International Students

International Students
Admissions Directions and Information

STEP ONE: Complete the following steps by MARCH 1, 2018 to apply to Our Lady of Mercy

A: Complete the Online Application-This is the parent/guardian Mercy Application Form. It will be available after Open House on November 12, 2017.

B: Pay the Application Fee-Parents should pay the non-refundable application fee of $100.00 here. Please note that your application is not considered "active" until we receive the $100.00 fee

C: Complete the Student Questionnaire-The Student Questionnaire must be completed and handwritten by the student and returned to Our Lady of Mercy by February 2, 2018. It will be available after Open House on November 12, 2017.

D: Deliver Recommendation Forms-Download the Mathematics Teacher Evaluation and Language Arts Teacher Evaluation forms and take to your teachers AFTER November 12, 2017. Completed teacher forms should be mailed directly from the teacher or school and be received by February 2, 2018.

E: Deliver Records Request/Principal Evaluation Form-Download the Records Request Form and Principal Evaluation and take to your school AFTER January 2, 2018. This completed form, official school transcript, standardized testing and discipline record should be mailed directly from the school and be received by February 2, 2018. NOTE: All school records MUST be provided by a certified translator into English.

F: Provide a certificate of English proficiency.

G: Provide proof of funds. Please note that financial aid is not available for international students and all international students must pay their tuition in-full immediately after passing their interview in the country of residence.

STEP TWO: Students will be notified by email if they are accepted to Our Lady of Mercy Catholic High School on March 30, 2018. If accepted, a $1,000 non-refundable Administrative Fee will be collected via wire transfer and/or paid by cash at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic High School. Then, Our Lady of Mercy will FedEX the official acceptance letter, school contract, and I-20 to your home address in your country of residence.

STEP THREE: Once you have received the I-20 paperwork, pay the I-901 fee online and make an interview appointment with local consulate. Please note that the student must have original document when he/she attends VISA interview. Also, you must bring financial support documentation (guardian’s bank records, proof of employment, financial statements, etc.) to VISA interview & once VISA is issued to customs at border (they may or may not require proof at border) with the completed I-20.

STEP FOUR: Once you have officially obtained your VISA, contact the school immediately for instructions on how to pay the full tuition of $12,400 to Our Lady of Mercy. Please remember that we must receive the payment in-full and it is non-refundable.

STEP FIVE: Once we have received payment, our School Counselor will contact you via email to set your class schedule.

STEP SIX: Purchase your plane ticket and plan to arrive a few days before the first day of school. Welcome to Mercy! If you are starting at Mercy as a 10th or 11th grader, please bring with you your final translated transcript from your current school so we can give you credit for the classes you completed at your current school. Also, bring the original signed copy of your I-20 so we can make a copy.

NOTE: If you plan to leave the country during school breaks or summer, please make sure you get pg. 2 of the Form I-20 signed before you leave.