Information for International Families

For all International Applicants


Below you will find information regarding important points for consideration as an international student applying to Miss Porter’s School.

We define the term international student as a student who is not a U.S. citizen and does not hold a U.S. passport and is not a permanent resident of the U. S. These are the students for whom we will need to issue a form I-20 and who will need an F-1 visa to enter the U.S.

All international students must submit the same application materials as a domestic applicant; if you are a non-native English speaker, you must also submit an official TOEFL score report. Please contact Associate Director of Admission, Kathryn Simison at if you have any questions about Porter’s or the application process. U.S. citizens and permanent residents living abroad should also contact Kathryn Simison.

Additional Information for Chinese Families

As the number of qualified applicants from China continues to exceed the number of available spaces, it is important to us to have a system in place that is fair to all families. Therefore, to better serve the families of our applicants and our office, Porter’s uses a pre-application process for students applying from China. NOTE: If you are applying for 10th, 11th, or 12th grade, please contact the Admissions Office to inquire about spaces available before completing the pre-application process.

The pre-application process is very simple, and all items must be complete before we schedule a Skype or on-campus interview with an Admission Officer. This process ensures that your English proficiency will allow you to succeed if you are accepted and enroll at Porter’s.

Pre-application process:

  1. An interview with Vericant in China (Note: If you are currently living and attending school in the U.S. the Vericant interview will be waived). 

  2. Your official SSAT score report sent from SSAT. 

  3. Your official TOEFL score report sent from TOEFL. 


To provide an equal opportunity for all Chinese applicants interested in Porter’s we have partnered with Vericant. Vericant will conduct preliminary interviews and short writing samples with our applicants in Mainland China. Vericant does not evaluate candidates but, instead, posts the interviews online for the admissions team from Porter’s to review. We recommend you complete this process as early as possible as priority is given to those candidates who interview early in the process. The deadline for interviewing with Vericant is January 1.

Please note that your application fee to Porter’s does not include the Vericant interview costs. To learn more about Vericant and to schedule an interview with them, please visit: In early September and usually within a week of receiving your inquiry or application, Porter’s will submit your name and contact information to Vericant. In response, a representative from Vericant will reach out to you and your family to schedule the interview. However, to complete the pre-application process promptly, we suggest that students contact Vericant directly.


Official Score Reports:

All applicants must submit an official SSAT and TOEFL iBT test report. The Porter’s test code for the SSAT is 5122, and the Porter’s test code for the TOEFL is 8606. Please note that all reports must be sent to us directly from SSAT and TOEFL to be considered official. Once all the pre-application materials have been submitted and evaluated our Associate Director of Admission, Kathryn Simison will contact you about scheduling an interview.

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