Applying to OCS


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Admissions Applications for Fall 2017 will be available October 1, 2016

For domestic students to apply for admission, please complete the following steps. We recommend:

  1. Register for ISEE testing.
  2. Create the online admissions application account.
  3. Send the online Letters of Recommendation.  The evaluation forms are strictly submitted electronically through the online admissions application.
  4. Once the online admissions application is submitted, you will receive an email with a link to the online system to schedule the student and parent interview.
  5. Submit academic records for 2014-2015, 2015-2016, the first semester of 2016-2017 and copies of any standardized testing.  You will be sent an "Request for Academic Records in mid-January to print out, sign and submit directly to the applicant's school. 
  6. Admission and Financial Aid. If applying for Financial Aid, both the Admission online application and the Financial Aid online application must be submitted by February 1.

For domestic students, please click on each tab below.

Online Admission Application

Submit the Online Admissions Application as soon as possible to secure an interview date at your convenience.

Online Recommendation Forms

Insert email addresses for the following:
  • Current English Teacher
  • Current Math Teacher
  • Current School Recommendation (head of school, principal, or other administrator)
  • Religious Leader or Personal Recommendation (a youth pastor, Sunday school teacher or godparent is a good choice)

ISEE Entrance Testing

All applicants are required to take the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE).  ISEE testing can be completed at any official test site.  To ensure test results are sent to Oaks Christian School, be sure to include the OCS school code of #054287. 

ISEE testing will be conducted at Oaks Christian School on:

  • January 7, 2017
  • January 21, 2017
  • February 4, 2017 (For OCS Applicants Only)

ISEE testing registration can be completed online or by phone at 800.446.0320.

Should you have any questions, please call Gina Oddi at 818.824.9406.

Student and Parent Interview

Once the application is submitted, you will receive an email with a link to the online system to schedule the interview.

  • The interview consists of meeting with the applicant for about 15 minutes and both parents for about 30 minutes.  At the interview, you will be asked to provide a recent photograph of the applicant.

Report Cards and Test Scores

We require official copies of the applicant’s academic records.  For enrollment for Fall 2017, we will require academic records from 2014-2015, 2015-2016, the first semester of 2016-2017 and copies of any standardized testing. In mid-January, we will send you the "Request for Academic Records" for you to print-out, sign and send directly to the applicant's school.

For international students, please click on the tab below.

International Student Admission Process

Step #1 - Submit the Online Admissions Application between October 1, 2016, and February 1, 2017.

Step #2 - While completing the online application, please send the following to the Office of Admissions by February 1, 2017:

  1. An official copy of student's grades/ transcripts from past two years of academics, including English translation and school seal
  2. A scanned copy of student's passport (and visa or green card, if applicable)
  3. Documentation of iTEP SLATE exam: sign up here
  4. A scan of a recent photo of applicant
  5. A scan of an official copy of bank statement with sufficient funds for tuition and fees
  6. A scan of international immunization record in English to our school nurse at nurse@oakschristian.org

Step #3 - Once we receive the application and all documents, schedule a Skype video interview for student and parents. Video interview will be about 90 minutes. We greet and meet student and parents for the first 15 minutes. If parents don’t speak English, they are welcome to have an interpreter with them during the Skype video interview. We will have an interpreter with us on our side of the Skype video interview that can help with translation too. Then we will conduct about a 45 minute interview with the student alone, followed by a 30 minute spontaneous writing assignment that the student will complete.

Step #4 - Following the interview, a decision will be made regarding admission to Oaks Christian School. The decision is made based on the student application, Skype interview, availability of host families, and the fit of the student with the available host families. The acceptance decision will be emailed to the student and parents.

Step #5 - If the student is accepted, the I-20 will be sent to the family by mail after the full tuition and fees are paid and the enrollment contract is submitted by May 1, 2017.

For any questions about the admissions process, please call the Office of International Student Programs at 818.824.9407 or by email to isp@oakschristian.org

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Use the Applicant Portal to:

  • Correct or re-direct a letter of recommendation form to another email address. Simply click on the "Take Action" pull down menu, choose "Edit this Recommender," enter the correct email address, and click the "Edit" button. You may include a personal message if you wish.
  • Resend the letter of recommendation to the recommender. Simply click on the "Take Action" pull down menu. To resend the form, choose the "Send Reminder" option and click the "Send" button. You may include a personal message, if you wish.
  • Track the status of receipt of your supporting application materials in real-time. Items marked with a green check have been received and processed by the school; items with a white box remain outstanding.
 
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