The Culver Academies environment is hallmarked by its commitment to preparing young men and women for a world where international boundaries are no longer barriers to understanding and cooperation. That commitment extends to providing our international students the programs and support they need to adjust to the culture and perspective of life at Culver and in the United States.
Admissions and Application Process
1. When do I start the application process?
The application process will begin for you in the fall prior to the next school year in which you wish to enroll your child. There is a list of deadlines that you must submit certain applications and documents that will be provided to you in the admissions packet. The online application is available after September 1 and the application deadline is January 15.
2. What are the steps to complete the application?
The steps to complete the application are outlined on the Application Timeline and Checklist.(AVAILABLE SOON - please check back) This checklist will keep you organized and remind you of important dates and deadlines.
3. How do I reserve a space for my child?
If your child is accepted to Culver, you will be asked to sign an Enrollment Agreement and send in the $2000 Enrollment Deposit. Admission decisions will be offered by March 10 and the deadline for the Enrollment Agreement and the Enrollment Deposit is April 10. Upon receipt of the Enrollment Deposit, Mrs. Adams will issue the student an I-20 form to obtain the student visa.
4. Who do I contact for International Admissions?
Mr. Scott Joyner, Associate Director of Admissions - International, handles all inquiries and applications from families living outside of the United States. You may contact Mr. Joyner at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling +1.574.842.8195.
Mrs. Elizabeth Adams, International Student Coordinator, handles immigration, passport and student visas. You may contact Mrs. Adams at email@example.com or by calling +1.574.842.8144.
5. Do I need to know English before coming to Culver?
Yes. For successful participation socially and academically, international students need to demonstrate proficiency in English. International students are required to take the TOEFL iBT exam in addition to the SSAT exam.
6. What is ESOL?
Culver Academies offers an English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program on a limited basis. Based on testing and other information in the admissions file, students are placed into one of two levels of ESOL or into regular Humanities classes. Students with more limited English will be placed into the first level of ESOL. Students whose competence in English is more advanced will be placed into a higher level which seeks to prepare the students to enter into regular sections of Humanities. Accurate placement and careful monitoring ensure that students can do their best and be successful academically.
The overall goal of the English program for international students is to prepare the students to be successful in their academic work here at the Culver Academies. The program focuses on building and solidifying various language skills, including reading, writing, listening and speaking , as well as improving the students' grammar and vocabulary in English. The English courses prepare students not only to handle the language requirements of other courses, but also to handle a variety of assignment types, from taking notes to text analysis, writing papers, preparing arguments, giving presentations, as well as developing good study habits. In addition the program will help the students understand cultural differences and expectations in classrooms in Culver.
If you cannot find an answer to your question, please contact Mr. Scott Joyner.