Undergraduate Programs
Brown University Undergraduate Summer Session

Undergraduate Summer Session: How to Apply

Brown Students

Currently enrolled Brown undergraduates can register themselves for summer session courses through Banner Web.  The 2017 Course Catalog currently contains the most up to date information; course listings in Banner will be available in February, after the close of Spring Add/Drop period.  Registration for Brown undergraduates opens on March 31, 2017.

To register, visit: https://cab.brown.edu

Visiting Undergraduates

Undergraduates and graduate students who are matriculated at other accredited colleges or university are welcome to apply for admission to the Brown Summer Sessions. Students must be in good standing at their institution in order to apply.

A Complete Application Consists of 2 Items:

1) A Completed Application Form submitted through the Student Portal »

Please be sure to create only one Account per applicant

2) An Academic Transcript

Notification of Admissions Decision

Applicants will be notified by email to log into their Student Portal to view their application decision once it has been made. Admission decisions are usually made within 10 business days of receipt of a complete application. Admission to the Summer Session is not linked to admission to Brown for degree purposes. Any student wishing to apply to Brown for admission (first year or transfer) should request application materials from the:
College Admission Office
Box 1876
(401) 863-2378

Confirming Attendance with a Program Deposit

Accepted students must confirm their attendance by submitting a $300 non-refundable program deposit. Students will not be able to enroll in courses until a program deposit is received. Course schedules are published in mid-January at which point registration opens for Summer Session.


Student and parents are encouraged to review our Policies page to learn about important payment deadlines, refunds, code of conduct, and more.

Important Information for International Students

While language proficiency exams are not required for admissions, a strong command of the English language is essential for success in all Summer Session Courses. Please visit this page for more information. Admission decisions are made based on the applicant's academic records, evidence of proficiency in English and his/her standing at the college or university where degree work is being pursued. Other records or references in addition to the transcript may be requested. Non-US citizens should review the information on our age For International Students page to ensure they obtain the necessary visa, as appropriate.

High School Students

Please visit the Pre-Baccalaureate Program page.