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How you can become a Year Up student

We encourage you to apply early as space is limited, and we make Admissions decisions on a rolling basis. The first steps for our program are the same for both of our sites: Midtown and Atlanta Technical College. We will work collaboratively with you following the Information Session to understand which location will be the best fit for your goals.

Step 1: Submit an Interest Form

Take 1-2 minutes to let us know you’re interested in applying and select Atlanta, GA as your preferred location: FILL OUT AN INTEREST FORM ONLINE.

Step 2: Attend an Information Session

After submitting your Interest Form, you will have an opportunity to schedule an Information Session, and whether you choose to complete that Information Session in-person at one of our sites or online, we’ll make sure that you know what the year ahead will hold for you.

Completing the Information Session ensures that you are eligible for the next steps in the process, including taking ACCUPLACER (our Academic Assessment) and/or scheduling a one-on-one interview with a member of our team.

Step 3: Attend an Academic Assessment OR Submit Test Scores

After completing the Information Session, you will be emailed a link to register for an Academic Assessment session. Be sure to check your email.

If you would like to be exempt from the Academic Assessment, please bring in copies of your test scores or send them to atlanta_admissions@yearup.org for our review.

Minimum test scores required to be exempt from our Academic Assessment include:

  • Old SAT (through February 2016):
    • Verbal: 430
    • Math: 400
  • New SAT (began March 2016):
    • Reading Test: 24
    • Writing and Language Test: 25
    • Math Test: 22
  • ACT:
    • Reading: 13
    • English: 12
    • Math: 17
  • COMPASS: 
    • Reading: 70
    • Writing: 32
    • Numeric: 26
  • ACCUPLACER: 
    • Reading: 55
    • Sentence Skills: 60
    • Arithmetic: 34

You are required to come dressed in business professional attire to all Year Up events following the Information Session. If professional attire is a challenge, do your best and be sure to let your interviewer know that this is an area where you need support when you attend your interview. Be prepared to take notes and arrive early as late arrivals may be rescheduled.

Step 4: Interview

Attend a one-on-one interview (for applicants who pass the Academic Assessment). Interviews take place Monday – Friday from 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM. Please adjust your schedule accordingly. We will provide a link for you to schedule an interview time that works best for you once you pass the Academic Assessment or submit passing test scores.

We conduct interviews on-location at both our Midtown and Atlanta Technical College sites, so it is important that you pay attention to the location that you have chosen when you schedule your appointment to ensure that you are prepared to show up for your interview ready to earn your Year Up!

Step 5: Receive Status Letter

Receive an emailed Status Decision within one week of your interview!