Applying for Year On

We're currently taking applications for our 2020 - 2021 programs!


The Application Process

College applications are tough! We make it easy for you to apply to Year On. Follow these steps get started.

Step 1

Apply Online

Answer a few questions about yourself and your interest in a gap year.

Step 2

Application Review

Our Admissions team will review your application and invite you for an informal phone interview.

Step 3

Phone Interview

We will notify the strongest candidates to schedule and have a call with our Admissions team.

Step 4

Admission Decision

Keep an eye on your inbox! After your interview, you'll learn if you've been admitted.

Step 5


Secure your spot with an initial deposit of $1,000.

Step 6

Plan Your Year On

Work with our Program team to plan your Year On!

Questions about enrollment?

Read more about eligibility and our enrollment process.

Important Dates

Mark your calendar! Below you'll find important program and enrollment dates.

Year Experience

2020 - 2021 program dates
Phase 1: explore

September 14 - Novovember 21, 2020

Phase 2: Focus

January 10 - March 20, 2021

Phase 3: launch

April 5 - June 18, 2021

total time:                                 total cost:

32 weeks           $24,000

2020 Year Experience – Application Dates
Early Regular Late
Application Open December 16 February 1 May 1
Application Due January 31 April 30 March 31
Call Invite February 4 May 5 June 4
Call Due February 12 May 8 June 8
Admission Decision February 14 May 15 June 15
Deposit Due February 29 May 31 June 30

Early admissions

The 2020 Year Experience application is now open!

Submit your application by April 30 to be considered in our Regular admissions window.


Semester Experience 

Winter 2020 program dates
Phase 1: FOCUS

January 12 - March 21, 2020

Phase 2: EXPLORE

March 29 - May 2, 2020

total time:                                 total cost:

15 weeks           $19,000

2020 Winter Semester Experience – Application Dates
Early Regular Late
Application Open August 15 October 1 November 1
Application Due September 30 November 1 December 13
Call Invite October 4 November 4 December 18
Call Due October 11 November 8 December 20
Admission Decision October 14 November 11 December 20
Deposit Due October 28 November 25 December 23

LATE admissions

The 2020 Winter Semester application is now closed.

Payment Options

Flexible Payment Program

In addition to financial assistance, we offer a flexible payment program for families who wish to extend their payments over time. Admitted fellows interested in our flexible payment plan should contact directly. 

Apply for Payment plan

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