The Transition School, founded in 1980, gives a small group (usually 16-18) of talented middle school age students the chance to enter the University of Washington while also developing the skills, knowledge, and support needed to succeed in college.

The Early Entrance program starts with a one-year Transition School. Enrolled students are generally called TSers. Between 15 and 18 students (no older than 15, usually 14, but there have been students as young as 12) are enrolled each year.

Following the successful completion of Transition School, the students become full-time freshmen at the University, and many also enter the University's Honors Program. Students usually stay at the University of Washington for four years, culminating in their Early Entrance Program years with a bachelor's degree.

Please click here for the Transition School Admissions Fact Sheet for the 2020-21 enrollment cycle.