CAC will seek, in line with its mission, to provide an exceptional educational experience by enrolling students from a broad range of nationalities to promote diversity, inclusion, and international-mindedness.
In the event of space constraints, admissions categories and priorities are defined in Policy 8.202 as follows:
- Dependents of expatriate employees who are citizens of the United States with policy-mandated Board appointments.
- Dependents of expatriate employees of organizations with policy-mandated Board appointments.
- Applicants who receive tuition as a CAC contractual benefit. [CAC employees are expected to enroll their dependents at the beginning of the academic year. Those who are not enrolled at the beginning of the year will be placed on the waiting list].
Dependents of expatriates.
Qualified siblings of current CAC students.
Qualified children of CAC alumni.
Host country national applicants who have been enrolled in U.S. schools or overseas schools that offer an American or IB curriculum immediately prior to applying to CAC.
All other applicants.
In addition to these priorities, decisions regarding admission of applicants may be based on other factors including, but not limited to, an assessment of the student’s potential to be successful at CAC, contribution to the school’s educational and co-curricular program, and the school’s goal to maintain a cultural balance in the student body as well as the American character of the institution as prescribed by CAC’s mission.
When approaching facility or programmatic limitations, a waiting list for admission will be developed and administered by the Director of Admissions. Only applicants who have fulfilled application requirements are eligible for the waiting list.
Board approved and issued: May 11, 1993
Revised: January 20, 1998, May 15, 2007, April 22, 2008, December 16, 2008, March 16, 2010, May 22, 2012, February, 2022