Brandeis’ TYP is the oldest continuous program of its kind in the country.
Over 1000 students have participated in the TYP since its 1968 founding.
Established in 1968, Brandeis University's Transitional Year Program (TYP) is an integral part of the institution's enduring commitment to social justice. TYP is a one-year academic program for students who have not had access to necessary resources either at home or in school to prepare for a rigorous four-year undergraduate experience. Each year out of 200 applicants, 20 outstanding students who have not had access to AP courses and honors courses are admitted to Brandeis through the TYP.
Small classes and strong support systems help TYP students apply the focus, energy, perseverance and maturity developed through leadership practiced in their life experiences to rigorous studies at the postsecondary level. The program enables young people, who otherwise may not have had access, the opportunity to explore new possibilities for their lives.
Students who enter the TYP have a life-changing experience, and have their stories of success added to the TYP’s hundreds of living testimonies of true ambition, resilience, courage, and triumph.