Fast Facts

Brandeis’ Myra Kraft TYP is the oldest continuous program of its kind in the country.

Over 1000 students have participated in the Myra Kraft Program since its 1968 founding.

Program History

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Established in 1968, Brandeis University's  Myra Kraft Transitional Year Program (MKTYP) is an integral part of the institution's enduring commitment to social justice. Each year 200 students apply to Brandeis via the Myra Kraft Program, and 20 are admitted through this process. 

Small classes and strong support systems in the first year help Myra Kraft TYP students apply the focus, energy, perseverance and maturity developed through leadership practiced in their life experiences to rigorous studies at the postsecondary level. Students admitted through the program are outstanding students who often have not had access to AP courses and honors courses in their previous schooling experiences.  The program enables this group of young people, who otherwise may not have had access, the opportunity to explore new possibilities for their lives.

Students who enter the Myra Kraft Program have a life-changing experience, and have their stories of success added to the hundreds of living testimonies of true ambition, resilience, courage, and triumph represented through this effort.