Transition School

Transition School to Early Entrance

The Transition School (TS) is a one-year college preparatory program offered through the Robinson Center for Young Scholars at the University of Washington. TS prepares students to enter the University as fully matriculated undergraduates via the Early Entrance Program (EEP). This is not a dual enrollment program; students leave the K-12 school system to enter Transition School. Students apply during their 8th grade year and begin TS the following fall. Each year, a small cohort of students are accepted from a larger applicant pool. To be successful in this intensive learning experience, candidates need to demonstrate academic achievement, a scholarly aptitude, and self-motivation.

Applications for the 2023-24 TS cohort (8th grader in 2022-23) open November 15, 2022. All parts of the TS application must be completed by or before February 15, 2023. Scholarships are available for those who qualify. Financial assistance decisions are made based on individual student need and communicated after the interview stage in coordination with acceptance offers.

The TS application includes two parts:

1) Student profile information – applicants should click “submit” of this section as soon as the information is completed. This opens the application for review, allows uploads to be submitted, and sends teacher recommendation requests. Information in this section may not be edited once submitted.

2) Document uploads  – this section includes middle school grade reports, teacher e-recommendations, ACT scores, and optional SBA scores which must be uploaded by or before the application deadline of February 15, 2023. This section may be continually revised up until the deadline.
Please register for the ACT as soon as possible at Upcoming test dates to meet the TS application deadline on February 15, 2023 include:
  • June 11, 2022
  • July 16, 2022
  • September 10, 2022
  • October 22, 2022
  • December 10, 2022
  • February 11, 2023* acceptable but may cause a delay in application review
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