We’re excited to help you apply to study at Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School! Rabun Gap is home to students from 50 countries and we take pride in our global student body. 
As an international student at Rabun Gap, you’ll enjoy a supportive community of peers and faculty from around the world. All new international students have the opportunity to attend an informative International Orientation before the first day of school. This includes sessions for parents who can travel to campus.

Throughout the year, you’ll receive support with an international student advisor, Global Awareness Panel, and special international student support services.

It is critical for international students to apply early as space is limited.

International Student Application Process

List of 6 items.

  • STEP 1: Request information to learn more about our program, visit campus (if you can), or meet us in a city near you.

    Once you submit an inquiry, we will send you more information about our school and invite you to upcoming admission events.
  • STEP 2: Complete the application form online.

    All international applicants and parents must apply online. Click the Apply link to create a username and password, then complete the application form. The non-refundable online application fee for international students is $85.
  • STEP 3: Submit transcripts.

    When applying online, you will need to submit 3 academic years of official translated transcripts.
  • STEP 4: Submit recommendations.

    Once you begin the application process, you can use our online forms to submit at least three recommendations. You will need the recommender's email address to request that they complete the forms electronically. Recommendations are required from:
    • Math Teacher
    • English Teacher
    • Principal or Counselor
    You may also submit recommendations from other teachers, coaches, or a pastor.
  • STEP 5: Testing

    We offer the ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam) on our campus. For ISEE testing information and on campus test dates, see our calendar of events on the website.

    All applicants should submit scores from the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) or the SSAT. If these tests are not available in your area, please contact the Admission Office.

    If English is not your first language, you must submit scores from the TOEFL, TOEFLJr or iELTS.


    Please have the score report sent directly to Rabun Gap using the following codes: ISEE 112460; SSAT 5974; TOEFL 8534.
  • STEP 6: Interview

    Once all the documents have been submitted via our online application system, applicants must interview with an admissions representative in person or via Skype. We will arrange your Skype interview once your application is complete.

    Chinese applicants may submit an interview with Vericant or Duolingo, however, it is not required. You may contact Vericant and Duolingo directly to schedule an interview: www.vericant.com/interview or englishtest.duolingo.com/applicants.

Dates & Deadlines

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  • Early Decision

    December 1, 2020
  • Regular Decision

    February 1, 2020

    After the regular decision deadline, applicants are considered on a rolling basis.

Meet the Admission Team

List of 6 members.

  • Photo of DaRel Christiansen

    DaRel Christiansen 

    Director of Admission
  • Photo of Roger Cox

    Roger Cox 

    Associate Director of Admission & Athletics, Head Boys Basketball Coach
  • Photo of Joseph Sturdivant

    Joseph Sturdivant 

    Assistant Director of Admission, Head Football Coach
  • Photo of Sherry Richardson

    Sherry Richardson 

    Assistant Director of Admission
  • Photo of Nichole Healy

    Nichole Healy 

    Director of Financial Aid
  • Photo of Kathryn Watts

    Kathryn Watts 

    Administrative Assistant
Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School is a private, coeducational day and boarding school for grades Pre-K through 12. Centrally located between Atlanta, GA, Greenville, SC, and Asheville, NC, we prepare young people for college, career, and a lifetime of leadership and service.