Admissions

International Students

Stratton Mountain School has a diverse population of international students who make up 5-8 percent of the total student population. Please review the information below, and contact Admissions Director Jim Sullivan (802) 856-1153 with any questions or inquiries.

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  • Application Requirements & Deadlines

    Please visit our Application Process page to submit an online application. We accept applications from November 1 to March 15, and the Admissions Committee will review them on a rolling basis. For all applications received by March 15, Stratton Mountain School will notify applicants by April 15. The Admissions Committee will continue to review applications after March 15 on a rolling basis.
  • Interviews

    We encourage all candidates to visit Stratton Mountain School for a personal interview and a campus tour. We recommend that every candidate visit the school for a full day. If it is not possible to schedule a visit to the school during the winter, it is beneficial for us to receive a DVD of the applicant skiing or snowboarding. If you are not able to visit, you must arrange for a telephone interview with our Admissions Department. Contact Admissions Director Jim Sullivan for more information or to schedule a meeting.
  • Testing

    No testing is required for applicants.
  • Tuition & Financial Aid

    Tuition for international students is the same as tuition for domestic students. Admission to Stratton Mountain School is highly competitive although our financial aid budget is limited, SMS awards financial aid to some international students each year.

    Click here to apply for Financial Aid.
  • Required Paperwork

    Newly accepted international students are issued an I-20 Form. This Form allows international students to remain in the United States for an extended period to attend Stratton Mountain School. It provides program information and proof of the student’s enrollment at SMS. International students are required to have their I-20 Form with them each time they enter the United States. It is valid for each year the student is enrolled at Stratton Mountain School.

    For Stratton Mountain School to initially process the I-20 Form, eighty percent of the upcoming school year’s tuition must be paid in advance. Once payment is received, the Admissions Director submits the I-20 Form to the International Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP). An official copy of the I-20 will be sent to the student’s family.

    International students must have the I-20 Form when entering the United States for the start of the school year, and any time he/she/they re-enters the U.S. after traveling abroad. An official I-20 Form required to apply for the F-1 Student Visa* at an American Embassy or Consulate.

    Please click here for detailed information on the Student Visa application process. Before applying for a Student Visa, applicants must click here to pay the $200 I-901 fee online.

    International students must have the following documents when traveling outside of the United States:
    • Valid Passport
    • Valid F–1 Visa*
    • I–94 Form (departure record)
    • Original I–20 Form

    *At this time, Canadian citizens are not required to have a visa but are required to have an I-20 Form.
  • F-1 Student Visa

    Students must have an F-1 Student Visa to study in the United States. An official I-20 Form (detailed above) is required to apply for the F-1 Student Visa at an American Embassy or Consulate. Also, before applying for the F-1 Student Visa, applicants much pay a $200.00 I-901 fee online, through this link: (https://www.fmjfee.com/i901fee/index.html

    Please click here for detailed information on the F-1 Student Visa application process. 
  • I-94 Form

    To re-enter the United States, students must carry their I-94 Form. Forms can be obtained through this link: https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/I94/#/home
  • SEVP & Visa Application

    Please click here for additional information regarding SEVP and the visa application process.
  • Health Insurance

    International students are required to have U.S.-based health insurance. Please contact Athletic Trainer Kate Boobar with questions.

How to Apply

Please visit our Application Process page to submit an online application. We accept applications from November 1 to March 15, and the Admissions Committee will review them on a rolling basis. For all applications received by March 15, Stratton Mountain School will notify applicants by April 15. The Admissions Committee will continue to review applications after March 15 on a rolling basis.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition for international students is the same as tuition for domestic students. Admission to Stratton Mountain School is highly competitive although our financial aid budget is limited, SMS awards financial aid to some international students each year.
Stratton Mountain School is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students.
Stratton Mountain School is an independent boarding and day school that focuses on college preparatory academics and competitive winter sports. Located at the base of Stratton Mountain, SMS is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools.