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.
STEP 2: SUBMIT APPLICATION FEE
Please submit a $25 application fee.
If you would like to pay using another method, please contact 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
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.