How to Apply | Cost of Attendance

International Student Classification
If your answer is "yes" to any one of these questions, you are classified as an International Student at Good Counsel.

  • • Do you need ELL support?
  • • Do you need an F1 student visa?
  • • Do you need a host family?
  • • Is this the first time you have been enrolled in a school in the United States?
  • • Are you not a U.S. citizen?

Application Process


  1. Please start the application process by filling out our Student Inquiry Form.  Applications will be accepted for the 2024-2025 school year until June 1. 
     
  2. Submit to Good Counsel a Recommendation Form from your English teacher, Math teacher and Guidance Counselor (three total forms). Be sure the email addresses are clear.
     
  3. Parents must request that the current school send the student’s official transcript with English translation for the last two years to Good Counsel.
     
  4. If English is not your first language, you must submit a recent English Proficiency test score report - a TOEFL iBT score is preferred (Our Lady of Good Counsel High School's Code is C675). We also accept Duolingo English Test (select Good Counsel to share your Score Report). Successful international students typically have an equivalent of TOEFL 80 or above. Scores in SSAT, HSPT or PSAT are helpful in evaluating an application.
     
  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 video interview with the Director of International Student Programs.

Once all of the above is completed, we will inform you of the acceptance decision within 3-5 days and explain the next steps of your enrollment.

Documents can be submitted:

  • As hard copies via mail
    Gina McBean-Linton, Director of International Student Programs | Our Lady of Good Counsel High School 17301 Old Vic Boulevard, Olney, MD 20832
     
  • Or as scanned documents via email to Gina McBean-Linton, Director of International Student Programs:
    gmcbean-linton@olgchs.org.

Cost of Attendance

Tuition

  • The tuition of $35,600 includes the following services, regardless of use:
    • Base tuition
    • ELL/TOEFL prep courses if needed
    • TOEFL test if needed
    • School lunches
    • School buses if needed
    • Most Maryland state textbooks
    • International Student activities
    • Dedicated advisers
    • Parent Association
  • There is an additional one-time, first-year fee of $2,500 that covers:
    • Pre-arrival online counseling, class placement exams and consultation
    • iPad
    • I-20 Issuance
    • SEVIS Support
    • Mandatory two-week international student orientation including:
      • airport pick-up (specified day only)
      • accommodations
      • all breakfasts, most lunches and dinners
      • all admissions and transportation
      • activities include school and bank account set-up, uniforms, college visits, meet & greet with the president and principals
      • Note: Family members are encouraged to participate during week one for an additional cost (volume discount available).
  • The application fee of $300 is waived until December 1, 2023 (Early Decision Deadline). After December 1, 2023, there will be a $300 non- refundable application fee. If successfully enrolled, the application fee will be applied to the tuition.
  • Tuition discount may be available. Send your inquiry to Gina McBean-Linton, Director of International Student Programs.
  • Tuition does not include uniform, optional field trips, elective sports expenses, personal expenses or health insurance. These personal costs can range from $2,000 upwards.

Homestay Cost