Greater Grace International School

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Admission Process


Revision: May 8, 2019

Schedule and Timing

  • GGIS operates a rolling admissions policy: we will only consider applications for the current school year before February 1st of that year. Please contact the registrar at registrar@ggis.hu or call the school for more information.
  • Applications are accepted for the upcoming school year any time via OpenApply (see below), but we do not process these applications until the beginning of January. New students are encouraged to apply early. There are no deadlines for applications for the upcoming school year, but classes may be full as early as April 15.
  • If the appropriate grade-level class is full, a student may be placed on a waiting list. Only students who have completed the application process and have been accepted are put on a waiting list.

Admissions

Step 1: Apply Online

Do not hesitate to call the registrar's office if you have any questions or unable to apply on-line. The application process requires the submission of the following:

  1. Completed on-line Application Form
  2. Transcripts, Report Cards and/or previous school information uploaded under Application Check-list:
    • Transcripts, Report Cards from the last three (3) years of schooling (when applicable). If these documents are not in English or in Hungarian a certified translation (done by certified translation office) is required. Academic, behavioral, disciplinary, and social information is taken into consideration for acceptance into GGIS. Please submit progress reports, special achievements or awards, if available.
    • Results from any standardized testing
    • Please upload only scanned documents, do not email pictures taken by cameras or phones.

  3. Confidential Student Reference Form for grades 1-12 from the previous educational institution (see Application Checklist). The previous school needs to send this directly to GGIS.
  4. Preschool Questionnaire (if applicable)

Step 2: Schedule a Screening/Testing and an Applicant/Family Interview

High School applicants are typically required to take an English Placement Test, Math Placement Test, and/or Stanford Achievement test. The Stanford Achievement Test has a fee of 20.000 HUF. As part of the screening process we may request that the student visit to participate in classes for a portion or a full day.

Elementary applicants will participate in an informal screening administered by a teacher. As part of the screening process we may request that the student visit to participate in classes for a portion or a full day.

The interview/ screening is the last step in the application process and can be scheduled online through OpenApply or by calling or emailing the Registrar. The interview usually takes at least 30 minutes. Parents that do not speak English must arrange for a translator to be present. We are typically able to make admissions decisions within 5 school days of the interview.

Step 3: Register

After the parent receives notification of acceptance, the Registrar’s office will assist the parent with preparing the additional documents required for registration. When ALL required forms and documents have been submitted the parent will receive a notification email from the Finance Office that the registration can take place. All steps of the registration process must be completed before a student may attend school.

Registration includes the following:

  • Submit all required documents (Please upload only scanned documents: do not upload pictures taken by cameras or phones):
    1. Copy of identification document of the Parents/Guardians (passport or residency permit or birth certificate or személyi igazolvány) – for the Parent who will sign the Educational Agreement
    2. Copy of identification document of the child (passport or residency permit or birth certificate or személyi igazolvány)
    3. Copy of immunization records in English or with international abbreviations
    4. Copy of Parent's address card in Hungary (lakcímkártya or tartózkodási hely igazolás or an official verification from the Immigration Office, that obtaining legal residence in Hungary is in the process) for the Parent who signs the Educational Agreement
    5. Copy of Student's address card in Hungary (lakcímkártya or tartózkodási hely igazolás - or an official verification from the Immigration Office, that obtaining legal residence in Hungary is in the process)
    6. Copy of Student's health insurance documents (TAJ kártya for Hungarians)
  • Complete the following forms:
    1. Billing Information Form
    2. Annual Medical Examination Parental Permission Form
    3. Sports and Activities Permission Form
    4. GGIS Media Parental Consent Form
  • Sign the Educational Agreement which will be sent to you by the Finance Office upon receiving the above documents and forms.
  • Pay the Registration Fee. A registration fee is due at the time of registration. This fee is part of the total fees of education and refundable until May 31st. Contact the Finance Office at finance@ggis.hu or call the GGIS receptionist 06-1-275-4795 to make a registration appointment or if you need bank transfer information.

Step 4: Enrolment and Student Orientation

Welcome to GGIS! Students and parents will be presented with log-in access to JupiterEd, our online student information and grade management system. With JupiterEd, students and parents are able to check grades, view homework, and communicate with teachers.

An orientation meeting will take place on the first day of school, or on the day the student enters the school during the course of the school year. During orientation the student will receive schedules and textbooks, as well as a full review of the school policies and procedures as outlined in the Parent-Student Manual.

Greater Grace International School is a wonderful institution and the warmth and passion of your staff is clearly evident.

George H. Walker

Ambassador, Embassy of the U.S.A.

Greater Grace International School | Szilágyi Erzsébet Fasor 22/B | 1125 Budapest, Hungary | +36 1 275-4795