Application Process: International Students

 

 

 

Submit the International Student Application or International Re-Enrollment along with your $350 non-refundable Application Fee to the CCS registrar.

 

Submit the original TOEFL or SLEP score report. International students applying to CCS are required to submit scores from either the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or SLEP (Secondary Level English Proficiency) test. These test scores will help our admission counselor place you in the right ESL I or ESL II course, which all international students are required to take.

Contact Educational Testing Service (ETS) and make an appointment for the TOEFL or SLEP (only until June 30, 2012. The SLEP will no longer be given after this date).

ETS Contact Information:

In the U.S.: 1-800-468-6335

Outside the U.S.: Refer to the ETS website

ETS website: www.ets.org/toefl

ESL Level TOELF-Internet TOELF-Computer TOELF-Paper TOELF-SLEP
ESL I 58 170 500 54
ESL II 68 186 500 58

 

 

While steps one and two are in progress, you will need to gather and submit the following documents:

– Transcripts from the previous 2 years of academic work. All forms must be officially translated into English.

– Parental Acknowledgement

– Student Profile (grades 4-12 only)

– Academic Reference

– Personal Reference

– Record of Grades or Marks

– Immunization Record (Including TDAP Test)

– Passport, Visa and I-94 (Departure Record)

– Proof of Insurance

– I-20 Form from previous school (if applicable)

Download these Documents Below in the International Supplemental Document Packet

 

Deliver the Student Recommendations forms to your students’:

Pastor,

Teacher, and

School Administrator

Request that the forms be returned directly to CCS as soon as possible.

 

For students currently in the United States:

Schedule a placement test.

When CCS has received your application, you will receive a confirmation letter with placement test details.

 

Student/Parent Interview

When CCS has received your application, you will receive a confirmation letter. Upon receipt of this letter, please call to schedule an interview appointment.

 

For students currently out of the country:

Interview Questions

Prepare interview of the applicant responding in English to the interview questions listed below.

Option 1: upload the interview to youtube.com and email the link to drosen@ccs-w.org

Option 2: Prepare and mail a CD (audio and video) to CD

This interview CD takes the place of a personal interview.

A. Describe when and how you accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior.

B. Explain why you desire to study in America.

C. Describe both your short-term and long-term academic goals.

D. Describe your special talents, abilities, or interests that could be developed at Cornerstone Christian School.

E. What has been your most recent topic of Bible study? (church sermon, personal devotional, etc.) Explain why it was important to you and how you applied this truth in your life.)

 

Parent or Guardian Information:

Guardian Requirements:

-must live in the same residence with the student

-must be at least 25 years of age

Drivers License, Passport, or permanent resident card

Utility Bill (must show the parent of guardian’s name and address)

Acceptance, Payment and I-20 Information

When we have received all the required documents, the Admissions Committee will make a decision on your application. Notification will be emailed to you at that time.

Upon acceptance, the following steps, in the order listed below, are required in order for the student to attend classes:

– Pay the enrollment fee and annual tuition in full (non-refundable)

– Complete enrollment forms

– CCS will prepare the I-20 and will give it to the parent or guardian. The student is to submit the I-20 to the Embassy and obtain an F-1 visa (student visa).

– Upon arrival in the United States, the student must bring their passport, visa and I-94 to the International Student Advisor’s Office.

For more information, please feel free to call the admissions office at (951-674-9381 Ext. 2059).