CLIP Application Procedure and Time Table
Application Procedure and Timetable
It is recommended that an application be made early for the best opportunity for enrollment for the fall semester. The early application deadline is February 1. Decisions will be made by the admissions committee on February 15. The standard application deadline is April 1, with decisions made on April 15. Applications submitted after April 15 will be reviewed on a space-available basis.
Step 1: APPLY TO CALIFORNIA LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL
Complete the TADS online International Application at:
Submit the $100 non-refundable application fee.
The following forms and documents must be submitted directly to CLHS before your application is considered:
· Copy of I-20 if transferring from another school
· Principal or Counselor Recommendation
· Teacher/Advisor/Class Master Recommendation
· School Transcripts:
A transcript of your courses, credits and grades from the past (3) years is very important to our review process. Please include a copy, translated to English, with your application.
· SLEP or TOEFL, JR test scores
Step 2: APPLICATION REVIEW
After a completed application and ALL supporting documents have been received and reviewed, CLHS will arrange a Skype/internet video interview with the applicant.
Step 3: ADMISSIONS DECISION AND ENROLLMENT PROCESS
All applicants will receive notification of the admissions decision via email. If accepted, there will be a link leading you to the enrollment process through TADS within the acceptance email. Click on this link or log into your TADS account and select "Enrollment" to complete all of the necessary information. California Lutheran High School will also send an Acceptance letter and receipt of the application fee.
Submit the following forms and documents in order to complete your enrollment:
· Affidavit of Support - Please include an official letter from the bank verifying the availability of sufficient funds in U.S. dollars to pay for at least one year of school in the U.S.
· Copy of Immunization Record
· Copy of Passport and Visa
· Copy of Medical Insurance Card (submitted upon arrival to CLHS)
Step 4: PAY ENROLLMENT FEE AND RECEIVE I-20 FORM
Once enrollment is complete, send the $3,010 enrollment fee to reserve a place in the enrollment. Then the I-20 form from California Lutheran High School will be issued and mailed.
Step 5: PAY THE SEVIS I-901 FEE
Prior to applying for a visa, the SEVIS I-901 fee must be paid. This payment can be made with a credit card on the internet at http://www.fmjfee.com. Print your receipt. Proof of payment is required by the US Consulate.
Step 6: APPLY FOR A STUDENT F-1 VISA
The documents needed at the U.S. consulate of your native country for an F-1 Visa are:
· The acceptance letter
· The I-20 form from California Lutheran High School
· Proof of payment of SEVIS I-901 fee
· A signed passport (valid for at least 6 months after date of entry into the United States)
· Transcripts and diplomas from previous institutions
· Scores from standardized test, such as the TOEFL, SAT, GRE, and GMAT
· Proof of the family financial support to cover tuition and living expenses for at least one year of study.
Step 7: NOTIFY CALIFORNIA LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL
When the visa is granted, please inform California Lutheran High School immediately. Also, inform California Lutheran of flight and arrival arrangements when they are made. You can e-mail this information to: firstname.lastname@example.org. **All new international students are required to arrive at California Lutheran High School two (2) days prior to the start of school. This allows time for all placement tests to be completed before the start of classes.
Step 8: ARRANGE PAYMENT FOR REMAINING FEES
The payment deadline for remaining fees is August 1. Payment is to be made in U.S. currency in the form of a bank draft or wire transfer. In the case of late application, fees must be paid before the student arrives.
In the event the student's F-1 Visa is denied, any tuition or residence fees already paid will be refunded. The application fee and enrollment fee are non-refundable. (Exception: Enrollment fee will be refunded with proper evidence showing proof of F-1 Visa denial.)
Students who enroll at California Lutheran High School are committed to attending school here for a minimum of one academic year. Students who withdraw or transfer before this time will not be granted any refund of fees. If a student is asked by the Administration to withdraw from California Lutheran High School for violation of Student Handbook policies, all fees for the current semester are non-refundable.
A student's success depends solely on the effort that the student puts forth. California Lutheran High School cannot and does not guarantee acceptance into colleges or universities.