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International Student Admission FAQs

Does Loomis require an interview?

Should you wish to schedule an on campus visit, please make sure to contact our office well in advance of your planned travel.  Due to the high volume of interview requests in January, we cannot guarantee an on-campus interview; however, we will make our best effort to accommodate your request.  In order to schedule a campus visit, please make sure to complete an Online Inquiry and follow up by contacting our office at admission@loomis.org. If you would like to request a web based interview, please complete your application and once submitted we can arrange for an interview.
 

Does Loomis require you to take a Standardized Test?

Refer to Step 4 (the section on Standardized Testing) on the How to Apply page.  All international applicants must demonstrate proficiency in oral and written English.  The TOEFL is required for candidates for whom English is not their first language.  Most successful applicants score at least a 100 on the internet based (ibt) TOEFL. Most international students will also take the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT).  We only accept test scores directly from SSAT; we do not accept copies from your school or consultant. To prevent delays, be sure to list us as a score recipient when you register for your test.

SSAT: www.ssat.org or 609 683.4440.

Loomis SSAT code is 4672.

TOEFL: www.ets.org or 609 771.7100.

Loomis TOEFL code: 8137.

Is there a separate application for international students?

No, you may fill out the Loomis online application from our admissions website or use the online application from SSAT.

What is the application fee for international students?

If you are living in a foreign country other than Canada or Mexico, you must pay the $160 application fee. If you are living in Canada or Mexico, you must pay the $75 application fee. Please send a money order drawn from a US Bank.

What is the application deadline for international students?

The admissions application deadline is January 15 for all students. The financial aid deadline for all students is January 31.

Is financial aid available to International students?

Yes, but on a limited basis. Be sure to complete the International Student Financial Aid Profile.

What is the financial aid process for international students?

New International Student Financial Aid Application Process

  1. Be sure to indicate on your Admission application, that you will be applying for financial aid.
  2. By January 31, complete a Parents Financial Statement (PFS) online.
  3. Be sure to retain your login and password information.
  4. After submitting your PFS, you will be given instructions about submitting additional documents. Please submit signed copies of the following documents directly to SSS.
  • International students must complete an International Student Financial Aid Profile
  • Documentation to verify income
  • If you file a federal tax return, submit a signed copy of your 2010 and 2011 federal tax returns with all supporting schedules. If your 2011 tax return is not yet available, submit your 2010 tax return and upon completion, send the 2011.
  • If you own your own business/farm you must include a business/farm statement which can be found on the SSS website with the PFS.

How many international students are at Loomis?

Currently, we have 650 students, representing 26 states and 40 countries. International students make up approximately 15% of Loomis’s student body.

Does Loomis offer English as a Second Language course?

No, Loomis does not offer ESL courses.

Does Loomis issue I-20s?

Yes, international applicants who gain admission to Loomis will be issued I-20s while they are a Loomis Chaffee student.

How do I apply?

Visit the How to Apply page and view the five steps to the admission process.


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