International Families: How to Apply
An international student is any non-US citizen who needs a student visa to attend school in the United States.
Yes, a school official must send your official transcript, including courses in progress, along with the school report. You must send the originals as well as a translated copy.
- International application
- $200 nonrefundable application fee
- A one page essay (hand-written) on why you want to attend R-MA
- Photo of yourself
- Teacher Recommendation #1 and Teacher Recommendation #2
- School Record Report/official transcripts (Explanations of courses are appreciated.)
- TOEFL Junior test results
- Signed Guardian Agreement
- Immunization records and birth certificate and/or passport.
Interview: Once we receive your application an Admission Counselor will contact you to schedule an interview. This can be in-person, or via Skype or telephone. Chinese applicants will be required to interview with our admission partner, Vericant, which is based in Mainland China. The two parts of the interview include a 10-minute video interview and a writing sample in English. Upon completion, Vericant will send all information to Randolph-Macon Academy for assessment. There is an additional fee for this service. For interview scheduling and fee information, please visit www.vericant.com/students. Randolph-Macon Academy reserves the right to follow up with a second interview for Chinese applicants by an R-MA Admission Counselor upon request.
Completed applications are due by February 1st, and families will be notified of the Admission Committee decision by March 1st. The signed enrollment form and $3,000 matriculation deposit will be due by April 1st. Students who apply after February 1st will only be accepted based on availability of space and applicant qualifications.
Financial aid is not available to International students.
Because core courses are taught in English, English proficiency is required. A TOEFL Jr score needs to be submitted with your application.
All international students must have a US residential guardian. The guardian must live within 200 miles of campus and be 25 years of age or older. Guardians must be available to accompany students to registration and take students during breaks (Thanksgiving, Christmas, Winter and Spring Break). A signed Guardian Agreement must be submitted with the application. An acceptance decision will not be made until an approved guardian is named.
Do I need medical insurance?
It is required that ALL students at R-MA have medical insurance and international students will automatically be signed up for medical insurance. The cost is covered in the campus services fee. If you have insurance that is accepted in the US, you must provide proof prior to registration. For more information on obtaining medical insurance through our school, please contact Mrs. Knick (email@example.com or 1-540-636-5488).
Sign and return the student enrollment form that was sent with the acceptance letter along with the $3,000 matriculation fee by the date that is listed on the acceptance letter. Once this information is received your I-20 will be issued.
Who can I contact for information?
To request information, schedule a visit, or for general questions about R-MA please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-540-636-5484.
If you are an international educational consultant, or are a current applicant and have questions about your I-20 status or guardian requirements contact Pam Cole at email@example.com or 1-540-631-3818.