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How to Apply

Admission for the second semester of the 2018-19 school year is ongoing until February 28, 2019, and subject to seat availability. ~

 

ADMISSION FOR 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR OFFICIALLY BEGINS ON MARCH 2019.

You may view/download the Admission Packet by going to Quicklinks at the upper right corner of the homepage.

Thank you for your interest in Middle East International School (MIS)!

Students from many different countries with a wide range of education system and curriculum background are welcome to apply at MIS.  Please know that our Admission Team follows a specific procedure with regards to the admission and registration process, which help us determine whether a new student applicant is a good match for our school.

A student’s application is considered based on the following factors and priority sequence:

  • Seat availability
  • Grade level placement (in accordance with the Ministry of Education’s international education system equivalency table)
  • Previous academic and behavior records
  • Admission test results
  • Student’s age
  • Siblings already enrolled in MIS or qualified siblings also applying at MIS
  • Students coming from the U.S. accredited/American curriculum schools

Kindly take time to read through the following step-by-step process to ensure that you understand the requirements in order for your child’s application to be considered and accommodated in a timely manner.

 

Step 1:   APPLICATION PROCESS

The Student Application Form is included in the admission packet, available as a hardcopy in the Administration Office or can be downloaded from this website.

It is important that all required documents listed on the admission packet are submitted along with the completed application form to the Administration (by hand or by mail) to proceed to the next step of the process.

Registration is subject to seat availability and the recommended grade level. Please refer to the international education equivalency table from the Ministry of Education (enclosed) for the appropriate grade level placement.

[Note: If a student is coming from a curriculum other than an American curriculum or its equivalent, MIS will consider the student’s school history over the years and age, in conjunction with the Ministry’s equivalency table, to determine the most appropriate grade level for testing.]

For students transferring from another school in Qatar, the following requirements are necessary in the first step for admission:

  • Completed student application and forms
  • Provide copies of the final report cards for the past 2-3 years, including the most recent term report (signed and stamped by the school)
  • Provide back-to-back copies of the student’s Qatar ID and front page of the passport
  • Provide back-to-back copies of both parents’ Qatar IDs and front pages of their passports
  • Provide copy of birth certificate
  • Provide two passport photographs
  • Complete recommendation form from the School Head/Counselor/Teacher of their school – sent via email to aki@misqatar.com or submitted in a sealed, stamped envelope.

For students who are new in Qatar, the following requirements are necessary for the first step of admission:

  • Completed student application and forms
  • Provide copies of the final report cards for the past 2-3 years, including the most recent term report (As required by the Ministry of Education, report cards must be signed and stamped by the school, your local embassy and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.)
  • Provide back-to-back copies of the student’s Qatar ID* and front page of the passport
  • Provide back-to-back copies of both parents’ Qatar IDs* and front pages of their passports
  • Provide copy of birth certificate
  • Provide two passport photographs
  • Complete recommendation form from the School Head/Counselor/Teacher of their school – sent via email to aki@misqatar.com or submitted in a sealed, stamped envelope.

*If the Qatar ID is still under process, the sponsor parent is required to submit an official letter from their employer/company stating their employment and family visa status.

 

Step 2:   ADMISSION TEST / KG ASSESSMENT

Once all required documents are received and checked, parents will be contacted by email with regards to the status of their child’s application and test schedule.

The student will be scheduled for a KG assessment or a written and computer-based admission test (Grades 1-12).  The admission test includes reading and math testing online, as well as a writing portion. The test may take approximately 1-2 hours.

Payment of the Application/Placement Fee will be collected on the day of the test (QR. 204).

Once the student has taken the admission test, the results will be communicated to the parent within one week. Parents will be notified only by email about the results and the status of their child’s application (i.e. accepted/cleared for registration, waitlisted, or rejected).  For KG students, parents can seek feedback from the KG Principal about the outcome of their assessment.

A retest may be required after a minimum of one month to give the student an opportunity to prepare and score better in the tests.  At this point, the application will be waitlisted pending the results of the retest.

A parent/student interview may also follow the testing procedure to further discuss the results and status of a student, as deemed necessary by the admission team.

Please note that the acceptance of a student in MIS are considered by the following factors:

1)   Student’s previous academic and behavior records

2)   Admission test results

3)   Ministry’s registration approval

In cases where a student does not successfully meet grade level expectations in the admission test, the application will either be waitlisted and recommended for retest, deliberated further through a formal meeting/interview arranged between the parent, student and Principal or Head of School, or denied admission.

Based on the Admission Team’s decision, the student could also be recommended for acceptance under a conditional/probationary status.  On a conditional admission, the parent will be obliged to sign on the conditions upon which their child will be admitted in MIS to confirm that they agree accordingly.

 

Step 3:   REGISTRATION CONFIRMATION AND FEE PAYMENT FORMALITIES

As per the Ministry of Education’s registration policy, in order for a student to officially register in a school in Qatar, it is mandatory to have the residency permit/ID.

At this point, all documents—if any that are pending—should be provided to complete the student’s application file.

When a student is confirmed for admission, the parents will be informed through email and provided an acceptance letter from MIS that parents must sign during registration. [A transfer certificate/letter from their current school is required to complete the registration formalities.]

Parents can then proceed to the Accounts Office to pay the registration fee of QR. 2550 (non-refundable) to secure the seat of their child for the new school year or semester.

When the Ministry of Education approves the registration of a student, the parent will receive a text message from HodHod as confirmation.

All fee obligations (i.e. tuition fee payment, school uniform, books, and bus arrangement) will be discussed and arranged through the Accounts Office.

Please note that the section your child is assigned to will only be announced in the beginning of the school year or semester.

Important Note:

New students, who have not yet secured their Qatar IDs, may follow the Admission-Registration procedure through to Step 2 but may only be registered in the school system and begin attending the classes once the required Qatar ID is issued.

A student will not be permitted to attend school if the parent has not settled the school fees.

MIS will not reserve a seat for a new student for more than one month after the registration confirmation has been sent, unless the parent has communicated to the Administration about the status of their child’s (pending) application.

 

PARENT’S DISCLOSURE OF REQUIRED INFORMATION

Parents are required to produce all information (academic, medical, disabilities or special education history, and previous school-related social behavior) that may impact upon MIS’ ability to provide education and/or ascertain whether or not we can offer the most appropriate instructional program to the child.

Failure to disclose the information required can result in interrupted or terminated education services for that child, if, in the absence of such vital information, the child was registered in MIS, based on misleading information.

 

We are available to receive applications and answer any information about the admission/registration process anytime between 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. from Sunday through Thursday.

For school tour request, please go to "Visit MIS" under Admissions and complete the form.

For further inquiries, you may call us at telephone 4444-9892 or email your inquiries to aki@misqatar.com.