Simon’s Rock enthusiastically welcomes applications from international students. Living with and learning from a diverse and talented group of peers is a key component of a Simon’s Rock education.
An interview with an admission counselor is required of each applicant. We’ll just be getting to know you as a live, talking, thinking person. And we’ll be glad to answer any questions you or your parents have about us. Interviews can be scheduled before or after the application is submitted.
We prefer that the interview be in-person as part of a visit to campus. We understand that international students may not be able to come to campus for an interview and are happy to arrange a Skype or telephone interview at your convenience. To schedule an interview contact Sophie Mettler-Grove.
International Admissions Counselor
Simon’s Rock courses require a strong facility with the English language. If you are an international student with any of the following, you do not need to take the English Proficiency test.
If none of the above are true, you must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Applicants should have a TOEFL score of 100 or above, or an IELTS score of 7 or above. Students who score below these minimums will be considered for our Pathways to Academic Success (PACE) Program, which includes an English as a Second Language (ESL) curriculum concurrent to the college curriculum.
Scores should be sent directly to Simon's Rock. Choose one of the agencies listed below for your testing.
International Students are eligible to receive Simon’s Rock institutional financial aid and scholarships.
Most students apply to the College as 10th and 11th graders. Students in their last year of high school (equivalent to U.S. grade 12) are eligible to apply to start college in our spring semester, which begins in January. Students who graduate from high school early or at a young age are also eligible to apply. If you are an 8th or 9th grader, consider applying to Bard Academy.