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For the most part international students face the same procedures as American citizens when applying to colleges and universities. The most important additional requirement for non native speakers of English is the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). Consisting of four different sections--Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking, and each section scored 1-30, a total score of 55 is most often the minimum requirement for college entrance. The more selective the college or university the higher the score needed for admission. The most selective colleges and universities rarely look at TOEFL scores below 110. The longer an international student has been studying at Kiski or at other secondary schools where English is the language of instruction the less important the TOEFL score is; the SAT and ACT verbal scores become more significant. The other major requirement that international students must fulfill is to supply official bank statements and/or certificates of financial support. Otherwise, international students need to meet with their college counselors regularly during this process. When international students contract with a consultant, it is important that the Kiski College Counseling Office is made aware of that relationship.
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Established in 1888, The Kiski School is one of the oldest, independent, all-boys, college preparatory boarding schools in Pennsylvania and the United States.  Home to 200 boys, Kiski offers an academically rigorous curriculum that includes Advanced and Honors courses, 12 varsity sports, and a community that allows boys to thrive through project-based learning and self-discovery. Kiski's beautiful, 350-acre campus is located in Saltsburg, Pennsylvania, 30 miles east of Pittsburgh, PA.

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