Would you like your family to become part of the ECA community? We are here to help you! For details regarding the different steps of our application process, please click on the boxes below.
Attend ECA Admissions Day
Twice a year we host ECA Admissions Day during which we welcome parents to tour the school, ask questions, and learn more about who we are. This year’s dates for Admissions Day are: November 14, 2018 and January 29, 2019.
Pay the admissions processing fee
Current admissions processing fees in pesos:
|New student, first time||$343.200|
|New student, reapplying within 2 semesters of first application||$257.300|
|Student from ECA or staff family||$171.600|
|Student from ECA or staff family reapplying within 2 semesters of first application||$171.600 plus online application fee if required|
|Extemporaneous application||Add 10% to appropriate category|
- Cash, debit, or credit card at the school cashier’s window. American Express not accepted.
- Deposit or transfer to ECA bank account*:
Complete application portfolio
Once your payment has been confirmed, you will receive an e-mail with instructions for completing our online application (For best results, do not use Mac-based devices when completing the application). You will also receive a set of ECA forms that you need to fill out, and a list of additional documents to collect. (You will need to bring these forms and documents with you the day you are scheduled for your parent interview.) Before signing the application you need to read ECA’s mission, vision, core values, philosophy, and statement of faith.
Come for a parent interview
The admissions office will contact you to schedule an interview once your on-line application has been submitted. Please have all forms and documents ready and bring them with you the day of the interview, organizing them in the order that they are listed. If your papers are not complete, we will not be able to receive them and this may lead to your application being put on a waiting list.
- Student Reference Form – to be filled out by the current school
- Family Reference Form – to be filled out by the current school
- Church Ministry Confirmation – to be filled out by your pastor
- Financial Information Form – to be filled out by you, the parent
- Legal Guardian Form (if applicable)
- Parent Information – to be filled out by biological parents not living with the children (if applicable)
A. Parent Documents
- A recent family photo with all individuals identified.
- Both parents’ current cédulas. These must be brought to the registrar’s office to be scanned.
- Passports, if foreigners or Colombians with dual nationality. These must be brought to the registrar’s office to be scanned.
- Income certification for both parents from a company, mission, or church. Certification must not be more than 30 days old.
- If one of the parents does not receive income, he or she must submit a letter stating this.
- If a parent or parents are self-employed (independent), a statement signed by an accountant certifying income; attach copies of the accountant’s ID, professional card, and phone number.
- Declaración de renta (not applicable to foreigners)
- Paz y salvo from the previous school in Colombia
- Doctrinal statement of your church or mission if it is one ECA does not have on file.
B. Student Documents
- Birth certificate.
- Tarjeta de identidad (Colombian students) or visa (foreign students).
- Cédula de extranjería (foreign students)
- Student health insurance card (to be scanned at school – no photos or copies).
- For 7th-12th grade students: a letter of recommendation from the youth pastor or other church leader stating how long the leader has known the student, what activities the student participates in, and giving the leader’s perception of current spiritual interest and/or maturity.
- For 3rd – 12th grade students: a handwritten autobiography in English for which the student receives no help either human or technological. It should include a description of the family, places the student has lived, interesting things the student has done, hobbies, schools attended, and experience with God. Length: 1-2 paragraphs for 3rd-6th graders; 2-3 paragraphs for 7th-12th graders.
C. Academic Records
- For students coming from a Colombian school:
- entering K- 5th: the original final grade certificates (certificado de desempeño) from the last 2 years (no photos or copies).
- entering 6th – 12th: the original final grade certificates (certificado de desempeño)from each school year from 5th grade up (no photos or copies).
- For students coming from a school in another country:
- entering 1st – 9th: apostilled copies (not photos) of the last two year-end report cards as well as the partial report for the year in progress when applicable.
- entering 10th – 12th: apostilled official high school transcript and copy (not photo) of the 8th grade report card.
- Relevant test results from psychologist, psychiatrist or learning specialist when applicable.
Bring your child for testing
Once your paperwork has been reviewed and approved, you will be notified of the date/s on which your child should come for testing.