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Foreign Student Registration

Jordan School District is able to accept students on F-1 and J-1 visas for full-year enrollment.

F-1 Visa Students

Applications for students on F-1 visas seeking an I-20 form issued by the Jordan School District (or a transfer from a private school to the Jordan School District) will be accepted from late winter through June of each year for the following school year. No new or transferred enrollments will be accepted after July 1.

J-1 Visa Students

Jordan School District welcomes foreign exchange students who are issued a J-1 Visa to enter the United States for up to one year for a cultural and educational experience and whose placement is approved by the Jordan School District Board of Education and the Council on Standards for International Educational Travel (CSIET). The Utah State Board of Education establishes quotas regarding the number of foreign students each secondary school may accept. CSIET organizations submit student applications to Planning and Enrollment. When an application is accepted, the student is placed in a host family’s boundary school (or non-boundary school if a permit is approved by the desired school). Applications are accepted from host families that reside in Jordan School District only.

Non-Immigrant Visitor

In most cases, a child dependent visa status (a child who accompanies a principal visa holder to the United States) is allowed to attend K-12 school.  The student must still abide by the rules governing his/her non-immigrant status, and may not extend his/her stay for the purpose of finishing the school year.  Students in the United States with a “visitor” or “tourist” status are not eligible to attend a Jordan School District school.

All foreign students on a visa will need to obtain a “Verification of Guardianship” prior to registration at the local school. This form is available from Planning and Enrollment in the Student Services Department, Jordan School District, 7387 S Campus View Drive, West Jordan.  The following documents are required to obtain a “Verification of Guardianship”:

    • Visa
    • Birth Certificate
    • Immunization Records
    • Proof of Residency
    • Guardian Identification

Foreign students who have previously graduated from high school or equivalent, whose class has graduated, or who are not age-appropriate for the desired grade will not be eligible for enrollment.

2023-24 Applications Updated September 23, 2022
F-1 Visa Students: Applications are anticipated to be available by the end of February 2023 and completed applications will be accepted through a hard cutoff date of June 30, 2023. The per capita tuition amount may not be available until March or April 2023 but will likely be equal to or higher than the 2022-23 amount.


J-1 Visa Students:  Allocations from USBE will not be available until shortly after the conclusion of the 2023 Utah State Legislative Session. We anticipate applications will begin in April 2023.

2022-23 Applications Updated September 23, 2022
F-1 Visa Students: We are pleased to begin accepting applications from students interested in attending Jordan School District for one year (the 2022-23 school year) through Form I-20 / F-1 visa authorization.

An processing fee of $150 is due upon Planning & Enrollment's receipt of your application packet. Payment is only accepted via bank wire transfer in US dollars. If and when an application is accepted, payment in full of the per capita cost of tuition is required; the District is unable by law to waive the tuition amount or to accept payment plans. For 2022-23, the tuition amount is USD$8,782.00

As of June 30, 2022, no F-1 slots remain available.


J-1 Visa Students:  Jordan School District has been granted 24 slots for J-1 visa students for 2022-23. Agencies may begin preparing to submit applications by emailing their CSIET certification and notarized Agency Assurances document to caleb.olson@jordandistrict.org or donna.kolva@jordandistrict.org in Planning and Enrollment.

Applications will be accepted beginning Monday, April 4, 2022 at 12:00 PM via the link below. Each agency (that has previously submitted a CSIET certification and Agency Assurances document) may submit two (2) applications from Monday, April 4, 2022 at 12:00 PM through Sunday, April 10, 2022 at 11:59 PM. From Monday, April 11, 2022 onward, agencies may submit additional applications. As described in the Agency Assurances document, the District reserves the right to accept applications in such a way as to balance enrollment of foreign exchange students between all high schools.

As of April 28, 2022, no J-1 slots remain available.

Students who are not able to be placed in Jordan School District on a USBE-assigned slots may still attend Jordan School District; however, payment of the full per-capita cost of tuition would be required.