Applying to Webb

International Applicants

International Applicants

The Webb Schools welcomes applications from international students. Currently 22% of our student population is international, representing the following: Azerbaijan, Australia, Canada, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Macau, Mexico, Nigeria, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Switzerland, Vietnam and the United Kingdom. Our students bring a rich experience of culture to what is one of the most diverse school communities of any U.S. boarding school.

While we recognize we have many enrolled students with international experiences, we define an international student as a non-U.S. citizen who does not hold a U.S. passport, and will be required to receive a form I-20 and obtain an F-1 (student) visa to enter the U.S. 
International applicants follow much of the same application steps as domestic applicants, with the addition of demonstrated language proficiency.  Please review the following Application Steps.  


Application Steps

List of 7 frequently asked questions.

  • Step 1: Submit the Inquiry

    Please complete before scheduling a campus visit and/or interview. The Inquiry asks for basic information regarding the student and allows you to stay connected with Webb and receive important updates about your campus visit and the campus community. 
  • Step 2: Schedule Your Admission Test

    Register to take the required standardized admission test. Students may choose one of the following:

    Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT)
    Independent Schools Entrance Exam (ISEE)

    Priority round applicants must take the required admission test between October and January. Select testing dates are available for the SSAT at Webb's campus between October and January. Registration for the test may be completed through the SSAT website, and test locations are available overseas, found by using the "Find an SSAT Test Location" feature on the homepage of the SSAT website.  
  • Step 3: Schedule Your Language Proficiency Test

    The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required if: your primary language is not English and you have not been taught primarily in English for the last two years of school in a fully English-based curriculum.  We will only accept testing scores directly from the testing organization.

    If you are required to take the TOEFL:
    • Register for the test online
    • Send your official scores to The Webb Schools (TOEFL code: 1793)
    • Review additional information regarding Testing Requirments
    While we conduct a holistic review of each applicant, international students admitted to Webb typically score 100 or higher on the TOEFL IBT.  In order to support your academic success, demonstrated English proficiency is required.

  • Step 4: Schedule Your Campus Visit and Interview

    • Schedule and complete your interview by January 15 in order to receive a March 10 decision. 
    • Call the Admission Office at (909) 482-5214 to schedule early in the Fall, as times may fill up quickly.
    • Campus Visit Includes:
        • Walking Tour of Campus
        • Student Interview with Admission Staff
        • Parent Meeting with Admission Staff
    A personal interview is required of all applicants. While it is beneficial for you to experience our community first-hand and interview in person, we will conduct Skype interviews. 

    Additional Information for Applicants from China

    As we continue to receive more applications from qualified applicants from China, we partner with Vericant to assist with conducting preliminary interviews. Students currently attending school in China are required to complete a Vericant interview.  Students from China currently attending school in the U.S. should not complete a Vericant interview, and should contact us directly. Students who are exempt from taking the TOEFL are not required to complete a Vericant interview.

    Applicants must schedule and complete the Vericant interview by December 15th, but are encouraged to do so earlier. You will receive notification from us by email indicating if you have been invited for a formal interview with us approximately 2-3 weeks from the time you complete your Vericant interview. Applicants who are not invited for a formal interview may select to continue with the application process.
  • Step 5: Submit Your Application

    Complete the Webb online application, which includes:
      • Short responses completed by the student
      • Short responses completed by the parent
      • Current English and Math teacher recommendations (to request recommendations, enter the teacher’s email address in the space provided in the “Recommenders” section of the online application)
      • Recommendation from the principal or counselor.  Enter the email address for each recommender; this recommendation contains a request for grades including the current 1st term of this year, and the final transcript from the previous school year.
        • Note: You will be required to provide a different email address for each recommender.  
      • You will be asked to pay the $75 fee by credit card once you have pressed "Submit" on the application.
  • Step 6: (Optional) The Character Skills Snapshot

    An integral part of the education at Webb focuses on moral courage, leadership and character.  The Character Skills Snapshot gives us richer holistic information to make admission decisions beyond just grades and test scores.

    For students who take the SSAT, there is no charge to take The Snapshot. Once registered for the SSAT, access to The Snapshot will be available beginning September 25, 2017. 

    Students planning to take the ISEE must contact our Admission Office to gain access to the Snapshot. There is a $25 fee for ISEE test takers.

    The Snapshot is recommended, but not required.
  • Step 7: Accessing Your Admission Decision

    Webb's admission decisions will be posted on March 10, 2018 at 9:00 am PST.  All applicants who submitted an application by the January 15 deadline will receive a decision by this date.  Admission decisions will not be released over the phone. 

    To access your admission decision, click here. Use your Application Login Username and Password to login. Should you need to reset your password, the email with reset instructions will be sent to the primary email used to create your account.
    If you have any questions, please contact our office.
*Webb is committed to sustainability. Therefore, we ask that you not send additional materials, i.e. certificates, letters, portfolios, etc. Your accomplishments and activities should be included in your student statement.
The Webb Schools admit students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the schools. The Webb Schools do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law in administration of their educational policies, tuition assistance, athletic, and other school-administered programs, or any other basis in law.
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