Application Process: China/Brazil

Mater Dei High School accepts applications for grades 9, 10 or 11.  We do not consider applications for grade 12 or repeat grade 11. 
Mater Dei High School partners with UCSE/Three W International® to provide comprehensive international student enrollment management to students from Brazil, China, and Hong Kong. Together, we are able to provide unparalleled support and service to our international students, from general admissions to post-arrival and beyond.
*Application for the 2019-2020 is now available.

Currently Studying Overseas

Currently Studying in the U.S.

*for one or more years


If you are a student from Brazil, or the Chinese areas of Mainland China and Hong Kong, and are interested in applying to Mater Dei High School, please contact Three W International at:



 所有持中国护照的学生,均需将申请发至我校中国办公室统一处理。 请问题咨询:
Chinese Service Phone: 86-010-8540-9333

Beijing Time: Mon.-Fri. 9AM-6PM



 Você também pode entrar em contato com o nosso Liason of Admissions:
 Natalia Graca Warga

English and Portuguese Service Phone:


PST: Mon.-Fri. 8AM-5PM 


If you are currently a Brazilian or Chinese international student studying in the U.S. for 1+ year, you have the option of submitting an application directly to Mater Dei, or you may contact Three W International*.


*PLEASE NOTE: Regardless of how you apply, all Chinese or Brazilian International applicants who are currently studying in the U.S. will participate in the international student program created in partnership with Three W International.

If you are an international student in 8th grade and are currently studying locally in Orange County, please be sure to take the entrance exam. Pre-registration is necessary and can be done HERE.

Please download, complete, and return all documents to:

Janet Lee
International Student Coordinator 


Please note that all other international applicants must provide a TOEFL and/or IELTS score that meets the minimum requirement as listed below. 

9th & 10th

score of 71+ preferred

score of 6+ preferred


score of 76+ preferred

score of 6.5+ preferred

Application requirements are as listed below (forms are found in the application packet - please contact the China or Brazil office for an application):

  • Copy of Passport
  • 7th,8th, all high school and most recent grade's unofficial transcript
    • Transcripts must be officially translated into English
    • Transcripts should provide US grade equivalency conversion and/or percentage conversion
  • Teacher Recommendation Letter (English and Math teacher) 
  • Disciplinary Clearance Form (US School Transfers ONLY)
  • Student Letter 
  • Student Information Sheet
  • Certification of Deposit/Bank Statement (must show at least the full amount of tuition)
  • California Immunization Records 
    • Must include TB Screening
  • UCSE Representative Office - General Financial Agreement Form
  • Interview (in-person or Skype) - once application is complete and reviewed

Mater Dei High School issues the I-20 form only AFTER the international student has been accepted, registered and paid the registration fee.