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International Students 

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 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
    • 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
  • Medical Insurance Form
  • 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 payable to "Columbia Christian Schools" or by wiring funds (add $20 wire fee, contact the office for bank account information:
  • *NEW Requirement* Health Insurance. A good resource can be found here:

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 (September 1 - June 15) is $8,000 and includes housing, meals, and transportation. Early arrivals and late departures will cost $30 per day.