International Student FAQs
For international students applying to SAS, their families, and consultants, we have compiled this list of Frequently Asked Questions to help you through the application process. If you still have questions, please reach out to our admissions team at firstname.lastname@example.org or 931.598.5651.
International students should submit a completed application, including biographical data, a transcript of academic work (with English translation), a writing sample by the applicant, and letters of recommendation. We also require copies of any testing results you have completed. A TOEFL score is the only required standardized test (see question below). After all of the materials have been submitted, our admissions team will contact you to arrange an interview. This can be online via Skype, or on our campus if you wish to visit and have a tour.
We accept applications for international boarding students for grades 8 through 11. Students entering in grade 8 must be highly proficient English speakers.
Yes! Please complete the same admissions requirements for starting at the beginning of an academic year, as outlined above in the answer to the first question.
For our international students, we require an English proficiency exam. We recommend the Duolingo English Test, the TOEFL Junior or the TOEFL iBT.
The TOEFL code for St. Andrew's-Sewanee School is: 8131
We also accept SSAT and ISEE scores, but we do not require them.
In the ELL Program, students are assessed and placed at the appropriate level. ELL classes are offered at all levels during the school year. Students are expected to remain in ELL classes until they attain a TOEFL score of 90 (iBT), the score required for application to most United States universities. More information about our ELL courses is available here.
Out of a total school enrollment of approximately 250, SAS averages 40 students with citizenship in 17 countries outside the United States.
This number varies on a yearly basis.
Need-based financial aid is awarded to those who qualify.
These numbers vary from year to year. For the most up-to-date information on college admissions, view our College Counseling page. Our most recent score information is available in the School Profile at the bottom of the page.
All of our boarding students, international and domestic, live on our campus in a residential house with between 12 and 15 other students. Our residential houses are also home to at least one faculty member and their family. International students share a room with an English-speaking student from a country other than their own. This promotes close interaction with American students and constant use of English skills. See our Residential Life page to learn more.
SAS has partnered with Flywire to streamline the international payment process. Flywire allows parents to pay securely from any country and any bank, typically in your home currency.
- Track your payments from start to finish
- Save on bank fees and exchange rates
- Contact their multilingual customer support team with any questions, day or night