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We serve students 18-24 years old, and up to 26 for those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.

Year Up requires either a high school diploma or GED. We cannot accept students who have completed a bachelor's degree.

For all Baltimore & Bellevue applicants: An evaluation funded by the Institute of Education Sciences is being conducted to help us learn how well the Year Up PTC program is working to help participants. Only applicants who, after learning about the study, are willing to participate will be eligible for enrollment in classes starting in August (Baltimore) or September (Bellevue). Individuals who are eligible for the program and agree to participate in the study will be selected into the program based on a lottery.