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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), income or country of birth. 


Complete the following applications by the corresponding deadlines.

Financial Aid  Deadline
  • Federal student aid (FAFSA) or Washington student aid (WASFA) application
January 15, 2020 Recommended
April 15, 2020 Final
  • Financial aid file complete with your college financial aid office
June 1, 2020
Seattle Promise Scholarship Deadline
February 15, 2020
College Admissions  Deadline
February 15, 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.