Brown University Pre-College Programs bring together students from the United States and other countries who share an interest in seeking academic enrichment and intellectual growth, and provides an environment that supports the pursuit of these goals.

To ensure that students have successful, fulfilling, and engaging experiences, students and parents/guardians are expected to read and abide by the codes and policies below. Students enrolled in the University’s Pre-College programs must be capable of accepting, and are expected to take, responsibility for their behavior. The Pre-College programs are committed to maintaining standards that are conducive to academic excellence.

Program instructors, Campus Life, and other staff are charged with implementing Pre-College Program codes and policies, and supporting students’ success.

Student Challenge/Concern Who to Contact
Social/Emotional Resident Advisor, Resident Director, Leader Fellow (for Leadership Institute and BELL)
Academic Course Instructor, Director of Pre-College Program
Balancing Social/Emotional and Academic Life Resident Advisor, Resident Director, Leader Fellow (for Leadership Institute and BELL)
Other questions / 401-863-7900

*Students receive information at check-in with contact information they can use for assistance 24 hours/day.

Principles of the Brown University Community

We, as members of the Brown University community – faculty, students, and staff – are dedicated to supporting and maintaining a scholarly community in which all share together in the common enterprise of learning. As a central aim, Brown University promotes intellectual inquiry through vigorous discourse, both oral and written. The fundamental principles that must necessarily undergird this aim include:

  • respect for the integrity of the academic process;
  • individual integrity and self-respect;
  • respect for the freedoms and privileges of others; and
  • respect for University resources.

In becoming a part of Brown University, we accept the rights and responsibilities of membership in the University’s academic and social community, and assume the responsibility to uphold the University’s principles.

Respect for the Integrity of the Academic Process

The rights and responsibilities that accompany academic freedom are at the heart of the intellectual purposes of the University. Our conduct as community members should protect and promote the University’s pursuit of its academic mission. We are all, therefore, expected to conduct ourselves with integrity in our learning, teaching and research, and in the ways in which we support those endeavors.

Individual Integrity

In order to ensure that the University can dedicate itself fully to its academic and educational vision, it is expected that an individual’s personal integrity will be reflected not only in honest and responsible actions but also in a willingness to offer direction to others whose actions may be harmful to themselves or the community. The University expects that members of the Brown community will be truthful and forthright. The University expects that community members will not engage in behavior that endangers their own sustained effectiveness or that has serious ramifications for their own safety, welfare, academic well-being or professional obligations, or for that of others.

Respect for the Freedoms and Privileges of Others

We strive for a sense of community in which the individual growth of all members is advanced through the cultivation of mutual respect, tolerance, and understanding. Brown University values and encourages individuality while also affirming the community dimensions of academic life. A socially responsible community provides a structure within which individual freedoms may flourish without threatening the privileges or freedoms of other individuals or groups.

The University is committed to honest, open, and equitable engagement with racial, religious, gender, ethnic, sexual orientation and other differences. The University seeks to promote an environment that in its diversity is integral to the academic, educational and community purposes of the institution.

Respect for University Resources

All community members must respect the general resources and physical property of the University. Such resources are assets in which community members have a vested interest, as these resources specifically support the institutional mission.

A. Code of Conduct

To uphold the Principles of the University Community, members of Brown University are required to abide by the following expectations. These rules are applicable beginning on the student’s program(s) start date through to the end of their program(s), including between consecutive program(s) if the student remains on the Brown campus, is participating in a Brown sponsored trip, at an affiliate site, or elsewhere in an online course.

