It all starts here.
We all have something that drives us to be our best. Turn your passion into a plan, and join us for a breakout year of career growth.
How To Apply
Below are the basic steps for applying. The application process may vary slightly in your area. But don’t worry, we’re always here to help you along the way.
STEP 1: Attend Your Info Session
We know our program is different than the norm. That’s why we want to make sure you understand all we offer and how far Year Up can take you. Take the first step. Join us for a live virtual info session (recommended), or attend a self-guided online info session. We typically offer in-person info sessions, but due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, all info sessions will be virtual for the foreseeable future.
STEP 2: Complete Application
Submit application and supporting documents. Documents include proof of high school diploma or GED, work history, proof of ability to work in the U.S. (we welcome DACA), references, and a brief personal essay. We’ll provide the application after your info session.
STEP 3: Academic Review
The academic review and assessment help our career and education experts understand your starting point so that we can support your learning and professional development in the best way possible.
STEP 4: Attend Your Interview
We want to hear about you. Why are you interested in Year Up? What motivates you? How can we help you overcome any obstacle to your success in our program? Knowing our students is the first step in giving them the best training possible.Our interviews usually take place in-person, but due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, all interviews will be virtual for the foreseeable future.
STEP 5: Enroll In College
If applying to a college-based Year Up program, you need to also apply and enroll with our college partner and complete the FAFSA form to secure financial aid. We can help with the details, but suggest you start these applications along with your Year Up application.
STEP 6: Your “Year Up” Begins
If accepted, your year of learning valuable technical and professional skills begins. You can look forward to career training, courses eligible for college credit, stipend payments, a corporate internship, a professional mentor, and our ongoing support.
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 February for the spring. We encourage you to apply early as space is limited.
Please submit an interest form, if you are interested in being a part of the upcoming fall class, beginning in August or September 2019.
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, Drop In Office Hours or Fast-Track Saturday
Please submit an interest form and attend an in-person information session or opt into the online information session to be one of the first considered for the spring cohort. Information sessions are:
- Tuesdays at 4:00 pm
- Wednesdays at 12:00 pm
- Thursdays at 6:00pm
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.
Step 3: Submit an Application
After attending an Information Session, you will have the opportunity to fill out the online application.
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 email. A confirmation of acceptance will be expected from the candidates within two weeks of the date of their letter of acceptance from Year Up.