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International Student Admissions

Orange County Christian School welcomes the opportunity to share your students’ academic preparation with you. OCCS was founded in 1975, and has been a (charter) member of Associated Christian Schools International (ACSI) since our inception. 

We encourage our students to strive for excellence, and offer Honors classes for those wishing to achieve at a more rigorous level of study.  Our goal is for every student graduating from our high school program to be prepared for a high level of college and university work.

OCCS is authorized by the United States Government to accept international students. All interviews and final acceptance for enrollment are approved by OCCS. It is the responsibility of the international student/family to secure the proper visa to attend a school in the United States of America. Students who request an I-20 are required to pay the full year’s tuition, registration and other fees, before the registration process is considered complete and in order for the student to begin instruction.

Financial assistance is not available for international students.

Should a student/family choose not to attend OCCS, or if a visa is denied for any reason prior to the start date of the school term, the student will be dropped from SEVIS. The tuition, minus any application and entrance fees, will be refunded. However, if a student withdraws from the school at any time during the school year they will not receive a refund of any funds paid. A student with more than 15% absence rate will be dropped from the school and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will be notified that the student is no longer enrolled in OCCS, and the I-20 will be revoked at that time.

International students wishing to attend OCCS must include our Guardianship Authorization form appointing someone in California that will be assuming responsibility for the student while enrolled here. A copy of all transcripts (translated and notarized) from the previous school, immunization records (translated and notarized), and a recent physical examination performed by a doctor or equivalent must also be included with the application forms.

Our location in beautiful Anaheim, California, close to many of the world’s most impressive natural and man-made attractions, art museums and sports facilities, and our amazing weather make attending our school an even more enjoyable experience for students, in every sense.

We look forward to working with you, in helping to educate your student to achieve his or her full potential in life, globally.

You may request more information by completing our Admissions Inquiry form or begin the application process by completing our Online Application.  For more information about OCCS, please email or browse our website.

You may also contact our International Program Advisor, Mr. Peng Zhao, directly by email at

Enrollment for Fall 2024-2025

  • New student applications for Fall 2024-25 will open on January 31, 2024
  • We have limited space available for next school year 
  • Please complete your online application as soon as possible when enrollment opens
  • Please prepare all documents before you begin the application process
  • When completing the application, please be sure to select the application for international students, not local students
  • Our Fall semester begins August 15, 2024

We have prepared the following videos to assist our international students.  Please review the videos below: