How to Apply | Cost of Attendance

Classification of International Student

Do you need ELL? Do you need F1 Student Visa? Do you need a host family? Is this the first time you are enrolled in a school in the United States? If your answer is "yes" to any one of these questions, you are classified as an International Student at Good Counsel. Please follow the steps below to apply.

Please complete the following steps:

  1. Fill out an Student Application Form.
  2. Download a Teacher Comment Form to be completed by at least two current teachers (preferably an English and a Math teacher) with English translation, and send to Good Counsel. Be sure the email addresses are clear.
  3. Parents must request that the current school send an official transcript with English translation for the last two (2) years to Good Counsel.
  4. If English is not your first language, send a copy of recent English Proficiency test score report to Good Counsel. In general, successful applicants have TOEFL 80+, IELT 6.5+, ELTIS 250+, ITEP 4.3+, TOEFL Jr 860+. Other standardized tests are highly recommended - we would like to see SSAT (2050+) and PSAT (1150+).
  5. Provide a copy of your passport with a recent photo and birth date information.
  6. Provide a copy of a recent bank statement of minimum $55,000 USD to demonstrate financial status.
  7. When all paperwork is complete, schedule and complete an on-campus interview or SKYPE video interview with the Director of Global Programs.

*For 2017-2018 consideration, please submit all material now for Early Enrollment consideration

Once all the above is completed, we will inform you of the acceptance decision as soon as possible, and the next steps for your enrollment.

Send Mail to:
Yihung Mohs, Director of Global Programs
Our Lady of Good Counsel High School
17301 Old Vic Boulevard, Olney, MD 20832

Scanned copies can be emailed to

Cost of Attendance

  • Tuition: $21,842.00 (2017-2018) (school lunches, IPAD, most text books)
  • International Student Program: $5,250.00 (Advisory, Activities, ESL Classes)
  • Merit-based financial aide may be available. Send your inquiry to the Director of Global Programs.

Homestay Cost

  • Good Counsel currently partners with the following CSIET (Standards for International Student Exchange) approved agencies to find host families and provide management services to international students. Please contact them directly for pricing and services:
  • If you have a family friend or relative in the area as your host family, or as your guardian to manage your homestay, please contact for approvals and next steps.
  • If you already have a host family agency, your agency needs to agree to follow the CSIET regulations.
Additional One-Time Fee (first year only): $2,410.00
  • Application
  • I-20 Processing and SEVIS Support
  • Two-Week Orientation

Tuition includes school lunches, IPAD, and most text books. It does not include uniform, optional school bus, optional field trips, elective sports expenses, and insurance. Additionally, you need money for traveling and personal expenses. These optional costs can range from $2,000 or more.


*Now Accepting Applications for 2018-2019

INTERVIEWS IN THE REGION (contact Yihung Mohs for appointments)

JUN 15 - JUN 20 | HCMC, Hanoi - Vietnam

SEP 29-OCT 1 | Frankfurt - Germany

DEC 1- DEC 5 | Seoul - South Korea

DEC 6-DEC 8 | Tokyo - Japan

DEC 9-DEC 17 | Shanghai, Hangzhou, Guangzhou - China

GC Fast Facts

  • Top colleges admittance, including Princeton, Harvard and Yale
  • Small number of international students: less than 4% (only 15-20 seats each year)
  • Small student-to-teacher ratio: 13:1
  • Teachers with advanced degrees: 75%
  • iPad Ratio: 1:1 | Entire campus is wifi enabled
  • Within 45 minute drive from the US Capitol and three International Airports
  • Named Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by US Department of Education.
  • Located in Olney, ranked the 17th Best Place to live in the US by Money Magazine.
  • Providing host families for housing.

Yihung Mohs
Director of Global Programs
Office: 240-283-3272
Cell: 240-515-8983


OCT 16: Open House Campus Visit
DEC 10: Early Decision
DEC 10: STEM Application Deadline
DEC 10: IB Application Deadline
MAR 1: Application Deadline
APR 1: Regular Admission Decision
MAY 1: Global Buddies Pen-Pal
JUN 1: School Fees Due
JUL 1: I-20 Issuance
AUG 7: Arrival for Orientation
AUG 29: School Begins

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