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Seattle Promise Applications for Fall 2020 are Now Open 

All Seattle public high school seniors are encouraged to start the application process as early as possible in the fall of their senior year. 

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Application & Program Requirements

Seattle Promise is open to all Seattle public high school graduates regardless of grade point average (GPA) or income. 


Application to the program is a four-step process. All steps must be complete by the corresponding deadlines.

  Application — Complete & Submit Deadline
Step 1 Federal student aid (FAFSA) or Washington student aid (WASFA) application January 15, 2020 Priority Deadline                                        April 15, 2020 Final Deadline
Step 2 Seattle Promise scholarship program application February 15, 2020
Step 3 Admissions application to your choice Seattle College (North, Central or South) February 15, 2020
Step 4 Financial aid file complete with your college Financial Aid office June 1, 2020


After completing all application requirements, Seattle Promise scholars will participate in the following events to prepare for college success. These events must be attended to remain eligible for the program. 

Events Date Length
Readiness Academy Spring 2020 1-day event
Summer Bridge Program Late Summer 2020 2-day event


Lastly, scholars will register for a minimum of 12 credits and meet quarterly with Seattle Promise staff to check-in.

Meetings & Milestones Timing
Enroll full time (min. 12 credits) Starting fall quarter 2020
Quarterly Check-ins Meet with Seattle Promise staff each quarter and maintain satisfactory academic progress.