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Brown Leadership Institute: How to Apply

2015 Program Dates:

Two-Week Sessions
June 21 - July 2, 2015
July 5 - July 17, 2015
July 19 - July 31, 2015


For students completing 9th-12th grade by June 2015

Fees: $3,987

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Important Announcement

May 20, 2015

We have reached capacity or are nearing capacity for many courses in the Leadership Institute. 

Please consider Brown Environmental Leadership Lab: Rhode Island or Summer@Brown courses.

Please note: Only completed applications are reviewed for admission and must include the online application, transcript, and application fee. Students may enroll after they receive a letter of acceptance and submit a $300 deposit. Admission and enrollment are on a rolling, first-come, first-serve basis.

Feel free to contact us with any questions regarding capacity before applying to this program by calling (401) 863-7900.

Prospective students must apply for admission. For most programs, there is no application deadline. Many courses do fill quickly, so students are encouraged to apply early to have the best chance of enrolling in first-choice courses.

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 may enroll through

A complete application consists of the following items:

  1. A completed Application Form
  2. An essay (Submitted as part of your online application)
  3. A non-refundable application fee (payable securely online)
    Before 3/1/2014: $50
    3/1/2014 to 4/30/2014: $75
    5/1/2014 and after: $100
    Applicants within the U.S. may elect to pay their application fee by mail. Make check or money order payable to Brown University with student's name on the notation line. International applicants may pay by wire transfer or check and should contact for payment instructions.
  4. An official school transcript. Applicants should request an official transcript containing their current grades/marks, as well as all grades since 9th grade (6-8th grades for SPARK). Please ensure an explanation of the scoring system is included in English (for example, 6 = excellent or A = excellent). Transcripts may be uploaded directly within using the Upload Documents tab. Transcripts may also be faxed to our office at 401-863-3916 or emailed as an attachment to

After we receive all of the items above, the admissions committee will review your application. The committee looks for academic excellence, intellectual curiosity, and a readiness for participation in an independent academic environment.

To ensure sufficient time for the admissions committee to review and process your application, your application must be received at least two weeks prior to the start date of your desired online course.

We will notify you of the admissions committee's decision by email, usually within two weeks of the date your complete application was received.  You may visit to check the status of your application.

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.

Student applicants are encouraged to review our Financial Policies.

Have questions about your application? Please contact us at:

Information for International Students applying to on campus and global programs »

Learn about Immigration Guidelines, Deadlines for Submitting Documentation, How to Apply for a Visa, and more.


Due Dates

All program balances are due by Thursday, May 28th *. 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.