International Admission

Please note that we are only accepting applications for students from Mainland China wishing to enter grade 9 for the 2018-19 academic year.

We understand that students across the globe may have questions about how to apply to the Upper School. Click on the options below to view information about applying as an international student or contact us.

Regina Allen
Director of International Admission
(570) 270-2162
rallen@wyomingseminary.org


Meredith Shafer
Associate Director of International Admission
(570) 270-2166
mshafer@wyomingseminary.org

How to Apply

Step One: Submit Inquiry

If you haven’t already done so, please submit an inquiry form.

Step Two: Submit Application

Two application options are available: Wyoming Seminary’s preferred online application or the SSAT Common application (SAO).

Option 1: Apply online

Option 2: Although Wyoming Seminary prefers that families fill out the Sem online application, we will honor the SSAT Standard Application Online (SAO) as an alternative.

Step Three: Academic Records

The details below show what is required based on which grade you are applying to:

Applying to Grade 9: send transcripts for grades 7 and 8

Repeating Grade 9 or entering Grade 10: send transcripts for grades 8 and 9

Repeating Grade 10 or entering Grade 11: send transcripts for grades 9 and 10

Repeating Grade 11 or entering Grade 12: send transcripts for grades 10 and 11

Repeating Grade 12 or entering postgraduate year: send transcripts for grades 11 and 12

Please send an original or copy of your transcript. You may email mshafer@wyomingseminary.org or mail to:
Wyoming Seminary
Admission Office
201 North Sprague Avenue
Kingston, PA 18704 USA

Step Four: Recommendation Forms

Wyoming Seminary requires the following recommendations:

1. Transcript release form
2. English recommendation
3. Math recommendation
4. General recommendation

Completed forms should be e-mailed to admission@wyomingseminary.org or mailed to:
Wyoming Seminary Office of Admission
201 North Sprague Avenue
Kingston, PA 18704 USA

Step Five: Visit & Interview

Students from mainland China please review more detailed information for your visit.

An admission interview is a required part of the admission process and we encourage you to visit while school is in session. If distance precludes a visit to campus, please let us know and we will arrange for a Skype interview.

Please view our tour schedule and then contact Meredith Shafer at mshafer@wyomingseminary.org to schedule your interview.

Step Six: Submit Test Scores

We require all students who are applying to Sem to complete the SSAT. If you have taken the PSAT or SAT then we will accept those scores instead. Score reports must be sent directly from SSAT using our school code 8344. We cannot accept score reports sent by consultants, schools or families. Wyoming Seminary does not accept the SLEP test.

Find an SSAT testing center >

Admission Timeline

Please note that we are only accepting applications for students from Mainland China wishing to enter grade 9 for the 2018-19 academic year.

September
Students may begin the application process for fall admission. For students from mainland China, a pre-interview with Vericant is required.

October
Check our international travel itinerary and make your appointment for an interview.

December 15
Last day to interview with Vericant.

January 15
Chinese application deadline: applications received after this deadline will be considered if space is available. We will no longer conduct interviews after February 1.

February
The Admissions Committee begins to review applications for fall.

March 1
Admission decisions will be sent out via email to applicants who completed their application file by January 15.

Frequently Asked Questions

Applicants from mainland China, please review additional frequently asked questions.

How many Chinese students do you plan to enroll this year?
This past year we enrolled nine and are looking to keep a balance in diversity within our school population.

Do I need to submit a completed application before I visit and interview at Wyoming Seminary?
We are happy to give a tour to anyone who inquiries about admission to Sem. If you are looking to interview with a member of our admissions staff, you will need to have submitted your application which consists of the biographical information, parent statement, and student essays. While we require the application to be submitted before your interview, you do not have to submit it in order to schedule your appointment.

How will I receive my admission decision?
The decision will be sent to you via email to the addresses you provided on your application.

What if I miss the deadline?
Any application submitted after the deadline will be reviewed upon completed on a rolling basis. However, we will first read and evaluate all completed applications received by January 15 and those students will receive a decision first. Applications received after January 15 will be read and evaluated but may not receive an admission decision by March 10.

What are the testing requirements?
Wyoming Seminary requires all students to take the SSAT. All students must submit their SSAT scores through the website. There is no minimum score requirement. No exceptions are made. Please visit http://www.ssat.org/test-center-search to find the closest testing center.

TOEFL is not required.

Can an international student apply as a day student?
No. International students are only eligible to apply as boarding students. We do not offer any homestay programs.