Neuroscience for Neurodiverse Learners (NNL) Student Application

This is the application for the Neuroscience for Neurodiverse Learners (NNL) Program at the University of Washington hosted by the DO-IT Center and Center for Neurotechnology (CNT). More detailed information about this program can be found on the Summer Program page. The summer program will run from August 10 – 14, with continued activities throughout the school year.

Instructions: The student applicant must complete the form below. The application materials may be submitted in your native language. If you prefer, you can print this form and submit it to DO-IT by postal mail, fax, or email.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Identify as a neurodiverse learner (defined as those with academic challenges related to conditions such as dyspraxia, dyslexia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, dyscalculia, autism spectrum disorder, and Tourette syndrome).
  • Have aptitude and interest in attending college.
  • Currently be a high school sophomore, junior, or senior.
  • Attend all required lectures, seminars, focus groups, tours, class sessions, and workshops.
  • Commit to full program participation.
  • Complete the online application.

After submitting this application, we will email the parent/guardian listed the Parent/Guardian Recommendation and Consent form.

Applications will be reviewed and applicants will be notified of their status within two to three weeks of submitting their complete application.


All NNL program offerings are contingent upon receipt of continued funding. All participants are required to be residents of Washington State. The University of Washington reaffirms its policy of equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, or status as a disabled veteran, or Vietnam era veteran in accordance with University policy and applicable federal and state statutes and regulations.

Ethnicity (select one)
Race (select one or more)

Parent/Guardian Information

This email address will be used to contact the Parent/Guardian for additional information.

School Information

Applicant Essay Questions

Respond to each of the questions below.  You may enter text in the field provided or upload a single alternative file (in audio or video format, if your disability affects your ability to respond in printed form).

Files must be less than 10 MB.
Allowed file types: jpg jpeg txt rtf html pdf docx ppt pptx xls xlsx xml avi mov mp3 ogg wav zip.

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