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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.

Application Process

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 an info session online or in-person.

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.

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

Thank you for your interest! Our program begins every Spring and Fall. To learn more, please submit a STUDENT INTEREST FORM and sign-up to attend an Information Session as soon as possible. indicating your interest. Applications are considered on a rolling basis until the classes are filled. We encourage you to apply early as space is limited.

Step 1: Attend an Information Session

After you have submitted your student interest form to let us know that you are interested in Year Up, you can then expect an email invitation to an upcoming Information Session. To learn more about our career specialties offered at Year Up Greater Boston, please click on the links below:

At the Information Session you will learn more about our program, select a career specialty and begin the admissions process. Attending an Information Session is a mandatory first step for all interested applicants, and take place at regularly scheduled times. Call 857-305-9990 to speak to a member of our Recruitment team to learn more and reserve a spot!

Step 2: Individual Interview

After the Information Session, qualified applicants will complete a one-on-one interview with a member of the Admissions team. The date and time for the one-on-one interview is scheduled after the Information Session.

Step 3: Complete the Application

If an applicant is qualified for Year Up, they will be required to complete their application paperwork in order to reserve their seat in the next class. This will involve at least one further appointment with the Admissions team.