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Grade of entry* Age CATS Extra (Intensive ESL)** High School Diploma** Academic requirement
 9 14+ 35 (IELTS 3.5) 40 (IELTS 4.0) Completion of US Grade 8 or equivalent
10 15+ 40 (IELTS 4.0) 50 (IELTS 4.5) Completion of US Grade 9 or equivalent
11 16+ N/A 60 (IELTS 5.0) Completion of US Grade 10 or equivalent
12 17+ N/A 70 (IELTS 5.5) Completion of US Grade 11 or equivalent

*CATS Academy reserves the right to re-assess students on arrival and move them up or down a grade if this is in their best academic interests.
**TOEFL (or equivalent). Other internationally recognized English language tests may also be accepted.

Students must be under 21 when they graduate from Year 12.