Brown University Undergraduate Summer Session

Undergraduate Summer Session: How to Apply

Brown Students - Course Registration

Currently enrolled Brown undergraduates register themselves for summer session courses via [email protected], just as they do for the fall and spring semesters. This Course Catalog typically contains the most up to date information on summer session offerings as well as links to relevant Summer Session information. Registration for Brown undergraduates opens on March 30, 2020:
to register, visit:

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:

Summer 2020 Application Deadline
We will continue to review completed applications until June 1 or until all courses have reached capacity.

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

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. While Brown undergraduates are given priority in course enrollments, it is extremely rare that a course lacks sufficient seats for visiting students. In cases where that may be possible, visiting students are notified in advance.

High School Students

Please visit the Pre-Baccalaureate Program page.


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 very strong command of the English language is essential for success in all Summer Session Courses. Admission decisions are made based not only on the applicant's academic records and his/her standing at the college or university where degree work is being pursued, but also on evidence of proficiency in English. Other records or references in addition to the transcript may be requested.

Please visit this page for more information on language expectations, visa requirements and the process for obtaining one.