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Academically Talented Youth Program (ATYP)

Qualifying for ATYP
Information meetings to learn about the talent search and qualifying for ATYP will be held throughout late October and early November. We invite you to discover more about qualifying for ATYP at an upcoming information session (all meetings have the same content, no reservations required). All meetings are held from 7 to 8 p.m., unless otherwise noted, and will be at the following locations:

Battle Creek meetings will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. and will be at the following locations:

If you are interested in participating in the talent search process to see if you can qualify for ATYP, you may find the following resources helpful. The PowerPoint presentation walks you through the process of registering for the talent search. There are testing options available throughout the winter and spring—however, the first major deadline is Jan. 4 and the last deadline is May 6, 2015.

ATYP accepts test scores from all testing dates; you may take the ACT or SAT during any month testing is available to qualify for ATYP.
Click on any of the links below for more information.

Qualifying scores for ATYP mathematics
SAT: no prior algebra: math > 520—combined (math + critical reading) > 960 
With one year algebra: math > 560—combined (math + critical reading) > 980
 
ACTno prior algebra: Math > 19—composite > 20 
With one year algebra: Math > 21—composite > 21

Qualifying scores for ATYP language arts
SAT: critical reading or writing > 520
ACT: English + reading > 46 with neither below 22

A qualifying SAT or ACT score in your mailbox does not automatically register you for ATYP. If you have taken the SAT or ACT and have not heard from our office by May 1, or one month after test taking (whichever is later), please contact us to make sure we have received your scores. If you did not have your SAT or ACT scores sent to the ATYP office when you registered for the test, please mail, email or fax us a copy of the scores.
Letters are sent to all testing students at the end of April (if we have a copy of your scores), regardless of whether you qualify. Qualifying students can then receive a registration form. Completion of the registration form and receipt of your $75 registration fee is required for your registration to be complete. This form is not available online, and is sent only to qualifying students once test scores have been reviewed.
If you have any questions regarding receipt of test scores, qualification, or the registration process, please do not hesitate to call us at (269) 387-3553 or email atyp-info@wmich.edu.
Summer program information
ATYP will be holding summer programs for all bright students next summer. No qualification necessary—all students can participate. Last year's Description: PDF brochure is available and we will have next year's brochure ready in January 2015. Summer camp opportunities have included Graphic Novels, Japanese Language and Culture, Chess, Ceramic Face Jugs, Writing the College Admissions Essay, Art and Nature, Math Problems and Competitions, Science Fiction, Digital Storytelling, Web Design, and Kalamazoo Laptop Orchestra.

ATYP summer work for fall 2014