University of California, Berkeley - Academic Talent Development Program (ATDP) Online Program

Established in 1868, UC Berkeley is the oldest and most renowned campus in the University of California system, and is frequently ranked as the top public university in the world. UC Berkeley counts over 76 Nobel Prizes awarded to its faculty, alumni and researchers. Located in the broader Silicon Valley and San Francisco Bay Area, UC Berkeley represents diverse cultures and major global intellect and is also a focus of VC funding. It is the school of choice for bright scholars and international students.

Administrated by the Graduate School of Education since 1982, ATDP of UC Berkeley offers challenging summer classes to motivated young scholars of Grade 7 to 10, middle to high school students, and functions as a college preparation program. ATDP is officially integrated in the University of California online college application platform, and students’ attending records are recognized as their additional academic history. ATDP embraces social development as a complement to traditional academic learning by incorporating community service and outreach project in its Global Program in order to inculcate global awareness and environmental consciousness in students.

Secondary Division and Elementary Division of ATDP are the local commuting programs without residential support, while Global Program is the residential program wrapped around the Secondary Division curriculum with community service, outreach project, college counseling, enrichment programs, weekday/weekend activities, and all necessary residential services. Global Program is offered by ATDP’s residential partner, CFM Educational Services.

CFM has canceled the residential program for 2022.

Students interested in ATDP are welcome to register in the online program directly at

Please note that the ASSET Talent Search team is not directly involved with the admission process for this program. You must contact for any queries.

Program Details:

Programme Type:




Students entering class 7 to students entering class 10


80th percentile – Qualified with Priority Acceptance
50th – 80th percentile – Provisionally Qualified

Students with scores just below the minimum requirement may still apply with an Admission Portfolio application that includes

  • Ei ASSET Talent Search Percentile Scores
  • Transcript (a scanned copy of the student’s annual report cards may be submitted as transcript)
  • Recommendations by one teacher (one must be from a current year teacher in the subject most applicable to the course the student is applying for)

Application Process

General Application requires the following from applicants:
  • Resume
  • Transcript
  • Essay
  • Teacher’s Recommendation
  • Interview
Please contact for detail program brochure, course description, residential information, and the online application portal.


You can visit or for self-exploration and research purpose, but please email any of your inquiries or questions to CFM Educational Services at for direct & comprehensive support.

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