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Get to Know Brandeis University and the Myra Kraft Transitional Year Program

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Brandeis University, located less than ten miles from Boston, is dedicated to the humanities, sciences, and giving its students a well-rounded education. This institution has the unique distinction of being one of the youngest private research universities in the country. Brandeis brings professors fresh from the field or lab to undergraduate and graduate classrooms. This means that students have unmatched access to faculty renowned for research, scholarship and artistic output. Brandeis supports a curriculum with an interdisciplinary approach to knowledge and problem-solving in the real world.

Students who demonstrate academic promise, leadership and resilience in life, but who have faced limitations in their precollege academic opportunities, are the perfect fit for Brandeis’ Myra Kraft Transitional Year Program (MKTYP). Each year, Brandeis admits 20 students through the Myra Kraft program and meets 100 percent of their calculated institutional financial need, as determined by income tax returns and the constraints of the university’s financial aid budget.

The mission of the Myra Kraft Transitional Year Program is to provide eligible students with life-changing academic opportunities and to prepare them for academic success at Brandeis. It is structured around small class sizes, rigorous academics and personal one-on-one support. The Myra Kraft program students take a mix of Brandeis undergraduate classes, along with program-specific courses. These courses are intended to expose students to a type of rigorous academic experience they have not previously had.

Students interested in the Myra Kraft Transitional Year Program must submit the necessary materials by February 1. You may also have the opportunity to schedule an interview on campus.

With a demanding curriculum and a commitment to a broad liberal arts education, Brandeis University prepares its students to fully participate in an ever-changing society. Brandeis’ students become well-rounded individuals and still remain deeply concerned about the welfare of others. To see if Brandeis University is the right fit for you, check out their College Greenlight profile!

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