Applying After the Deadline

ATDP gladly accepts applications completed after the postmark deadlines.

We make placement decisions on a continual basis until all spots are filled. There are two major considerations when applying after the deadline:

  • Your application is subject to space availability.
    Some of our most popular classes fill even before the new student postmark deadline. Our online course listings show which class sections are closed and which are still accepting applications. Browse the Secondary Division catalog or the Elementary Division catalog for updates.
  • We are unable to consider your application for financial aid.
    ATDP’s aid awards are based on the total number of families requesting support and the size of our financial aid fund. We cannot allocate awards fairly if these numbers change after the deadline.

Tips for late applicants:

  • Send your application in its entirety, not in parts. This helps us process your application faster and get it to its placement director sooner.
  • Include afternoon classes in your choices. Our AM class sections have a general tendency to fill faster than the PM sections. If you can attend an afternoon class, this might increase your chances at getting placed in the course you want.
  • Watch your email. If there are any issues with your application, ATDP will attempt to contact you through the email address you specified on your application form. Make sure your email client is not blocking messages from


  1. Profile photo of rubytiger98 :)

    Hi, I have a question. I signed up for a PM class, and I would like to switch to an AM class. Is that possible?

    • Profile photo of Sam Pierce

      It’s possible, but not as likely as going the other way; AM classes seem to be popular, and they fill first and fast. If you want to switch sections of a course to which you’ve already been admitted, then it’s just a matter of there being space. If you want to switch to a different course, we may need more information from you. Either way, send us your request in writing (email is easiest for everyone), and we’ll take a look!

  2. Profile photo of Rutu Samai

    What is the late submission deadline?

    • Profile photo of Sam Pierce

      We don’t have specific deadlines after the initial ones. As long as a course still has open spots, we will list it as “accepting applications” in its online catalog entry. It’s always to your benefit to apply early for the best chance.

  3. Profile photo of PFlorova

    Um, is there a form I can fill out to request a different class then the one I got accepted into? Because I specifically remember needing to do that last year to get into my desired class.

  4. Profile photo of Lucy P.

    Just to clarify, as long as there is still space in my selected course, I still have the opportunity to apply, correct? Even if I send in my application now?