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International Program


Excel Christian Academy is located in Cartersville, GA, 42 miles north of Atlanta on the I-75 growth corridor. The mission of Excel Christian Academy is to provide Excellence in education in a Christ-centered Atmosphere. Our vision is for every student to be inspired, challenged, and equipped to glorify God with responsible leadership and action in a modern society. Excel Christian Academy is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and has established a rigorous and challenging college preparatory program that will help prepare students for their studies at American Universities. ECA is a SEVIS approved school, licensed by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program to issue I-20 forms, which allows international students to obtain an F1 student VISA. Excel welcomes international students in grades 9-12. All international students must work with an agency that will assist them for the admission process and through the duration of their time at Excel. Prerequisites & Application Procedures: Students are required to have the ability to speak, read, write and comprehend English. Along with the student application, the following documents are needed before an admission decision will be made:

  • Official copy of TOEFL or SLEP scores
  • Immunization records, translated to English
  • Copy of Passport
  • Results from any standardized test taken in the past 4 years
  • Transcript or most recent report card if entering the 9th grade. These must be translated to English along with the credits that were issued for each individual course. Those students who have attended U.S. schools must provide full transcripts from those schools.
  • Reference forms from a math teacher, English teacher, and counselor
  • International Student Financial Assurance Statement
  • $350 Application fee


Upon receipt of all the necessary forms, you will be contacted to arrange for an interview. After the interview, the administration will make an admissions decision. If accepted, an I-20 will be issued and you will be asked to pay the non-refundable international student fee of $100 along with at least half the year’s tuition.