During the spring and summer months, students will be asked to take placement tests in math, English, science or a language. These placement tests will be used to place students in their courses for the Fall Semester. Students will also be required to complete summer reading and math packets to keep you prepared for the coming school year.
Once a student has their course placement from the Director Of Academic Planning, books can be ordered through the KO Bookstore
Students may have the option to deliver books to their homestay family address so please coordinate this with them.
The First Few Days
The first activities will be International Student Orientation. Here you will meet the entire International Team at KO and all of the other new International Students. Our returning students also host a question and answer session for our new Wyverns!
During these first few days, students may expect to take academic placement tests, learn their schedule and select their activities. Meetings with advisors and faculty can be arranged so that our new international students feel prepared and familiar in the Wyvern Nation!
Our Student Services Team creates an international orientation program annually based on the calendar and needs of our incoming and returning international students. All students must attend. Once the international orientation is complete, our new international Wyverns will also participate in our general orientation day before school begins.
Orientation for international students begins a few days before school with sessions on classroom differences, social activities and meeting all of the folks who will be a part of their lives while studying at Kingswood Oxford! Students should look out for this information in the spring so they can plan their flights accordingly.
More information on what the Fall of 2021 will look like will be forthcoming in early summer 2021. The world is too difficult to predict for travel and visa opportunities, so please check in on these plans continually after your acceptance.
Students who will participate in a Fall sport will likely want to allow plenty of time to arrive and complete health and wellness requirements before pre-season begins. The physical and TB test can take from five to seven days, so please take this into account before planning your air travel.
Visit the link below for more information on orientation. Visit this link for more information on health and wellness including the CT Health Assessment Record and if you will be required to take a TB test before school begins.