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How you can become a Year Up student

Classes begin in August and January. Applications are considered on a rolling basis until the class is filled. We encourage you to apply early as space is limited.

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

Come by and see what we’re all about! Year Up is located at Northern Virginia Community College, 2645 College Drive, Woodbridge VA 22191.

Step 3: Complete the Application

Complete the electronic application that will be emailed to you following the online interest form.

Your application will need to include:

  • Application
  • Personal essay (see application)
  • Resume
  • References (see application)
  • Copy of high school diploma or GED certificate
  • Official high school/college transcripts
  • Proof of citizenship, social security card, and/or birth certificate

Please plan to bring ALL your supplemental information with you to your interview.

Step 4: Schedule an Interview

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.