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Interested in applying to Brown University Pre-College Programs for Summer 2025? Click the button below to complete an inquiry form and a member of our team will be in touch with you.


Summer 2024 Application Dates and Deadlines

View the 2024 Course Catalog.

For more information on how admission decisions are released, check out our admission decision information.

Application Opens Wednesday, January 17, 2024
Admissions Decisions Rolling admission decisions will be sent to students as they become available beginning on Monday, January 22, 2024
Course Enrollment Opens Monday, January 22, 2024
BEE and BELL Application Deadline* Friday, March 8, 2024
BEE and BELL Enrollment Deadline Friday, March 22, 2024
Application Deadline Friday, May 10, 2024, 11:59 p.m. ET
Final Admission Decisions Sent Friday, May 24, 2024

*Please note BEE and BELL programs may reach enrollment capacity sooner than the published application deadline. We recommend confirming availability ahead of submitting your application and having a second course selection if your first choice is full when you receive your admissions decision.

In most cases, admission decisions are made within 15 business days of receiving a complete application. A complete application includes the correct transcripts and a recommendation, if either a student has indicated they will be sending one or has been requested by our Admissions team. Please be sure to check your email and student portal throughout the process to be sure we have received all required and complete information. Please note that in the event that our programs reach enrollment capacity prior to our published application deadline, we reserve the right to close the application before the published deadline.

How to Apply

With over 300 courses available, Brown Pre-College provides you a range of opportunities to explore your passions and engage your potential. Brown University Pre-College Program offers groupings of courses or academic programs that focus on an area of study. 

In your application, you will be asked to share which academic programs you are interested in participating in. That selection does not limit your choice in academic programs or courses. The only limitations to enrolling in the academic program or course of your choosing are eligibility based on age and grade level, any prerequisites listed in course descriptions, a student’s English language proficiency and whether the academic program or course has space available once a student is ready to enroll.

To begin an application:  

  1. Create your account on the Student Portal. Be sure to create only one account per applicant. All applications are submitted electronically within your student portal.
  2. Complete your application form in your student portal. More information about the specific components of our application can be found within the Application Checklist
  3. Please monitor your student portal once you have submitted your application as you may receive communications if any components are missing or incomplete. Admissions decisions will also be posted to your student portal. 

Please note that applications will not be reviewed until all requirements are fulfilled. Check if your application is complete by using our handy application checklist.

General Information

A. General - All Academic Programs
  1. In order to participate, students must enroll in a course after being admitted to Brown University’s Pre-College Program. Being admitted does not mean a student is enrolled into any particular course or academic program. 
  2. The final day to register for an off-campus course is March 22, 2024. Due to high demand, courses and academic programs may fill prior to this date.
  3. Students are able to self-enroll in on-campus courses from the time courses open for enrollment until four weeks prior to the course’s start date.
  4. Students are able to self-enroll in online courses from the time courses open for enrollment until two weeks prior to the course’s start date.
B. Leadership Institute
  1. Students may enroll in one Leadership Institute course per summer, regardless of modality (i.e. online or on-campus).
C. STEM for Rising 9th and 10th Graders (STEM 9/10)
  1. If participating in a STEM 9/10 course, students may not enroll in a prior on-campus course or an overlapping on-campus course. 
  2. If participating in a STEM 9/10 course, students may not enroll in an overlapping online course.
  3. If available, rising 10th grade students are able to enroll in a Summer@Brown course immediately following STEM 9/10.
D.  Summer@Brown and Summer@Brown Online
  1. Students may participate in up to two simultaneous Summer@Brown courses. Please note that enrollment in more than one course will involve significant course time and work per day; please consider discussing this option with a Program Advisor prior to enrollment. 
  2. Students are able to self-enroll in online courses from the time courses open for enrollment until two weeks prior to the course’s start date.
E.  Pre-Baccalaureate
  1. Students enrolled in Pre-Baccalaureate may not enroll in non Pre-Baccalaureate courses.
  2. Students may enroll in up to two Pre-Baccalaureate courses per summer.