International Students

All items in the traditional application process should be completed by international applicants. There are two additional items that are required. Students whose native language is not English are required to take the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) in addition to the SSAT (Secondary School Admissions Test). The application fee for international students is $110.00.

Notes on submitting your application: 

  • Always use your full legal name on your application, recommendations, and tests. This will ensure proper processing of your application and Visa.
  • Please be sure your official transcript is translated into English.
  • Since we are dealing with international mail systems, it is wise that you make and save photocopies of all your documents in case the first set is lost in the mail.

To assist you with the application process, below are questions and answers that we hope you find helpful.

Who is considered an international applicant?

An international applicant is any student who requires an F-1 Student Visa to study in the United States.

Does Portsmouth Abbey School offer an English as a Second Language (ESL) program?

No, we do not. English is the language of instruction at Portsmouth Abbey School. You must be proficient in reading, writing, and speaking English.

What is Portsmouth Abbey School’s TOEFL code and does Portsmouth Abbey accept the TOEFL Junior Test?

The TOEFL code for PAS is 2227. Portsmouth Abbey School does not accept the TOEFL Junior Test.

Does Portsmouth Abbey School require international applicants to submit an SSAT score report?

An SSAT exam taken within the past year is required for all applicants regardless of citizenship and native language. The SSAT code for Portsmouth Abbey School is 5860.

Which applications does PAS accept?

We prefer our application available here:

Does Portsmouth Abbey School offer admission interviews in my area?

Most of our international applicants visit our campus for their required interview and tour.  We do conduct off campus interviews during our fall travel season so please consult our travel calendar to see if an admission officer will be in your area. While we believe that a campus visit is always helpful, if you are unable to visit our school, you should contact us to schedule a Skype interview.


Please contact the Office of Admission with any questions you have about Portsmouth Abbey School and the application process.
phone: 401.643.1248
fax: 401.643.1355

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