International Students

Thank you for your interest in Lakeview Academy! Lakeview Academy welcomes international applicants who are proficient in the English language.

We are a Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) approved school and issue the Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant (F-1) Students (I-20 VISA).

We are unable to provide housing or guardians for international students. We do not offer English as a Second Language (ESL) classes.

Step 1:

Thank you for your interest in Lakeview Academy! We would like to provide you with more information about our school and look forward to visiting with you. Please take a moment to fill out our inquiry form. You can access the inquiry form via the orange inquiry button on the right side of this page. By completing this form you will automatically be subscribed to our parents' weekly newsletter, VIP Newsletter.

Once your information is received and you receive our response, we hope you will call (770-531-2602) or email to schedule a tour of our campus.

Step 2:

Application for new international students:

To apply for admission and I-20 VISA the following information is required:
  1. Lakeview Academy Admission Application and $75 application fee;
  2. I-20 Information Form;
  3. Passport and/or birth certificate;
  4. Immunization records;
  5. Translated transcripts and/or verification of school enrollment must be completed by an outside agency, Josef Silny & Associates, Inc., and sent to us before we can proceed with admissions. There is an additional fee for this step to be paid directly to the agency. You can download the document here and submit it to the agency for review. You must request the Course by Course transcript and pay the $140 fee to complete the transcript request.
  6. Upon acceptance, families return the enrollment contract with a deposit to reserve a space for the student.
  7. After submission of enrollment contract, non-refundable deposit and I-20 Information Form, the I-20 VISA will be processed.
Visa wait times for interview appointments and visa processing time information for each U.S. Embassy or Consulate worldwide is available at Visa Wait Times, and on most embassy websites.

Learn how to schedule an appointment for an interview, pay the application processing fee, review embassy specific instructions by visiting the Embassy or Consulate website where you will apply.

For more information, visit the Student Visa Process.

Step 3:

Upon acceptance, families return the online enrollment contract that will be emailed to you by our Business Office within seven days of acceptance. To reserve your child's space in the upcoming school year, please complete the online enrollment contract and pay the deposit within 10 days of receipt.

There is an additional $4,000 academic and administrative support fee added to the tuition of our international students.
796 Lakeview Drive  Gainesville, GA  30501 • (770) 532-4383
Lakeview Academy is a private, coeducational day school for students in grades K3 through 12, located in Gainesville, GA. 

Lakeview Academy is committed to excellence in the personal growth and academic development of the college-bound student through a partnership of school, family, and community.