INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Welcome

At PSAA we welcome and enjoy the presence of our international students. Under Federal law the school is authorized to enroll non-immigrant students. International students interested in applying should first contact the school Registrar to determine if space is available in the desired grade level.

We recognize that in order to be successful and take advantage of opportunities available at our school, it is important that our students feel confident in both written and spoken English. Our hope is that once accepted, they will dedicate themselves to improving their English by participating in class, extracurricular activities and by implementing English into their conversations. Part of the reason we believe in immersion is because research shows that students who speak English outside of class progress faster than those who limit their English to the classroom.

TOEFL SCORES

We accept students with the following minimum iBT (Internet Based TOEFL) scores:


9th grade—50

10th grade—60

11th grade—70

12th grade—80


Students who are unable to reach the minimum score may apply to be a student in the English Language Experience, where they will attend the same classes as their English-speaking classmates, and will be accepted as a student for the following year when they have met the minimum iBT for their grade level.


The TOEFL test is the most recognized tool for measuring English proficiency. There are several variations of the TOEFL, each with its own scoring. In order to avoid confusion, international students will be required to submit scores from the Internet Based TOEFL, often called the iBT. This test is widely available in testing centers. Booking a testing time may be limited and it may take several weeks to receive scores. Students interested in studying in the United States should schedule a test as soon as possible.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Our international students experience a welcoming and inclusive student body and staff committed to their success.