The Outer Coast Year consists of two four-month semesters that combine rigorous, college-level academics, meaningful service to the community, and student-led self-governance. Both inside and outside the classroom, Year students will learn how to identify, analyze, and respond to the challenges — both big and small — that face the world today.
The Fall Semester runs from August 31 to December 19, 2020.
The Spring Semester runs from January 19 to May 8, 2021.
All high school graduates are welcome to apply. Outer Coast will meet all demonstrated financial need.
Applicants may apply to the Fall Semester, the Spring Semester, or both.
More information about the Year and Outer Coast can be found in the Outer Coast Year Program Overview, or at outercoast.org. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The application is open from January 15 to July 12, 2020. Applicants will receive admission decisions on a rolling basis until July 15, 2020. A number of qualified applicants will be placed on a waitlist, with the possibility of admission through August 2020.
After July 12, 2020, the application will remain open only to Spring Semester candidates until September 30, 2020. Applicants will receive an admission decision within a month of their submission, with all decisions finalized by October 15, 2020. A number of qualified applicants will be placed on a waitlist, with the possibility of admission through January 2021.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.