INTERNATIONAL ADMISSIONS 2017-01-23T20:38:49+00:00

INTERNATIONAL ADMISSIONS CRITERIA

Being an international student is serious work! You may be learning in a different language, but you will also be learning in a different culture that has different ways of thinking and acting. At ACS, we have high academic and behavioural expectations of our students.  

We encourage you to apply if you are a student who:

  • Can demonstrate basic English fluency
  • Is successful in your home country
  • Is excited about learning and committed to working hard
  • Is interested in learning English and sharing your culture with the ACS community
  • Is open to learning about another culture
  • Is excited about forming friendships with Canadian students and willing to integrate with the school community
  • Understands that you are called to live a faithful life for God

Students who attend ACS must demonstrate:

  • Commitment to their studies
  • Willingness to speak English while at school
  • Willingness to follow all school rules 

STEPS FOR ADMISSION:

Note: Students are accepted as applications come in. To ensure acceptance, please apply early. Applications for fall enrolment are accepted between January and April.

  1. Be aware of Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s procedures for studying and/or visiting in Canada.
  2. Request an application form from our International Student Coordinator.
  3. Complete the Abbotsford Christian School application form and submit it by email or fax to:  Amber Lestage, International Program Coordinator
  4. Submit a translated report card of the student’s last two years of study.
  5. Pay the application fee of $400.
  6. Students applying for grades 9-12 will be asked for a sample of writing and will have a brief interview over Skype or the phone.

Once these steps are complete, you should receive notification of your status within a week. 

AFTER ACCEPTANCE:

  1. You will receive an invoice for payment of tuition. Tuition can be made by bank transfer, cheque, or cash.
  2. Once payment has been received, a formal letter will be sent to you for Citizenship Immigration Canada to issue you a study permit.
  3. You will be notified about an orientation session. 
  4. If you will be part of our homestay program, read through our Homestay Program Guide to prepare you for the homestay experience.

YOUR ARRIVAL IN CANADA:

  1. Please notify the school about your arrival date.
  2. Bring your passports, study permit, and contact information to the orientation meeting.
  3. Medical coverage: for the first three months of living in Canada, Guard.Me. After three months, Medical Services Plan of BC.