  • A.1. Act as good citizens by showing respect and courtesy to all members of the University community, including fellow students, staff, instructors, campus neighbors, and affiliates.
  • A.2. Be truthful in personal and academic engagements.
  • A.3. Use methods of expression that are appropriate for a healthy living-learning environment. Obscene, derogatory, and abusive language is prohibited.
  • A.4. Uphold high standards of academic integrity, including producing work that is one’s own creation, and meeting intellectual challenges through honest effort and hard work.
  • A.5. Abide by the University's Statement of Nondiscrimination that prohibits discrimination or the facilitation of discrimination of any kind including, but not limited, to discrimination based on sex, race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, status as a veteran, or disability. Participants must also abide by the Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment, Sexual Violence, Relationship and Interpersonal Violence and Stalking policy which outlines prohibited conduct related to nonconsensual sexual contact, sexual misconduct, and gender-based harassment.
  • A.6. Take care of University and other community members’ property, including equipment, furnishings, and facilities (including but not limited to, residence halls, classrooms, athletic facilities, dining halls, indoor and outdoor common areas), and private property.
  • A.7. Behave in ways that do not expose oneself or others to injury or endangerment, regardless of intent.
  • A.8. Not commit, or threaten to commit, acts of violence on people or property.
  • A.9. Not engage in any form of harassment, bribery, or bullying. Harassment consists of any type of conduct (including but not limited to, cyber, written, verbal, graphic, physical, stalking, or sexual) which has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s performance, or which creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive learning or residential environment.
  • A.10. Adhere to all federal, state, and local laws.
  • A.11. Understand and abide by all aspects of the Code of Conduct, as well as those rules and guidelines presented by staff and instructors during the program.


  • A.12. Use University facilities only for academic, athletic, and residential purposes. No commercial activities are allowed within the residence halls.
  • A.13. Not bring any of the following items to campus or off-site programs including firearms, knives, ammunition, fireworks, explosives, gas operated stoves, motorcycles and vehicles (unless a Commuter student: see section F.8. in this document), hot plates, heating appliances, space heaters, air conditioners (unless medically authorized and registered with the University-see section E.6 in this document), torchiere halogen lamps, candles (including tealights), open flames, any external heating elements, hoverboards, or Galaxy 7 phones. Refrigerators must not exceed 4 cubic feet, 1.5 amps, and 100 watts.
  • A.14. Not use, possess, or be in the presence of alcohol, illegal drugs (including marijuana), or related paraphernalia. Participants may use personal over-the-counter and prescription medication, but may not share or use other’s. (In location-based programs, including BELL, lead administrators hold medication, but students are expected to be responsible for their own administration.)
  • A.15. Abide by curfew and quiet hours requirements.

Failure to abide by this code, policies, and practices here and on the Pre-College website, and applicable University policies, may result in disciplinary action, which could include but is not limited to: a warning, consultation with parent/guardian, or in cases of serious or repeated incidences, dismissal from the program. Failure to abide by this information includes assisting or attempting to assist another individual in violating the Code and policies. More information about dismissals can be found below in section H.6 of this document.

If participants or parents/guardians have questions about the Code of Conduct, they should contact the Pre-College Program Office as soon as possible, ideally prior to beginning a program.

B. Academic Policies

Offenses Against the Academic Code may include

Excerpted from Brown University's Academic Code

B.1. Use of Sources

In preparing assignments, students often need or require outside sources of information or opinion. All such sources should be listed in the bibliography.

Citations and footnote references are required for all specific facts that are not common knowledge and about which there is not general agreement. New discoveries or debatable opinions must be credited to the source, with specific references to edition and page even when students restate the matter in their own words. Word-for-word inclusion of any part of someone else’s written or oral sentence, even if only a phrase or sentence, requires citation in quotation marks and use of the appropriate conventions for attribution. Citations should normally include author, title, edition, and page. (Quotations longer than one sentence are generally indented from the text of the essay, without quotation marks, and identified by author, title, edition, and page.) Paraphrasing or summarizing the contents of another’s work is not dishonest if the source or sources are clearly identified (author, title, edition, and page), but such paraphrasing does not constitute independent work and may be rejected by the instructor. Students who have questions about accurate and proper citation methods are expected to consult reference guides and speak with course instructors.

B.2. Copyright Infringement

Improper use of copyrighted materials can also constitute infringement of the Academic Code when it compromises the integrity of the academic process.

