Pre-College Programs

Brown Environmental Leadership Lab: Rhode Island | How to Apply

2016 Program Dates:

Two-Week Residential Sessions:
June 16 – July 8, 2016
July 10 – 22, 2016
July 24 – August 5, 2016


Minimum age of 15 at the time of the program.

Fees: $4,086

Payment deadline:
May 26, 2016

Prospective students must apply for admission. For most programs, there is no application deadline. However, many courses fill quickly, so students are encouraged to apply early.

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 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. Once this deposit is received, students must enroll in a course through Course availability is on a first-come, first-serve basis so enroll early!

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

Before applying, review our list of important considerations for off-campus programs.

A complete application consists of 4 items:

  1. A completed online Application Form.
    Parents and Students: Please be sure to create only one account per applicant. 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). Please submit your transcript by using the Upload Documents tab within

Application materials should be mailed to:
Brown University
Pre-College Programs
Box T
Providence, RI 02912

Due Dates
All program balances are due by Thursday, May 26th*. Students who register after the initial payment deadline must pay their balance upon registration. Students will be billed monthly until the balance is paid.  Students are not permitted to carry a balance while on campus.

*Students who require an I-20/F1 Visa have specific payment deadlines. Please review the Information for International Students page for additional information.

Things to know about your application:

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

Visit to check the status of your application.

Student applicants are encouraged to review our Financial Policies.

Important Considerations for Off-campus Programs

To facilitate a safe and positive learning experience for each student and the community, we expect students to be able to:

Please call us and ask to speak to the Program Director if any of these things are of concern so we can make sure you have enough information about the particular program, as well as options for case-by-case accommodations, to make an effective decision about participation.