What can we help you find?

International Applicants Frequently Asked Questions

Who is considered an international student?

For admissions purposes, any student without a U.S. citizenship or permanent residency is considered an international student

Does Loomis require an interview?

Yes, an interview is required as part of the application process. Should you wish to schedule a campus visit, please make sure to contact our office well in advance of your planned travel.* In order to schedule a campus visit, please 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.

For families in mainland China you may complete the interview requirement using Vericant. You may schedule an in person interview with Vericant by contacting them here.

Please note that if you submit an interview using Vericant, that will complete the interview requirement, therefore no on campus interview will be available. 

*Please note that while international families may visit anytime, you must contact our office to schedule your visit prior to December 1st

Does Loomis require standardized tests?

All international applicants must demonstrate proficiency in oral and written English. The TOEFL is required for those with fewer than 2 years in an English speaking school. Most successful applicants score at least a 100 on the internet based (ibt) TOEFL. When submitting your SSAT score, please note that 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 is 8137.

Is there a separate application for international students?

We encourage international applicants to use the Gateway application if possible; a link to that application is available on the Apply page.

Is there an 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 admission 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. Please refer to the financial aid process for more information.

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 2017 and 2018 federal tax returns with all supporting schedules. If your 2018 tax return is not yet available, submit your 2017 tax return. You must submit your signed 2018 return as soon as it is completed.
  • 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, Loomis enrolls 735 students. International students (non-U.S. citizens) make up approximately 15 percent of Loomis’ student body and come from more than 48 countries.

What is life like at Loomis for international students?

Learn more about life at Loomis for international students.

Does Loomis offer English as a Second Language courses?

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 student.