Frequently Asked Questions
When should students take the Middle School Writing program?
When should students take the Early college prep program?
It depends. This introductory course to the SAT and college admissions essay is open to international school students in 9th to11th grade. Each summer, several academically strong grade 8 students take the SAT as an advanced-level course, but the majority of students are in grades 9 and 10.
What is the Information Session Discount?
Parents who attend and sign in at any one of the information sessions may receive an Information Session Discount when they enroll their children in any Firm Foundation Program. This $1,000 NTD discount can be use used with the Buddy Discount.
What is the buddy discount?
If you recommend a buddy to join any Firm Foundation program, both you and your friend may each receive a $2,000NT discount ($4,000 total).
- Siblings may also be buddies.
- The Buddy Discount are given in pairs, and each student may have only one partner for the discount. In other words, the third student needs to be paired with a fourth student in order for both to receive the Buddy Discounts.
- Note: If you have not yet found a buddy, you may submit a registration form first and later add a buddy before May 1, 2022 (deadline).
- If either you or your buddy cancels the course, then the discount is not valid.
Can the Buddy Discount and Information Session Discount be used together?
Yes, these two discounts can be used together to save $3,000NT in tuition fee.
HOW DO I SIGN UP FOR A PROGRAM?
What happens when a class is full?
Once a class is full, additional applicants will be wait-listed. It is important to note that the applicant's registration is not complete until both the registration form and deposit have been received. Enrollment is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
When can I register for a program?
When may I expect to receive a confirmation?
If possible, try to submit your registration form and wire the deposit of $2,000NT within the same time frame (1-2 days) and you should receive a confirmation within three business days.
- If you do not receive a confirmation as expected, please check your spam inbox. Sometimes our emails become mistakenly flagged as junk or spam.
- Please feel free check with us anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get back to you ASAP.
Is there a registration deadline?
No, enrollment is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Students who register after all the seats are filled will be placed on the wait-list.
DO I NEED TO BUY TEXTBOOKS OR MATERIALS FOR CLASS?
No, the program fee covers the textbook, course packet, and other instructional materials. Students taking the SAT course will need to bring their own calculators for the math questions.
Where are firm Foundation programs offered?
Firm Foundation programs have been a offered to students located in Taipei, Hsinchu, and Kaohsiung. The location of the classrooms may vary from year to year. Please check the course details or contact us.
Hsinchu Science Park Hub 新竹科學園區科技生活館.
- Address: 新竹市科學園區工業東二路1號 。
The Hub offers several key features:
- Safe environment with temperature checks and handwashing at the entrance
- Multiple restaurants and food vendors
- Parking space and a pick-up area
- Water dispensers and sanitized restrooms
- Clean and air-conditioned classroom space