B.3. Creative Work

A piece of work presented as the individual creation of the student is assumed to involve no assistance other than incidental criticism from any other person. Students may not, with honesty, knowingly employ story material, wording, or dialogue taken from published work, including websites; film, video, and DVDs; radio and television programs; and lectures or other sources, without full acknowledgment.

B.4. Examinations, Quizzes, and Tests

In writing examinations and quizzes, students are required to respond entirely on the basis of their own memory and capacity, without any assistance whatsoever except such as is specifically authorized by the instructor.

Cheating on examinations and quizzes can take the forms listed below. The list is not exhaustive.

  • Engaging in other actions that undermine equity and reduce the objectivity of evaluation of student work
  • Having another person take an examination in one’s own name
  • Using unauthorized materials from which one gains unfair assistance during an exam
  • Appropriating an exam or exam materials without authorization
  • Missing an exam in order to gain an advantage
  • Copying another students' work during an examination
  • Engaging in collaboration or unauthorized assistance on take-home examinations or assignments

B.5. Laboratory Work and Assignments

Notebooks, homework, reports of investigations or experiments, and computer code projects must meet the same standards as all other written work. If any of the work is done jointly or if any part of the experiment or analysis is made by anyone other than the writer, acknowledgment of this fact must be made in the report submitted. It is dishonest for students to falsify or invent data.

B.6. Academic Accommodations

Most summer courses are non-credit bearing and there are often no exams. For most students who require accommodations during the academic year will not need to request them for Pre-College courses. That said, the Student and Employee Accessibility Services (SEAS) is the designated office that administers requests related to disabilities. If a student needs any type of accommodation to support their academic pursuits, they should begin the registration and request process by submitting a Disability Accommodations or Services Request Form. Along with this form, students may need to submit complete documentation. All inquiries regarding disability related accommodations and services should be directed to SEAS at 401-863-9588 or More information can also be found on the SEAS Website under School of Professional Studies (SPS) Programs.

C. Proper Attire for Laboratory and Brown Design Workshop-based courses

Students participating in course work in laboratories or the Brown Design Workshop should keep in mind there are established practices for dress in these spaces. Closed-toe shoes or sneakers and long pants are required in laboratories and the Brown Design Workshop. Sandals, shorts, skirts or tank tops may NOT be worn in either of these spaces.

D. Computing Facilities & Internet Access

Brown has its own standards of behavior for users of its computing facilities and services (see Brown's Acceptable Use Policy for computing). All users of Brown's computing resources are expected to abide by the guidelines outlined in the document "Using Computer Resources at Brown," which students receive at Orientation. Brown does not actively monitor Internet activity, and takes no responsibility for the content students find while on the internet. Students will have access to all on-line materials. Printers located in the computing facilities may be used for course assignments only.

E. Residence Hall Policies

In order to support students in their successful participation in the Pre-College Programs, all students must abide by the following guidelines. Failure to follow these guidelines and established expectations for social and residential conduct as indicated in the Code of Conduct may result in disciplinary action.

