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At Furtah Preparatory School, we value the education of our students, not only in the classroom, but also in life. We believe that exposure to other cultures and languages is an inherent part of learning to be a world-class citizen, and we welcome the opportunity to allow students from all parts of the world to study together. Our international students are highly involved in our academic programs, sports, and fine arts alike. We welcome them as a part of our family community.

Our international population has consisted of students from China, Columbia, Croatia, Cyprus, El Salvador, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Guatemala, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Montenegro, Russia, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, and the United Kingdom.

To apply to FPS, international students should complete the Student Application, pay the application fee, and submit the application.  Before an applicant can be considered for admission, the following items must be submitted. The application will have a place to enter the emails of the individual submitting items, and those emails (sent after application submission) will have links for uploading the files.
           
              *Passport

              *Birth certificate (translated)

              *Immunization record

              *Official Transcript (translated)

              * Math & English Recommendations (you may also submit a General Recommendation, if desired)

FPS does not currently require the TOEFL test, although we welcome those results if you have taken the test.  FPS does expect international students to have English proficiency. 

FPS does require all international students to have health insurance. Natural families are responsible for all medical fees associated with the student's needs. If you are in need of health insurance, we can recommend ISO International Student Insurance and ISI International Student Insurance.

During the application process, our international director will meet with the candidate, parents, and/or agency for further assessment and to discuss tuition & housing (often with a Skype call).  Once all the documents are received, the FPS Admissions Committee will review the application and records. If accepted, you will receive an email with the steps required to complete enrollment. Part of enrollment will require a deposit towards tuition. 

If accepted, the parent or guardian must complete online enrollment.  (You must use the same email used for submitting the application.) The instructions are included in the acceptance letter email as well as below:

  • Go to www.factsmgt.com
  • Select Parent Log In and click on FACTS Family Portal
  • Create New Family Portal Account*: Enter FPS-GA into the District Code field, enter your email, & click Create Account
  • You will receive an email from FACTS containing a link that will allow you to create your username and password (link is only active for 6 hours)
  • Once you have saved your username and password, you can log in
  • Click on Apply/Enroll in the left menu
  • Click on the Enrollment/Re-enrollment link and follow the steps       

*If you already have other students at FPS, you can log in with your existing Family Portal login.

NOTE: It is essential to make sure all information in complete and correct.  This information is used in all our communications in the day-to-day operations as well as in case of any emergency. 

When enrollment is complete, the Business Manager will issue an invoice to your family and/or agency with the down payment due and notes on the tuition plan. Once the full down payment is received, the I-20 will be issued.  The I-20 will be emailed to the student's email address. The I-20 can also be sent via International Mail to the student's address provided on the application (upon request).  If your I-20 is being transferred from another school in the United States, please contact the PDSO & Business Manager, Heather Galloway, to coordinate the transfer.

*A student cannot attend until Enrollment is complete and down payment has been made.*

Please note that students will have 30 days from the first date of attendance to submit an up-to-date immunization form (Georgia DHR Immunization form 3231). 

FPS requires all immunization forms to be transferred to the Georgia Immunization Forms. There may be certain immunizations required upon arrival according to the Georgia State law. These immunizations and the necessary forms can be obtained at the local health department. It is the responsibility of the Host Family to help ensure the International Student is in compliance with Georgia law regarding immunizations (but it is the responsibility of the student's family to pay for any additional required immunizations). 
 

Feel free to contact our admissions team at admissions@furtahprep.org with any questions through this process.


FPS is authorized under Federal Law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students.