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International Students

International students admissions

(Updated 1/15/24)

Austin Catholic welcomes and encourages international students in grades 9 and 10 from partnering nations to join our vibrant student body. We seek to diversify our student body with approximately 8-10% international students so as to not overwhelm our domestic population. International applicants must apply online using the application for International Students which opens in January of each year.

How to apply:

  • Complete the Austin Catholic Application for Admissions for International Students before March 20th.
  • Submit the previous two years’ report cards and transcripts (translated to English) as part of the application. In addition, a writing sample is requested.
  • Complete a Skype Interview with Admissions Team – during the interview we will also determine your English Language Proficiency through reading and our virtual chat which will be recorded. This satisfies the language proficiency requirement test – we will schedule the interview once your application has been submitted.
  • Complete a Skype Interview with Admissions Team – during the interview we will also determine your English Language Proficiency through reading and our virtual chat which will be recorded. This satisfies the language proficiency requirement test – we will schedule the interview once your application has been submitted.

Additional documents - After acceptance

As part of the second step, we will need to have documentation and information to answer the following questions and requirements. Students will not be issued an I20 without the remaining documents.

  • Documented financial stability and ability to pay tuition and fees
  • Length of time student intends to be enrolled at the school
  • Valid passport / passport photo (at least valid 6 months into future)
  • Birth Certificate
  • Proof of Family name, Country of birth and Country of citizenship
  • Home address
  • Name and Address of proposed Local (U.S.) address/sponsor

Tuition & fees for 2024-2025

(B.O.D. Finance Committee approved 1/15/24)

International student tuition includes additional expenses related to the administrative and processing of international admissions and the additional personnel to support the students while in attendance (i.e. tutoring, counseling, etc.). Any questions on international student tuition, please contact our Head of School.

  • International Student Tuition for 2024-2025: $15,000
  • International Student Registration Fee- (annual non-refundable): $1,500

Total $16,500

25% of tuition and fees must be paid in advance.  Once we have received all of the information above and required fees, we will forward the information to the Archdiocese of Detroit where they will generate the I-20 form for the Visa Application.

Expenses not included in tuition

  • Textbooks: approximately $200 to $400 per year; rental or purchase options
  • School Uniform: approximately $300 to $500 first year; $50-$200 thereafter
  • Hot lunch fees: $25 per week // approx.. $1,000 per year
  • Sports Uniforms: range $50 -$200 per season/per sport
  • Laptop computer (one is required): $300-$600 depending on student preference
  • Student clubs and activities costs (dance tickets, spirit days, special events, club events/competitions, etc.): range $50-$500

Living Expenses & Agency Costs:

The student/family (or sponsor) is also responsible for living expenses not related to school expenses and must show documented financial stability to cover living expenses. Furthermore, Austin Catholic does not take responsibility for additional agency costs (3rd party recruitment) that a family incurs and hereby affirm that these expenses are in addition to Austin’s tuition and school expenses as noted above.