  • E.1. With the exception of commuter students, students are required to sleep in their assigned Brown University’s residence hall and room. Students are randomly assigned to single, double, triple, or quad occupancy rooms so they can build relationships with new people. Pre-College does not honor roommate requests. Students are housed with a roommate that is within six months of their date of birth, when possible. Students are housed based on their gender identity. Students taking the same course are not necessarily housed in the same residence hall.
  • E.2. Respect the rights of roommates, including but not limited to, the right to privacy and free use of the shared room.
  • E.3. Obey quiet hours that are established to allow students to study and sleep undisturbed. Students may study in groups or socialize quietly during quiet hours in the lounges. When Quiet Hours are in effect no noise should be heard from another room or area. All other hours are considered “courtesy” hours. During Courtesy Hours residents must comply with the requests of others to lessen or eliminate noise. Causing excess noise and/or undue disturbance is also prohibited at all times.
  • E.4. Abide by curfew, including checking-in face-to-face with student’s respective Resident Assistant every evening by the designated curfew time, remaining on their floor until 6:00AM the next morning. A protocol is followed if a student is even one minute late for curfew. That protocol includes the University’s Department of Public Safety, parents, and senior administrators. Students who are delayed in returning to campus by curfew must contact a Resident Assistant by phone in advance of the curfew time, and may still be subject to disciplinary consequences for their tardiness.
Program Day(s) Quiet Hours Curfew Hours
All Pre-College Programs Sunday-Thursday 9:00PM-8:00AM 10:00PM-6:00AM
All Pre-College Programs (except STEM) Friday-Saturday 1:00AM-9:00AM 10:00PM-6:00AM
STEM Friday-Saturday 11:00PM-8:00AM 10:00PM-6:00AM
  • E.5. Room changes or swaps are prohibited in the first 24 hours of the official start date of a program. Following the first 24 hours, students may not change their room assignment without authorization from the Residence Director who will determine whether a request can be accommodated.
  • E.6. Disability Services: Residence halls are not air conditioned and some do not have elevators. Students may not use air conditioners in their rooms unless to accommodate a disability. The Student and Employee Accessibility Services (SEAS) is the designated office that administers requests related to disabilities. If a student needs an air conditioner for medical reasons or any other accommodation within the residence hall they should begin the registration and request process by submitting a Disability Accommodations or Services Request Form. Along with this form, students may need to submit complete documentation. All inquiries regarding disability related accommodations and services should be directed to SEAS at 401-863-9588 or More information can also be found on the SEAS Website under School of Professional Studies (SPS) Programs.
  • E.7. Room Keys: Brown University issues one room key to each student assigned a room in a Brown residence halls during summer months. Students are expected to be in possession of their room key whenever they leave the room.
    1. E.7.a. Lock-outs: During business hours (Monday – Sunday, 8:00AM– 4:00PM) students should go to the key room in the Office of Residential Life, located on the 3rd Floor of Graduate Center E, 42 Charlesfield Street / 401-863-3502. to sign out a key. Students should contact the Department of Public Safety at 401-863-3322 if they are locked out of their room outside of business hours. There is a charge for each time a lock-out occurs (first lock out the fee is waived; second lock out is $25; each subsequent lock out is $40). Students who borrow a key from the key room for a lock out are expected to return the borrowed key within 30 minutes of borrowing the key.
    2. E.7.b. Lost or Stolen Keys (includes keys not returned at check-out and borrowed and not returned from key room). Report lost or stolen keys to the key room in the Office of Residential Life, located on the 3rd Floor of Graduate Center E, 42 Charlesfield Street / 401-863-3502. Every effort will be made to change locks within 24 hours of a report that a room key is missing. The cost of a lock change varies depending on the type and configuration of the room. A standard single room lock change fee would be $120 and for a suite could be as high as $460. No waivers are given for lost keys or lock changes.
    3. E.7.c. Key Return: All student keys are due immediately upon checking out of their room. This is necessary both for reasons of security and to allow the University to prepare the room for the next resident. Students receive information about where and how to return keys once on campus.
  • E.8. Students are responsible for the condition of their rooms and hallways. Students are responsible for disposing of their own trash in the designated areas within and around the residence halls. Students will be held liable, individually or jointly, for damaged or missing University property. Grade reports, course performance reports, or certificates of completion are withheld until any damage charges are paid.
  • E.9. Visitors in Residence Halls. Only Brown University Pre-College Program students are allowed in the residence halls, visitors are not permitted, with the exception of parents/guardians for move in or move out. Pre-College students may not visit the residence halls of college-age students; nor may they entertain college-age students in Pre-College residence halls.
  • E.10. Overnight Guests. Pre-College students may not have overnight guests in the residence halls.
  • E.11. Housing for students enrolled in two consecutive course sessions. When possible, students will be housed in one room for the duration of their stay on campus in a residence hall with students who are present for the same length of time. When this is not possible, students will be required to move in between course sessions. Those students required to move to a new residence hall between programs will be notified on the final Thursday evening of the first program and asked to relocate on the following Saturday after 9:00AM. Pre-College students will be responsible for moving their own belongings.

