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Admission at HA Prep: FAQs

We realize the process of choosing the right school for your son or daughter can be daunting. We hope this page answers some of the questions most frequently asked about Admission at HA Prep Academy. Please feel free to call the Admission Office during school hours (919) 748-0212. We would love to speak with you and get to know you as well.

Q. How can I apply to HA Prep Academy?

  1. You can apply online CLICK HERE.
  2. You can also download the application, attached necessary documents below, and email to
  3. You can also download the application, mail your completed application and copies of all required documents to the Admission Office with a check or money order in the amount of $50 made out to HA Prep to cover the application fee.

Necessary Documents

  • The Opportunity document – Click here to download
  • The Transcript document – Click here to download
  • The Recommendation document – Click here to download
  • The Personal Recommendation document – Click here to download

Q. Is there a deadline to apply to HA Prep Academy?

A. HA Prep Academy operates under a “open enrollment” admission policy. Applications are accepted throughout the year–although the academic calendar indicates the most ideal times for enrollment, which are prior to the beginning of the academic year in August, during the Holiday Break between semesters, etc.

Q. How do I schedule an on-campus interview/tour?

A. Contact our Admission Office at (919) 748-0212. We conduct interviews/tours based off of prospective students/parents and the availability of staff.

Q. When will I be notified if my child is accepted?

A. We will notify you once we receive all admission paperwork and the applicant participates in an interview. We will make decisions within a few weeks of a completed application.

Q. Does HA Prep Academy offer Financial Aid?

A. HA Prep Academy has a very limited amount of financial aid. This does not affect our decision regarding admission.

Q. What do students do on the weekends?

A. Students participate in socials, off-campus trips, visit family and special activities throughout the year.

Q. Do students wear school uniforms?

A. No. However, it is required that students purchase “HA Prep Swag” of their choice to be worn during the academic day, non-academic hours and special functions. These items will be disbursed to the student during orientation once they arrive on campus.

Q. Is there a mandatory study hall?

A. Yes. All students observe “Quiet Time” during the course of the school day or evening hours.

“I’ve set the bar extremely high and the expectation is that we meet our students where they are, while showing them where they need to be based off of their goals and assisting them every step along the way, in order to ultimately have them raise the bar. That is how we create an environment of accountability and support.” Founders Quote

Malcom J. Reed

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International Students

The focus of our international curriculum is to prepare students for an American college or university. Our classrooms offer a unique combination of challenging academics within a nurturing and supportive environment. The personalized attention we offer allows each student to progress at his/her own pace.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How do I apply to HA Prep Academy?

A. Here is a checklist that should be helpful. You must send us the following:

  • Application for Admission along with a $100 nonrefundable application fee, made out to HA Prep
  • Two recommendation letters: Principal/Teacher/Counselor Recommendation; Personal Recommendation
  • Photo of yourself
  • Official school transcripts
  • TOEFL score
  • Copy of passport page that shows your name and date of birth
  • A parent bank statement that shows the ability to pay school fees

Q. What testing is required?

A. In order to place students in the correct level of ESL instruction, we will review students’ TOEFL scores, if available, in conjunction with staff evaluation once students arrive at HA Prep Academy. The TOEFL is required by colleges and universities for admission of any student whose first language is not English, therefore our juniors and seniors are required to take the TOEFL examination. We will register and transport students to the TOEFL exam if available. Students may need to take the exam in their home countries during the summer vacations.

Q. Which airport should I use when traveling?

A. All flights should be made to and from Raleigh/Durham International Airport (RDU) in Raleigh, North Carolina, located a ½ hour drive from the campus. HA Prep provides transportation to and from the airport at no cost.

Q. Will I have an American roommate?

A. Unless otherwise requested, every effort is made to assign you an American roommate.

Q. Will I be enrolled in an ESL (English as a Second Language) class?

A. Yes. HA Prep Academy partners with a local Community Based Organization (CBO) who facilitates a multi-level ESL program which provides the English language skills students need for success in a U.S. university. See details of the program below.

