Supplementary Materials

Applicants are neither required nor expected to provide additional materials as part of the admission process, but the opportunity to do so is available to any candidate.


Music or Visual Art Submissions

If you are accomplished in music or visual art, you may include additional supplements with your application in the Common Application, through SlideRoom. You do not need to wait for access to your Brown Applicant Portal to upload music or visual art materials to SlideRoom.

When submitting through SlideRoom, you must create your SlideRoom account on or before November 1 for Early Decision and January 2 for Regular Decision. The Early Decision material submission deadline is November 8 and Regular Decision material submission deadline is January 8.

Please note: SlideRoom only accepts one submission; if submitting two you will need to sign up with a second email account.

Music Submission Details Visual Art Submission Details


Academic Paper/Research Abstract

If you have completed an advanced academic paper or significant research project that you want to include as part of your application, you may upload that document or an abstract to your Brown Applicant Portal under the category of Academic Paper/Research. Please include a brief note to provide us with context for your submission, for example: approximate date(s) you were involved, whether you worked on this independently or as part of a team, what external recognition you may have received, and anything else you want us to know. 


Theatre Arts & Performance Studies

Auditions and portfolio reviews are neither required nor reviewed for students interested in Dance and Theatre Arts & Performance Studies.


All Other Supplementary Materials

We prefer that you upload all other supplementary materials to your file after you receive access to your Brown Applicant Portal.

We recommend that you do not send a collection of award certificates or similar materials.

If you have a YouTube video, or maintain an online presence that showcases your background, talents, or creativity, please include that link in the Brown University Questions (Activities) section of the Common Application.

Supplementary letters of recommendation should be sent directly by your recommender to Brown University, Office of College Admission, Box 1876, Providence, RI 02912 or faxed to 401-863-9300. They may also be emailed as a PDF to [email protected]. Be sure to ask your recommender to include your full name, date of birth and high school in their letter so that we can match the letter to your application.