Generally speaking, most liberal arts courses taken at other colleges and universities are transferable to Brown. More specifically, Brown will transfer credit for courses at other colleges that are similar to courses offered in our own curriculum. If you are wondering which of your classes will be transferable, you should peruse Brown’s online course search to see if the University offers a similar course. Brown will not award transfer credit for correspondence courses, online courses, courses taken during summer programs or for courses taken as part of a dual enrollment curriculum. Brown also will not award transfer credit for AP test scores.
The University will not pre-evaluate transferable credit prior to acceptance. Transferable credit is determined after a student enrolls. When an applicant is accepted, the acceptance letter will include information about the semester level at which the student will enter (first-semester sophomore, second-semester sophomore or first-semester junior), but the number of transferable courses will not be determined until the Dean of the College Office has access to an admitted applicant’s final college transcript (typically in the summer, for fall admits, or winter, for spring admits) before they enroll.