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Over the course of two four-month semesters and an intensive four-week Summer Seminar, up to 20 students immerse themselves in fast-paced, intellectually rigorous academic coursework; engage in work-based service and meaningful labor in Sitka; and practice self-governance of key elements of the Outer Coast experience. Through small seminars, close-knit residential living, and involvement in the wider Sitka community, Outer Coast Year students will learn how to identify, analyze, and address the challenges — both big and small — that face the world today.
Summer Seminar 2021 | July 7 - August 7, 2021
Rising high school juniors and seniors from Alaska, as well as all Outer Coast alumni who are still in high school, are eligible to apply for the Summer Seminar.
Fall Semester 2021 | August 16 - December 11, 2021
Spring Semester 2022 | January 11 - April 30, 2022
Any high school graduate or GED holder who has not yet completed a postsecondary degree is eligible for the Fall & Spring Semesters. Students may apply for either the Fall Semester, Spring Semester, or both, and preference may be given to applicants who apply for both semesters. Applicants may also opt to be considered for the Summer Seminar.
If you are an alum of the Fall Semester 2020 or Spring Semester 2021 and are reapplying for the Fall Semester 2021 or Spring Semester 2022, you do not need to complete this form. Instead, please write a letter explicating your interest in returning and email it as a .pdf attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your letter will be shared only with the Applications Committee, not with the rest of the Outer Coast community.
Early Cycle Deadline: February 14, 2021
Decisions by March 4, 2021
Regular Cycle Deadline: April 4, 2021
Decisions by April 30, 2021
After the regular cycle, a number of qualified applicants may be placed on a waitlist, with the possibility of admission through June 2021.
Outer Coast will meet all demonstrated financial need.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
More information about the Year and Outer Coast can be found in the Program Overview, or at outercoast.org. If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com.