The Application Process

We make every effort to place all qualified students in their first-choice course. ATDP makes placement decisions on a continuous basis, beginning as soon as applications are completed. However, course enrollment is limited, and there are often more qualified applicants than the program can accommodate. It is generally advantageous to apply early, preferably well before the postmark deadlines (see below). The application process is the same for new and returning students. Students must reapply every year, and returning students are not guaranteed automatic readmission or placement in their first choice of course. Incomplete applications are not considered for placement.

New this year: early and extended application

This year, ATDP is expanding its application deadlines.

Early Application

A limited number of spots in each course will be reserved for early applicants. Early applicants must fill out the application form using an online account, and they may receive early acceptance decisions there.

As in previous years, returning students will receive priority if they apply early. Based on the number and relative strength of other early applications, an early applicant may be automatically converted to a standard applicant if no early acceptance decision is possible.

Extended Application

For courses that still have open spots after the standard application period, we will accept applications on a rolling basis. Note that financial aid will no longer be available for applications completed after the standard application deadline.


  • Early Application
  • ▪ Financial aid available
    ▪ Must submit form online
    ▪ Returning students receive priority
  • SD deadline: February 14
  • ED deadline: March 14
  • Standard Application
  • ▪ Financial aid available
  • SD deadline: February 28
  • ED deadline: March 28
  • Extended Application
  • ▪ Financial aid NOT available
    ▪ Limited course availability
    ▪ Rolling acceptance decisions
  • Final SD deadline: May 30
  • Final ED deadline: June 7

See our program calendars for the complete application timeline.

Am I New or Returning?

A student who applied in a previous year and then withdrew without completing a course will be considered a new student for admission purposes. Students who have attended the Elementary Division previously and are applying to the Secondary Division for the first time are also considered new students.

Acceptance Decisions

Approximately one month after the standard application deadline, ATDP will mail a letter to applicants who applied on or before the standard deadline informing them whether they have been accepted. Acceptance packets will include your course placement, balance due, and forms required for attendance.

Acceptance decisions for extended applications are made on a rolling basis, and will usually be available within 10-15 business days of receiving a complete application.

  • 2018 Acceptance Packet Mailing
  • SD: Wednesday, March 29
  • ED: Friday, April 27


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