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After Principals Nominate Students …

  • All nominated students receive an official nomination e-mail from DECATS. Those who wish to attend the program go online to make formal application.
  • Those students who will be first-year Scholars will complete a New Scholar Application. Scholars who have been to DECATS before will fill out a Returning Scholar Application. Both applications – as well as all other admissions processes – are conducted completely online via myStatus.
  • To start an application, use the link sent to you in your nomination letter to set up your myStatus account. On-screen instructions will guide you through the entire process.

After Nominees Apply Online …

  • Keep your myStatus username and password in a safe place. myStatus is the only area where admissions documents and processes may be accessed.
  • Applications for tuition assistance must be submitted by the application deadline for those who wish to apply. The application is found on myStatus.
  • Applicants can stay apprised of what DECATS has officially received via their myStatus portal.

After Applicants Are Accepted …

  • Students accepted into the program receive an acceptance email from DECATS, where they are invited to register online for the program.
  • Your tuition payment (and any other fees, like extended day payment or merchandise purchases) is due by April 30.
  • Submission of course preferences begins after mentors have completed their course designs for the summer. A description of all the courses will be posted online. Scholars will receive an e-mail with further details when course selection is ready to begin, and an announcement will also be posted on our website.
  • Only those Scholars who have completed registration will be able to proceed to course selection when it is made available.
  • Scholars rank the courses they want to take in order of preference via their myStatus portal..

After Scholars Register and Choose Courses Online …

  • Scholars receive their course schedule at New Scholar-Parent Orientation, held the weekend before DECATS begins.
  • Course schedules are not available before orientation and are not released via phone or e-mail. There are often last-minute changes that enable DECATS to shift Scholars into courses that they ranked as a higher choice.
  • Historically, Scholars receive at least one first choice and no lower than any second choice from their ranking of course preferences.
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