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 can be found on the Summer Program page.

You can also access the full application in Spanish, Russian, or Vietnamese.

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, or a college freshman.
  • Commit to program participation. 
  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States and its possessions.
  • Have access to a computer and internet connection to use video conferencing tools.
  • Be available August 2nd for an online session and able to travel to the UW Seattle campus for a week in August (5th-9th). 

Applications are accepted throughout the school year for Summer 2025. Applications received after that time will be considered on a space-available basis.

After submitting this application, we will email the parent/guardian listed on the Parent/Guardian Recommendation and Consent form and the individual listed on the Recommendation from a Teacher, Counselor, Administrator, or Coach 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 citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions. 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.

View UW and DO-IT’s Privacy Practices for Youth Programs here: English | Spanish | Amharic | Arabic | Chinese | Somali | Vietnamese


Please use the format XXX-XXX-XXXX
Ethnicity (select one)
Race (select one or more)

Parent/Guardian Information

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

School Information

This email address will be used to contact the teacher, counselor, administrator, or coach for additional 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.

Program Participation: Equipment and Transportation

Currently, NNL is hosted as a "hybrid" program. Some days will be online and some days will be onsite at the UW Seattle Campus.

I understand that in order to participate in the NNL summer program, I will need to find my own transportation to the University of Washington Seattle campus. I will be able to do one of the following: