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
Classes begin in March and September. Applications are considered on a rolling basis until the class is filled.
Submit an Interest Form
Take a moment to let us know you’re interested in applying. Fill out an interest form online or at our office.
(Please note that the interest form is not an application, but rather a first step in the admissions process that lets us know you’re interested.)
Learn more about applying to Year Up in your city.