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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 Jim Sullivan with any questions or inquiries.

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.

We encourage all candidates to visit Stratton Mountain School for a personal interview and a campus tour. It is highly recommended 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 very helpful 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 Jim Sullivan for more information or to schedule an interview.

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 foreign students each year.

Click here to apply for Financial Aid

New families requesting financial assistance should complete their financial aid application as soon as they submit their application for admission. The priority deadline is March 15.

Returning families requesting financial assistance should complete their financial aid application by January 15. Enrollment contracts and grants for returning students will be sent by early February.

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 of time in order 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.

In order 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 International Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP). An official copy of the I-20 is also 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 or she re-enters the U.S. after traveling abroad. An official I-20 Form is also required in order 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.

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 Kate Boobar with questions.

Stratton Mountain School is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students.


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