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Welcome to Brown University Pre-College Programs!

We are thrilled you will be attending a Brown Pre-College program! In your online course you will be engaged with robust academics balanced with activities, meeting peers from all over the world and discovering your capabilities.

Please view our Welcome Session recording for online students.

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Be sure all of your forms and payment are completed by their assigned deadlines:

  • May 26: Full payment
  • June 4: All required forms 

Students registered after these deadlines are expected to complete form requirements and make payment within 48 hours of registration.


Forms are submitted electronically through DocuSign, an electronic signature provider where you can digitally fill out and sign our required forms. Most forms include sections for both students and parents/guardians to complete.

Student Portal

You should log in to your student portal to complete your pre-program requirements. Parents and guardians also receive a checklist of items to complete, which are sent via email. Please remind them to check their email accounts for this important information that requires action.

The usernames and passwords associated with your Brown email address will be needed prior to and during your course time. Please be sure to document all usernames and passwords.

Accessibility Services

If applicable: Students may request accommodations based on a learning, psychological and/or physical disability, including medical conditions. Please be aware that all accommodation requests will be considered, however there may be limits as to what can be provided without sufficient notice. Please email [email protected] to request an accommodation by June 4.

The first two days of your course (Monday and Tuesday) will serve as orientation to learn about your instructor and peers, and familiarize yourself with what's expected of you in the course. All students should access the course portal when instructed via email and complete all orientation activities on time.

While online courses are mostly offered asynchronously, you should plan to log into your course at least once a day to complete daily assignments and plan your time to complete upcoming projects and meet deadlines. Expect to spend 12-15 hours per week engaged with course materials and plan your schedule accordingly.

Remaining Active Online

You are expected to remain active in your online course, engage with course material and complete all course assignments on time. If a student is inactive in a course and doesn't communicate with the instructor about the reasons, the program will contact the student. Please note that a student who remains inactive in a course may be dropped from that course for lack of participation and would not be eligible for a refund.

Course Completion Materials

All students who successfully complete their course will receive a Certificate of Completion. Students who successfully complete a 3-week or longer online course or a 2-week or longer on-campus course will receive a Course Performance Report. You will also be asked to complete a course evaluation. All completion materials including the Course Performance Report will be sent out in early September. The certificate will be sent via US Mail to your listed address and the Course Performance Report will be sent electronically to the email address we have on file for you.

  • You will have access to course-specific resources virtually in Canvas, Brown's Learning Management System.
  • All students are able to access Brown University Library resources virtually through this link.

Writing Center appointments are available to all Pre-College students to assist with written assignments. Please follow the link here for details and an appointment request form.

You will be provided access to a complete extracurricular calendar that includes virtual activities, workshops, mentor groups and webinars.

Hear more about making the most of your Pre-College experience from our Director of Pre-College Campus Life, Melissa Flowers.