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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 January or March for the spring. We encourage you to apply early as space is limited.

Please submit an interest form if you’re interested in being a part of the upcoming fall class, beginning September 2017.

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

Once you submit an interest form you will have the opportunity to schedule an Information Session. During the Information Session, you’ll get the chance to tour the site, ask any questions you may have about the program, and connect with current students.

Information Sessions:

  • Tuesdays at 10:30 am (Downtown Campus, 223 W. Jackson Blvd., 4th Floor)

Step 3: Submit an Application

After attending an Information Session, you will have the opportunity to fill out the online application.

If you would like to work on the paper application prior to attending an Information Session, click here to download the Admissions Checklist for Year Up Chicago.

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.