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International Student Requirements

The following requirements must be met before an international student can be fully approved for admission to Heritage Christian School:

1. Academic Requirements Considered for Acceptance

  • Minimum US equivalent of a 2.5 grade point average (GPA) in all core classes (Language Arts, History, Math and Science)

2. English Language Proficiency Exam Requirements

  • Students must submit TOEFL or other English Exam Proficiency results. TOEFL scores as follows:
    • 9th grade: 45
    • 10th grade: 55
    • 11th & 12th grades: 65+

3. International Student Application for Admission

  • Submit the completed application and $250 application fee to Admissions
  • Be sure all checklist items are included
    • Contact information for English or Math teacher reference
    • Student/applicant written essay
    • Student transcripts which include the previous two years' grades
    • Standardized test results from current USA school (if applicable)
    • TOEFL or other English Proficiency Test results
    • Birth certificate and/or passport
    • Immunization records
    • Academic and psycho-educational test results (if applicable)
  • Application deadline is May 31 for the upcoming school year

4. Principal application review and interview

  • Once a completed application is received and processed in Admissions, the application will be ready for principal review.
  • A telephone or Skype interview may be required for all applicants living outside the United States
  • A decision will be communicated by the Principal or Admissions department

5. Following the Principal interview, those students who have been accepted for enrollment at Heritage Christian School will be issued an I-20.

6. Homestay Requirements

  • All homestay arrangements are reviewed and approved by the Heritage administration in conjunction with our homestay coordinator and international student program partners.