Brandeis University's TYP: Changing lives since 1968!
Brandeis’ 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 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 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 TYP typically have not had access to AP and honors courses in their previous schooling experiences. For this reason, the TYP guarantees small classes, rigorous academics, and strong academic support.
Students who enter Brandeis through the 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.