T/V/RUE Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question but not sure whom to ask? The chart below will point you in the right direction.

Type of Question


Admission-related questions
Inquiries about changing semester of enrollment 

Transfer Applicants Website
Elisha Anderson
Office of Admission
Associate Director of Admission, Coordinator of Transfer Admission

Move-In and Housing Questions

Office of Residential Life

Dining and meal plan Questions

Brown Dining Services

Transfer credits (academic year and summer courses)
Graduation requirements (30-course requirement, 8-semester enrollment requirement)
Fall and Midyear Orientation
Fellowships and Research Opportunities

Transfer Dean in the
Dean of the College Office

Brown's Writing Requirement

Click here to read more about the Writing Requirement, paying attention to the special rules for Transfer students

Concentration options
Concentration requirements
Course- and concentration-related questions
Rules regarding counting prior courses toward requirements 

Concentration Advisors in specific departments (see Focal Point for a listing)

Tip: If you have questions about fulfilling concentration requirements:

  1. Visit Focal Point or the department website. Make a list of the concentration requirements and review the department's transfer credit policies. Make a list of the requirements you believe you have  satisfied (as acceptable under department rules).
  2. Meet with a concentration advisor when you arrive on campus to obtain  approval of transfer credit for concentration requirements (note: courses need not receive University transfer credit in order to be eligible for concentration credit). Discuss a plan for completing the remaining requirements.
  3. Formally declare your concentration via our online advising system, ASK by the stated deadline, which varies by your semester level.

Billing and Payment

Bursar's Office

Financial Aid

Office of Financial Aid

Brown Card and Bear Bucks Account

Brown Card Office

Study Abroad Opportunities (for Midyear Transfers)

Office of International Programs

Health Insurance
Health Services, Pharmacy, etc.

Health Services FAQ 

Computing at Brown
Wireless access

Computing and Information Technology FAQ