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International Student Enrollment Process

Admission to HGCS is based on the following:
  • Skype/WeChat/WhatsApp interview with school official
  • Completed online admission application
  • Prior academic and behavioral performance
  • Standardized test scores ( TOEFL Jr. 750+ and SLEP 50+) *willing to discuss other testing options
Step 1

Complete the following forms and return to the International Admissions Office for processing:

Please refer to International Education Evaluations (IEE) for assistance or email for further information.

Step 2

If accepted:

  • You will be notified by email.
  • Pay the non-refundable application fee.
  • HGCS official will mail the I-20 if student is accepted.
  • Students must arrange an interview with the U.S. Embassy in their respective country to obtain an F1 visa.
  • HGCS Student Coordinator will contact student/agent with homestay information if homestay is required.

Full payment must be received prior to the first day of school before the student can be enrolled.

Submit the following forms:
  • Proof of health insurance
    American Benefit Services (Short Term Medical) - Call 843-214-2447 or email
  • International student immunizations form
  • Current physical or health exam
Admission & Re-enrollment Policies:
  • If full payment is not made prior to the first day of school, the student’s application will be placed on financial hold.
  • A student cannot attend school until financial arrangements have been made.
  • Re-enrollment to HGCS is not automatic. 
International Tuition/Fees include: 
  • Orientation prior to the start of school.  Students will be able to meet HG students who will also guide them through the orientation process.  
  • PSAT/ ACT testing
  • Weekly meetings with the International Student Director to set goals, discuss grades, for general encouragement and communicate problems.
  • Reports to agencies and families of student’s grades, progress, struggles, and successes.
  • Transportation to and from the Charlotte airport at the beginning and end of each school year.
  • I-20 maintenance
  • Daily School Lunch
  • Athletic Fee
  • Chromebook/Technology Fee
  • Local College visits
  • Class field trips
  • Extra required class reading books

The application fee is due at the time of application and is non-refundable.

Students who withdraw any time after school begins will be assessed the Early Withdrawal fee of $500.00 and 50% of the International Tuition.  No refunds are given for planned school trips or missed lunches.