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International Student Program (ISP) Apply & Enroll

As a student seeking to come to the United States for your education on a J-1 or F-1 visa, we’re thrilled you’ve decided to apply to CHCA. We accept applications on a rolling basis, and everything you need to know about the application process is listed below.

If you have any questions, our team is here to make sure you have all of the information and assistance you need as you prepare your application.

Ready? Set? Go!

Step 1: Apply Online

Applications for fall admissions are accepted for grades 9-12 beginning in October of the prior year.

Begin with your online application

If you cannot complete the online application, print and complete a full application, then:

Scan and email Return via Postal mail
International@chca-oh.org Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy
11525 Snider Road
Cincinnati, OH 45249
Attn: International Admissions

Step 2: Submit Supporting Materials

  • $350 Application Fee paid through Flywire
  • Complete set of school records (Two years translated transcripts)
  • Copy of birth certificate (translated into English)
  • Copy of passport
  • Immunization records
  • Personal and family photos
  • Verification of funds available for tuition and fees (Stamped certificate of deposit from bank)

Step 3: Admission Testing

Complete admission testing and submit official test results. Testing is required for all applicants to ensure a student’s success in our college preparatory programs.

  1. TOEFL or TOEFL Jr. or IELTS
  2. Independent Schools Entrance Exam (This may be taken at a Prometrics Testing location, contact International Admissions for additional information.)

Step 4: Interview

Skype interview is scheduled upon completion of steps 1 & 2.

Step 5: Notification

5a. CHCA Notifies Acceptance and Issues I-20

Each student’s file is reviewed by the Admission Committee. All discussions regarding applications are held in strict confidence. Admission decisions consider the applicant’s potential for success in CHCA’s program and the parents’ desire for a Christ-centered education for their children. Parents will be notified in writing of the Admission Committee’s decision; reasons for the decision are not disclosed to applicants. The school reserves the right to (1) retract an offer of admission to a student previously accepted if the final transcript reveals performance or behavior that is unacceptable to CHCA’s standard for admission; and/or (2) retract an offer of admission or rescind the Enrollment Contract if it learns of any omission or intentional misrepresentation on the Application for Admission.

5b. Family Obtains F1 Visa

If offered enrollment, the Admission Office will issue an I-20 and send this original document to the student in their home country.

The family must schedule an appointment with an area U.S. Consulate to obtain the F1 Visa. (In the event that an F1 Visa request is denied, the admission process ends. All fees and deposits paid to CHCA during the admission process are non-refundable.)

Step 6: Enroll (upon F1 visa approval)

Upon F1 visa approval, new students must submit items including:

What Happens Next?

Host Family Match
Host Families are carefully screened, interviewed and matched by a CHCA selection committee. Student will be provided with contact information upon completed match.


Schedule Arrival to USA

New International Student Orientation, for which there is an additional fee, occurs the August week before school starts and is required for all first year international students. We will notify you of the expected arrival dates and request that you confirm all travel plans with International Admissions prior to booking flights. School starts at the end of August.

Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, and guarantees all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in the administration of its education policies, admission policies, scholarship programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.