The ATDP office mailed final evaluations for 2019 Secondary Division students on Wednesday, August 21. The evaluation includes the final grade, recommendation of credit (if any), and instructor’s narrative. Please note that we cannot release grade and narrative information over the phone.
Evaluations for families with outstanding tuition balances will not be released until the balance is paid in full.
Forwarding the Final Evaluation to Your School
If your grade is a B- or above and your ATDP instructor recommends that you receive credit, we will send your evaluation to your school upon your instruction. If you do not respond, we will not send your evaluation to your school.
Please respond in one of the following ways by Friday, September 6, 2019.
- Log on to your account, select your student, and then on the “Course Placement” tab, click on the “Send my final evaluation” link to fill out the very brief online form.
- Complete, stamp and return the enclosed yellow postcard that is included with your mailed final evaluation.
Additional Paper Copies of Your Final Evaluation
There is no fee for additional paper copies. However, we do ask that you provide an envelope and postage if you would like additional copies mailed. If you need an additional hard copy of your evaluation for any reason (such as missing the September 6 authorization deadline), please mail a separate written request to ATDP with a stamped envelope addressed to the desired recipient (usually yourself or your school). Allow five business days for us to mail additional copies. You are also welcome to visit the ATDP main office in person to obtain additional paper copies.
Receiving Credit from Your School
Remember that ATDP recommends credit, but it is your school or district that grants credit by listing your ATDP courses on your high school transcript.
Grades of A+, A, A–, B+, B, and sometimes B- indicate a level of proficiency sufficient for us to recommend to your school that academic credit be granted for the course completed at ATDP. In the case of sequential courses, these grades also indicate our recommendation as to whether you are academically prepared to proceed to the next course in a sequence (such as proceeding from Algebra I to Geometry). Grades of Pass and No Pass do not carry a program recommendation for credit, and these evaluations cannot be forwarded to the school.
Listing an ATDP Class on Your College Application
If you are applying to college at a University of California campus, you may include ATDP in Educational Preparation Programs (under Activities & Awards). You may also discuss your experiences at ATDP in your Personal Statement. Applications for other colleges will provide similar opportunities for you to list special programs and elaborate on your academic history.
List ATDP classes under coursework completed only if your school has granted credit for the course and it appears on your regular high school transcript.
NOTE: ATDP courses are not considered UC Berkeley classes. Do not list UC Berkeley as a college previously attended unless you have taken undergraduate courses offered by the University.
Reapplying and Spreading the Word for Summer 2020
In early January, we will automatically send you the 2020 ATDP catalog and application form, which will contain the information on how to apply for next year’s summer program. For more immediate notification, we encourage you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is emailed 2-3 times per year and contains important program announcements.
We encourage you to apply to ATDP throughout your high school years, through the summer after 11th grade. In order to return next year, you must maintain a high level of academic performance and scholarly conduct as well as submit a complete, well thought-out application. Readmission is not automatic. Your past participation in ATDP will give you an advantage for both admission and course placement, but early applicants are still more likely to be placed in their preferred courses. Please note that the early deadline is planned for mid-February.
If you enjoyed your experience at ATDP, please spread word to fellow students or to your school’s principal, GATE coordinator, or counselor. Encourage them to visit our website or call us this fall if they would like additional information or would like to be placed on our mailing list for next summer’s catalog and application. By January, the application and course listings for summer 2020 will be updated.
Contacting the ATDP Office
If you still have questions about your transition back to school and ATDP course credit, please feel free to call (510) 642-8308 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The program office is open year-round. All of us here at ATDP congratulate you on your accomplishments. Here’s to a good school year for you! We hope to see you again in the summer of 2020.