Once the online application and all supplemental documents have been received, the applicant will be contacted by the International Student Program Admissions Committee to schedule an admissions interview. The pre-scheduled interviews are conducted over Skype and usually last 30–60 minutes. Arrangements are made to accommodate various time zone differences when interviewing via Skype.
The primary goals of the interviews are to evaluate an applicant’s English skills and to better understand the applicant as an individual. Topics covered in the interview are designed to evaluate the student’s academic and social abilities and to gain a better understanding of the student’s goals and expectations. At the conclusion of the interview, students are afforded the opportunity to ask any questions they may have about CCS in order to assist them as they are making their enrollment decision.
Interviews are recorded and may be shared with ELL and other support faculty, and with a potential host family, in order to help those personnel familiarize themselves with the student prior to arrival.
Acceptance Decision and Offer of Admission
After completing the admissions interview, an applicant will receive an admissions letter via email from the Admissions Committee within one week. This contact will communicate the Committee’s final decision.
Enrollment Packet and Tuition Deposit
Within one week of an admissions letter, the accepted student will receive an enrollment packet from the school via email. This enrollment packet will include a Financial Agreement, an Enrollment Contract, and various documents requiring signatures.
Enrollment Packet Documents Returned and Deposit Submitted
Families are given two weeks to complete the Enrollment Packet. The enrollment documents require electronic signatures from both the student and parent or legal guardian. Please return documents to firstname.lastname@example.org
and submit via wire transfer the non-refundable* tuition deposit of 3,000 USD to Chattanooga Christian School (see note below about wire transfers).
For account information for a wire transfer, please email us at email@example.com
. When wire transferring money, please consider the tax and fee implications. CCS is happy to work with families from different regions to find solutions for such issues, provided that the family identifies the problem and contacts the school early in the process. Payment schedules may be worked out, given appropriate notice.
*Note: In the event that a student is not afforded an F-1 Student Visa for a reason outside of their own control, CCS will refund the student’s tuition deposit.