Applying to the MKTYP

TYP Students at Closing Ceremony

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

Each applicant must submit the following materials by February 1:

Brandeis 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.
• Three letters of recommendation, preferably from teachers, mentors, employers, etc.
• A 400-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.

For questions about the MKTYP admissions process, please email Marina Offner, associate director of admissions.

Interview on Campus

While interviews are optional for the MKTYP, they are strongly encouraged in person or through Skype. Please visit our calendar to schedule your interview through the “Campus Visit” link. In order to register, you must select "MKTYP" as your student type and entry term "Fall 2019". 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 program. They also show great interest in Brandeis and provide an insightful personal touch to the application process.

Financial Aid Information

Each applicant must submit the following materials by February 1:
• A complete 2019-20 FAFSA (Free Application for Financial Student Aid)
• A complete 2019-20 CSS/Profile through College Board
• A copy of your 2017 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 may 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 instruction to applying for financial aid.