We are now accepting applications for 2018-19. Students applying to a grade with no seats available will be added to our wait list.
Please note that applicants are responsible for ensuring that correct documents have been submitted. Students with incomplete applications will not be permitted to test or interview. All documents submitted are considered the property of Korea International School, Jeju Campus and will not be returned after the application process is complete.
Admissions Testing Schedule & Information
Friday, December 7th, 2018
Friday, November 23rd, 2018
JK ~ G11
Friday, January 18th, 2018
Friday, January 4th, 2018
JK ~ G8
Step 1: Submit Application and Supporting Documents
Please submit the following completed documents to our admissions office by mail:
Korea International School, Jeju Campus
8, Global Edu-ro 260beon-gil, Daejeong-eup, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do, South Korea 63644
www.kis.ac → Admissions → Downloads
1. Completed Application Form for Korea International School, Jeju Campus
2. Four (4) unaltered 3 x 4 cm photos, taken in the last 6 months; white background preferred
Korean citizens: An original copy of your resident registration and a copy of the applicant’s passport.
Non-Korean citizens: Copies of the applicant’s passport and both parents’ passports, as well as copies of their Alien Registration Cards
4. Two (2) confidential letters of recommendation in sealed envelopes. Please use the official KISJ confidential letter of recommendation form.
Elementary School: 1) Letter of recommendation from a recent homeroom teacher 2) Letter of recommendation from a recent English teacher. ※ Grade 1: Letter of recommendation from a current homeroom teacher.
Middle and High School: 1) Letter of recommendation from a recent English teacher and 2) Letter of recommendation from a recent Math teacher
* Secondary students that have recent standardized test scores may include those results in the application package but SSAT scores are not mandatory. All students that do not have the SSAT scores have the opportunity to apply and eventually be admitted to KISJ as long as they meet the admissions enrollment standards and criteria. Please contact the Admissions Office with any queries or clarifications using the details below.
6. Official transcripts or report cards in sealed envelopes from the current academic year and previous two (2) academic years.
Step 2: Initial Review
After receiving these documents, the Admissions Office will complete an initial review to determine whether an interview and test can be offered.
If the applicant passes the initial review, we will contact the family to set an interview and test date.
If the student’s application is declined at this stage, we will notify the family by telephone. Reasons for declining an application may include low academic standing, poor letters of recommendation, or limited language proficiency as described in the records. In this case, student may be eligible for resubmission based on the Admissions Committee findings.
Step 3: Interview and Testing
Families must transfer the application and test fee (KRW 400,000) prior to the interview and test.
Applicants to JK, K, and Grade 1 complete a play observation, interview, and oral language assessment. Applicants to Grade 1 may also complete a short writing assessment.
Applicants to Grade 2 complete reading, writing, and oral language assessments.
Applicants to Grades 3–5 complete math, reading, writing and oral language assessments.
Applicants to Grades 6 and above complete an interview, and may be asked to complete additional assessments on a case-by-case basis. * If the applicant has high SSAT scores or SSAT scores that meet the grade level that have been taken within 6 months of the interview date, the applicant may be exempt from taking the reading and math portion of the test.
Testing normally takes 1-3 hours based on the applicant’s age and testing required. Please note that an opportunity to interview and test does not guarantee placement at Korea International School, Jeju Campus.
Step 4: Acceptance Decision
After the testing, interview and a review of the final documents, an acceptance decision will be made.
If an applicant is not accepted at this stage, their family will be officially notified by telephone.
After a written formal acceptance is received, all tuition and fees must be paid by the designated due date in order to reserve a seat. Failure to meet the deadline will result in forfeiture of the student’s enrollment and placement on the waiting list.
Once an applicant is accepted, the following medical forms are also required as a condition of enrollment: Medical History Form completed by a parent/guardian and a Medical Exam Report completed by a physician.
If the date of testing is over six (6) months from the school start date, the student will be required to update their shot records, complete another physical evaluation and provide up-to-date school report cards.
Korea International School, Jeju Campus will not discuss or release an applicant’s information to anyone other than the applicant and the applicant’s parent/legal guardian. We do not accept applications from educational agencies or consultants.