Secondary Division Application Instructions
Step 1: Choose a Course
Browse our course offerings, then choose one course that interests you and up to three alternates. Make note of the listed course number and any grade requirements or prerequisites. Keep our attendance policy in mind as you review the course schedule. See Selecting a Course for more information.
If you wait to apply, remember to check the course offerings since course availability may change throughout the spring as courses fill.
Step 2: Gather Documents
Please compile the following items in the order listed below. Items numbered 1 through 5 are required for a complete application. We request you include College Board PSAT/SAT scores (item 6) if they are available, and federal tax documentation (item 7) if you wish to apply for financial aid.
Step 3: Fill Out the Application Form
The application form can be completed online.
If you have not yet done so, register an online account and then access the "My Applications" menu. Click on "Create a New Application" and follow the on-screen instructions. You can do this multiple times with the same account if there is more than one student in your household applying to ATDP. If you have used your account for the same applicant previously, some of the application will be completed for you. Double-check this information for accuracy and update as needed before submitting!
You will need access to a printer to print out the Statement of Commitment. Ensure it is signed by both the parent and the student applicant. Include the signed Statement with your documents. If you do not have immediate access to a printer, you can return to My Account later on a computer with printer access.
If you prefer not to use an online account, you can download and print this PDF version of the the Application Information Form.
Step 4: Send It In
Include a $50 processing fee, payable by check or money order to “UC Regents.” Write “SD” and the student’s first and last name on the memo line.
This fee is non-refundable. It covers only the cost of application processing and does not apply toward tuition or facilities fees.
One you have all of the required materials, place your processing fee payment on top of the rest of your documents, and mail them in a single package to:
University of California, Berkeley
Academic Talent Development Program
Graduate School of Education
70 University Hall #1160
Berkeley, CA 94720-1160
Only complete applications will be evaluated. Do not send the application in parts.
The processing fee cannot be paid with foreign checks. If you must pay with a foreign check, please contact our office.
Deadlines & Notification
ATDP evaluates applications continuously, in the order they are completed. The earlier you apply, the better your chances at receiving placement into your preferred course! To receive priority as a returning student, or to apply for financial aid, be sure your application package is placed into the mail on or before the postmark deadlines (see rightbelow).
Note that we accept late applications on a space-available basis. For those applying after the deadline, ATDP may take up to three weeks to return a decision, and the Notification of Attendance or Withdrawal must be returned within two weeks of its receipt.
- Secondary Division Application Dates
Returning student deadline:
Wednesday, February 17
New student & financial aid deadline:
Wednesday, March 2
submit as soon as possible!