High School Credits
For students applying for admission to grades 10 to 12, we will take into consideration the number of credits reflected in the official transcript from your current school. For all students in grades 9 to 12, the transcript must show that the student will have a sufficient number of credits to meet our graduation requirement of 24 credits. A passing grade in a year long course earns one credit. A passing grade in a semester-long course earns a half credit.
Priority Criteria for Admission
Consideration for Admission to SAS is on a priority basis according to the following categories; however, all students accepted to the school must be mission appropriate;
1) Qualified dependents of U.S. Government employees
2) Qualified dependents of overseas-hired faculty
3) Siblings of students already enrolled at SAS
4) United States citizens
5) Other expatriate students with English proficiency
6) Other expatriate students
7) PRC National students who have permission from the Shanghai Municipal Education
Recent changes instituted by the SHMEC require all students applying to international schools in Shanghai be covered under a parents work visa designated for Shanghai only. If a family wishes to resides in Shanghai and attend school the working parents 'work visa' must be specifically designated for Shanghai.
WaitpoolIn the event enrollment at a grade level is at its capacity, the Office of Admission will maintain a wait pool. The wait pool is maintained for the applying year only; all applicants that are interested in the next school year must re-apply each school year.
Visitation Review (Pre-Kindergarten & Kindergarten only)
A visitation review will be scheduled for all Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten applicants that meet our admission criteria. Acceptance will be dependent upon successful completion of the visitation process.
Visitations for the fall semester will be held in the months of May and August. Students unable to attend any one of these visitations will be scheduled on an individual basis. Detailed information will be sent to parents with a pre-acceptance letter.
Once a seat is offered, the student must enroll at that time, and pay the tuition in order to hold the seat for immediate or later entry within the school’s calendar year. A family cannot defer a student’s entry for the next school year without reapplying and submitting the necessary documentation and application fee.