F. General Campus Policies

  • F.1. Early arrival/late departure. If a student must arrive on-campus prior to their Sunday check in, they may request early arrival via the Division of Pre-College and Summer Undergraduate Programs. Information on this policy can be found here. Students are required to depart on the last Friday of their program after their last class. If a student must remain on-campus until Saturday, that students must be out of their room by 9:00AM. Any student staying until 9:00AM on Saturday must notify their Resident Assistant. Late departures are not granted after 9:00AM on Saturday.
  • F.2. Overnight Leave. Students may not be away from campus overnight without permission. Students who need to be away from campus overnight or on weekends must inform their Resident Assistant and request permission from their parent/guardian. An overnight permission form is required for each instance, detailing date and time of departure, destination, expected time of return, and emergency contact information. A request may be submitted any of the following ways:
    • Through the Pre-College online Overnight Leave Form »
    • By printing the Overnight Leave Form and email ( 48 hours in advance of departure. Note: This policy is intended for students who need to return home for a family obligation or visit with a relative in the nearby area. It is not intended for students to stay out after curfew. Students who do not have permission to leave campus overnight will be treated as a missing person
  • F.3. Identification (ID) Cards. Each student is issued a Brown University ID card that is the property of the University. This card opens the exterior door of the residence hall and provides access to the computing center, libraries, dining halls, and athletic center. Lost cards should be reported immediately to a member of Brown Card Office. There is a replacement charge for lost cards ($20 for the first time; increasing by $15 for each subsequent loss). Students should use only their own card, and never lend the card to another student. If a student has lost their ID Card, they should go to the Brown Card Office, 69 Brown Street - Page Robinson Hall - 5th Floor Room 511, Monday-Friday between 8:00AM-4:00PM.
  • F.4. Tobacco use, including smoking and smokeless tobacco products (e.g., vape pens, hookahs) is not permitted in the residence halls, any other University building, at indoor and outdoor program-sanctioned events, or within 35 feet of a University building.
  • F.5. Animals are not permitted in any University building, even on a temporary basis, except for service animals and approved emotional support animals. Students should contact the SEAS office for more information about documenting a disability (information is available in section E.6).
  • F.6. Unauthorized Audio/Video. Any actual or attempted unauthorized use of electronic or other devices to make an audio or video record of any person without prior knowledge or consent, when such a recording is likely to cause injury or distress to the subject of the audio or video record is prohibited.
  • F.7. Respond to and comply with University questions and requests. Willful failure to respond to reasonable questions or requests from instructors, residential staff, or Program/University administration with the effect of disrupting Pre-College or University operations or authorized non-University activities occurring on campus is prohibited.
  • F.8. Motor Vehicles. The operation of motor vehicles by residential students is prohibited. Commuter students may only use motor vehicles for transportation to and from the Brown campus. Students who must commute to campus by car are required to purchase a parking permit from the Transportation Office. The Transportation Office is located at 69 Brown Street - Page Robinson Hall. Students are not permitted to transport other students in their motor vehicles. Any questions or concerns regarding the use of automobiles, please call 401-863-7900.

G. Security and Personal Safety

Below is information about how the Pre-College Programs promote personal safety for its students.

