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.
International students greatly enrich our community with their perspectives and experiences. In recent years, our student body has included individuals from Brazil, Bermuda, Burma, Bhutan, China, Dominica, Ecuador, El Salvador, France, Germany, Israel, Kenya, Korea, Kosovo, Mexico, Namibia, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Turkey, Singapore, Sudan, Tibet, the United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom. Our small classes and the personalized attention students receive both inside and outside of the classroom help international students to adjust to life on campus and in the United States.
Simon’s Rock courses require a strong facility with the English language. If English is not your first language, and if you have not studied in the United States or in an English-speaking country or attended a school in which English is the primary language of instruction for at least two years, you will be required to submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores. For regular entrance, applicants should have a TOEFL score of 100 or above, or an IELTS score of 7 or above.
Applicants who are prepared for the greater challenge of college at a younger age, but who need further instruction to advance their English language skills should consider applying through the Pathway to Academic Choice and Excellence (PACE) program at Simon’s Rock, which requires a TOEFL score above 65 or an IELTS score above 6.5. Scores must be sent directly to the Office of Admission or included on the official transcript; our TOEFL DI code is 3795.
International Students are eligible to receive Simon's Rock institutional financial aid and scholarships. All first-year applicants are considered for scholarships; a separate scholarship application does not exist. Scholarships are awarded based on merit, but amounts of awards vary by need, so it is still important to complete a financial aid application. To apply for scholarships and financial aid, international students must complete the International Student Financial Aid Application and the International Student Certification of Finances. You should submit these forms at the same time as your application for admission to be considered for the full range of merit-based scholarships and need-based financial aid.