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How you can become a Year Up student

The admissions team at Year Up Puget Sound – Bellevue considers applications on a rolling basis. Since space is limited, we strongly recommend early application submission. Cohorts begin their programs every March and September.

STEP 1: SUBMIT AN INTEREST FORM

Take a moment to let us know you’re interested in applying. Fill out an interest form ONLINE.

STEP 2: ATTEND AN INFORMATION SESSION

Information Sessions give you the tools you need to make an informed decision about your application. During your Information Session, you will have the opportunity to ask questions, engage with members of our learning community, and get a jump start on your application. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early.

Where:
Year Up Bellevue
14673 NE 29th Place, Room 2104

When:
1st and 3rd Thursday of every month: 11:00 am – 1:00pm
2nd and 4th Thursday of every month: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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Where:
Year Up Seattle
2607 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

When:
Tuesdays: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Saturdays: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

If you have any questions about our Information Sessions, contact Isaiah Sneed at 206-962-6018 or Patrick Okocha at 206-406-8255. For general questions, reach out to the Outreach team at yupsrecruitment@yearup.org.

STEP 3: Start your APPLICATION

After you attend an Information Session, we will email you a link to our online application, which includes a pre-interview requirements checklist. To request a hard copy of our online application, please contact the Admissions Manager. Among other materials, your application should include:

  • Two-page personal essay
  • Two references
  • Resume
  • Proof of high school completion or GED
  • Passport or two forms of identification
  • Bellevue College application
  • Your FAFSA Student Aid Reports

STEP 4: INTERVIEWS

Depending on your application materials, our staff may invite you in for an interview. You will be expected to arrive on time and to dress as professionally as possible. After your interview, you will be notified of next steps by our admissions staff. Applicants who are conditionally accepted into the Year Up program will be notified by phone or email.

An evaluation funded by the Institute of Education Sciences is being conducted to help us learn how well the Year Up PTC program is working to help participants.  Only applicants who, after learning about the study, are willing to participate will be eligible for enrollment in classes starting in September. Individuals who are eligible for the program and agree to participate in the study will be selected into the program based on a lottery.