Over the years, we have found that word-of-mouth marketing from our current WCA families is one of our most powerful forms of advertising. No one can convey the impact that WCA has had on our students’ spiritual and intellectual growth better than the parents who have seen these dividends paid on the investment they have made by sending their children here. Often, however, there are families who respond tremendously to our mission and vision and truly desire to enroll their children at WCA, but the costs are just out of reach for them to make that happen. WCA wants to give you, our faithful WCA families, a tool for you to use to help WCA become an even more incredible, diverse, and dynamic school by referring some of those students in targeted grades. For any student you refer to WCA in these selected grades in which we are seeking to increase enrollment, those students can enroll at 25% off annual net tuition rates.
Sounds incredible, right? Well, that’s not all. WCA also wants to thank you for promoting WCA to your family and friends. For the 2021-2022 school year, as part of the student referral program mentioned above, for every upper school family you refer to WCA you will ALSO receive 25% off your own student’s net tuition. The tuition deductions are awarded per student (not per family) and there is no limit to the number of students you can refer! If you refer a family with two students, and your have two students, you will receive 25% off each of your student's tuition, as will the incoming family.
So what’s the catch? There is one small catch. The deductions only stay in place year after year as long as BOTH the student at WCA and the referred student are still enrolled at WCA! We’ll address some of the terms and conditions and frequently asked questions below on this webpage. To get started, though, start talking to everyone you know whose kids you always thought should be at WCA, and once you have some interested families, fill in the New Student Referral Form below. You can also fill out paper copies in the front office.
QUALIFYING GRADE LEVELS FOR 2021-2022:
All Upper School Grades 6-12 now Qualify for Student Referral!!
Note: This form, filled out either here or on our paper version, MUST be submitted before first contact between the potential new family and a member of the admissions staff. Referral forms will not be accepted after families have contacted admissions. The safest way in which to submit the referral form is here online, as the submittal will be time-stamped.
Grab some of our new tour referral cards in the front office to hand out to prospective school families!
Plan Terms and Conditions
Q. How do I start the process of referring a family and their student?
A. The first step in referring a family is to approach them, explain the new program, and invite them for a personalized tour so they can visit and determine if WCA is the right fit for their student. We have special business cards with the admissions contact info on it, or you can simply have them call us or email email@example.com, after you have submitted the New Student Referral Form.
Q. How does WCA know that a family has been referred by me?
A. In order to get credit for a referred student, you must pick up and fill in a New Student Referral Form from the Front Office, or you may fill one out online at the Student Referral Plan website at http://bit.ly/studentreferralplan. This form MUST be submitted PRIOR TO the family arranging their tour! Once the family is scheduled for a tour, we will attach your form to their application and once they’re fully enrolled, you will receive the credit (per the terms listed on this page).
Q. Is there any limit to how many students I can refer?
A. No, you may refer as many students as you want, and will receive a credit equivalent to 25% of your net tuition for each one (credits must be matched student to student). Your credit benefit will obviously max out at the full amount of tuition you owe for your own students.
Q. If a refer more students than I have tuition to be offset, can I transfer my credits to a future year or to another person?
A. No, referral credits are non-transferable either to future tuition amounts owed or to other families at WCA
Q. Do I (and the family of the student I referred) just get the credit in the year I refer the new student?
A: No, you and the family of the referred student will continue to get the discount year after year until your student or theirs graduates or your student or the student you referred leaves WCA.
Q. Do I qualify for these credits if I already have discounted tuition or receive scholarship funds?
A. Yes, you may earn credits against your remaining tuition amount after discounts or scholarships have been applied.
Q. If I receive a scholarship/discount that reduces my tuition, do I get the credit off the full tuition amount, or what I pay currently?
A. Your credit is calculated from your net tuition amount, the amount that remains after all discounts and scholarships have been deducted.
Q. If I have no more tuition to be offset, can I apply my credits to my fees?
A. No, credits can only be applied to tuition owed.
Q. If the family whose student I refer also knows families they think would be a great fit for WCA, can they earn additional tuition credits referring new students themselves?
A. Yes, once the family has fully enrolled their student, they are eligible to earn additional tuition credits themselves by referring students into the targeted grades.
Q. If I refer an 12th-grade student after they graduate, do I still get the credit?
A. No, the referred student must still be enrolled at the school for the credit to remain in place. Another student would need to be referred in the targeted grades at that point to re-establish the credit.
Q. I have multiple students at WCA. Do I decide which student my credit applies to?
A. For your first referral, you may decide which of your students' tuitions the credit will apply to. For every additional referral thereafter, they must be applied to different student's tuition, until you have more referrals than students at the school, at which time the credit assignment process starts again.