Who is an internationals student?
International students are applicants who are not US citizens or permanent residents.
What is an F-1 visa?
An F-1 visa is a non-immigrant visa issued by a foreign student who is seeking entry into the United States to pursue full-time studies in a US academic institution.
Which test scores does JCS accept?
JCS international student applicants can choose between the TOEFL, TOEFL JR, and SLATE (ITEP).
What grades can international students apply?
JCS accepts international students in grades 7 - 12.
How does the application process work?
First a student must complete the online application and submit the supporting documents. After an application is received a Skype interview will be arranged. Following the interview the application will be reviewed and the student will be notified of an acceptance or declination within 5-7 business days.
Can I use a translator?
International Students are permitted to use translators and word-for-word dictionaries for normal course work. Smart phones or other electronic devices are not permitted to be used as they allow internet browsing and games.
Do I need to bring an electronic device with me?
Yes, students may bring their own laptop or tablet to JCS.
When should I apply?
JCS practices rolling admissions for the for the fall and spring semester. International students can apply at anytime.
What is an I94?
The Arrival and Departure Record is the I-94, in either paper or electronic format, issued by a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officer to foreign visitors entering the United States. After April 30, 2013, most Arrival and /or Departure records will be created electronically upon arrival. Instead of a paper form, the visitor will be provided with an annotated stamp in the foreign passport. If provided a paper form, the admitting CBP Officer generally attaches the I-94 to the visitor's passport and stamps the departure date on the form.
In both circumstances, an electronic I-94 or paper I-94, the visitor must exit the U.S. on or before that date stamped on the form or in the passport.
If a visitor departs by a commercial air or sea carrier (airlines or cruise ships), their departure from the U.S. can be independently verified and it is not necessary to take any further action, although holding on to the outbound (from the U.S.) boarding pass - if they still have it - can help facilitate reentry when coming back to the United States.
If a visitor departs by land and has a paper form I-94, the I-94 must be turned in to a CBP Officer at a land border when exiting the U.S. If it is not turned in to a CBP Officer at the land border, the visitor will be considered an "overstay" and they may be denied entry when they attempt to reenter the United States in the future.
For more information on the I-94 automation process, visit CBP.gov.