  • G.1. Care for personal health is critical. Poor hygiene, nutritional, and sleeping habits can be signs of emotional distress and lead to academic and social difficulties and illnesses. Should a student exhibit behavior which causes the program staff to have a concern for the student’s health, that student may be required to see a healthcare professional for a consultation at Brown University's Health Services, Counseling and Psychological Services on campus, or an appropriate non-Brown affiliated clinic off-campus. If relevant staff determine that a student is unable to function independently and needs resources that Pre-College is unable to provide and/or is impacting the community, the student may be asked to leave the program. Should this situation occur, parents/guardians will be expected to pick-up their student within a reasonable amount of time.
  • G.2. Personal safety. The Brown campus is in the middle of the city of Providence and is open; persons unaffiliated with the University have access to the grounds. Students are strongly encouraged to walk in groups and always let someone know where they are going. A student should not leave the residence hall area alone after dark. Students should be aware of their surroundings at all times and consider not focusing on their mobile devices or have both earbuds in. Safety precautions are reviewed thoroughly at orientation and the first unit meeting with residential staff.
  • G.3. Fire safety. Regulations must be followed. When a fire alarm sounds, students must evacuate the building immediately. Tampering with fire equipment, including fire extinguishers, smoke alarms and alarm boxes, is a violation of law and carries a fine of up to $1,000. Complete fire safety regulations are posted in the residence halls and are reviewed during meetings with residential staff.
  • G.4. Property. Students are urged not to bring valuables to campus. The University is not responsible for personal property of students, including items delivered to the University on the student’s behalf and property in individual rooms. It is strongly urged that all students have personal property insurance to protect from loss or damage due to theft, fire, flood, vandalism, and any other hazards. Any belongings left behind during any such period are and remain the sole responsibility of the registered occupant. The University reserves the right to remove unidentified/unclaimed items from all areas in the residence halls. Students wishing to claim items left behind should contact Facilities Management Services within 48 hours of moving out: 401-863-7800.
  • G.5. Lost & Found. The major lost and found locations on campus include:
Office Location Telephone Number
Department of Public Safety 75 Charlesfield Street 401-863-1663
Dining Services 401-863-3343
The Libraries 401-863-2165
Pre-College Campus Life Grad Center E:
42 Charlesfield Street

Bring any lost item found on campus to the Department of Public Safety at 75 Charlesfield Street.

In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), the Department of Public Safety is required to publish an annual security report which includes statistics mandated by the Clery Act. The public can obtain a copy of this report by contacting Public Safety at 401-863-3103 or accessing the following website:

H. Disciplinary Procedures

H.1. Academic Offenses

If an instructor believes that a student in his/her course has acted questionably with regard to academic honesty, or fails to meet the academic requirements of the course, including attending the class, the matter should be brought to a Program Director in the Division of Pre-College and Summer Undergraduate Programs. A Program Director, after consultation with the instructor, student, and appropriate others (i.e. teaching assistants and/or Resident Advisor, the student, other instructors), will determine if a formal hearing is required. The Dean or Director will interview all concerned individuals and review relevant materials in order to determine whether a violation of the academic code has occurred. If so, the hearing officer will determine the appropriate penalty, which may include: reprimand; probation; loss of credit in the exercise; directed No Credit in the course; or dismissal from the program.

H.2. Non-Academic Offenses

Students are expected to act responsibly and autonomously at all times, but will be subject to guidance and direction from residential staff. If inappropriate behavior occurs, residential staff will intervene and discourage such actions. Residential staff are responsible for requiring compliance with program policies and procedures. They will bring inappropriate behavior to the attention of the program administration. In a case where a student, in the judgment of the residential staff, fails to meet the established expectations for social and residential conduct, or shows disregard for a member of the residential staff's directives, disciplinary action will be taken.

H.3. Disciplinary Meetings

The disciplinary system is not meant to mirror the legal system. The principles of the Pre-College programs and the goals of balancing student education with accountability provide a philosophical foundation distinct from the legal system. Students will receive a charge letter describing the alleged violation. Disciplinary meetings are conducted by a dean or other appropriate staff. In determining whether or not the Code of Conduct and/or policy has been violated, a dean or other designated staff member will base his/her determinations on the standard of preponderance of evidence. Parental notification may take place prior to the outcome of a disciplinary meeting depending on the seriousness of the incident. In an effort to encourage students to take responsibility for their behavior and use the experience to make good decisions, parents may not be notified of a disciplinary meeting until the outcome has been determined.

