We do our best to place every student in a course of their choice, with the intent of giving as many people as possible their top preference (on average, more than 50% of the students get placed in their first course choice). We ask students to list at least three course choices to ensure that we are able to place each individual in one of their preferred courses.
Definitely! The ASP offers a robust need-based financial aid program. While not everyone who applies for financial aid qualifies for it, we do our best to make the program affordable for everyone. We encourage anyone in this position to apply to the program, apply for financial assistance, and then, once both decisions are made (and mailed to you by March 16), you can then determine whether or not you can afford to attend.
Since all family situations are different, we don't have a set "cut-off" point for aid consideration. If in doubt, it's a good idea to go through the financial aid application process and send in the accompanying materials. There is no harm in doing so and applying for financial aid will not affect your chances of admission.
The Controller's Office will send out bills on or about April 15 and May 15. Each bill will be for half of the outstanding tuition balance and each payable by the end of the respective month. All accounts must be paid in full by a set date during the first week of June. Payments must be made by check, money order, and/or credit card.
The student and parent parts of the application are due on January 1, but supporting materials such as teacher recommendations and mid-year grades are still being received throughout the months of January and February. We cannot fully evaluate the applications until they are complete, so the decision-making process can only take place after all materials have been received and processed.