International Student Admission

As you and your family make plans to study in the US, we'd like to make you aware of the specialized admission process needed for International Students. 

Requesting Information
Thank you for your interest in Rolling Hills Prep School. Please use our inquiry form or e-mail our staff directly to request information. In the message, be sure to list the name, birth date, gender, and current grade of the student. Also, please make sure the foreign address is listed in the exact order necessary for US mail. Please include any local contact information as well.

Application for Admission
Application pages: Please fill in the application information completely. You will need to include the student and parent’s current foreign home address including phone and email. Finally, please include full address information for local guardians and/or host family. Download the complete application here. You will also need the Math Teacher Recommendation for International Students.

Parent Perspective: This must be filled out in English (or translated into English). RHP enrolls families and we value your view of your child very much. The parent's statement is very important to our process.

Candidate's Statement: The student in his or her own handwriting must complete this form. We understand that the student may not be fully fluent in English. 

Official Transcripts: We require official transcripts from the past three years of schooling. The transcripts must be translated and have the appropriate dates, stamps and credentials. If the student has studied in the US previously, transcripts must be provided from the US school as well.

Teacher Recommendations: Recommendations must come from the student's current teachers, and must be in English (or be translated). Tutors, family friends and other relatives should not fill out these forms. You can find the Teacher Recommendation forms in the Complete Application. In addition, you will need the Math Teacher Recommendation for International Students.

Personal Recommendation: A family friend, mentor, coach or guardian may fill out this form.

International Testing
All international students must take either the SLATE-PLUS test , the TOEFL Jr., or the IBT to be considered.  These tests are widely available internationally. More information and registration can be found on the following websites:
http://iteponline.com
www.toefl.org
RHP school code is: 3226 
We have minimum scores for our ELL (English language learners) program. The score equivalences are listed here

Student and Parent Interviews
This is an extremely important part of the application. All applicants must be interviewed by an admission representative. Although we prefer to meet all applicants in person, skype interview will be arranged if the student or parent cannot travel to the US, In cases where the student will be living in the US with another family member/guardian/host family, we require they also visit the school and be interviewed as well. Please contact the admission office directly to make interview arrangements.

Tuition Payment
When a student is accepted, an acceptance letter and enrollment contract are will be sent by mail or email.. If the student decides to enroll, a 10% tuition deposit is required. This can be wired from the home country or a US check can be written. All funds must be in US$. After the deposit is paid, tuition must be paid according to the school's tuition schedule. If the tuition is not paid in accordance with the school's schedule, the I-20 will be terminated.

I-20 Form
Download the 1-20 Questionnaire here. Once the tuition deposit is received, the office of admission will prepare and send the I-20 form by Federal Express to the student in his or her home country. Confirmation letters of admissions and copies of acceptance letter will also be included in this packet to make certain that travel to the US goes smoothly. It is the responsibility of the student and family to make arrangements for a visa interview in the home country. RHP does not know each government's regulations and does not assist in scheduling these appointments.

Once the student enrolls, RHP expects him or her to be a part of the complete academic and social curriculum. This includes participating in new student orientation, Upper or Middle School campus retreats and all outdoor education programs.

We also expect to be informed of any changes to living arrangements. If we find that a student's arrangements have changed or are hindering the student's academic progress, we will reevaluate the student's enrollment at RHP. The school must approve any changes in living arrangements in advance of such changes, and reserves the right to terminate enrollment and cancel an I-20 visa if a student changes living arrangements without informing the school in advance.