H.4. Academic Consequences

  • Academic probation
  • Loss of credit for an assignment: this penalty only applies in cases where academic dishonesty occurs
  • Directed no credit: this penalty for academic dishonesty results in a student to receive no credit, grade, or supporting documents for a particular course
  • Dismissal from the program

H.5. Non-Academic Consequences (May include one or more of the following outcomes not necessarily in this order):

  • Written warning
  • Probation (Note: Students placed on probation are notified in writing that any misconduct while on probation is likely to result in dismissal from the program.)
  • Housing assignment relocation or removal from housing
  • Restitution (for the repair or replacement of property)
  • Dismissal from the program
  • Educational accompanying terms (e.g. reflection paper, apology letter, policy review paper) may be included

H.6. Program Dismissal

In a case where a single serious violation occurs or where a student endangers the well-being of themselves and/or others, a decision may be made to dismiss the student immediately and without prior probation. This includes serious infractions that occur during the final days of the student’s program. Such violations will result in withdrawal from the program without grades or record or certificate of program participation issued. In cases of serious violations that lead to dismissal, the assistance of Brown University Department of Public Safety may be requested.

Students dismissed from the program, whether for academic or non-academic reasons, are notified in writing. A parent/guardian is notified immediately after the decision of dismissal has been made. Students dismissed from the program are required to notify their parents/guardians, make travel arrangements, and depart from campus or a location based program within 48 hours of the dismissal notification. In cases of sexual and gender-based misconduct, the complainant will be notified of the finding, sanction, and any accompanying terms that impact them.

Students dismissed from the program are responsible for checking out of their room under the supervision of a residential staff member. If a student or parent is not able to pack their belongings, a moving company will be contracted by the University to inventory, pack, and ship the student’s belongings at the student’s own expense. The University is not responsible for any lost or damaged items.

Students who have been dismissed from any Brown Pre-College program for academic, social, or residential violations will receive no refunds of any deposits or fees. Grades, Course Performance Reports, or Certificates of Completion will not be issued to a student who has been dismissed.

H.7. Appeals

If interested in appealing the decision in a case, the student may appeal, setting out the reason(s) for the appeal, within 24 hours of notification of the hearing outcomes. Appeals shall be submitted to the Dean for Pre-College and Undergraduate Programs.

Appeals will normally be considered only when relevant new evidence not available at the time of the hearing is presented, or when a substantial procedural error by the hearing body/officer is demonstrated. Students are typically notified of the outcome of the appeal 24 hours from the time of submission. During the appeal process, the findings are in effect, (i.e. a student who is given probation is on probation, or if dismissed, the student will not be allowed to attend class, and may be temporarily moved out of their residence halls). The final decision of the Dean may not be appealed.

I. Financial Policies

I.1. Payment Deadlines

  Payment Deadline
Students enrolled before May 19, 2020 May 19, 2020
Students enrolled after May 19, 2020 Due upon enrollment

I.2. Billing Information
Students (with the exception of Pre-Baccalaureate students*) will receive Student Account Activity Notifications (SAANs) via their official Brown email address beginning in March. SAANs are sent bi-weekly to any students who have had changes to their charges, payments, or enrollment since the last notification. The notification will direct students to e-Bill, Brown University’s electronic billing system. It is important to note that formal billing statements will not be sent to students/families. Students are responsible for viewing and paying their balances on our e-Bill website.
Students have the ability to add their parent/guardian as an authorized user to their e-Bill account. It is strongly recommended that students set up parents/guardians as authorized users so they can view, pay, and monitor the student account balance. Please click on this link for step-by-step instructions regarding use of the e-Bill system. E-bill will allow you to:

  • View, print, and download (as a PDF) current and prior statements;
  • Make payment via U.S. checking or saving account;
  • Set up authorized users to view and make payments on your account;
  • Add an alternative email address to which notices will be sent;
  • Set up a refund account for the fastest possible refund in the event of overpayment.

