Transition School

Transition School to Early Entrance

The Transition School (TS) is a distinctive one-year college preparatory program offered by the Robinson Center for Young Scholars at the University of Washington. Designed to ready students for entry into the University as fully matriculated undergraduates through the Early Entrance Program, TS accepts applications during the 8th grade year, with the program commencing the following fall. This unique opportunity is tailored for students prepared to engage in college-level academics, demonstrating motivation to take increased responsibility for their educational journey. The UW Transition School cultivates both intellectual and personal growth among exceptional students from diverse backgrounds and communities.


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The Transition School is committed to welcoming and supporting students and families from all backgrounds.

We are excited to continue welcoming:

  • Multilingual families, 
  • Families with no background in higher education or who have international education experience, 
  • Students and families with visible or invisible disabilities,
  • Students and families who are undocumented or mixed status,
  • Families with uneven socioeconomic status including uneven access to technology and/or funds to cover costs associated with attending information sessions or events (e.g. parking fees).

Scholarships are available. Please let us know the ways we can best support you in exploring and applying to our program by emailing us at


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Recommendation for Transition School

"I love how TS provides a learning space with incredible instructors and staff, a rigorous yet supportive learning environment, and a group of passionate peers who feel more like family than classmates. It has allowed me to push what I had perceived as my academic limits and opened doors to opportunities I’ve never dreamed of before."
- Alexandra, TS Student