International Admissions Process - Kingswood Oxford

International Admissions Process

International Admissions & Enrollment

Kingswood Oxford’s Upper School regularly welcomes academically qualified students from other countries. International applicants must be proficient in English (reading, writing, and speaking), as Kingswood Oxford does not offer English Language Learner (ELL) support. As a non-residential campus, international students must also secure housing through one of our partner agencies or an immediate family member residing in Connecticut. An immediate family member would be a mother, father, aunt, or uncle. 

TUITION & FEES: 2024-2025


Upper School tuition:  $47,600

International Student Fee: $3,000

Student Activity Fee: $750

Books: $400-$800

Additional expenses that may be incurred include but are not limited to: tuition insurance, service trips, supplemental athletic equipment and gear, or homestay placement fees


Kingswood Oxford School is excited to partner with Flywire, making tuition payments easy and streamlined. Look for instructions in an email should your child be admitted to KO. Flywire and Blackbaud Tuition Management enrollments are required for all KO International families.




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Frequently Asked Questions

We know there are many things to consider when choosing a school. Here is a list of our most frequently asked questions. If you have additional ones, we are just a call or email away! Contact Michelle Kollen the Associate Director of Admissions and International Coordinator via email at [email protected] or +1.860.727.5006 to assist with international details.


How are official documents received by KO?

All documents for the application process can be uploaded to the online application. However, official transcripts, standardized tests including TOEFL scores and school documents will be required for the application to be considered complete. What are the English Language Proficiency requirements? open TOEFL: Kingswood Oxford has a required score of 100 on the TOEFL. Our school TOEFL code is 4796. Please check the Application Checklist for all admissions requirements at this time. Duolingo: The Duolingo test will be accepted if your student would like to submit this score but it will not replace the TOEFL test score. Students can find the Duolingo test online. There is no school code for this. Please select Kingswood Oxford School upon registering.


How is the deposit or tuition paid to KO?

All families will receive instructions on how to establish a Flywire account upon acceptance to KO. In order to register with Flywire, families will need the letter of admission and the enrollment contract. This information can be used to establish the Flywire account and pay the deposit. Once KO has received the deposit, families will establish a Blackbaud Tuition Management Account and receive the Form I-20 in their secure fileshare. Families will use the Blackbaud Account for the duration of their child’s time at KO.


What Visa will I need?

Unless your international student has a dependent visa through a parent or has US citizenship or US Residency Status, all international students will require the F-1 visa.


What is the timing for Visa documents and the Visa application?

All official admission decisions are made on March 10th of the calendar year. Students have one month, until April 10th, to decide if they will enroll. At the time of enrollment and payment of the deposit or full tuition, the I-20 will be issued. Your student can pay the I-901 fee and make an appointment at the US Embassy or US Consulate and proceed with the initial visa interview. Depending on the timing of the process in your country, the F-1 will be granted at their discretion. Department of State Visa wait times can be found here for each nation.


Visa wait times are usually a few days after your appointment is complete. Most students have their visa process sorted out long before our arrival date in August. COVID-19 can change these times and openings, so please check with your local US Consulate or Embassy.


What kind of academic support is available for International Students at KO?

As you are aware, the TOEFL score required of Kingswood Oxford applicants is substantial. We find that students who score better on the TOEFL test logically have better command of English – this level of English aids in social integration but also in academic integration. With this high ability in the English language comes a higher ability to perform and achieve. KO does not offer an ESL program so our international students must be highly proficient to achieve success in all areas at KO. There is always tutoring available to all students and our faculty are on hand to work independently with students as time allows on projects and school assignments.


What about the health form requirements?

The State of Connecticut requires that ALL students must have a physical exam and tuberculous screening (if coming from a high-risk country) annually. The CT Health Assessment Form is required each year from ALL students. We recommend having the form completed upon arrival in the US by a Connecticut Licensed Physician. Please make an appointment for your student before they arrive at their normal physician if returning or at the AFC Clinic in West Hartford recommended by our school nurse. The AFC is very familiar with international student health requirements and inoculation requirements for the State of Connecticut.


Am I required to have health insurance?

All international students must have a US health insurance policy. Your agent may provide recommended firms. Proof of insurance must be provided to KO before you are able to attend class, athletic activity or be on campus.


Are International families eligible for financial assistance?

International families are not eligible for need-based financial aid at this time







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