Columbia Christian Schools
International Students Admission

 

Columbia Christian Schools is authorized to issue I-20 forms to qualifying international students for F-1 student visas. An international student wishing to apply to Columbia should submit the following by August 1st for fall semester or by January 7th for spring semester:

  • Completed Online Application
  • Evidence of English proficiency, one of the following required for 9th-12th grade students: (Columbia has a limited ESL program)
    • ELTIS score at least 222
    • IELTS score at least 5.5
    • iTEP score at least 3.5
    • SLEP score at least 50
    • TOEFL score at least 480 (PBT) or 60 (IBT)
  • Educational records/transcripts translated in English
  • Bank statement showing funds to cover educational costs for one school year
  • Copy of passport
  • Immunization record
  • Payment of registration and I-20 fee (see rates under "International Students")
    • For the 2017-2018 school year, the total is $1,085
    • Payment may be made by mailing a check, calling the office with credit card information (2.75% fee applies), or wiring funds (click here for Columbia’s bank info and add $20 wire fee)

Please email ccs@columbiachristian.com to request access to our online application.

If an international student wishes to be placed with a host family arranged by Columbia, they should complete and submit the Student Profile for Host Families. The cost for a host family for the academic year (up to 10 months) is $8,000 and includes housing, meals, and transportation.