News & Announcements

The Resumed Undergraduate Education (RUE) Program Application is Now Available
The RUE Program is for applicants who completed high school at least six years prior to their intended enrollment at Brown and who have interrupted or delayed their pursuit of a college degree. The application deadline is March 1, 2017 for entrance in September 2017. Please see more information and a link to the application here. 

The Brown University Application for the Class of 2021 Is Now Available
Brown is a member of the Common Application for undergraduate college admission where applications are now available online. Read more...... 

Important Deadlines
Early decision applicants must submit the Common Application by 11:59 p.m. on November 1. Regular decision applicants must submit the Common Application by 11:59 p.m. on January 1. Supporting material, i.e., transcripts, letters of recommendation, can be received slightly after the deadline and will still be considered on-time. You can submit the Common App prior to supporting material being completed/submitted.

Test Requirements
First-year applicants can satisfy our testing requirement in one of two ways: (1) Either the SAT and any two SAT Subject Tests, or (2) the ACT.  Applicants who take the redesigned SAT are not required to take the optional writing section. For applicants who take the ACT, we strongly encourage, but do not require, the writing component.  Brown will accept test results for either the old or the new SAT.  Testing should be completed by October for early decision applicants and by December for regular decision applicants. Transfer testing requirements can be found here.

Submitting Test Scores
We will accept scores as official scores if they are included on the high school transcript or if a certified score report is provided by the guidance counselor.  The guidance counselor should provide a cover letter to ensure that the scores are added to the applicant's file. This information should be sent by fax to 401-863-9300 or by email to

Supplementary Letters of Recommendation
Supplementary letters of recommendation cannot be submitted via the Common App.  Please have your recommender send their letter directly to the Office of College Admission, Box 1876, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, or letters may be emailed to, or faxed to 401-863-9300.  Be sure to ask your recommender to include your full name and high school in their letter, so that we can match the letter to your application.  Further information can be found in our FAQs.

Submitting Supplementary Material

  • Supplementary material is not tracked and we cannot confirm receipt.
  • Music and Visual Arts supplements should be submitted through SlideRoom. A link can be found through the Common App.
  • All other supplementary material should be uploaded through your Application Summary Page within your Brown Account. Please do not submit files over 1000 KB.
  • For dance supplements or other videos, you may upload the name of a link to a site where your material can be viewed. This information should be uploaded on a Word document.

Check the Status of Your Application
When you have received a Brown Account activation email from us, you may check the status of your application by visiting If you need help, please contact Brown IT Services at 401.863.4357.  



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