International Students



Program Overview


The Mission College Prep International Program is students from outside the United States interested in a one-year to multiple-year home-stay high school program. We welcome applications from international students and value the cultural diversity and individual gifts that international students bring to the student body. We encourage students who are bright, inquisitive, imaginative and compassionate to apply.

This program is highly competitive, and we accept a limited number of students in Grades 9, 10, and 11 each year. We currently have students attending from Spain, China, South Korea, and Vietnam.

Program Details

  • One-year and multiple-year programs available.
  • Full immersion: International Students whose English level is sufficient attend classes alongside all the other students.
  • Success in our curriculum is largely dependent on the student’s ability to respond to course material in writing. While we provide Academic English Workshop courses, we do expect international students to be proficient in English speaking, reading and writing.

Applying for Admission

Mission College Prep accepts international student applications on a rolling basis throughout the school year. 

International high school students applying for admission should follow the instructions listed below. Please contact Director of International Enrollment Ryan Weisenberg at [email protected] or (805) 543-2131 if you have any questions.

An international student’s application must include the following:

  1. Application (click here)
  2. TOEFL School Code: 7577 (score of 65+ recommended) or IELTS Results 
  3. Transcript/Grade Report for Previous Two School Years (with English Translation)
  4. Recommendations: (Math & English Teacher Recommendations)
  5. Copy of front page of passport
  6. Translated immunization records
  7. *Bank Statement
  8. Interview via Zoom, WeChat or Skype (All candidates must demonstrate proficiency in oral and written English)

Await Acceptance and I-20 Issuance

Once a student has been admitted [within 2 weeks of applying] to the school and the enrollment deposit has been received, we will issue the signed I-20 documentation and an official acceptance letter that must be shown to a U.S. consulate. Payment for the I-901 processing fee [click here fee information and instructions] to receive F-1 Student Visa status must then be made. If a student is transferring from another SEVP-approved school, please notify the office of the school’s contact information, so we can request the appropriate transfer forms. Please note that all immigration documents will be sent (via FedEx) directly to the student’s permanent residence and will not be sent to another individual for delivery.


*(As required by U.S. Immigration, F-1 international students must submit proof of financial solvency for the first year of their education. The Foreign Certification of Finances form can be uploaded to the FACTS application system. An original bank statement (dated within the last 6 months) must be submitted along with this form. If English is not the language in which the bank documents are issued, the bank statement must be accompanied by a certified, literal, English translation.)


Supporting documents should be mailed to:
Mission College Preparatory
Office of Admissions
682 Palm Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 USA

Or emailed to: 
Director of International Enrollment, Ryan Weisenberg at [email protected] 



Applicant Information

Mission College Preparatory Catholic High School is not obligated by an agency exclusive enrollment agreement.

We welcome applicants and accept students who are independently seeking enrollment, in addition to those who are represented by an agency that has a limited partnership agreement with the school.


Agency Information

If you are an agency representative who is interested in seeking a partnership with Mission College Preparatory Catholic High School, please contact Mr. Ryan Weisenberg, Director of International Enrollment: [email protected]