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SOME FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: What schools can I attend?



A: We work directly with over 80 college preparatory private boarding and day high schools across 33 states. Based on the students input and financial situation GSE will identify the best available options.


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 non-refundable application fee(s).  


Q: What is included in the costs?


A: Tuition, books, uniforms, registration fees, insurance, accommodations and other administrative fees.   Round-trip airfare and personal spending money are not included.


Q: When is the application deadline?


A: The deadline will vary depending on the school.  Early application is essential to ensure placement.  


Q: Is there an application fee?


A: Yes, there is a non-refundable application and I-20 processing fee for each application submitted.  Applications will not be reviewed without the application fee.


Q: Do I need spending money?


A: Yes, we recommend each student 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). 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 do not require an English proficiency test for admission.  Many schools also offer English as a Second Language (ESL) for those who need it.


If you have further questions feel free to email them to us at tjgussie@gseinc.org.