ISP Frequently Asked Questions

Can a student spend more than one year at a BASIS charter school?

No. Enrollment at BASIS charter schools through the International Student Program is limited to a maximum of one academic term (10 months). However, students who wish to study for more than one year have the option to transfer to a private U.S. high school upon successful completion of their academic program at BASIS charter schools.

What kind of accommodations do students have at the BASIS charter schools?

Students usually stay with host families during their time at BASIS charter schools.

What are the tuition fees for charter schools?

Please check the tuition fees on our website.

What grades are students accepted to in charter schools?

Grades 9 through 11.

What kind of visa do the students need to study at BASIS? What is the process to get the visa?

Students need an F-1 student visa. After the students get accepted into the BASIS.ed International Student Program, BASIS.ed issues and sends a student an I-20 form which he/she takes to the embassy to get a student visa.

Can my child stay with our family or friends in the United States instead of a host family?

Yes, they can.

Do you offer scholarships for international students?

No, we do not.

Can the student transfer from another American school to the BASIS charter school?

Yes, he/she can. He/she needs to let their current school’s DSO know that they are transferring.

Do BASIS schools have uniforms?

No, they do not.

What are the requirements for the application?

Application requirements are:

  • Complete the application form online
  • Submit transcripts for the last three years of school
  • Pay the application fee of $500
  • Complete an online interview with an admissions person
  • Complete an online math test
  • Submit TOEFL exam score (minimum score of 80 required, score of 90 preferred)