IHP – Admissions Information 2017-10-23T21:16:15+00:00

Admissions Information

How to Apply with our International Homestay Program

The Admission area of our website is designed to make the application process as simple as possible using our Online Application. Applying online provides parents and students a tool for tracking the status of their admission after their application has been submitted.

When to Apply

We encourage students to begin the application process as soon as possible for the following year.


Students who are represented by an agent must have their agent contact Kathi Johnson at kjohnson@fbns.org.

Submitting an Application/Required Documents

To complete the application process, submit the application and required documents listed below by mail to:

Spartanburg Christian Academy
c/o International Homestay Program
8740 Asheville Highway
Spartanburg, SC 29316, USA

Or by email to kjohnson@fbns.org or by fax at (864) 542-1846 to the attention of Kathi Johnson.

English Profiency Requirement

Spartanburg Christian Academy requires a high level of English proficiency for student applicants. Applicants will be required to submit an English proficiency test score as part of the application process. A variety of tests are accepted by SCA. A SKYPE interview is required.

  • International Test of English Proficiency Secondary Level Assessment Test of English (iTEP SLATE)
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT)
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language Junior (TOEFL Junior)
  • Secondary Level English Proficiency (SLEP) Test

Interview and Acceptance

After all application materials are received, the school will contact you to schedule an interview. Interviews will be conducted via SKYPE or on campus (when possible). After this interview is held, the school will contact the student regarding acceptance.

Within thirty days of acceptance, you will receive an enrollment packet from the school. This packet will include an Acceptance Letter, Tuition Statement, Financial Agreement, and I-20 Form. The student is responsible for contacting their local U.S. Embassy to schedule a visa interview. The student will also need to pay the U.S. Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) I-901 fee online at www.ice.gov/sevis/i901.

Also within thirty days of acceptance, the student’s family must submit a non-refundable tuition deposit of $3,000.

We appreciate your interest, and hope to assist you any way we can. If you have questions regarding the application process please feel free to contact Kathi Johnson at (864) 578-4238 or kjohnson@fbns.org.