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How you can become a Year Up student

Applications are considered on a rolling basis until the class is filled. Classes begin in September for the fall, and in January or March for the spring. We encourage you to apply early as space is limited.

Please submit an interest form if you’re interested in being a part of the upcoming fall class, beginning September 2017.

Step 1: Submit an Interest Form

Take 45 seconds to let us know you’re interested in applying. Fill out an interest form online or at our office.

Step 2: Attend an Information Session

Once you submit an interest form you will have the opportunity to schedule an Information Session. During the Information Session you’ll get the chance to tour the site, ask any questions you may have about the program, and connect with current students.

Upcoming Information Sessions:

  • May 1, 2017 9:00 am 223 W. Jackson Boulevard (Finance and Business Track specific info session)
  • May 1, 2017 4:00pm 223 W. Jackson Boulevard
  • May 3,2017 10:30am 223 W. Jackson Boulevard
  • May 4,2017 9:00am 122 S. Michigan Avenue
  • May 6, 2017 12:00pm 223 W. Jackson Boulevard Saturday Super Session (Family and Friends are welcome to attend)
  • May 8, 2017 4:00pm 223 W. Jackson Boulevard
  • May 10, 2017 10:30am 223 W. Jackson Boulevard
  • May 11, 2017 9:00am 122 S. Michigan Avenue

Step 3: Submit an Application

After attending an Information Session, you will have the opportunity to fill out the online application.

If you would like to work on the paper application prior to attending an Information Session, click here to download the Admissions Checklist for Year Up Chicago.

Step 4: Interviews

If you are qualified, our staff will invite you in for an interview. You will need to arrive on time and dress professionally.

Applicants who are accepted to Year Up will be notified via phone or mail. A confirmation of acceptance will be expected from the candidates within two weeks of the date of their letter of acceptance from Year Up.

If you have any questions about the admissions process, please feel free to contact an Admissions Representative at 312-726-5300 (Dial 1) or email Recruitment Manager, Faith Nunley, at