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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!

1. Apply Online

Applications for fall for grades 9-12 are due by January 31st of the prior year. Please email for any questions regarding our admissions process.

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2. Submit Supporting Materials


  • Application Fee ($350.00)-non-refundable
  • Candidate Demographic
  • Statement of Agreement
  • Academic Information
  • International Student Questionnaire
  • International Parent Questionnaire
  • 4 photos (family/friend)
  • Candidate Passport
  • Prior School
  • Current School
  • Demographic
  • Candidate Photo
  • Recommendations (Math, English, Principal or Counselor)
  • Student Records (Two years translated transcripts listing courses taken and grades received)
  • Testing Upload-Language Scores(Duolingo, IELTS, TOEFL)
  • Confirm Visa Type (F1)
  • International Birth Certificate (translated into English)
  • Candidate Citizenship
  • Language(s) Spoken
  • Interests

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.

  2. Independent Schools Entrance Exam (Additional academic testing may be accepted, contact International Admissions for additional information.)
3. Family Interview

The International Student Program office will schedule your online or in person interview upon completing steps 1 and 2.

4. Notification

A. CHCA Notifies Acceptance and Issue I-20

The Admission Committee reviews each student’s file. 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.

B. CHCA Helpful Reminder for Visa Process

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.)

Pay careful attention to all requests and fees as you go through the visa process.

5. Enroll
Upon F1 visa approval, new students must return:
  1. Completed Enrollment Contract (signed online via CHCA provided link)
  2. Enrollment deposit (paid online via VC Pay, CHCA's payment portal)
  3. Signed International Student Power of Attorney (provided by CHCA)
  4. Signed acceptance of International Student Program Policies (provided by CHCA)
  5. Copy of Visa
  6. Medical History (in English)
  7. Health Records File Sheet
  8. Complete MAGNUS Health forms online

Questions?  Contact

6. What Happens Next?
  1. You prepare by:
    • Searching for opportunities to get involved
    • Reading some great English books
  2. You schedule your arrival (confirm all travel dates with ISP office prior to purchasing tickets)
  3. ISP office sends Host Family Match Notification
  4. You pack your bags!
    • Phone and computer must be configured in English and can be purchased upon arrival
    • Cincinnati experiences all four seasons.  You will need shorts and short sleeved shirts upon arrival, long pants and long sleeves for fall and spring, and sweaters, a coat, a hat, and gloves for winter.  These items can be purchased locally at a variety of price-points.
    • Copies of all important documents related to U.S. travel outside of your home country
    • Personal items
    • Disposable cash for items not included in ISP tuition

Our Highly Qualified Team:

Melissa Juneau

Director of International Student Programs

Elizabeth Rogers

International Student & Family Resource Coordinator

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.

International Student Program student in science class