International Students

Saddlebrook Admissions Process: International

If you’re an international student, you’ll find here all the pertinent information for the Saddlebrook Academy application process. As always, our administrative staff is available to guide you and answer any questions you may have.  

Requirements for International Students

International students applying to Saddlebrook Preparatory must submit original academic records (or certified [attested] copies of the original documents) and certified, literal English translations for records not originally in English. Please note that detailed and complete records are required, including official records from all secondary and/or middle schools and any secondary and/or middle school coursework completed

Academic Records

Academic records should show individual subjects studied, subject title (no course code or abbreviation), course hours and/or student hours achieved or completed in each course or subject, and the grades or marks received. If middle school or secondary school academic records do not clearly indicate the course or subject studied or their content, school syllabi of courses or descriptions of the curriculum must accompany the records, as well as official student attendance records with corresponding student schedules. In addition, any standardized examinations that the student has taken must also be submitted. 

NCAA Compliance and Eligibility

In an attempt to ensure that your child is provided with the appropriate coursework needed to satisfy their secondary school academic requirements towards obtaining a Standard High School Diploma, and to provide them with initial eligibility certification as a prospective student-athlete wishing to compete as a freshman at NCAA member institutions offering Division I or II athletics, there are several documents that are required to be submitted to the Office of Admissions. Please contact us for more information. 

English Translation

If the academic record is not in English, translation must be sent in addition to, not in lieu of, the original record. The translation should be a literal translation, not an interpretive translation. Any transcripts, certificates, translations, or examination results that appear to have been altered or are irregular will be forwarded to the appropriate country’s school authorities or examination board for verification. 

Acceptable Photocopy Procedures

If your original academic record is difficult to replace, the registrar, or other record-keeping school official from the original issuing institution should make a photocopy of the student’s record and certify that it is the true copy of the original. This is done by placing the institution’s official seal or stamp and the signature of the certifying official on the document after photocopying it (please do not send difficult-to-replace original documents). Records certified by lecturers, professors, tutors or any other school official who does not hold primary responsibility for maintaining the academic records will not be accepted. 

Application Submission

All international student documents should be sent to the Office of Admissions of Saddlebrook Preparatory School by postal mail or express delivery (such as FedEx).