Local Transfers
Contact the Admissions Office

Dear Prospective family,

Thank you for your interest in CNG for your family. The information below is a guide to our Admissions

process for families living in Bogota and interested in transferring to CNG from another school.

While we have historically strived to be rigorous in our calendar and admissions processes, this is a special

year. There are many moving parts and fluid external conditions that may require us to make adaptations to

our admissions process along the way. Any adjustments made will prioritize the health and well-being of

applicants and their families, while maintaining our same parameters of excellence in our admissions


Please be sure to contact the admissions to let us know you intend to apply. We will be happy to assist you

in this process. To start your admissions process please contact us via one of these options:

1. Telephone: +571 359-9344

2. Email: admissions@cng.edu

We will get back to you with details on the process, educational costs and space availability. Please be sure

to include basic information about your family: school the children attend, grades the children will enter and

any particular needs your children may have. A response to your message confirms that you have been

added to our list of prospective families. Keep in mind that per CNG’s Admissions Policy “Local families

should apply for admission to CNG for entry at the beginning of the school year only.”

Please click below for additional information regarding CNG’s requirements for the regular admissions

process for local families.


CNG uses an online application form that consists of these main sections:

- Student Information
- Additional Student Information
- Historical Student Information
- Siblings
- Medical History
- Guardian 1 Information
- Guardian 2 Information
- CNG Background
- Family References: New, local families only. To be filled out by someone that knows you and is
   part of the CNG Community. Expat families should replace the 2 family references with a company
   letter stating your post and position and specifying which, if any, educational expenses covered.
- Recommendations
- Applying to Grades K5 - 6: Homeroom Teacher Recommendation   
- Applying to Grades 7 -12: English Teacher Recommendation, Math Teacher Recommendation & Principal or Counselor Recommendation   
- Supporting Documentation: You must upload the following supporting documents
- ID: Colombians - Birth Certificate. Expats - ID page of passport and Colombian Visa
- Picture of your child (Passport size photo)
- Vaccine Record
- Company Letter: Expat Families only. The letter should state your post and position and specify which, if any, educational expenses will be covered.
- Statement of Understanding: Please print, sign and upload FORM
- Transcripts: All documents must be in English or Spanish. Please be aware that transcripts and report cards are two different documents. For students applying to grades 7th through 12th, only official transcripts are considered valid for the application process.  For students applying to K4 through 6th grade, report cards are acceptable. In order to receive credit and obtain your High School or Bachillerato diploma, you WILL need official sealed transcripts in English or Spanish.
*Bachillerato (Colombian Program) students must apostille their official transcripts for 7th grade & above, in  the country where the child completed the grade to be apostilled.
- Students applying to K4, K5 & 1st grade: All report cards available
- Students applying to 2nd through 8th grades: Official transcripts of last 3 years of school (or report cards for 2nd through 6th grades).
- Students applying to 9th through 12th grades: Official transcripts of last 5 years of school.
- School Profile: For students applying to 9th through 12th grade
- Recent standardized tests 

An application form and other documents and forms must be filled out for each student. Please read carefully as these documents vary by grade and by type of student. Once you have completed all the information and uploaded all of the documents, you may proceed to pay the application fee (USD95) through Paypal and submit the application. Keep in mind that you cannot edit or upload additional documents once you click on Submit.

Incomplete applications will not be considered by the Admissions Committee. It is the responsibility of parents (legal guardians) of applicant students to keep track of their status in the Admission process.

Test and Interview

Tests and interviews are done by appointment only, and we offer virtual or in-person testing. All students, without exception, must complete CNG’s testing and interview requirements. Please contact the Admissions Office to set up the appointments. 

The admission test includes reading comprehension and math sections, and essays in English and Spanish. Students who do not speak Spanish are not required to take the Spanish portion of the test. Students also interview with a CNG administrator and counselor, and both parents will be interviewed by a CNG administrator. 


Only complete files will be taken to the Admissions Committee for completion of the admissions process.

The Admissions Committee meets on a weekly basis as needed and will make a determination on an admissions recommendation. Please note that during the month of May, this process may take up to 3 weeks. This recommendation is then taken to the School Director for review followed by an approval or rejection of the recommendation.

The Admissions Committee takes into consideration a number of factors when admitting or denying admission to a prospective student including, but not limited to: prior academic achievement, behavior record, level of English and space availability, as determined in our admissions policy. 

Upon completion of the admissions process, the applicant may receive one of several responses:

a. Admit: Student has been admitted and the space will be reserved for 2 weeks before payment is made to reserve the space. If the student plans to begin classes upon approved admission, then tuition and fee payment is required in full before a student can begin classes. If payment is not received within that time frame, the admissions offer is rescinded and the Admissions Office will offer the spot to another applicant.

b. Conditional Status for Potential Admission: Student meets admissions criteria but is planning to arrive at the beginning of the following semester or has applied a few months in advance.  Admission will be based on the end-of-term report card that must demonstrate successful achievement which meets CNG guidelines in both academic and conduct areas. 

c. Reserved spot subject to on-site testing and interviews: Global nomad student meets all admissions criteria but has not completed admissions testing. Spot is reserved for that student, and confirmed admission will be based on testing, interviews and end-of-term report card that must demonstrate successful achievement which meets CNG guidelines in both academic and conduct areas.

d. Conditional Admission: Student has been admitted, but admission is conditional to additional learning support. Some examples of the additional support that may be requested are: Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Learning Center support, part-time/ full-time shadow, psychological or psychiatric support. 

e. Audit: In rare cases, the school might determine that a student may be initially admitted without the ability to earn academic credit. The student will be given a period of time where he/she can adjust to CNG and the grade-level academic load. The student’s performance will be monitored by the Learning Center, the counselor, the principal, and the student’s teachers.  The student’s status will be reviewed periodically by the school staff and the parents to determine if the audit status should continue or be modified according to his/her progress.  At the end of the trimester of admission, the possibility of regular admission will be considered. 

f. Deferred:  Student meets admissions criteria, but there is no available space for admission. The application is put on hold and deferred until the next term, when it will be taken to committee again.

g. Denial of Admission: School is unable to offer admission to student.

Laura de Brigard
Admissions Director
Colegio NUEVA GRANADA | PBX (+571) 212-3511 Ext. 106 | Fax (+571) 211-3720 | admissions@cng.edu | Direct: (+571) 552-6484 |