THINK Global School is a unique model of living and learning that works best for students who are highly motivated, self-sufficient, intellectually curious, and community-oriented. In order to determine if you’re a good fit for our close-knit, 45-member student body, we’ve developed an application process that digs deep into who you are as a student and a person – and gives you the opportunity to get to know us, as well.
In addition to asking you to fill out an application, write an essay, and gather recommendations, we ask prospective students who move on to later stages of the application process to engage in Skype interviews with admissions staff, take tests to help determine cognitive ability and emotional maturity, and speak to current THINK Global School teachers and students. You’ll be able to complete the entire application process digitally: there are no letters to mail or offices to visit. We’ll give you a unique login to start and save your application, and you can conduct all interviews online via Skype.
To apply, we will ask you to complete our comprehensive online application and submit an essay, media project, and three recommendations. Candidates selected to move on to later stages of the application process will be asked to interview with admissions staff, teachers, and students, as well as completing diagnostic tests.
This intensive process is as much for you as it is for us. We want you to be fully informed and confident in your decision to leave family, friends, and home behind for months at a time to pursue a life of authentic education and passionate place-based learning.
Ready to begin your journey toward global exploration and personal growth? It all starts with a simple inquiry form that takes just five minutes to fill out. Click below to get started! send an inquiry
Step 1: Online Application
Once we’ve received your inquiry and determined that you’re eligible to apply for THINK Global School, we’ll send you a personal login and password to access our online application system. You’ll complete the entire application electronically, and will be able to save your responses and continue working on your application until you feel it’s ready to submit. The application consists of several parts:
- Responses to the student questionnaire
- Transcripts or report cards from the last two school years and your current school year
- A creative media project of your choice
- Responses to the parent questionnaire (to be completed by parents)
- Financial Aid Application Form, if applicable (to be completed by parents)
- Recommendation forms from your school counselor and your math and English teachers
Most candidates complete the application in about 2-3 weeks, but you may need more time, so plan ahead! The teacher recommendation forms are specific to THINK Global School, not general letters, so please make sure to give your teachers enough time to complete these on your behalf.
Step 2: Initial Interview
Once we receive your completed online application and all supplementary forms from teachers and parents, we will carefully review all materials to determine if you may be a good fit. If so, we’ll reach out to schedule a one-hour Skype interview with you and your parents to discuss your educational and personal goals and reasons for wanting to attend THINK Global School. This is a great opportunity to get in-depth answers to your most pressing questions, so come prepared to ask away!
Step 3: Diagnostic Testing
If you, your parents, and our admissions committee decide to move forward after your initial interview, we’ll ask you to complete three diagnostic assessments:
- A cognitive abilities test
- An emotional quotient inventor
- An English writing test
These assessments help us evaluate your potential for success in a rigorous overseas high school. You’ll be able to complete all tests online via an individual account that we’ll provide.
Step 4: Final Interviews
If your testing indicates that you’ll be a good fit, we’ll invite you to complete two final interviews with additional members of our admissions committee via Skype:
- Interview 1 with two THINK Global School teachers and StudentLIFE Coordinator
- Interview 2 with a current THINK Global School student
These interviews are designed to give our community a chance to get to know you, and also allow you to ask additional questions. You will emerge with a strong sense of who you could be living and learning with over the next three years.
After your final interviews, our admissions committee will convene one more time to make a final decision on your candidacy.
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