Pre-College Programs

How to Apply: Pre-Baccalaureate Program

2016 Program Dates:

Seven-Week Session:
June 26 – August 12


Rising or Graduated High-School Seniors


Residential, 2 courses: $11,180
Commuter, 1 course: $3,748
Commuter, 2 courses: $7,396

Prospective students must apply for admission.

Completed applications are submitted to the admissions committee for review. When evaluating applicants, Brown looks for academic excellence, intellectual curiosity, and a readiness for participation in an independent academic and living environment.

Applicants will be notified by email when their application is complete, and are notified of the admissions committee's decision by email, usually within two weeks of the application complete date.

Accepted students must confirm their attendance with a $300 non-refundable program deposit.

Student applicants are encouraged to review our Financial Policies.

Non-US or Non-Canadian Residents: Please note that the deadline for securing the required US F-1 student visa for the Pre-Baccalaureate Program has passed; if you do not already hold an F-1 student visa and I-20 documentation from another US institution, we cannot consider you for the Pre-Baccalaureate Program at this time. You may wish to consider applying to our other Pre-College programs whose visa deadlines have not yet passed. Please visit our For International Students page for a complete listing of visa-related deadlines.

A complete application consists of 4 items:

  1. A completed Application Form
    Course selection and enrollment takes place AFTER program admission and receipt of $300 program deposit.
  2. A non-refundable application fee (payable securely online)
    Before 3/1/2016: $50
    3/1/2016 to 4/30/2016: $75
    5/1/2016 and after: $100
    Accepted forms of payment include credit cards (MC/VISA/AMEX/DISCOVER) and ACH Payments. International applicants may pay by Flywire or wire transfer. Contact for payment instructions.
  3. A Teacher's Recommendation.
    An email will be sent to the educational reference submitted in the application.
  4. An official school transcript.
    Applicants should request an official transcript containing your most recent grades/marks for each course with an explanation of the scoring system in English (for example, 6=excellent or A=excellent).

Application materials may be attached to your online application, or can be mailed to:

Brown University
Pre-College Programs
Box T
Providence, RI 02912

Program admission does not guarantee enrollment in a specific course. Courses may also be cancelled at any time due to unforeseen circumstances. 

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