INTERNATIONAL STUDENT PROGRAM
North Cobb Christian School partners with families from around the world to host and educate students through our International Student Program. Since launching the program in 2006, our school has welcomed students from China, Korea, Vietnam, Brazil, Germany, Panama and more. In fact, eleven percent of our most recent graduating class was comprised of international students! These students are given a top-notch education as they experience true American life alongside one of our amazing homestay families. In turn, they impart a beautiful, diverse element to our school family.
The NCCS International Program is open to students in grades 7 through 12. We request that students apply either through an agency or a family member in the state of Georgia. If using an agency, NCCS will accept the agency application forms or the NCCS online application.
STEPS TO APPLY
Complete the online application.
Create an account through the NCCS admissions portal.
Follow the instructions to submit the online application.
- Copy of transcripts from the previous three years.
- An English proficiency test score.
- iTEP Slate (preferred)
- TOEFL and TOEFL Jr.
- Letters of recommendation.
When the applicant fills in all references’ email addresses on the online application, references will be automatically emailed. Or, if preferred, the applicant can collect and submit letters personally.
- One academic reference from an English teacher
- One academic reference from a Math teacher
- One personal reference from someone in the community
- Copy of bank certificate.
Participate in a Skype interview.
Once North Cobb Christian School has reviewed the application and received all admissions documents, a Skype interview will be scheduled to get to know the student. The interview will take 20 to 30 minutes, and video capabilities are required to allow the student to have face-to-face communication with the interviewer.
Receive I-20 and interview for a student visa.
NCCS is a SEVIS-approved school, licensed by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program to issue I-20 forms, which allows international students to obtain an F1 student visa.
Arrive and attend orientation.
Arrive in the U.S. for International Student Orientation, which is held at the end of July or beginning of August.
Our international students experience an academically challenging and unique curriculum, resulting in an enriching educational experience. We offer classes especially designed for international students, mainstreaming students into our regular program in order to prepare them for their studies at the best universities. Our students have a 100 percent acceptance rate into post-secondary institutions. NCCS is a SEVIS-approved school, licensed by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program to issue I-20 forms, which allows international students to obtain an F1 student visa.
North Cobb Christian School also offers:
- Support and instruction personalized for the English as a Second or Other Language (ESOL) student.
- On-campus SAT preparation courses.
- An International Student Advisor and College Counselor who work closely with each student in the areas of academic advancement, college planning, and college applications.
- A diverse international student population from countries all over the world. Approximately 10 percent of our most recent graduating classes have been comprised of international students.
North Cobb Christian School partners with international student agencies to find a great fit between homestay families and students. Our families are very kind and loving, sharing culture here in the U.S. while learning about a culture different from their own.
Many of our host families have children who already attend NCCS and are very invested in our school community. They invite international students to really become part of their family.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT LIFE
The first day an international student arrives at NCCS, he or she is part of a family. Our international students get involved in every aspect of our curricular and cocurricular activities. They participate in class discussions, take part in fine arts projects and performances, perform on our athletic fields, interact with local and international communities through our program, and so much more.
in Arts + Athletics
recent graduating classes
Acworth and Kennesaw
Graduates earn a 4.0 or higher