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International Applicants

Thank you for your interest in Dexter Southfield. The information below may be helpful for our international applicants. If you have additional questions, please contact the Admissions Office at 617-751-3600‚Äč or

Does Dexter Southfield accept international students?

Yes. Dexter Southfield requires that international students live with an immediate family member within commuting distance of our campus. We do not participate in host family programs. We have no boarding facilities.

Is Dexter Southfield SEVIS certified?

Dexter Southfield has been certified by SEVIS and issues I-20 visas to international students when needed.

Does Dexter Southfield offer ESL classes?

Dexter Southfield does not offer ESL classes. We have limited academic support, but do not modify our curriculum for international students.

What entrance examinations do international applicants need to take?

International students are required to take the TOEFL in addition to the SSAT or ISEE. We do not accept SLEP scores in lieu of the TOEFL.

Is there a minimum required TOEFL score?

The test score is one of many factors, but is taken seriously as all instruction is done in English.

What is the application fee for international students?

The international student application fee is $100 U.S.


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