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Where to start

Circumstances have come together and it looks like I’ll finally have the money to start at ATP. However, I will not be able to start until next March or April. I am extremely pumped to start, but that being a year away, I don’t know what to do in the mean time. Is there a way to maybe get a head start and make things easier for me after I start?


He only thing you can really do is to take your written exams, but I wouldn’t do it too early as they expire after two years. You can read more about taking the writtens early here:

Beyond that I would just relax and look forward to starting the program.



Do you have a degree? If not then I would suggest you start looking into that area.


I have a computer engineering degree yes