How to Apply to the Program

Two steps must be completed in order to become a Saint Thomas More Academy (STMA) student: the application process, the enrollment/registration process. Questions regarding the International Student Program as well as the application should be directed to Dr. Judi Coffield, Director of Admissions at moreadmissions@saintmore.org 

The STMA academic year is divided into two semesters: fall and spring. It is strongly recommended that the application process for international applicants should be completed by July 26th for students entering in the fall and by December 1st for students entering in the spring. 

Other important dates:

Semester 1 (fall)

  • All new international students must arrive in the United States the weekend of August 26, 2017 for the 2017-2018 academic year.
  • Mandatory STMA New International Student Orientation will be held August 28 – 30, 2017   
    • *Please note that some students may be required to attend an orientation in their home country prior to departure. 
  • First day of regular classes for the 2017-2018 school year is September 5, 2017.

Semester 2 (spring)

  • All new international students must arrive in the United States the weekend of January 6, 2018 for the 2017-2018 academic year.
  • Mandatory STMA New International Student Orientation will be held January 8-10, 2017.
    • *Please note that some students may be required to attend an orientation in their home country prior to departure. 
  • First day of regular classes for the 2017-2018 school year is January 15, 2017.
It’s quiet, so we can study well.
Students are friendly with the international students.
The ESL class is a good class for international students to study.
— Dano Zheng (China)

International Students from China, Taiwan and Hong Kong

Please note that students from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan cannot apply directly to Saint Thomas More Academy. They must complete the application process through The Cambridge Institute of International Education. For more information, please email admissions@thecambridgeinstitute.org or click the link below.


International Students from countries other than China, Hong Kong or Taiwan:

All international applicants must:

  • Complete and submit an STMA Application
  • Provide official transcripts with English translations for the last two years of education or all years of high school equivalent work.
  • Provide copies of a recent English language proficiency exam score such as SLEP or TOEFL, TOEFL, Jr, TOEFL, IBT. 
  • Complete an interview or SKYPE video call. 
  • Provide information required to process I-20 Visa.
  • Provide proof of insurance.
  • If residing with a family member, proof of legal guardianship must also be provided.

Once application requirements are fully met, an admissions committee will review the complete file and inform the student of the acceptance decision. An accepted student will receive an enrollment package with additional information.

I love the teachers here because they are so helpful. When I first got here, I didn’t understand what was said. But after class, every teacher helped me and made extra study guides for me.
— Yumi (Japan)

This school is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students.