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How to Apply

Jackson Prep International Program practices rolling admissions, meaning that students can apply as early as they like. Seats are filled on a first-come, first-served basis and are competency-based. Students are encouraged to apply as early as possible beginning in the fall of the year prior to attending (example: apply in fall 2017 for entry in August 2018). Jackson Prep conducts an English-intensive, cultural immersion camp each summer in July. Prospective students are encouraged to attend the year prior to potential enrollment (example: attend in July 2017 for entry in August 2018).

List of 7 items.

  • Step 1: Complete the online inquiry

     
    The first step in applying to the Jackson Prep International Program is to complete the free Jackson Prep International Program Application. You can also contact the Jackson Prep International Program by email: jpip@jacksonprep.org.  Please provide student and parent names, grade level, desired start date, and any other information you would like to share.
  • Step 2: Submit the required documentation

    Once we’ve received your application, we’ll be in touch to help you complete your admissions package which will include the following four documents:
    1. An official copy of the applicant’s academic records (school transcript) from the previous two years until the present. Applicants must send both the original language transcript and an official copy of the transcript which have both been translated into English and scaled to the American grading system (100 point system / 4-point GPA scale).
    2. A scan of a recent photo of the applicant.
    3. Official results of the TOEFL test. The test scores are submitted to Jackson Preparatory School, code B371.
    4. A student bio to tell us about yourself, including your hobbies, your favorite sports, your favorite activities, and what your dreams are for your future. This bio should be under 500 words.
    5. An application fee of $50.
    6. A passport photo.
     
     Please submit these documents directly to Jackson Preparatory School using one of the following options:
    1. By email to: jpip@jacksonprep.org
    2. By Fax: 601-936-4068 Attn. Jane Zhu
    3. By mail to:
    Jackson Preparatory School
    Attn: Jackson Prep International Program
    P.O. Box 4940
    Jackson, MS 39296-4940, USA
  • Step 3: Taking Entrance Test

    Once the required documentation has been submitted, you will need to make arrangements with the JPIP office to take the admission test. If you live outside of the United States you may take the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) in lieu of the Jackson Prep admission test.


  • Step 4: Interview and Acceptance Process

    Applicant Interview      

    Once all supplemental documents have been received, the applicant will be contacted by the JPIP
     office to schedule an admission interview.

    Interviews are normally conducted via Skype, but are sometimes arranged in person on the Jackson Prep campus, or in the applicant’s home country when convenient for both parties. Arrangements are made to accommodate various time zone differences when interviewing via Skype. A typical interview lasts 30-60 minutes. Interviews are conducted by the JPIP Admission Committee.

    Acceptance Decision & Offer of Admission

    After completing the admissions interview, an applicant will be contacted by the JPIP office within three to five business days. This contact will communicate the Committee’s final decision.
  • Step 5: Enrollment Contract, Tuition, & Financial Statement

    Within 15 days of an acceptance decision, the accepted student will receive an enrollment packet from the school, via mail. This packet will include a copy of your Admission Letter, a Tuition Statement, and Enrollment Contract.

    Contract Returned & Deposit Submitted
    Families are given two weeks to complete the enclosed contracts, provide a bank-certified financial statemenet, and submit their non-refundable* tuition deposit of $5,000 USD to Jackson Preparatory School.  

    *In the event that a student is not approved for an F-1 Student Visa for a reason outside of his/her own control, Jackson Prep will refund the student’s tuition deposit. 
  • Step 6: Enrollment & Visa Application

    Once an applicant returns his/her enrollment contract and $5,000 USD non-refundable deposit, he/she is officially "enrolled" in Jackson Prep’s International Student Program. His/her seat in the program is guaranteed and reserved.

    At this time, Jackson Prep will issue the I-20 paperwork needed to gain an F-1 Student Visa. The student is responsible for contacting his/her local U.S. Embassy to schedule a visa interview. The JPIP office is happy to assist families with questions relating to the visa acquisition process. For questions please contact us at JPIP@jacksonprep.org or by phone at +1 601-939-8611, Ext. 272.
  • Step 7: Tuition Payment & Travel Arrangements

    International students are required to submit the full balance of their annual tuition before an I-20 is mailed out. Students who fail to do so will lose their admissions status and deposit. Students are required to arrive in mid-July to participate in our Jackson Prep International Program Summer Camp (a cultural orientation program) and must provide Jackson Prep with a copy of their incoming flight itinerary. All flights should arrive into Jackson International Airport (JAN). 

    If students are unable to arrive in time for the International Summer Camp, the International Summer Camp fee is forfeit.
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