Regular Decision

Most first-year students choose to apply under our Regular Decision plan, which involves applying by January 1 (11:59 p.m. applicant's local time) and receiving a decision by the end of March.

Standardized Tests

If you attend secondary school in the United States, Brown will review your application with either self-reported test scores on the Common Application or via your Brown Applicant Portal, or official test scores sent directly to Brown.

If you attend secondary school outside the United States, we ask you to both self-report your test scores on your application and have official test scores sent directly to Brown.

Admitted students who choose to enroll at Brown will be required to submit official test scores by June 1.

Regular Decision applicants should complete all required testing by the December test date.  All applicants should have a complete set of test scores submitted prior to the January 1 deadline.

In addition, Brown will consider test scores up to the December ACT test for Regular Decision.

Admission Decisions

Once you have submitted your Common Application, you will receive access to your Brown Applicant Portal from us on a rolling basis.

Applying under our Regular Decision plan will allow you to consider other college options before making your final decision by May 1. Admitted students are expected to decide whether to enroll by May 1, which is the common reply date for many colleges.