFL Junior Test
    • The Admissions Committee will consider Upper School applicants with TOEFL scores of 80-89, but students will need one prior year in a US school
  5. Graded writing sample. This can be a writing assignment, essay, report in any subject from their current school year.
  6. A copy of a student's Discipline/Behavior Report or statement that indicates no prior history.
  7. Math and English Student Evaluation Forms. The forms are electronically sent to the applicant's current Math and English teachers from the online application.
  8. Successful Skype interview with Admissions Committee and Division Head
  9. Current immunization record (Florida DH Form 680) and health certificate (Florida DH Form 3040) are required of all new students prior to acceptance. The medical forms may be completed upon arrival to the United States. 

Application Timeline

Cutoff Date of Admission for international applicants is July 1st, each year, to ensure adequate time for student to process I-20, apply for F-1 student visa, and arrive on campus for Orientation. International applications are only accepted for the fall term and for the study length of the entire academic year.

Housing

Oak Hall does not provide international student housing or assist with host family placement. Oak Hall works with Private & Public School F-1 Exchange (PSE)for international students requiring a host family in the United States. If you are interested in exploring the possibility of studying at Oak Hall School, please contact Kristina Neiman of PSE at kneiman@pse-edu.org or visit the PSE website.

If you are an international student that will be living with a family member or a host family of your choice in Gainesville, FL, please contact the International Admission Coordinator, Ashli Wharton, at 352-332-3609 x 109 or awharton@oakhall.org to discuss the admission process for International Students.

Additional International Student Fees

Tuition fees are the same for international students as for our domestic students. International students are charged a $1,500 international student fee. Please note that a $100 one-time registration fee, tuition and international student fees must be paid in full before an I-20 will be issued. If a student's F-1 visa is denied, Oak Hall school will refund the tuition minus the $900 tuition deposit, $100 one-time registration fee, and $1,500 international student fee.