Study health sciences, engineering, creative expression, writing for college, and more.

Pre-College Online courses at Brown are rigorous, active learning experiences, designed and led by innovative and dedicated Brown instructors. Explore challenging subjects through coursework designed to inspire curiosity and discovery, engage in intellectual discussion, and connect with students from around the world – enthusiastic, creative, accomplished students like you.

Access your coursework anytime, anywhere.

Brown’s online courses are asynchronous, which means you are not required to log in at a set time of day. Courses are designed so that students committing about 10 hours per week are able to complete the course.

Academic challenge and meaningful, personalized feedback

Throughout your course, you will interact with your instructor and your student colleagues. Your instructor will evaluate your assignments, respond to your discussion posts, and invite you to connect one-on-one to provide support and advance your learning. Students who meet all course requirements, will receive a Certificate of Completion. Pre-college online courses are not for college credit.

Academic Success – Week by week

Your first week of study is reserved for course orientation: getting to know Canvas (Brown's learning management system)... reviewing course expectations and strategies for your success, learning about your instructor, and helping us to learn a bit about you.

In the following weeks, you will begin working with your instructor and classmates on the course itself, and will be expected to log in daily to participate in discussions and keep up with course assignments.


4-Week Course: $885
5-Week Course: $1,180
6-Week Course: $1,475
9-Week Course: $1,960

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