Each year, Brandeis admits 20 students to the MKTYP. Each applicant must complete high school or its equivalent (e.g., earning a GED) prior to the start at Brandeis University.

Each applicant must submit the following materials by February 1:

  • Brandeis Common App undergraduate application (be sure to check the MKTYP box).
  • Official copy of all high school transcripts and/or GED certificate. Please note, GED certificate recipients are required to submit the SAT or the ACT test section.
  • Mid-year report from senior year which includes grades for all classes.
  • All SAT and ACT test scores OR writing sample as explained in our test-optional options.
  • Official transcript(s) for any course(s) taken at the post-secondary school level.
  • Two letters of recommendation, preferably from teachers, mentors, employers, etc.
  • A 500-word essay about what makes you a good candidate for the MKTYP and Brandeis University.
  • A copy of your U.S. Permanent Resident Visa (Green Card), if not a U.S. citizen.
Only students with a permanent residence in the United States, regardless of status, are permitted to apply for the MKTYP. International applicants are not eligible for the MKTYP.

For questions about the MKTYP admissions process, please email admissions.

Virtual Interviews

While interviews are optional for the MKTYP, they are strongly encouraged through Zoom. Schedule your interview through the Admissions Office. Interviews are conducted by current Brandeis students, and serve as a great way for you to get to know more about Brandeis University and the MKTYP. Interviews also show great interest in Brandeis and provide an insightful personal touch in the admission process.

Financial Aid Information

Each applicant must submit the following materials by February 1:

  • A complete 2023-24 FAFSA (Free Application for Financial Student Aid)
  • A complete 2023-24 CSS/Profile through College Board
  • A copy of your 2020 Parent and Student Tax Returns, including W2s and Schedules.
  • A copy of your U.S. Permanent Resident Visa (Green Card) if not a U.S. citizen.

Brandeis University will meet 100 percent of calculated institutional financial need as determined by the FAFSA, CSS Profile and federal income-tax returns for each year of an admitted MKTYP student's attendance. A typical financial-aid package will consist of a need-based scholarship, grants, loans and a work-study award.

Applicants to the MKTYP: Please contact your financial aid advisor in the Office of Student Financial Services at 781-736-3700 or Also, visit the Student Financial Services website for complete instructions to applying for financial aid.