- Can a student enroll at any time of the year?
- How long before I arrive in Kuala Lumpur should I apply for admission?
- Is testing required as part of the admission process?
- How is grade placement determined?
- Can my child live with a friend or relative while attending ISKL?
- Are boarding facilities available for students?
- In what area of town do most expats reside?
- Do you have a bus service or do I need to provide transportation for my child?
- Are After School Activities offered at ISKL?
- How is the school year structured?
- What hours is school in session?
- Does the school have a dress code?
Students can enroll at any time of the year, but it is advisable to do a pre-registration to ensure space availability. High School students are required to register a minimum of 20 school days prior to the end of a semester. High School seniors must be enrolled for two full semesters prior to graduation.
In some cases, an admission decision is reached based on review of an applicant's file. In other cases, review of the application indicates a need for admission testing. Such testing might include:
A readiness assessment (for Prep Reception, Prep Junior, and Prep Senior), academic testing, such as mathematics, reading comprehension, writing sample, and/or English as an Additional Language (EAL) screening, or an interview with members of the admissions team.
After admission is confirmed, placement testing is administered if required to ensure appropriate class placement (such as a specific level of a foreign language or a specific level of math).
Every effort is made to place students in the appropriate grade based on academic experience and chronological age. For the majority of applicants coming from U.S. curriculum schools there is no change of grade level. Applicants coming from countries where the academic calendar differs from ISKL's August to June calendar may find themselves remaining an additional semester in a grade level due to this calendar difference. Students requiring EAL (English as an Additional Language) support might be placed in a lower grade based solely on their EAL needs, as ISKL administrative regulations require specified levels of proficiency for entry into certain grade levels. Successful completion of the Malaysian SPM exams or eight GCSE/IGCSE exams is considered equivalent to completing Grade 10 at ISKL.