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International Boarding Student Application Process

Follow the steps below to Apply to SEM! 

 

Additional materials should be submitted c/o Admission Office, Buffalo Seminary, 205 Bidwell Parkway, Buffalo, NY 14222 OR Admission@buffaloseminary.org.

 

STEP 1: SUBMIT AN ONLINE APPLICATION

To apply, please create an account with SEM Online Forms.

Note: if you have already created an account for a sibling, you will use to the same account for your application.

Click here to access the SEM application and your account.

**Note: If you would prefer, SEM also accepts the SSAT and the TABS applications in lieu of our application. SSAT and TABS applications include essay, transcripts, and recommendation forms.

STEP 2: SUBMIT APPLICATION FEE

Please submit a $50 application fee. 

If you would like to pay using another method, please contact Laura Munson in the Admission office at (716) 885-6780 ext. 253.

Your application will not be considered complete until this fee is received.

STEP 3: SUBMIT TEST SCORES

Send us your test registration and results (TOEFL, TOEFL JR. ITEP, IELTS, SSAT scores all accepted).

E-mail us proof of identity (i.e. a copy of your passport data page).

STEP 4: COMPOSE A PERSONAL ESSAY

Click here for detailed instructions about the Personal Essay portion of the SEM application.

Materials should be submitted c/o Admission Office, Buffalo Seminary, 205 Bidwell Parkway, Buffalo, NY 14222 OR Admission@buffaloseminary.org.

STEP 5: SEND SEM YOUR SCHOOL TRANSCRIPTS

Click here for the record release form and submit the form to your current school.

STEP 6: RECOMMENDATION FORMS

Ask one English teacher and one Math/Science teacher to submit a recommendation form.

Click here for a copy of the form.

STEP 7: SCHEDULE A VISIT TO SEM

While you can learn a lot about a school from our website or requesting additional information, the best way to learn about SEM is to schedule a visit and experience our community for yourself.

It is also important for us to meet you. As part of the application process we require every applicant to have an interview on campus.

E-mail us to schedule a visit to Buffalo Seminary and an interview with the Admission Office. If you are unable to visit campus, you can e-mail us to set up a virtual interview instead.