How to Apply

The King’s Academy’s International Program Office practices rolling admissions, meaning that an international student can apply at any time. TKA begins receiving International Student applications for the next year’s fall semester as early as a year in advance. We recommend that international students apply as early as possible.

Not sure if you should be applying as an “International” student? Visit the frequently asked questions page to learn more.

Step 1: Complete the Online Application
The first step in applying to TKA’s International Student Program is to complete the free International Student Online Application.
Step 2: Submit the Required Documentation
Once we’ve received your application, we’ll be in touch to help you complete your admissions package, which will include the following 4 documents:

    1. A scan of a Recent Photo of the applicant
    2. Copy of Passport
    3. Official results from one of the following accepted English Proficiency Assessments:
      • SLEP
      • ELTis
      • TOEFL iBT
      • TOEFL-PB
      • TOEFL JR
      • SLATE (ITEP)
      • IELTS

      For a complete list of language requirements by grade level, click here.

    4. An official copy of the applicant’s Academic Records (school transcript) from the beginning of 8th grade until present. Applicants must send both the original language transcripts and an official copy of the transcript which has been both translated into English and scaled to the American grading system* (100 point system / 4 point GPA scale).

Please submit supplemental documents directly to The King’s Academy using one of the following options:

  1. By email, or
  2. By Fax: (561) 686-8017 Attn. ISP, Brian Burrage, or
  3. By mail to:

The King’s Academy
Attn: International Student Program
8401 Belvedere Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33411, USA

*You may choose to utilize a locally authorized translation service to produce the English copies of the School Transcripts, or you may choose to use one of the following globally recognized translation and evaluation companies, which have a positive relationship with The King’s Academy:

  • Josef Silny & Associates: jsilny.com Address: 7101 SW 102 Avenue, Miami FL 33173, Phone: 305-273-1616, Fax: 305-273-1338
  • WES ICAP Document Processing (Web-Based); Website: wes.org

Step 3: Interview and Acceptance Process

Applicant Interview

Once the on-line application and all supplemental documents have been received, the applicant will be contacted by a member of the International Student Program Admissions Committee to schedule an admissions interview.

Interviews are normally conducted via Skype, but are sometimes arranged in person on the TKA campus, or in the applicant’s home country when convenient for both parties. Arrangements are made to accommodate various time zone differences when interviewing via Skype. A typical interview lasts 30-60 minutes.

Acceptance Decision & Offer of Admission (48 hours)

After completing the admissions interview, an applicant will be contacted by the Admissions Committee within 48 hours. This contact will communicate the Committee’s final decision.

Enrollment Contract & Tuition Deposit (15 days)

Within 15 days of an acceptance decision, the accepted student will receive an enrollment packet from the school via mail. This packet will include a copy of your Admissions Letter, a Tuition Statement & Enrollment Contract, and a Residential Services Agreement (if applicable).

Contract Returned & Deposit Submitted (2 weeks)

Families are afforded 2 weeks to complete the enclosed contracts and submit their non-refundable* tuition deposit of $5,000 USD ($10,000 USD for students applying from Mainland China) to The King’s Academy (see note below about wire transfers).

Wire Transfers:

Please direct all wire transfers to the following account:

Wells Fargo, N.A.
Swift Code: WFBIUS6S
ABA Number: 121000248
Account Number: 2000034353064
Beneficiary Name: The King’s Academy, Inc.

When wire transferring money please consider the tax and fee implications. TKA is happy to work with families from different regions to find solutions for such issues, provided that the family identifies the problem and contacts the school early in the process. Payment schedules can be worked out given appropriate notice.

*In the event that a student is not afforded an F-1 Student Visa for a reason outside of their own control, The King’s Academy will refund the student’s tuition deposit. 

Step 4: Enrollment & Visa Application

Once an applicant returns their enrollment contract and 5,000 dollar non-refundable deposit, they are officially “enrolled” into TKA’s International Student Program. Their seat in the program is guaranteed and reserved.

At this time, TKA will issue the I-20 paperwork needed to gain an F-1 student Visa. The student is responsible for contacting their local U.S. Embassy to schedule a visa interview. The student will also need to pay the U.S. Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) I-901 fee online at www.ice.gov/sevis/i901.

TKA’s International Student Program office is happy to assist families with questions relating to their visa acquisition process. For questions please contact us at ISP@TKA.net or by phone at +1 561-686-4244, Ext. 373.

Step 5: Tuition Payment & Travel Arrangements

International Students are required to submit the full balance of their annual tuition no later than July 1st.  Students who fail to do so will lose their admissions status and deposit.

Students must provide The King’s Academy with a copy of their incoming flight itinerary. Specific dates are set for each incoming class to arrive in order to properly greet each student and to provide transportation from the airport. These dates are updated each term and are clearly defined in the Acceptance Letter and Enrollment Contract. All flights should arrive into Palm Beach International Airport (PBI). Click here for more information.

Step 6: Host Family Placement

One of the unique features of The King’s Academy’s International Student Program is the ability to offer both a homestay program and residential-style dormitory boarding. Within both of these models, students enjoy enhanced cultural integration, accelerated English learning, and personalized care.

Students are asked in their application and during their interview to note their preference, which is considered when making the final accommodation pairings. However, students may not always be granted their preference and international students attending TKA should be comfortable living in either arrangement.



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CONTACT INFORMATION

We appreciate your interest, and hope to assist you any way we can. If you have questions regarding the application process please feel free to contact:

International Student Program Office
+1 561-686-4244, Ext.373
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