Admissions Decisions

We review applications holistically. When determining admissibility, we look at a number of factors including academic performance, motivation, interests and English language proficiency. Please review information about admission decisions below.

Viewing Your Decision Letter

You will receive an email once a decision has been made, prompting you to log in to your Student Portal to view your admission decision. If admitted, you will be eligible to register for courses within any program as long as you meet the program’s minimum eligibility requirements and the course’s prerequisites. Please reference individual program pages for eligibility requirements and course descriptions for prerequisites

Rolling Admissions

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until courses reach capacity.  In most cases, you will be informed of an admission decision within 15 business days of the Pre-College Programs receiving your completed application.


Not all applicants who apply will be admitted. In addition to academic performance, applicants may be denied admission if: 

  • We have concerns about your English language proficiency (for students whose primary language is not English).
  • You don’t meet minimum eligibility requirements for any program.
  • It was found in our review that any portion of your application, such as your essay, was plagiarized or not completed independently. 

Invitation to Language in Context: English

As part of our holistic application review process, we may make note that you are better suited for a smaller subset of courses. This may be decided based on your English language proficiency. If this occurs, you may be invited to join our Language in Context: English courses, which are a smaller subset of Summer@Brown courses.

Confirming Attendance with a Non-Refundable Deposit

If admitted, you must confirm your attendance by submitting a $300 non-refundable deposit and enrolling in your course(s) of interest. Admission does not guarantee registration in a specific course or program. You must submit the $300 non-refundable deposit before you register for a course.