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How you can become a Year Up student

Year Up Puget Sound – Bellevue cohorts start each March and September.  Applications are considered on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. The next class begins September 2016.  Early submission is strongly recommended as space is limited.

Step 1: Submit an Interest Form

Take a moment to let us know you’re interested in applying. You can fill out the interest form online.
Our office is located at Bellevue College North Campus, 14673 NE 29th PL, Bellevue, WA 98007

Step 2: Attend a group Information Session

Information Sessions start with a presentation, and your questions are answered. You will learn what you need to make an informed decision about moving forward with our application process and interview. Then spend the next hour engaging in activities that are a part of your application and illustrate how we build our learning communities.

Where: Year Up Bellevue

14673 NE 29th Place, Room 2104

When: Thursdays, 11:30-2:00pm, please arrive by 11:15am

Call our admissions team with any questions at (206) 962-6030. We look forward to seeing you!

Step 3: Begin Working on an Application

After attending the session, we will email you the link to the application. Our application is an online form. Click here to see a hard copy of the application including an application requirements checklist. Your application will need to include:

  • Application
  • Personal essay (see application)
  • References page and recommendation form (see application)
  • Resume
  • Proof of high school completion or GED
  • Proof of citizenship
  • Proof of FAFSA confirmation
  • Proof of enrollment in Bellevue College

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. After your interview you will be notified of next steps by our admissions staff. Applicants who are accepted to Year Up will be notified via phone or mail.