Application Process

At Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School, we are looking forward to learning more about you. Please submit your application online using the link below:


* Required Email form by


Step I: International Student Application

Complete the international student application linked below. The KMLHS International Coordinator will read your application within two business days after submission and invite you to complete the next steps.

Go to the
International Student Application.


Step II: Document Submission
All documents must be translated into English.

  1. Valid Passport (Attach Clear Image Here)
  2. Transcripts (Attach Documents Here)
    • 9th grade applicants must send official 8th grade transcripts
    • 10th through 12th grade applicants must send all high school level final transcripts and year in progress reports.
  3. Two Recommendation Letters: (Attach Documents Here)
    • English Teacher
    • Other Subject Teacher
  4. Student Letter: (Attach Document Here)
    • Write a letter to your future host family about yourself and your family.
  5. Most Recent English Proficiency Test Score Report (Attach Document Here)
  6. Photo of student and parent(s)


Step III: Interview
The KMLHS International Coordinator will schedule an interview with you by videoconference. You will learn of your acceptance within 3 business days.


Admission Requirements:

  1. Current 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students, from 14 to 17 years old
  2. Observable English proficiency equivalent to B2 CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)
  3. Completed Steps I, II, and III of application
  4. Financial statement from a bank demonstrating the parents’ ability for financial support
  5. Photo of student and parent(s) together
  6. Acceptance letter from the KMLHS International Student Coordinator


Prerequisites for enrollment (all documents must be translated into English):

  • Guidance from a KML approved agent 
  • Current 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students, from 14 to 17 years old
  • Proof of basic English ability through ONE of the following:
  • Academic transcripts from the previous three years
  • Two letters of recommendation from teachers
  • Letter from parents (or guardian) explaining why they want their student to enroll in KML.
  • Student’s "personal statement" explaining why the student wishes to enroll in KML(must be hand-written by the student without assistance from others)
  • Financial statement from a bank demonstrating the parents’ ability for financial support
  • Photocopy of the student’s valid passport
  • U.S. $100 non-refundable application fee
  • Picture of the student together with parents

Download or print KML's
International Admissions Checklist.

School admissions committee reviews the application and, if accepted, will send an acceptance letter via email. Upon receiving the acceptance letter by email, the family must pay a $2,000 enrollment deposit to hold the student’s place. After the student’s visa has been issued, the student must pay the remaining fees by August 1.




Upon receiving the US $2,000 enrollment fee, school will send the following:

  • Original hard copy of the acceptance letter
  • I-20 form from school
  • Application fee receipt
  • “Next Steps for Enrollment” information sheet

Visa application: the documents needed at the USA Embassy are:

  • Passport
  • Acceptance letter
  • I-20 form from School
  • Receipts for any payments made
  • Proof of payment of US $ SEVIS I-901 fee
  • Proof of parents’ financial responsibility, such as certificate of deposit in US $
  • Proof of connections to home country after schooling is finished

* When visa is granted, students need to inform KML by email. Students also inform KML of flight and arrival arrangements.

* Orientation for new students will begin three to five days prior to the start of the school year.

* In the event the student visa is denied, US $2,000 enrollment fee already paid will be refunded. The $100 application fee is non-refundable. (Exception: application fee will be refunded with proper evidence showing proof of visa denial).

* Students who enroll at KML are committed to attending school here for a minimum of one academic year. Students who withdraw or transfer before this time will not be granted any refund fees. If a student is asked by the administration to withdraw from KML, all tuition fees for the current semester are non-refundable, and all housing fees for the entire year are non-refundable.


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  • After the student’s visa has been issued, the student must bring his/her immunization record and other recent health examination records
  • The school administration will assign students to the appropriate grade level based on the results of a placement test.
  • We encourage all beginning students from China to fly together from Shanghai through Chicago to Milwaukee, and the school will arrange for transportation from the Milwaukee airport to the school.
  • In order to allow international students to have opportunity to experience real American life and to be immersed in an American-English speaking environment, the school will arrange for a friendly American family to host the student.
  • We encourage international students to return to their parents’ homes during the summer vacation; if students would like to stay in the United States for the summer, it is up to the students to arrange for housing and to pay housing fees. KML will not find a host family for the summer.
  • All travel fees are the responsibility of the student.