Secondary Division 2023
Guide for Online Students
Course placement details, including any wait pool status, can be viewed on your online account by logging into atdp.berkeley.edu/account and going to the COURSE PLACEMENT tab. We attempt to place students in their first choice when possible. Factors in course placement include the date an application is complete (not necessarily the date submitted), completion of course prerequisites, and a student’s relative academic performance. Please consider these factors carefully if applying in 2024!
Whether or not they are planning to attend, each student’s parent/guardian must fill out and submit the online Enrollment Form, which allows ATDP to confirm or release that space in the assigned course. This can be found in the FORMS tab of your online account. Please let us know as early as you can!
Tuition payments are due by May 8 for those who applied by our standard deadline, and within 10 business days for applicants applying during our extended period. For families electing to pay in installments, a minimum amount of $100 of your tuition balance is due May 8, with the remaining balance to be paid in full no later than June 9.
See also our Course Placement & Wait Pool FAQs.
Good study habits must begin even before the first class! Check off each item below as your summer at ATDP approaches.
- Review this Student Guide
You're doing it right now! Well done!
- Mark your calendar
Ensure your schedule is clear for every class meeting. Due to the July 19 and July 4 holidays, most classes will have a rescheduled make-up class session. The first day of class is Tuesday, June 20 for almost all courses, except those meeting on a WF schedule or unless otherwise noted. Regularly-scheduled Monday classes will be held on Monday, July 3. (Follow instructions in your Enrollment Form if you anticipate attendance conflicts; see our attendance policy.)
- Complete your Enrollment Form - due Monday, May 8
Review the policies and procedures below before agreeing to enroll. See the Course Placement tab in your online account for details and tuition payment instructions. Need to withdraw? See Withdrawal & Refunds.
- Register for Explorations
Optional. Secondary Division students may start to sign up for Explorations, starting now! You'll find the online Explorations Registration Form in the Forms section of your online account.
- Contact your school counselor or principal
Optional. We recommend contacting a high school counselor or principal before the end of the school year if you wish to ask the school to list your ATDP class on its transcript. See Documenting Coursework.
- Take your course's readiness test, if required
Only for certain students: The Course Placement tab in your online account will include a note if you are required to test. Details and updates regarding our readiness testing will be published on this web page.
- SD Welcome & Orientation Online
Recommended, optional. On Sunday, June 4, we will be holding our live-streamed Secondary Division Orientation online to welcome students and families, provide updates, and answer questions. Please keep an eye on our News page for details as they become available!
- Review the Orientation Letter from your instructor
By June 4, instructors will have their Orientation Letter available to download, which usually includes one or more assignments due on the first day of class. This letter may also include any updates about textbooks, required supplies or software, and—if the class normally meets on Mondays or Tuesdays—the make-up plan for the June 19 and July 4 administrative holidays.
- Purchase textbooks and supplies
Some teachers will require their students to buy textbooks, class materials, or other items specified in a supply list. If available, a link to your textbook information is in the Course Placement tab of your online account. Details about texts and supplies will be provided by your instructor in their Orientation Letter.
- Complete your first assignment before the start of class
ATDP courses move fast and expectations are high! Expect to receive one or more assignments from your instructor that will be due by your first day of class.
All students are expected to attend online meetings via the Zoom video-conferencing platform. Students are expected to abide by all ATDP policies, including those regarding behavior, academic integrity, and attendance (see Program Policies) no differently than if attending an in-person class. Students who anticipate any problems in meeting the technology requirements of online class meetings must inform ATDP as soon as possible. (List these in the 'Concerns' section of your online Enrollment Form.)
Technology malfunctions or other difficulties that prevent full participation in class may constitute an absence and are not the responsibility of ATDP. Even provided good faith efforts on the part of the student and of ATDP to resolve technical issues, missing too much live class time may affect the student's grade, affect eligibility for a recommendation of credit, or result in dismissal from the program without refund.
All communications regarding changes in course selection or placement must be in writing and sent to the ATDP office through the online Modify Course Selection form. You can find links to this online form in the Course Placement tab of your online account. You may only request courses for which you have not already been considered. You may also use this form to request to be added to the wait pool for a currently closed class or to petition for a second course.
Give the Director at least ten business days to review your request and do not send more than one copy of your request. We often need to wait for spaces to open up before we can make course changes, so please be patient. We will make changes until the end of May. Check current course availability on our online catalog.
If you are requesting a course change and are planning to decline your current course placement, please act promptly in submitting your Modify Course Selection form. We will send you a new course placement notice if we are able to accommodate your request. You will then have ten business days to accept or decline the new offer.
If you decide not to accept your course placement, you must select the appropriate option on the online Enrollment Form (in the Forms tab of your account). The form must be submitted no later than Monday, May 8th, 2023 (Early and Standard window applicants) or within 2 weeks of your course placement offer (Extended window applicants), but please complete it as soon as possible so that another student can be placed in the class. If you need to withdraw after you have completed your Enrollment Form, please email your written withdrawal notice to ATDP.
Prior to the full refund deadline (May 17th, 2023), payments are refundable. After this date, refunds are subject to the Refund Schedule; see below. No refund will be made in the case of a student who fails to attend classes or is withdrawn from ATDP for failure to meet the standards of appropriate behavior, including completion of homework. Students with outstanding balances after June 9th, 2023 will be automatically withdrawn from the program without refund.
|Wednesday, May 17th||100% Refund of tuition paid to date|
|Friday, June 2nd||40% Refund of tuition if paid in full|
|Friday, June 16th||20% Refund of tuition if paid in full|
|No refund after June 16th|
- All withdrawals from the Program must be made in writing (email).
- Withdrawal date is the email date.
- The refund amounts indicated are based on tuition paid in full.
- If paying in installments, refunds are issued only if tuition paid to date exceeds the refund amount according to the percentages above.
- Refunds will be issued by the end of August.