Admission Requirements for International Students:
Lausanne is a school that embraces diversity. Currently, we have 56 different countries represented in our student body. We welcome international students to apply for admission to Lausanne. Below you will find the steps needed during the admission process. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com. We are here to assist you.
- Complete an online application-Though our applications are online, families outside the USA may have difficulties submitting this form due to credit card issues. Should you have a problem submitting the online version, we suggest completing the online application and printing a copy. You may then scan and e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or fax 901-474-1010 the completed application to us. The application fee can be taken care of at a later time if needed.
- Send each of the following to the Lausanne Admission Office as soon as possible:
- Complete transcripts, including your current year, test scores and any other academic credentials. All documents must come to Lausanne both in the original language as well as an official English translated version. Transcripts and teacher recommendations should be sent directly from the applicant’s current school to Lausanne Collegiate School’s Admission office if possible.
- A grading key explaining the interpretation of the grading system on the transcript.
- Teacher recommendations in both Math and Science. If these are not in English please submit two copies, the original and another translated into English.
- One personal recommendation from another adult mentor, such as a counselor, religious leader, music instructor or athletic coach.
- Each applicant for the 5th through 12th grade should complete the Student Questionnaire/Essay and submit this to the Lausanne Collegiate School Admission office.
- Required Test for Rising 9th-11th grade limited English speaking students: All rising 9th-11th grade applicants whose native language is not English must supply results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language TOEFL or its equivalent. Lausanne's TOEFL code number is 3163. Please use this code number when indicating Lausanne as a score recipient. We prefer the following scores for admission:
Each international student applicant must schedule a Skype interview with Stephen Campbell, Director of International Programs. You may schedule your interview by contacting Mr. Campbell at email@example.com.
- 40 for rising 9th grade applicants
- 50 for rising 10th grade applicants
- 60 for rising 11th grade applicants
- TOEFL information may be obtained through their Website at www.ets.org/toefl/
How We Support Limited-English-Speaking Students:
EAL (English as an Additional Language) Program
Our Lausanne community is enriched by the experiences of our international students. We value what each student brings to our school. In order to make this a positive experience for these students it is necessary to provide support strengthening each student’s ability to speak, read, write and comprehend the English language. The student's TOEFL score will be used to determine to what extent EAL support will be needed. The applicant’s family must agree to support this recommendation at the time of acceptance. The cost of our EAL program varies according to need and is an additional cost to Lausanne tuition. Learn more about the Lausanne EAL program.
Application Acceptance and Final Steps for Enrollment:
F-1 Document Information:
Once a student’s file is completed the applicant file will go before the Admission Committee. Should a student be accepted to Lausanne, the I-20 document will be created and sent by e-mail to the applicant for review. Once approved, the I-20 and the enrollment contract will be mailed to a local address if one is presented on the application and if not we will mail the packet to the applicant’s overseas address. The cost of the postage will be added to the student’s account should he/she enroll. An international student should not submit the signed contract and deposit until the student has been given clearance from his/her embassy to come to the United States of America.
Upon arrival to Memphis each international student should provide a copy of his or her passport and stamped I-20 to the Lausanne Collegiate School Admission Office.
Health Certificate and Insurance:
Each international student must submit a health certificate within 30 days from the first day of classes and must submit a certificate from a licensed U.S. physician or other qualified U.S. medical authority verifying freedom from tuberculosis. In the event that the student either has tuberculosis or has potential tuberculosis requiring medical treatment, continued enrollment will be conditioned upon the determination by a licensed U.S. physician that such enrollment does not present a risk to others and upon the student's compliance with any prescribed medical treatment program.
In order to enroll, all international students must prove that they have been inoculated with the live measles vaccine (MMR).
All international students must purchase a health insurance policy and provide evidence of health insurance by the first day of classes. One program you may be interested in learning more about is through Independent School Management. You may research this option through their website at http://www.isminc.com/.
Should you have any further questions please contact the Lausanne Admission Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.