INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

FBCA is a SEVP-Certified school, welcoming international students who wish to study in the United States.

Prospective international students who wish to study in the United States must be able to prove their ability to pay for their educational program, a place to stay and other applicable living expenses while in the United States.

Visit https://studyinthestates.dhs.gov/students for helpful information on DHS requirements.

FBCA Requirements

Students must have written and spoken English proficiency. A Skype conversation between a school administrator and the international student applicant will be conducted to ensure spoken English proficiency.
International students are required to live with a host family, unless the parents reside in the Houston area. Students may NOT live on their own.
Upon acceptance, tuition must be paid in full or in 2 installments per year. Tuition will not be billed until the Visa has been approved.

Please note: FBCA does not help students find host families.

Applications are accepted for international students entering grades 9th - 11th

2022-2023 International Student Tuition and Fees

Once the following steps have been completed, the student will be issued an I20 required for their F-1 Visa interview.

  1. Complete online application and pay the $200 application fee.  You must email the admissions director at admissions@fbcatx.org for an approved link to the application.  

  2. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
    Students must supply the results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) to FBCA

    Accepted Test Versions – TOEFL  Essentials or TOEFL IBT

    FBCA – TOEFL Code B741

  3. Submit:

    TOEFL result from step 2
    high school transcript (original and translation) 
    report cards – 2 years (original and translation) 
    immunization record (original and translation)
    passport – photo copy
    financial affidavit
    supporting documents, host family power of attorney, and birth certificate
    Students must meet Texas Department of Health guidelines on immunizations.

  4. Interview with school administration via skype.

  5. Once the student has been accepted for admission, an I20 will be issued.

  6. Schedule/attend Visa interview.

  7. Once the Visa has been received, tuition payment will be required. 00