Frequently asked Questions

Q: What schools can I attend?

A: You will have your choice from over 80 prestigious college preparatory private boarding and day high schools across 33 states.

Q: How do I attend one of your schools?

A: Submit the application through GSE along with all required documents.  Official school transcripts for the last three years are required both in English and the country of origin language. Once you have been accepted you will be issued a letter of acceptance (LOA) and an I-20 form, Certificate of Eligibility for Non-immigrant (F-1) student status.  These documents along with evidence of financial support (bank statement) are needed for visa issuance to attend one of our schools.

Q: How many schools can I apply to?

A: You may apply to 1-4 schools provided you meet the school's requirements and pay the school's application fee(s).  Prior to applying to a school and based on your input and discussion with GSE we can identify what schools would be a good fit for you.

Q: What is included in my costs?

A: Tuition, books, uniforms, registration fees, and administrative costs. Airfare is not included.

Q: When is the registration deadline?

A: The deadline for most schools are 15 March for the Fall start date (5 and 10 months) and 1 November for the Spring semester (5 months). We highly recommend having all paperwork completed as soon as possible to ensure placement.

Q: Is there an application fee?

A: Yes, there is a GSE application and I-20 processing fee in addition to that of the school, if applicable.

Q: Do I need spending money?

A: Yes, each student is required to have at least $300 monthly spending money for their own personal needs.

Q: What if I have a medical emergency or need to see a doctor?

A: Each student must have health insurance to cover these expenses, suggested minimum coverage should be $500,000.00. However, before a student is accepted in to any program they must complete a medical and dental physical and have a record of all immunizations.  GSE can provide coverage through our insurance provider.

Q: What kind of support will the student receive form GSE?

A: GSE will work with the student from the moment it receives his application until he or she returns home. There will be regular contact with the school, host family (day school students)and student at least on a monthly basis. GSE is available 24 hours in case of emergency.

Q: How will the student get around?

A: Students are not allowed to drive! Host parents are responsible for getting the students to and from school each day. Extra curricular activities will depend on family availability, carpooling and public transportation, where available.

Q: Is English proficiency required? 

A: For most schools, yes.  However, there are some schools that offer English as a Second Language (ESL) for those who need it.

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