News & Announcements

Office of College Admission CLOSED Over Holiday Weekend
The Office of College Admission will be closing Wednesday, November 25 at 2:00 p.m. and reopening Monday, November 30 at 9:00 a.m. Due to the extremely high volume of messages, we may not be able to respond to every email immediately.

Early Decision Applicants
The Early Decision deadline is November 1 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.  Time stamps may differ, and there is no need to worry if your time stamp for submission records as November 2. If you experience technical issues trying to submit your application, please contact the Common Application. In addition, as long as the Common Application has been submitted by the deadline, supporting material can be received slightly thereafter without penalty to the applicant.

SAT & ACT Score Report News
Brown is aware that scoring of some of the tests for the September and October administration of the SAT & ACT have been delayed. This has impeded the release of the full scores for that test cycle. The Office of College Admission expects to receive the delayed scores in time for Early Decision deliberations. We will contact applicants with updated instructions in the coming weeks if circumstances warrant. 

Check The Status Of Your Application
Once you have submitted the Common Application to Brown, you will receive access to your Brown Account from us on a rolling basis. When you receive the Brown Account activation email, you may check the status of your application. If you need help, please contact Computing Accounts/Passwords at 401.863.4357

Join Us On Campus This Fall
At Brown we offer many opportunities to explore campus, learn about the admission process, student life, financial aid and much more. Visit a Class, attend a physical sciences or engineering tour, have lunch with a student through our Experience Brown program, join an information session, and be sure to take a student led campus tour

Resumed Undergraduate Education (RUE) Application is Live
The Resumed Undergraduate Education (RUE) Program is a small, highly competitive program ideal for students who interrupted or delayed their formal education due to family commitments, financial concerns, health issues, military service, employment opportunities, or simply a compelling need to explore other paths. Learn more

SAT Policy for Fall 2017
The current version of the ​SAT will be discontinued in March, 2016, and replaced by the new SAT with an optional writing section. Students applying​ to Brown's ​Class of 2021 and​ beyond are NOT required ​to take the optional writing section on the new​ SAT. Brown will still require applicants submitting the SAT to also provide results from two Subject Tests of the applicant’s choice. Brown currently ​accepts the ACT with Writing in lieu of the SAT and Subject Tests. First-y​ear applicants to the Class of 2021 and​ beyond are​ strongly encouraged, but NOT​ required, to include the ACT Writing Section.




Contact us
Office of College Admission
Brown University
Box 1876
Providence, RI 02912
Phone 401-863-2378
Fax 401-863-9300