International Admission

Wyoming Seminary has a long history of welcoming students from around the world to study in its academically challenging environment. “Sem” emphasizes individuality and encourages students to become part of it's community by following one’s passions by joining groups and clubs, by participating in the arts, by becoming a member of an athletic team. If you want to be a part of the Sem community, take the next step.

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. https://ssat.org/sao

Option 3: Vericant Screening for Residents of Mainland China

Wyoming Seminary has partnered with Vericant in order to better accommodate students from China requesting interviews. All students who reside in China are required to complete a preliminary interview with Vericant. If you reside in China, you will need to complete a preliminary interview with Vericant before we are able to schedule an interview with our admissions staff.

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 a copy of your transcripts by email or an original by mail to:

sstewart@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 Sarah Stewart at sstewart@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.

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.

Our Team

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

 

smiling man Sarah Stewart
International Admission Associate
570-270-2166
sstewart@wyomingseminary.org

 

 

   

International Travel Schedule

September
28-29 Moscow, Russia - National Hotel, a Luxury Collection

October
1-2 Almaty, Kazakhstan - The Ritz-Carlton
10-11 Hong Kong - JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong
12-13 Chengdu, China - Grand Hyatt Chengdu
14-15 Shanghai, China - The Langham
16-18 Beijing, China - JW Marriott Hotel Beijing
20-21 Prague, Czech Republic 
22-24 Bratislava, Slovakia
25-26 Budapest, Hungary
26-27 Taipei, Taiwan - W Taipei Hotel
26-27 Warsaw, Poland

December
2-4 Seoul, Korea
5-7 Tokyo, Japan

January
18-20 Helsinki, Finland

TO SCHEDULE AN INTERVIEW:

Step One: Online Application
If you haven’t already done so, please complete our online application.

Step Two: Vericant Screening for Residents of Mainland China
If you do not reside in mainland China, please continue to Step Three.

If you reside in China, you will need to complete a preliminary interview with Vericant before we are able to schedule an interview with our admissions staff. Once we receive your completed preliminary interview from Vericant, Sarah Stewart will contact you to schedule an interview with a member of our admissions team in Asia.

Wyoming Seminary has partnered with Vericant in order to better accommodate students from China requesting interviews. All students who reside in China are required to complete a preliminary interview with Vericant. Please note that Vericant does not evaluate candidates, they simply send all information to Wyoming Seminary for assessment.

Step Three: Request an Interview
Begin request form >