Q. Do I need medical insurance?

A. Yes. All international students must have medical insurance. Unless you provide proof of insurance coverage prior to enrollment, we will purchase insurance for you.

Q. Can I stay on campus during school holidays?

A. There are three major holidays scheduled during the school year when the residential halls are closed and all students must leave campus—Thanksgiving in November, Christmas in December, and Spring Break in March. It is recommended that students have pre-arranged plans for these holidays.

English as a Second Language

Three levels of ESL:

English as a Second Language 1 and 2

The purpose of ESL 1/2 is to provide English instruction for nonnative speakers of English. Students will develop English proficiency through the areas of speaking, writing, reading, and listening skills. Emphasis will be on developing proficiency in three major areas: social language, academic language, and socio-cultural knowledge. Students will participate in activities to develop competence in English through social interaction and academic achievement. Levels of English proficiency will range from basic to intermediate.

English as a Second Language 3

The purpose of ESL 3 is to provide English instruction for students who have achieved intermediate to high intermediate levels of English proficiency. Students will focus on speaking, writing, reading, and listening skills. Emphasis will be on speaking and reading proficiency in the major areas of social language, academic language, and socio-cultural knowledge. Students participate in activities to develop competence in English through social interaction and academic achievement using and understanding English as it is spoken, written, and heard in college and university settings.

Tuition and Fees

Investing in your child’s future can come at a considerable financial cost. Like you, we realize the importance of this investment.

HA Prep Academy strives to keep costs affordable, providing a financially feasible option to families seeking excellence in education and adolescent development.

Domestic Tuition & Fees
(For students who are United States citizens or Permanent Residents)

Tuition 2020-2021

  • Tuition, Room, Board & Fees
  • $13,500

Other Required Deposits and Fees

  • Allowance Account Deposit
  • $1,000
  • Expense Account Deposit
  • $1,000
  • TOTAL due HA Prep Academy
  • $15,500

HA Prep Academy is committed to assisting families in their effort to secure a quality education. To this end we offer several defined payment plans based off individual need.


As part of the enrollment fees, families are provided Tuition Refund Insurance which protects your tuition commitment against unforeseen withdrawal.
Students receive a weekly allowance credit of $25 from the Allowance Account.

Charges to the Expense Account include books and class fees, school field trips, sports team expenses, parent-authorized charges, and other miscellaneous fees.

Contact: Administrative Offices,

Financial Aid

Families interested in applying for need-based financial aid should contact for further information and to obtain an application. Funds are limited, financial aid is not guaranteed to all qualified applicants.


Tuition 2020-2021

  • Tuition, Room, Board, Fees
  • $20,800
  • Expense/Allowance Account Deposit
  • $4,000
  • Total Due Ha Prep Academy
  • $24,800

*A non-refundable reservation deposit of $5,000 is due within two weeks of receipt of the Enrollment Contract. The remaining balance including all additional fees is required prior to arriving on campus.

As a part of the enrollment fees, families are provided Tuition Refund Insurance to protect your tuition commitment against unforeseen withdrawals.

Payment Method

Payment should be made by wire transfer directly to our bank. Please contact Administrative Offices, for wiring instructions.

Medical Insurance

The United States does not provide socialized medicine; thus, health care costs can be significant. We require all international students to be covered by medical insurance. We can obtain this for the student at a cost to be determined while in school, charged to the expense account. If the student has previous coverage, we must have proof of the policy prior to the student arriving on campus.

Expense/Allowance Account

International students must have on deposit funds to cover expenses such as allowance, travel, testing fees, clothing, supplies, and telephone expenses. These funds must remain on deposit with HA Prep Academy and are managed by the Administrative Office. It is strongly recommended that international students have a credit/debit card to use for personal shopping, personal expenses, and travel incidentals.
Contact: Administrative Offices,