International Program Information
- When to Apply
- Admissions Process
- English Proficiency Requirements
- F1 Visa Information
- Athletics Checklist
- Tuition and Fees
- Forms and Documents
- Academic Calendar
When to Apply
Step 1 - Admissions application must be filled out in its entirety
- Application fee must be submitted online with the Admissions Application.
Step 2 - Required Documentation
- Copy of applicants passport title page and/or birth certificate
- Copy of Bank Statement (proof of funds)
- FHSAA Registration Form -EL4
- FHSAA GA4 Form
- Consent to Random Drug Testing Form
- Florida Department of Health Forms for immunization DH680 and Physical DH3040
Step 3 - School Records
- Please submit an official copy of school records that reflect the previous four grade levels. Applicants must send both the original language transcript and an official copy of the transcript translated into English and scaled to the American grading system. 100 point system/4 point GPA scale.
- Test results from one of the following iTEP SLATE, SLEP, IELTS, TOEFL, TOEFL Jr., (TOEFL Jr. code for JCS is B108)
Step 4 - Letters of Recommendation
- English Teacher Recommendation
- Math Teacher Recommendation
Step 5 - Student Essay
- Students entering grades 5-12 must submit an original essay on why they want to be a student at JCS. The essay must be one page typed, double-spaced 250 words.
Step 6 - Applicant Interview
- If the student is in the United States an interview in person is required. For all other students, a Video Conference will be arranged.
- After the interview is completed, all records, forms and a summary of the interview will be submitted to the Admissions Committee for review. If a letter of acceptance is issued, full payment must be received within five business days.
- Wire Instructions: Please contact the Business Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please feel free to contact the International Program Liaison, Dee Devine, if you need any assistance at email@example.com
English Proficiency Requirements
International Student Admissions Requirements Assessment of English Language Proficiency
Testing: Applicants are required to take either the iTEP SLATE, IELTS, TOEFL Junior or TOEFL and attain the minimum required score. JCS is a registered test center for both TOEFL and iTEP SLATE. When taking the TOEFL Jr. use designated institution number B108.
Transcripts: Transcripts of students from all foreign countries must be transcribed by an organization approved by JCS to offer equivalency reports to meet requirements for admission.
Josef Silny & Associates, Inc. International Education
7101 SW 102 Avenue Miami, FL 33173
Tel. (305) 273-1616
Fax. (305) 273-1338
Translation Services: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web Site: www.jsilny.org
F1 Visa Information
While studying in the United States, you, as an international student holding F-1 visa, are allowed to travel internationally outside the U.S. and domestically within the U.S. It is important for you to acknowledge and comply to the U.S. immigration regulations, especially for traveling outside the country, in order to maintain your student status.
This section provides basic information on immigration regulations for international students who seek to reenter to the U.S. after traveling internationally. This information applies for international students who hold F-1 visas.
Please note that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer at the port of entry (airport) has the authority to decide whether or not you are admissible to the U.S. This decision is based upon facts and circumstances presented at the time you apply to enter. Jupiter Christian School (JCS) cannot guarantee that you will be admitted or readmitted to the United States.
Use the following information to prepare yourself before seeking admission to the U.S.
A. What documents do you need to re-enter the U.S.?
If you have been out of the U.S. for less than 5 months, you will be asked to present the following documents to the CBP officer at the port of entry.
1. Passport valid for at least 6 months into the future: A current passport valid for at least six months after the date of your re-entry. If your country is listed on this list, your passport will be valid until the date of expiration.
2. Valid F-1 visa: You should know the expiration date and the number of allowed entries on your visa. Most visas have “M” (multiple) written under entries. This means that there is no limit on the number of entries for which you can use your visa. If your visa is expired or you have already used the number of entries you are allowed, you will need to renew your F-1 visa at the U.S. Consulate/Embassy Office in your home country in order to re-enter the U.S. See the How to renew F-1 visa section for more details.
3. SEVIS Form I-20, endorsed for travel by DSO: Your I-20 needs to be authorized for travel by the signature on the back page by a Designated School Official. You must plan ahead to get your I-20 signed before leaving the U.S. Each signature authorizes travel for one year following the signature date. To receive a signature, please complete “Travel Authorization Signature” request form and turn your current I-20 to the Director of International Programs, It may take up to 5 business days for to process your request, especially toward the end of semester, school break, and holiday.
B. Travel to a Third Country
When traveling to a third country (a country other than the U.S. or your home country), you are responsible for knowing whether or not you need an entry visa for that country.
C. Travel Domestically within the U.S.
In general, special permission is not required for F-1 students to travel within the U.S. from state to state, even to Alaska and Hawaii. We recommend that you carry your Washington ID card, passport and I-20 with you whenever you travel outside the State of Florida.
References: FAQ for F-Nonimmigrants: Entry and Exit By Student and Exchange Visitor Program, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Department of Homeland Security.3.N Travel and Reentry Section, 3- F-1 Students Section, NAFSA Advisor’s Manual.
F-1 Status Maintenance
Although we will do our best to assist students with maintaining your F-1 student status, ultimately, students are responsible for maintaining their own F-1 student status. Below are summary of basic rules and what actions students need to take to maintain F-1 student status:
- When seeking admission into the U.S. using a newly issued JCS I-20 with a new SEVIS ID number, JCS’s name also must be printed on the F-1 student visa.
- Students must report a DSO to have their SEVIS record registered in SEVIS at the beginning of each enrolled academic semester.
- Maintain full time status during each academic semester. Full time is 12 credits for undergraduate students and 8 credits for graduate students.
- Report change of mailing & permanent address in Banner within 10 days. If residential address is different from mailing address, the residential address must be reported to a DSO within 10 days. If international (foreign) address has changed, students must report to DSO within 10 days.
- Make normal academic progress in order to complete the course of study. In case of Academic Dismissal, SEVIS record will be terminated.
- Never let your I-20 expire!
- Never let your passport expire!
- Do not engage in volunteering, internship or paid work off-campus
- Obey Federal, State and Local Laws.
- Abide by JCS Student Code of Conduct.
- After completion of programs, students are allowed to remain in the U.S. for 60 days (grace period). Do not over-stay in the U.S.
- In case of withdrawing from JCS, notify DAO immediately.
REGISTRATION RQUIREMENTS FOR IMMIGRANT STUDENTS
The following registration requirements policies and regulations are set forth by the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA).
Policy 17 of the FHSAA handbook clearly dictates what are the necessary steps to establish (if possible) the eligibility of International and Immigrant Students.
The FHSAA acknowledges the importance of permitting foreign-born and U.S. students to experience the benefits of participation in interscholastic athletics. The following policy and procedures shall govern the eligibility of foreign-born students who attend member schools and U.S. students wishing to study abroad.
Please contact the Athletic Director if you need assistance at email@example.com
Tuition and Fees
Please contact the International Program Liaison, Dee Devine, if you need any assistance at firstname.lastname@example.org
Forms and Documents
We look forward to assisting you with the enrollment process. If you have any questions, please contact the International Program Liaison, Dee Devine, if you need any assistance at email@example.com or (561) 746-7800.