Istanbul International Community School has an open admissions policy for students who can benefit from our program. Students must hold a non-Turkish passport for admission to IICS, as required by local regulations. Applications for admission are accepted throughout the year. Admission is conditional upon the review of a student’s current school records and space availability. Individual determinations are made by an admissions committee.
1. To begin the admissions process, families should contact the Director of Admissions. If the school records are not in English, the original records and their English translation should be submitted. If possible, the applicant and his/her family should make an appointment for an interview and a tour of the schools campus/es. Visiting the school is an excellent was to understand the school culture, have your questions answered, and ease any concerns about your family’s transfer.
2. Families should complete an Application Form including all the questionnaires and recommendations requested in the application. The Application should be returned to the Director of Admissions as soon as all sections have been completed. The application form can be downloaded from the link at the bottom of this page.
3. Students are not considered for admission to IICS until the documents mentioned above have been reviewed by the Director of Admissions. After the completed Application has been received, a formal confirmation of the offer of a student’s place will be made by the Director of Admissions. Parents will also be informed if a place is not being offered. If there is no available place in the desired grade, then applied students may be placed on a waiting list for a specific grade if the application fee has been paid.
An application may be reviewed if a student meets ALL four of the following criteria:
CHECKLIST FOR STUDENTS APPLYING TO PRIMARY (Pre-School - Grade 6)
CHECKLIST FOR STUDENTS APPLYING TO SECONDARY (Grades 7-12)
The following must be completed/provided by Secondary School applicants:
The Head of School reserves the right to refuse admission to a student if:
IICS deems it unethical to accept any student whose educational, social, or emotional needs cannot be adequately met by the school’s program.