U.S. Military Veterans

Brown values the extraordinary talents, experiences, and diversity that veterans bring to campus. Depending upon your background, you may apply in one of three ways.

  • If you have no college credits, or no more than one complete semester of college credit at the time of your proposed enrollment at Brown, you may apply as a First-Year Applicant, regardless of when you completed high school.
  • If you have less than two complete years of college credit, and have been out of high school for six years or more, you may apply under our Resumed Undergraduate Education (RUE) program. Veterans may request a waiver of the six years out of high school requirement, to be considered on a case by case basis.
  • If you have the equivalent of one to two years of full-time college experience, you may apply as a conventional Transfer Applicant or as a transfer applicant via the RUE program.

All application categories lead to the same Brown A.B. or Sc.B. degree. Only one application option may be selected per application season, even if you qualify for more than one. If you are unsure which option may be best for you, or have other questions regarding the application process, please contact our Veterans Liaison.

Brown is a partner university of the Leadership Scholar Program (LSP), which assists honorably discharging, reserve, and veteran U.S. Marines with the college application process.  For more information, please see:


Brown has partnered with U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in support of the new Post 9/11 GI Bill and the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program. For more information, please consult the Office of Financial Aid.

For more information about the experience of student veterans at Brown please visit brown.edu/veterans.