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How To Apply for Admission

Welcome to the School District of Janesville (SDJ) International Education Program website. We are committed to helping you succeed in your educational goals.  Please start by reviewing your eligibility as well as all other information on this page.  After reviewing the information carefully, you may complete the online application. The information you provide will be kept confidential and used only in evaluating your request for admission, making the proper school placement, and making an appropriate host family placement.

Complete Application Form

After you have reviewed all information, you may proceed to complete the application form.

IMPORTANT:

  1. The application MUST be completed in English.
  2. We recommend that you first review the application questions, then prepare your responses on a separate document, and finally transfer them into the online application form.
  3. Parents or guardians will also be required to sign the application electronically prior to submission.
  4. Your responses will NOT be saved until all questions have been answered and submitted.

Submit Your Test Scores

You are required to submit a TOEFL test score. Please use our school number: 7586 (School District of Janesville) for direct TOEFL score reporting by your testing center.  Dates and locations of testing facilities near you are found on the TOEFL site:  Testing Sites

If you are located in China, use this link for your to find your TOEFL testing sites and instructions:  China TOEFL

The IELTS may be submitted as an alternative. Please contact Karl Bryan, International School Counselor, directly at 608-743-5255 or kbryan@janesville.k12.wi.us about submitting scores. 

Teacher Recommendation Letter

Print the confidential English Teacher Evaluation, and give it to your English teacher. Your teacher will complete it and return it directly to us. Instructions and addresses for returning the form are on the letter.

School Transcripts

Your school must provide an official transcript or transcripts of courses and grades/marks from the past three academic years. Transcripts should include courses in which you are currently enrolled. A grading/marking scale or an explanation of the grading/marking system should be included. If transcripts are in a language other than English, an English translation should also be included. Schools should send transcripts directly to the following address:

Janesville International Education Program, 527 South Franklin Street, Janesville, Wisconsin, USA 53548

Scanned copies may be emailed for initial evaluation, but applications will remain incomplete until official transcripts are received.

An overall C average, or 2.0 cumulative GPA (grade point average) by SDJ grading standards is the minimum required for participation in the Janesville International Education Program. 

Additional Documents Required to Complete Application Process

All the following documents are required for review prior to acceptance and must be completed in English.  Failure to send these documents in a timely manner may result in your application being turned down.  Please make sure you have followed instructions as directed.  Links to each document are provided and they are to be returned by email to jiep@janesville.k12.wi.us or mailed to:

Janesville International Education Program, 527 South  Franklin Street, Janesville, Wisconsin, USA 53548

After You Apply for Admission

After you submit your application and other required documents, you will be contacted to schedule a video interview. Upon completion of the interview and a thorough review of your application materials, your family will be notified of the admissions decision.

After You are Accepted

After acceptance, you will be issued a confirmation letter and an I-20 letter. You will need to schedule an appointment with the US Consulate Office in your country to apply for your visa. You must bring these items with you to present at this appointment. 

Other Very Important Information

  • Notify SDJ immediately when you receive your US visa.
  • Host Family placement will be determined after acceptance.
  • Tuition Payment for the first semester is due BEFORE you leave your home country to travel to Janesville.  Instructions for the wire transfer will be provided after you notify SDJ that you have been granted a Visa.