DEP Admissions Policy
The DEP admissions policy has been developed with a belief that positive learning environments are best achieved when a class is constructed by balancing diversity, experience, and the ability of participants to contribute positively within the group.
DEP Admissions Process
The DEP is not an open-enrollment program, and has a competitive admissions process. Space is limited and there is no guarantee of admission into the program.
Applications for each program are accepted up until that program’s respective application deadline, after which they are all evaluated collectively by the DEP admissions committee, usually within two weeks of the application deadline.
Applications are weighed on their own merits, and against one another, and only those applicants that meet the DEP eligibility requirements will be considered for admission into the program.
Pre-Approvals for future DEP Cohorts
In the event that more applicants meet the DEP’s eligibility requirements than there are spaces in the program, the admissions committee will put together a class from the approved applicants that best meets the desired balance described above. Those applicants that are approved for admission to the DEP, but cannot be accommodated in that specific cohort, will be pre-approved for the next DEP cohort in that city.