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Academic Year Language Study Programs

Admission to the Adventist Colleges Abroad academic year programs may be obtained only through a college or university member of the North American Consortium. Although any of the international schools or the Director of ACA may deny admission to anyone, acceptances are initiated only by these consortium member institutions. This procedure assures validation of credits earned abroad and safeguards the integrity of the international schools, which can accept only a limited number of students into their language programs (first come, first served basis).

Acceptance by ACA involves the following steps, all of which are completed at a North American Consortium college or university:

  • Apply for admission as a regular student in the North American Seventh-day Adventist academy, college or university for the summer abroad.
  • Complete all student sections of the ACA online application form; print out all four pages.
  • Secure all signatures required for pages 3 and 4, and student's physician, if special medical accommodation is required.
  • Arrange to complete financial payments with the Student Finance office of the North American Seventh-day Adventist academy, college or university.
  • Submit the completed four-page application, along with $100 application fee and two (2) passport-size photos, to the North American Consortium college or university Admissions office at least 60 days in advance if your program requires a student visa.

The North American Consortium college or university Registrar completes and signs grade record information required on the application, then sends the original application (with all student photographs attached), and one photocopy of the application to the ACA office in Silver Spring, MD.

By the very nature of ACA, an individual in the program is first and foremost a student of the North American Consortium college or university through which they apply. As such, the student is subject to the academic, financial, and conduct requirements of the home campus. At the same time, the ACA student is also a part of the affiliated overseas school and as such is subject to all of its requirements as well. Failure to live up to any of these guidelines may be cause for removal from the program. In case of dismissal from the ACA program, students are required to authorize ACA to inform their parent(s)/guardian(s).

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