Welcome to San Diego Christian!

Since it's inception in 1970, San Diego Christian College (SDC) has had a diverse student population with many of our students coming from numerous countries around the world! The Admissions Department is here to help International students become acclimated to life not only on SDC’s campus, but also to life in Southern California. We are here to assist you, the student, with issues regarding immigration, the paperwork involved in obtaining a student visa, as well as any questions or concerns that you may have as they pertain to the application process.

We look forward to hearing from you!

STEPS TO APPLY 

Once we have all of the documents listed below, we will be able to review your file and notify you of your acceptance status within one week!

1.         APPLICATION WITH ESSAYS
§  Application available online here.
2.         SPIRITUAL LIFE RECOMMENDATION 
§  Form available online here.
§  Must be from Pastor, Youth Pastor, or someone in authority at the church.
3.         HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT
§  Must be translated into English
§  Must have GPA translated into U.S. 4-point US grading scale
§  Minimum GPA:  2.75
§  NOTE: YOU WILL NEED TO USE AN APPROVED COMPANY TO TRANSLATE, CONVERT, AND SEND YOUR
             TRANSCRIPT TO SAN DIEGO CHRISTIAN COLLEGE. APPROVED ORGANIZATIONS CAN
             BE FOUND ONLINE AT HTTP://WWW.NACES.ORG/MEMBERS.HTML
4.         SAT OR ACT SCORES
§  Minimum SAT:  1350     ACT:  19     SAT old version:  900 
           (test scores are not required if you have completed 15 or more college units.)
5.         ANY/ALL COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS (Even if not planning to transfer the credits.)  
§  Minimum GPA  2.5  
           Translated into English and GPA Converted (if school was not in the United States)
6.         TOEFL SCORES (Required from anyone whose first language is not English.)
§  Minimum of 61 on the internet based test, 500 on the paper based test.
 
APPLICATION DEADLINES
 
1.        SPRING SEMESTER: November 15th
 
2.        FALL SEMESTERJuly 1st
 
REQUIREMENTS FOR I-20 ISSUANCE
 
1.     BANK STATEMENT:  Official bank statement showing a student has the financial means to pay for one year of attendance at SDC.  The cost of attendance for one year at SDC is approximately $40,000 (including room and board, books, fees, and miscellaneous).
 
2.     AFFIDAVIT OF FINANCIAL SUPPORT (DECLARATION OF FINANCE FORM): Form available here
3.      COPY OF PASSPORT (COPY OF VISA AND I-94 ALSO REQUIRED FOR TRANSFER STUDENTS)
4.      TRANSFER STUDENTS: IN ORDER FOR YOUR RECORDS TO BE RELEASED FROM SEVIS:
 
a.     Notify your current school’s international department that you will be transferring to San
          Diego Christian
b.      Email me your current school’s international department’s contact information. I will then 
          send them a copy of your acceptance letter so that they can release your record in SEVIS.
5.      NOTE: After acceptancestudents must submit their $1,000 tuition deposit before their I-20 will be 
                       processed.  In addition, there are no payment plans available to international students. 
                       Therefore, students must have any remaining balances paid up front in full for the year. 
 
SCHOLARSHIPS
 
1.       INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS MAY QUALIFY FOR:
§  Athletic scholarship (at coach’s discretion)
§  Academic scholarship
 
Freshman and Transfer Students with less than 30 credits:  
Scholarship Name
GPA Requirement
GPA Award Amount    
   
Founder's Scholarship*     
4.01+
$10,000
   
President's Scholarship**
 
3.75-4.00
$8,000
   
Trustee Scholarship**
3.50-3.74
$6,000
   
Merit Scholarship
3.25-3.49
$4,000
   
Achievement Scholarship
3.00-3.24
$2,000
   
*In order to be eligible for the Founder's Scholarship, the student must have a 4.01+ GPA and a minimum SAT score of 1320 (Math & Reading) or a minimum ACT score of 28.
** To receive the Trustee Scholarship or President's Scholarship, the student must meet the minimum SAT/ACT requirements for admission to the college.  If they do not, they will be considered for the Merit or Achievement Scholarship. 
Test Score  (SAT Math & Reading or ACT Composite)
Test Score Award Amount
1320+/30+
$2,000
1210-1310/27-29
$1,500
1090-1200/24-26
$1,000
980-1080/21-23
$500
Renewal: The Founder's Scholarship and President's Scholarship require a 3.5 GPA to renew.  The Trustee Scholarship, Merit Scholarship, and Achievement Scholarship may be renewed with a 3.0
Transfer students and continuing students not previously awarded with a minimum college GPA of 3.00 with at least 30 credits at the time of awarding
GPA    
Amount
 
3.75-4.00
$8,000
 
3.50-3.74
$6,000
 
3.25-3.49
$4,000
 
3.00-3.24
$2,000
 
 
 

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