Application Checklist and Forms
Riverside Military Academy has been educating young men from around the world for over 105 years and welcomes international students. We strive to help these important members of our community make a comfortable transition to American boarding school life while also preparing them for admission to colleges and universities around the world. As one of the foremost all-male independent boarding schools in America, Riverside Military Academy offers a distinctive, high-caliber college preparatory experience that meets a young man's developmental and educational needs. This experience is enhanced by a military structure that instills time-honored values, discipline, and leaderships skills.
Legal Documentation - Pre-acceptance to Riverside
Please note that all paperwork is printed in and must be completed in the English language.
A completed application must be submitted in order for a student to be considered for application to Riverside Military Academy. A recent applicant photo, a copy of the applicant's passport, and a copy of the applicant's birth certificate will also be needed for the application. For your convenience the application forms can be downloaded from this website and returned via mail or fax to:
Riverside Military Academy Admissions Office
Attention: International Admissions Recruiter
2001 Riverside Drive
Gainesville, Georgia USA 30501
You may also access the Apply Online button in order to submit the application directly to our website.
STEP 1: COMPLETE THE APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION
All candidates must complete and submit an Application for Admission along with a $100 USD application fee. Please contact Laura Stennett in the business office at email@example.com or 770.532.6251, ext. 2188 if you need to request a bank wire form.
STEP 2: SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING APPLICANT REFERENCES AND REPORT
Three letters of recommendation are part of the application pacakage. When you give the forms to the teachers, please include an envelope addressed to the Admissions Office so that they may mail the forms directly to Riverside or provide information for the teachers to send the recommendation via fax or e-mail. Candidates must have the applicant references completed or translated in English. Please include:
- Recommendation letter from the applicant's current principal or counselor of his current school.
- Recommendation letter from the applicant's current Mathmatics teacher.
- Recommendation letter from the applicant's current English teacher.
- Discipline report (if applicable).
STEP 3: REQUEST APPLICANT'S TRANSCRIPTS
Please give the Request Transcript Form to your Principal, School Head, or Guidance Counselor. The transcript should include grades for the two years prior to your application, as well as from the first semester of the current school year. Please mail, or submit, the transcript and school report to the Admissions Office after the first semester of the current school year. You may request that the school mail this information directly to Riverside's Admissions Office. A completed application must have an official school transcript in English. A non-English official school transcript may be submitted as long as a secondary translation follows.
TOEFL, SLEP and SSAT test scores are not required; however, please submit results if they are available.
STEP 4: REVIEW OF COMPLETED APPLICATION
After all of the required information is received and reviewed by the Riverside Admissions Committee, a decision will be made. If the applicant is accepted, an Enrollment packet and contract, along with a SEVIS I-20 document, will be mailed to the applicant. A copy of your passport should accompany the application to verify that the name on the passport matches the name on the I-20. The enrollment contract should be returned to the Academy as quickly as possible.
Legal Documentation - After Acceptance to Riverside
STEP 5: I-20 DOCUMENT
An I-20 will be issued from Riverside after the applicant is accepted. The I-20 document will accompany your acceptance letter and enrollment package. In addition, a valid DHL courier address should be provided to mail the I-20.
STEP 6: APPLY FOR A STUDENT VISA
It normally takes two to four months after you receive your Riverside acceptance papers to obtain an interview at your consulate office to obtain a Visa through the U.S. Embassy. It is the applicant's responsibility to make an appointment for and secure the needed student visa through the U.S. Embassy. You will be required to submit the I-20 document when applying for the visa.
STEP 7: PROVIDE PROOF OF HEALTHCARE INSURANCE, IMMUNIZATION RECORDS
All Riverside cadets are required to have healthcare insurance and up-to-date immunization records. To purchase USA healthcare coverage, please visit ISM Insurance.
STEP 8: PHYSICAL EXAM
Every cadet must have an up-to-date physical exam given within the last year. This allows our students to participate in physical activities on campus such as sports, drill, and other student activities.
All international students who receive an acceptance will be required to take an English proficiency test, which will be administered by Riverside once the cadet is on campus.