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Brandeis' Myra Kraft TYP: Changing lives since 1968

Brandeis University's Myra Kraft Transitional Year Program (TYP), part of the Office of Academic Services, is an integral part of the University’s founding and enduring commitment to social justice. 

Founded in 1968, the Myra Kraft TYP is one of several ways that students may gain admission to the Brandeis undergraduate program. 

The program is targeted toward students who have developed the skills for college success by practicing leadership in their life experiences. The Myra Kraft TYP experience allows these students to learn about new possibilities for their lives, and to apply the focus, energy, tenacity, perseverance, and maturity previously devoted to prevailing in the face of personal challenges, to now pursuing academic success.  

The intelligent and talented students selected to participate in the Myra Kraft TYP typically have not had access to AP and honors courses in their previous schooling experiences. For this reason, the Myra Kraft TYP guarantees small classes, rigorous academics, and strong academic support.

Students who enter Brandeis through the Myra Kraft TYP have a life-changing experience, and have their stories of success added to the university’s thousands of living testimonies of true ambition, resilience, courage, and triumph.