Pre-College Programs

How to Apply: Summer Pre-College

Before applying, please note:

Summer Pre-College Program residence halls are filling and some are full! We have no more residence hall space during the July 13 - 25 session of the Summer Pre-College Program, and because of limited residence hall space elsewhere, we have closed some and created waitlists for other two- and three-week courses, and for some one-week courses offered between June 22 and July 25. Because of our residence halls' layouts, we have very limited space, depending on student gender, during this period of the summer. At other points in the summer there is still space in both courses and the residence halls.

Accepted Summer Pre-College Program students who have not yet paid their deposits would be well advised to review the details above and to contact our office with any questions.

Pre-Baccalaureate Credit Courses, the Leadership Institute, and Online Courses are still accepting applications and registrations.

Use the course catalog navigation tool to identify courses that are still open to new registrants. 

"Waitlisted" courses have limited seats available, in some cases contingent on student gender. These waitlists will be reviewed daily. Students will be enrolled on a space available basis, and notified of their status as quickly as we are able.

Courses listed as "Full: Waitlist Closed" are closed to new registrants. 

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2014 Program Dates:

Multiple 1 to 4-Week Sessions
June 16 - August 8, 2014


For students completing 9th-12th grade by June 2014

Fee Information »

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 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

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A complete application consists of the following items:

  1. A completed application
    Please note: The application period for Summer 2014 is now closed. The application period for Summer 2015 opens in December. Sign up for updates.
  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 - 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

Application materials should be mailed to:

Brown University
Continuing Education
Box T
Providence, RI 02912

Things to know about your application:

Course selection and enrollment takes place AFTER program admission and receipt of $300 program deposit.

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.

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