International Students

Step 1: Complete the online application form which includes:

Applicant Profile

  • Student and family information
  • Education background
  • An Artistic Portfolio (required of arts track applicants)
  • A non-refundable application fee of $80

Visa Application

  • I-20 Application (included in the Online Application)
  • A scan of the applicant’s passport photo page
  • Proof of at least $41,950 in funds, such as in the form of:
    • A bank statement
    • Annual Salary (Employment)

Step 2: Obtain at least two student recommendation letters, one from from a teacher in English, and another from a math teacher

Step 3: Complete the online Math and English assessments (please check your inbox for the assessment email and link)

Step 4: Attend an online admissions interview/audition (Check your inbox for the interview notification email)

Step 5: A decision notice is typically sent within 2 weeks of the interview/audition

View our International Student Application Process

Boarding Tuition: $38,700

General Fee: $650 (administrative, general heath, activities, and trips)

International Student Visa Fee:

  • $3,000 – first-time international students
  • $2,000 – continuing students

Program Fee: $5,000 (only applicable to students who need ESL support.)

We offer needs-based financial aid as well as merit-based scholarship opportunities. Please inquire for details.

Step 1: You will receive Northern Academy’s official acceptance offer (please check your inbox for the acceptance email).

Step 2:  Accept the offer by completing both the Enrollment Contract & Financial Agreement and the Enrollment Consent and Required Documents form.

Step 3: Start your child’s I-20 by paying the $300 non-refundable deposit. The remaining balance is due at least 45 days before commencement of classes.

Step 4: Upon receiving Form I-20 from the PDSO at Northern Academy, please pay the SEVIS I-901 fee.

  • Visit (You can only pay for the SEVIS I-901 fee using this site, do not pay via any other websites.)
  • Keep the receipt for your visa interview.

Step 5: Schedule a visa interview at your local US Embassy or Consulate

You will need to bring the following documents to your visa interview 

  1. Form I-20, with a signature from the PDSO
  2. SEVIS I-901 fee receipt
  3. A signed passport, valid for at least 6 months after the date you plan to enter the US
  4. Visa application forms from the US consulate (e.g. DS-160) and required photos
  5. Transcripts and diplomas from previous schools
  6. Tuition receipt from Northern Academy, and/or evidence of sufficient funds to cover tuition and living expenses for at least the first year of study
  7. Acceptance letter from the Northern Academy  Admissions Office 
  8. Information sheet about Northern Academy
  9. Your intention to depart the US after completing your studies.
  • Canadian applicants do not need a visa. You will only need to bring the documents listed above to the U.S. port of entry.

Step 6: Prepare for the visa interview

  1. Know the usual questions
  2. Practice your English
  3. Know the program and how it fits your career plans
  4. Employment should not be your main goal to go to the US
  5. Prepare all documents and receipts 
  6. Arrive on time 

Step 7: Arrange for travel into the US, and notify your PDSO. 

Step 8: Arrive in the US, and bring the following documents with you:

  1. Passport (valid for at least 6 months after you enter the US)
  2. Visa stamp or sticker (does not apply to Canadian citizens)
  3. Form I-20 (F-1)
  4. SEVIS I-901 fee receipt
  5. Supporting financial documentation for the first year of study

Step 9: Report to your PDSO at school on your program start date for an International Student Orientation. 

  • Your PDSO will email you regarding the specific date, time, and location for the orientation.

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