Become a student

Eligibility requirements

  • 18-29 years old
  • High school graduate or GED
  • Low to moderate income
  • U.S. citizenship, permanent resident, DACA recipient, or employment authorization card
  • Live within commuting distance of a Year Up location. Although Year Up has shifted to a hybrid program model, you must be able to regularly attend in-person days throughout the duration of the program
  • Available five days a week (M-F) for the entire duration of the program
  • Highly motivated to learn new technical and professional skills
  • Have not obtained a Bachelor’s degree


More Covid-19 information can be found here.


Do you have DACA status?

Year Up strongly supports DACA and welcomes young adults with DACA status. For more, see our DACA Guidance page.


Hybrid program reminder:

Year Up has shifted to a hybrid program model, combining in-person and virtual learning opportunities for students and interns. However, to be eligible for Year Up you must be within commuting distance to the physical location you are applying for the duration of the program.
*You will learn more about what hybrid will look like in your area throughout the onboarding process


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!

See an example of a student's day in the life.

Still have questions? Find out more in our FAQs.