Frequently Asked Questions

Who can answer questions I have about courses?

Please call or email the DAPCEP office at: 313-831-3050 or

Where can I get an application?

There are no “blank” applications on the DAPCEP website. You must establish a user name and password, data entry all the information as prompted, and print out the six (6) page application at the end of the data entry process. At the end of the data entry process, the application will populate in a PDF or an html file. We have copies available in the DAPCEP office for those who do not have internet access or a reliable printer.

Can I mail the application in to the DAPCEP office?

No! We will not accept mailed applications.

Can a relative or teacher deliver the application to DAPCEP on my behalf?

Yes, provided the application has been signed by the parent and student in all locations on the application and the appropriate grade information is attached.

Can I use the same user name and password for my twins?

No. Each student must have their own user name. You can however, use the same parent or guardian email address. Failure to create a separate user name for each student in the household will result to incomplete information in the database. This may also lead to the students not being considered for enrollment due to incorrect information in the database.

Do I have to bring my child to the DAPCEP office to turn the application in?

No, your child will be asked to attend the February 25th mandatory program orientation. Information will be included in correspondence from the DAPCEP office in February.

I noticed there is only 1 offering for 10th-12th grade students this spring?

Yes! Based on feedback from DAPCEP students and parents, we have developed a New Course for High School students and their parents, Grades 10th-12th: Ready, Set, Go! College Prep Workshop

This workshop consists of three separate one day sessions. The sessions will be facilitated by leading experts in the following critical topics: ACT Test Taking Technicques, the College Admissions and Financial Aid Processes, Applying to Scholarships, Life as a College Students, Careers in STEM fields. The program will meet once a month from 9:00AM – 1:00PM on March 24th, April 21st and May 19th. It is highly encouraged that students and parents attend this session together.

How many applications should I turn in if I want to apply for both a Spring and a Summer program?

You must turn an application in for each session. If you are applying for both Spring and Summer, you must have two (2) copies of the signed and completed application, report card or transcript.

How do I know my application will be processed or considered for enrollment?
Upon submission of an application, the parent or guardian, will receive a receipt card for each application. You are encouraged to keep this card in a safe place for your records. You will need the receipt number when calling the office to check the status of enrollment.

Can I mail, email, or fax the application to the DAPCEP office?
No! We will not accept mailed, emailed, or faxed applications. 



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What is DAPCEP?

DAPCEP programming helps students to develop the motivation and awareness of skills necessary for academic achievement and successful careers.  Student problem solving skills are developed with the use of technology, aiding in the supply of cognitive skills that any student needs as a basis for successful comprehension of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) subjects.  To this end, DAPCEP provides teachers with the professional development they need to communicate STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) material in an exciting, sound manner.  Instructors are provided with curriculum materials based on industry-specific cues and acceptance in the higher educational community.

What grade does DAPCEP start?

There are three entry points for DAPCEP programming: Kindergarten, first grade, and fourth grade.  Kindergarten and first grade students should contact Suzanne Wasson for application information.  Fourth grade and older will apply for programming at our Open House, held twice per year at Cobo Hall. DAPCEP In-School programming is also available at select middle schools.

Does my child have to live in Detroit?

No!  DAPCEP is available to all students!

Does my child have to attend Detroit Public Schools?

No! Our students come from a wide variety of educational backgrounds.

When and where can my child apply for DAPCEP?

DAPCEP holds bi-annual events to register students for its Spring, Summer and Fall Program sessions.

What are the requirements for admission into the DAPCEP program?

DAPCEP applicants must complete an application and provide a copy of their most current report card if your child is 4th-9th grade and a transcript if your child is in 10th-12th grade. Our standards require that students maintain a GPA of 2.5 or better with good attendance and citizenship to be considered for admission.  The selection process is driven by our program providers; meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

Where can I obtain an application?

We strongly recommend that you complete the application on-line, however if you’re unable to complete the application on-line a limited supply of applications will be available at the office and at Cobo hall on the day of registration. Applications are generally available at the office two-three weeks prior to the open house.

Where are the classes held?

Saturday classes are held on corporate and university campuses. In-school classes are taught during school time.  Summer classes are typically held on university campuses, and may be commuter or residential-based.

How long are the classes?

The duration of specific classes may vary, but typical Saturday sessions will run for five to six week sessions, 9:00am-1:00pm.

Can my child apply even if he or she does not receive letter grades?

Yes, we understand that some institutions adhere to alternative progress metrics.  If your child does not receive letter grades, please submit a copy of his or her most recent progress report so DAPCEP can most accurately determine the child’s preparedness for selected programming.

Can my child apply if he or she is home schooled?

Yes, home-schooled children are welcome to apply.  Please include a recent progress measure with your child’s application.