Including ATDP courses on your college application


To the class of 2018: we hope many of you are already busy with the prospect of starting your college careers. We have important information about including your ATDP experiences on college applications.

If your school has granted credit for a course, it will appear on your regular high school transcript. On college applications, you should then list it as coursework completed at your high school.

When completing college applications, do not list UC Berkeley as a college, university, or other post-secondary institution you have attended. If you list ATDP as UC Berkeley, the colleges to which you are applying will ask you to provide a UC transcript; however, the UC Registrar’s office does not have ATDP records, and an ATDP final evaluation is not a UC transcript. ATDP offers high school courses taught at the honors or advanced level.


 

For UC’s online application (admissions.universityofcalifornia.edu):

 

UC application example
UC application example screen

Discuss ATDP participation in your Personal Statement

List credited ATDP courses that appear on your high school transcript in Academic History (Step 2, Part 2) as courses completed at your high school

Do NOT list under “Colleges & Courses” Section.

Include ATDP in Educational Preparation Programs (Activities & Awards, Step 2)

  • Hours per week
    Advanced Reading and Writing (2017)
    Applied Mathematics (2017)
    Introduction to Astronomy and Astrophysics (2017)
    Advanced Biotechnology (2017)
    10.5 hours per week
    AP Biology 21 hours per week
    All other 5-unit (two days/week) courses 7 hours per week
    All other 10-unit (three days/week) courses 10.5 hours per week

  • Weeks per year
    Advanced Reading and Writing (2017)
    Applied Mathematics (2017)
    Introduction to Astronomy and Astrophysics (2017)
    Advanced Biotechnology (2017)
    4 weeks
    All other SD courses 6 weeks

  • Suggested brief description of the program
    • "UC Berkeley's ATDP offers challenging summer classes for highly motivated young scholars. Students are invited to attend based on exceptional academic talent."

 

For the Common App:

 

Discuss ATDP participation in your Personal Statement

List credited ATDP courses that appear on your high school transcript in Courses & Grades (under "Other Courses") as courses completed at your high school

  • Select "Other" schedule and enter "summer"
  • Under "Level," select "Accelerated" for 10-unit courses, "Enriched" for 5-unit courses, or "AP" for Advanced Placement courses

Do NOT list under “Colleges & Universities.”

Include ATDP under Activities

  • Activity type: Academic
  • Position/Leadership description and organization name: Student at UC Berkeley ATDP
  • Timing of participation: During school break
  • For hours per week and weeks per year, refer to the tables above. If you enrolled at ATDP multiple years, list numbers for the year you spent the most time in class.

ATDP wishes you the best with your college application process!

 

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