International Students

To start the application process, click on step #1.


Bellarmine is proud to welcome students from around the world into our community. International students enrich the global diversity of our school and help foster lifelong relationships.

A limited number of international students are accepted each year on a space available basis. This school is authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students. As a registered SEVIS school, Bellarmine is authorized to issue I-20s to international students so that they may acquire an F-1 visa. Although boarding facilities are not available, international students are welcome at Bellarmine as long as they provide proof of a local, legal guardian.

Students wishing to apply to Bellarmine will need to set up an online account and submit the following by March 1, 2018 for the 2018-2019 school year:

  • Completed Bellarmine International Student Application Forms (through your online account) 
  • Completed Bellarmine International Student Supplement Forms (through your online account)
  • Copy of the current I-20 form (for transfer students only)
  • Copy of passport (page with photo and expiration date) 
  • Copy of Visa (for transfer students only)
  • Copy of current school transcript with English translation 
  • Two letters of recommendation from teachers or counselors with English translation
  • Copy of TOEFL Test (minimum score of 70) or equivalent 
  • Interview with the Admissions Director (via Skype or in person)
  • Application fee: $60

Bellarmine is located in the heart of beautiful Tacoma, Washington. The city of Tacoma has so much to offer like:
•    Breathtaking views of Puget Sound, Mount Rainier and the Olympic Mountains
•    World class museums such as the Museum of Glass, Tacoma Art Museum, Washington State History Museum and LeMay – America’s Car Museum
•    A variety of hiking and biking trails.  
•    Point Defiance Park located on more than 700 acres of woodland trails, gardens and waterfront views, along with a zoo and aquarium
•    Multiple city transportation options for getting around town.

Come and visit our beautiful city!   

Bellarmine is a rigorous college preparatory school that does not offer additional English language learning support. International students must be fluent in English and be able to understand and participate in the classroom. 

Acceptance for international students is conditional for one-year, with an annual student file review at the end of each school year. Tuition and fees for international students for 2017-18 is $22,674.  See the tuition and fees breakdown here.

If you have questions, please contact Kristin Torgerson at 253-879-9781.