How to Apply

As a small, exclusive community, we strive to match our students to our desired student profile to ensure we can successfully help our students.  Please review our Student Profile. Filling out an application does not commit families to Talisman Semesters and is an excellent step to ensuring a proper match.


How to Apply to Semesters:

  1. Fill out application. You can click here to apply now.
  2. We will call to discuss your student’s application to our Semesters program for boys 12-17.
  3. $1000 deposit is required upon acceptance.
  4. You will receive a confirmation packet detailing the enrollment process.
  5. Complete online enrollment forms.
  6. First month’s tuition and paperwork are due a week before opening day.

Included in Tuition:

  • All academic and activity costs (including trips)
  • Transport to and from the Greenville/Spartanburg (GSP) or Asheville (AVL) airport on opening and closing days

Additional Costs:

  • Appropriate clothing and sleeping bag (full gear list will be sent to you)
  • Specialized diets (speak with us for details)
  • Medical costs
  • Medication packaging
  • $200 canteen money

Refund Policy:

Deposits are nonrefundable once the student is accepted. Full tuition is due by one week before the start of the semester to retain the spot, and is non-refundable, as we will have reserved that spot for your student and be unable to fill it with short notice.

If a student is discharged or withdrawn early, there is no refund of the current month’s tuition.  If the student has paid in full, subsequent months’ tuition will be refunded.

Payment Options:

MasterCard, Visa, Discover and cashier’s checks. NO personal checks will be accepted. Credit card on file for incidentals and/or emergencies is required regardless of payment option.  Tuition is payable monthly, due by the first of the month being paid for.  A discount of 4% is given for full payment of tuition prior to the start of the semester.

Come Visit Us:

We welcome tours by appointment.  We also hold open houses.  We love to meet prospective students and answer their questions, too.  Please contact our admissions office to arrange a visit:  828-697-6313.