International Student Application Information
Oakdale Christian Academy provides an excellent education for international students seeking to continue study at universities and colleges in the U.S.
Oakdale has a high university placement rate of 90 percent overall, and 100 percent university placement with high-achieving students. Our students are well prepared for university study. Oakdale has accreditation with Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), which is the regional accreditor of the Council for Higher Education, the premiere accrediting association in the U.S.
International students represent one-third of our total student body, and typically come from 7-10 different countries each year.
Visit our International Students Frequently Asked Questions page to learn more!
With our outstanding student to staff ration of 2:1, we are able to offer advantages not available at schools with overwhelmingly large enrollments. Our students have opportunities to assume leadership roles on campus, in organizations, and amongst their peers that otherwise would not be as available to them at larger institutions. The nature of our family-style community helps students to become more proficient in English in a wide variety of contexts, including social situations in staff members’ homes and interactions with the local community. International students receive personalized assistance from our academic staff and develop important skills beyond the education they receive, although the education itself is rigorous and prepares students well for college and university.
In recent years, Oakdale graduates have been accepted by major and mid-major colleges and universities but have chosen to attend the following colleges and universities:
- Asbury University (Kentucky)
- DePaul University (Illinois)
- George Mason University (Virginia)
- Greenville College (Illinois)
- Liberty University (Virginia)
- Purdue University (Indiana)
- Spring Arbor University (Michigan)
- Seattle Pacific University (Washington)
- Taylor University (Indiana)
- University of Kentucky
- Indiana University
- Ohio State University
- New York University
- University of Kentucky
- Rensselaer Institute of Technology
- University of Miami
- Central Christian College
- Indiana Wesleyan University
- Roberts Wesleyan College
- California Baptist University
- Hong Kong Polytechnic University
We recently signed an Assured Admission Agreement with Spring Arbor University to provide a more seamless transition for an Oakdale graduate interested in attending that university. We have had three Chinese students attend Spring Arbor University in the past few years, and they have found it to be an excellent experience.
The Admissions Criteria that will help you understand whether your child is ready to attend and how our admissions process works.
Complete the Initial Contact Form to communicate quickly with our admissions staff about your interest and to begin the conversation. A full application will be required as part of the admissions process.