New ESL Student Registration FAQ

FAQ

Q: What do I need to bring with me from my country when I enroll at New Trier?
A: INFORMATION PARENT/GUARDIAN AND STUDENT(S) MUST BRING TO THE REGISTRAR'S OFFICE ARE:

  • Certified copy of the student's birth certificate
  • Student's social security number (if applicable)
  • Official transcripts from previous school, if possible
  • If necessary, proof of court appointed guardianship
  • Physical examination and immunization report (must be presented prior to first day of attendance)
  • Date moved in district

Mathematics is probably the most difficult course to identify placements for since the curriculum is different in many countries from that of the United States. It would be very helpful if you bring with you your:

  • math textbooks,
  • previous math tests [if available]
  • and/or copies of the course syllabus with an index of specific math skills taught.

Q: What information is required to show domicile residency in New Trier Township?
A: If you are a HOMEOWNER:

Sales contract/mortgage papers or most recent tax bill and cancelled check

AND

One or more of the following

  1. Current homeowner's insurance policy
  2. Current vehicle registration
  3. Mortgage coupon
  4. Current vehicle insurance policy

If you are a RENTER:

Your current lease and two months of cancelled checks if available

AND

One or more of the following

  1. Current renter's insurance policy
  2. Current vehicle registration
  3. Current vehicle insurance policy

If you are unable to furnish the above documents, you will need to contact the Dean of Students.

Q: I know that New Trier is one school on two campuses-Northfield and Winnetka. If I am placed within the ESL program, what campus would I be located at?
A: The ESL program is based at the Winnetka campus for all students; however, students may be enrolled in specific course offerings at the Northfield campus, depending upon their academic needs. Shuttle bus service is provided between campuses on an on-going basis during the academic day.

Q: Are the students who are enrolled in the ESL program from a variety of countries?
A: At the present time, we have students who represent 16 different languages.