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Welcome, and thank you for considering an education at Furtah Preparatory School.  Our international program is a cherished and vital part of our school family.  Please review the following information about the application and enrollment process.  While you will likely work through an agent and our international director in the beginning of the process, your main point of contact at the school (during application as well as throughout attendance) will be Heather Galloway.

Tuition & Fees

Annual International Tuition is set at $13,500.  If accepted, $2000 will be due as a non-refundable, non-transferrable deposit (which will be credited towards your tuition total if attending).  Current international students will need to pay the deposit in the spring each year, to hold a spot for the coming school year.  The one-time application fee is $30 and is paid as part of the application process. For 12th grade students, there is a one-time senior fee of $300 due in the fall of senior year.

Please note that FPS relies upon tuition income to meet faculty salaries, and it is essential that income from tuition be assured for the entire school year. Therefore, once your student travels to the USA using the FPS I-20, it is understood that you will pay all charges for the full academic year.  If a student withdraws during the year, there will not be a refund of charges paid (and if full payment has not been made, you will still owe the remaining amount for the year).


The natural parent or legal guardian must complete the Student Application, pay the application fee, and submit the application.  Please make sure that the foreign address is entered for the student's address. (Do not enter an address of American relatives or the expected host family.)  Please make sure the student email is different from the parent emails. Before an applicant can be considered for admission, the following items must be submitted. The application will have directions for uploading the files.

  • Passport
  • Birth certificate (translated preferred)
  • Immunization record
  • Official Transcript (translated preferred)
  • Math & English Recommendations (you may also submit a General Recommendation, if desired)
  • Proof of Finances--Must show a minimum balance of the tuition amount and the average living expenses ($750 per month, so $7500 for our 10-month school year)

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. 

During the application process, our international director will meet with the candidate, parents, and/or agency for further assessment and to discuss tuition & housing as needed.  Once all the documents are received, the FPS Admissions Committee will review the application and records. 

If accepted, you will receive an invoice for the down payment. Once the full down payment is received, the I-20 will be issued. The I-20 will be emailed to the student and natural parent's email addresses. If your I-20 is being transferred from another school in the United States, please contact the PDSO, Heather Galloway, to coordinate the transfer.   Please be aware that the financial section of the I-20 will show the tuition amount plus the anticipated Living Expenses (these are estimated at $750 per month)--actual living expenses may be higher or lower.


If accepted, the natural parent or legal 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
  • 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       

*A student cannot attend until Enrollment is complete*

Additional Requirements
  1. Appointment of Guardianship--Required BEFORE Attending School:  Each student is required to have a current guardianship form on file designating the host parent(s) and signed by at least one natural parent.  The form can be found here: Guardianship Form 
  2. Healthcare--Required BEFORE Attending School: FPS requires all international students to have health insurance with coverage for the USA for the entire school year (August 1-May 31). 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 the following:   
    1. ISO International Student Insurance 
    2. ISI International Student Insurance
    3. IMG Global (Student Health Advantage Plan)
  3. Georgia Immunization (DHR Form 3231)--Required within 30 days of Attending:  The student will need to have the home country's immunization record to be transferred to the Georgia Immunization Form. 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 or a local doctor's office. 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 with any questions through this process.  Please visit the International Student Page to read more about our international program and to review the International Student Handbook.

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