Admission for International Students

Admission to Damien High School is granted to international students based on the successful submission of an International Student Admission Packet and all required elements found in the checklist below.

Upon acceptance to Damien High School, the international student will be directed to the SEVIS coordinator for the Los Angeles Archdiocese in order to begin the I-20 process with the United States Department of Homeland Security. Upon completion and issuance of the I-20, international students are able to apply for an F-1 Student Visa at the American embassy in their home country.



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Applications will not be processed until all listed items are received

  1. Application: The Application Fee of $150 is due when you submit your application. Openings may be limited and applicants are encouraged to apply. Students may be admitted during the school year, if openings are available. Student applications will be reviewed once all documents and fees are received. ALL FEES ARE NONREFUNDABLE.

  2. Grades/Transcripts: The last two years of grades/transcripts:

    • Current Original transcripts showing a minimum GPA of 3.0 or the equivalent.

    • All transcripts must be translated in English, officially notarized, and include a scale for interpretation.

  3. References: Two references should be submitted using the reference forms provided. Both references should be from teachers or school administration who can speak to the prospective student’s academic performance, English language proficiency, behavior, and his potential for academic success in America.

  4. Student Essay: Submit a five-to-six paragraph self-introduction addressing the following questions: Why would you like to come to America and attend Damien High School? What are your strongest characteristics? What are your weaknesses? What are your hopes and dreams for life in America? What are your academic interests? What are your academic goals upon graduating from Damien?

  5. Skype Interview: A face-to-face interview will be set up between the prospective student and International Student Program Director after the completed application packet is received.

  6. Immunization: A copy of your student’s current immunizations must be submitted showing proof of a TB skin test with a "negative" result. This should be no more than one year old (TB Mantous). A Tdap (Pertussis Booster) shot must also be included.

  7. Copy of current passport

  8. Copy of current I-20 (if a transfer student)

Upon acceptance you will receive an acceptance letter and I-20 application packet