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Admissions Process for International Students

Catholic Memorial has established relationships with several international student exchange programs. While most international students attending school at CMH are part of a 1 year program, we do allow international students to attend CMH with the intent to graduate and receive a diploma. Should an international student wish to receive a CMH diploma, the following requirements must be met:

1) If an exchange student comes to CMH during the 2nd semester of his/her freshman year and completes all graduation requirements (i.e. total credits), the student can be included in the rank list.

2) An International exchange student seeking a CMH diploma will be enrolled in an English class each year he/she is at CMH.  If they are unable to meet the CMH senior English requirement due to difficulty with the language or the writing component, CMH will require the student take the T.O.E.F.L. (Test of English as a Foreign Language). To earn a CMH diploma, one of the following baseline scores must be met:

  • 500 (paper-based test)
  • 173 (computer-based test)
  • 61 (Internet-based test)

3) The above scores represent the minimum score for most University of Wisconsin institutions, thus indicating a student's readiness for college-level work. Students will have 1 year from the date of their Class's graduation to retake the T.O.E.F.L. in order to meet this graduation requirement.

For questions, please contact Ms. Krissy Hartung at the Admissions Office at 262-542-7101 ext. 552 or

Catholic Memorial High School of Waukesha, Inc. admits students of any race, color, national origin, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other school-administered programs.