Admission Policy for Foreign Students

Admission Policy for Foreign Students

Admission Policy for Foreign Students

Admission

          A foreign student applying for admission to any degree program offered by South Philippine Adventist College must comply with the following requirements:

  1. Must be at least 18 years old at the time of application.
  2. Pay an application fee of two hundred dollars ($200) which is non-refundable.
  3. Pay financial guarantee (not applicable yet at present)  deposit of five hundred dollars ($500) which can only be withdrawn upon finishing the course or leaving SPAC permanently. The financial guarantee deposit must be sent in check form and in US dollar currency, payable to South Philippine Adventist College.
  4. Secure a certification of good moral character from the school last attended.
  5. Secure a high school diploma or a certification of high school graduation.
  6. Secure documents required by the Bureau of Immigration (BI) for the processing of a student visa.

The student may choose from the following options in obtaining a student visa:

Option 1

SPAC applies for the student visa (9f) and when it is approved, the visa will be picked up by the student in the Philippine Consulate in his home country. The following documents authenticated by the Philippine Embassy/Consulate having consular jurisdiction over the place where the student resides are required:

  1. Transcript of Scholastic Records
  2. Notarized Affidavit of Support with Certificate of Bank Deposit
  3. Photocopy of passport pages where name, photo, birth date and birth place appear
  4. Birth certificate or its equivalent

Upon Arrival in the Philippines of Option 1 applicants, they must secure medical clearance from the Quarantine Office in Manila. Then they proceed to the Bureau of Immigration (BI) and secure an Alien Certificate of Registration (ACR).

Option 2

The student obtains a tourist visa in his/her home country. Upon arrival in the Philippines, SPAC applies for conversion of the visa from tourist (9a) to student (9f). The following documents authenticated by the Philippine Embassy/Consulate having consular jurisdiction over the place where the student resides are required: (These may be handcarried by the student.)

  1. Police Clearance Certificate issued by the National Police authorities
  2. Transcript of Scholastic Records
  3. Notarized Affidavit of Support with Certificate of Bank Deposit
  4. All required documents must be sent to South Philippine Adventist College together with the accomplished Application for Admission form, Overseas Student Agreement and five (5) copies of original Personal History Statement for the processing of a student visa.

Note: The student pays the actual cost of visa and processing fees. Transcripts, diplomas, certificates or any documents originally written in other languages should have a notarized English translation.

Additional Information

  1. Upon arrival in the Philippines, the student must enroll only in SPAC and not in any other school.
  2. Foreign students are expected to be full-time students and finish the course within the time specified in the approved curriculum.
  3. Married students coming with their families are not provided housing; hence prior arrangement must be done with the College.
  4. All students, except married ones with housing accommodation, are expected to stay in the dormitory and eat at the college cafeteria.
  5. An applicant who wishes to transfer credits taken from other schools to SPAC must send a copy of his/her transcript when applying for admission. The applicant will be officially informed in writing on the result of the evaluation of his/her credits.

Additional inquiries regarding admission and visa processing may be referred to:

The Registrar
South Philippine Adventist College
Km 68, Camanchiles, Matanao, Davao del Sur
 
E-mail address: registrar@spaconline.org
Website: spaconline.org
Contact number: 09173144672 (Registrar’s Office)