The International Program at SMCHS has currently reached capacity for the 2023-2024 school year. Applications are being accepted and reviewed for waitlist placement in Grades 9, 10 and 11.
If you do not have a US Passport or US Birth Certificate, you should apply as an International Student. Students with a Green Card, F1 Visa, L1/L2 visa or other non-immigrant visa that allows students to study for credit in the US, may study at SMCHS as an international student. Please note, our program does not accept J1 applicants.
Please use the drop down items below to learn more about application requirements for international students.
The first step to applying to Santa Margarita Catholic High School is to complete an online application. This is done by creating an account and logging in to your Personal Admissions Page.
Interviews and Examinations
Once the application is complete and reviewed by our Admissions Committee, an interview and English Language Assessment will be scheduled by the International Student Admissions Director.
Application Acceptance & I-20 Application
- Academic Records
- Standardized Testing
- Letters of Recommendation
- English Proficiency Criteria
- Immigration Documentation
- Documentation of Financial Support for I20/F1 Visa Students