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An international student is someone who is required to obtain an F-1 visa to attend school in the United States. Fremont Christian School is authorized to enroll non-immigrant international students. 

Application Process

Learn how to apply to Fremont Christian School. The timeline for an admissions decision is dependent on the length of time it takes for all required documentation (application, recommendations, transcripts, test scores, and others) to be submitted.
 

2021-2022 International Tuition & Fees Schedule (PDF)

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International Student Criteria

In addition to meeting the same criteria as other student applicants, international students must also satisfy the following requirements. 

Age Requirement
An applicant must be at least five years old as of their start date at Fremont Christian School and not older than 19 years of age at the time of their high school graduation. We accept new international applications kindergarten through grade 11; grade 12 international applicants are not considered. 
 
English Proficiency Requirement
English skills are evaluated during the application process through both written and verbal exercises. All students are subject to English proficiency testing.  Placement in English Language Development (ELD) is determined by school administration.
 
English skills test results, such as the TOEFL, IELTS, or others, are not required for candidates applying to the FCS international program.
 

Application Deadlines

Semester 1 applications are accepted through mid-July; semester 2 applications are accepted through mid-November. An application received after these dates will be considered for the following semester or school year.

Still have questions?
Contact our Admissions Office
510.744.2241
admissions@fremontchristian.com

Fremont Christian School is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students. An international student requires an I-20 to obtain an F-1 study visa to attend school in the United States.


Student Testimonials

"One thing that stood out to me about FCS is how professional the teachers are, especially the advisory instructor, which really helped me to get into my preferred university. FCS provides a safe and comfortable environment for students to study and discover their strengths."
— Rick Cai, class of 2019

"The greatest experience I had at FCS was Spirit Week. We showed our creativity and personality in the dressing, dancing, and decorations. It was the time from which I have the most pictures with friends and during which I developed a closer friendship with local students and even teachers. FCS is a place where you can make friends for life, with plenty of school activities providing chances to break the wall between international and local students and to help better understand each other. You will never be alone in the school.

"I recommend FCS because it has professional teachers and a great environment for education. Every teacher pushes their students to achieve success. If you want to take the first step of your journey to study in the United States, FCS is the best option."
Allen Huang, class of 2016

"FCS is an international-student friendly school that created enough time and supportive space for me to 'soft-land' in an unfamiliar country. Because students came from diverse cultural backgrounds, I didn’t feel too odd when communicating with my classmates. It also gave me an opportunity to develop my communication skills to better understand the individual nuances that stem from different cultural and religious backgrounds."
 — Melody Ding, class of 2016

I love the time that my friends and I spent together at chapel. With the worship songs, I felt this touching connection with God and everyone around me. Since the school isn’t too big, I pretty much knew everyone on campus. The relationship between everybody is warm and welcoming.”
— Tony Jin, class of 2019

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