PLEASE NOTE: In order for the student to access the electronic billing system, they must first activate their Brown account. All enrolled students eligible to receive a billing statement will be sent email instructions on how to activate their Brown account. If you have any questions regarding your activation email notice, please email
* Pre-Baccalaureate students will receive their first electronic billing statement in late May.
I.3. Payment Information
Brown University accepts payments by cash, check (drawn on a U.S. bank), wire, or electronic transfer (ACH). Brown University does not accept credit card payments for student account charges other than application fees and deposits.
Online Electronic Payments (ACH) – preferred payment method for account balances for domestic students.
ACH is accepted for any type of fee, including application fees, deposits and student account balances. ACH payments are made by the student or authorized user via the e-Bill electronic billing system, at An authorized user should be a family member and not an outside agency, as privileged student account information can be viewed within eBill. ACH payments can be scheduled for processing on the day of access or at a future date. Please note that a debit card number or corporate account is not acceptable for the purposes of ACH transactions. Only U.S. personal checking or savings accounts are accepted. Electronic Payments will post real time to the student’s account and may take up to 48 business hours to post against the student/family's bank account.
Check Payments
Personal Checks and Money Orders are also accepted for application fees, deposits and student account balances. Checks should be made payable to Brown University and include the student's name and Banner ID number. Payments must be made in U.S. dollars and drawn on a U.S. bank. Post-dated checks will not be accepted.
If paying an application fee or deposit by check, payments should be sent to:
Brown University Division of Pre-College and Summer Undergraduate Programs
225 Dyer Street, Fifth Floor
Box 1851
Providence, RI 02912

If paying a student account balance by check, payments should be sent to:
Brown University
Cashier's Office
69 Brown Street, 2nd Floor
Box 1911
Providence, RI 02912
International Wire Transfers – preferred payment method for account balances for international students.
Brown University has partnered with Flywire to offer a streamlined and cost-saving way for students/families to make international tuition payments. With this partnership, students/families are offered favorable foreign exchange rates, the ability to pay in their home currency (in most cases) and savings compared to traditional banks. In addition, students/families will be able to track their payment(s) via Flywire's dashboard and will be notified via email (and/or text) when payment is received by Brown. Flywire offers around-the-clock multilingual support, via chat, phone, and email.
For more information, or to initiate a payment, please visit the website:
I.4. Additional Fees
Students may be subject to miscellaneous fees in addition to the standard fees listed in their Course Cart.

  • I.4.a. Returned ACH or Check Payment: $20. A returned check or ACH fee is assessed for payments returned by Brown’s bank due to insufficient funds, a missing or incorrect bank account number, or because the payer stopped the payment.
  • I.4.b. Lockout: $25-$40 per instance, depending on frequency. Please refer to the Room Key section for more information.
  • I.4.c. Lock Change: $120-$460. Please refer to the Room Key section for more information.
  • I.4.d. Health Insurance: Students who are not enrolled in a U.S.-based health insurance plan, or who do not provide adequate proof that they are enrolled in a health insurance plan that provides coverage in the U.S., will be charged a fee of $75 for health insurance coverage for the duration of their program. (Students enrolled in Location-Based Programs will be enrolled in HTH Worldwide Health Insurance for the duration of their program at no additional cost.)
  • I.4.e. International Processing (non-credit): $50 Please refer to the International Students page for more information.
  • I.4.f. Early Arrival: There is a $150 early arrival fee for students arriving on Saturday. Early arrival must be requested in advance of the program start date. Please refer to the program handbooks found on the For Accepted Students page.
  • I.4.g. Academic Records: Pre-Baccalaureate students are charged a $10 Academic Records Fee, which covers the cost of any requested transcripts for life. More information can be found at the Registrar Office Website here: Registrar - Transcripts
  • I.4.h. Late Payment Charge: Account balances that are not paid in full by the payment deadline may be subject to a late payment charge.

I.5. Refund Policies
All credit balances are subject to account review. Please be aware that many students incur additional fees while on campus. Therefore, refunds are typically processed three weeks after the completion of a program. Students who have a sizeable credit balance prior to their arrival on campus may submit a refund inquiry to
Application fees, program deposits, and international processing fees are non-refundable. Refunds of remaining fees will be made as follows:

Summer 2020 Pre-College Program
Withdrawal Date Refund
Summer@Brown 1- and 2-week course Before class starts 100%
On or before second day of class 70%
After second day of class 0%
Summer@Brown 3- and 4-week course Before class starts 100%
During the first week of class 75%
After the first week of class 0%
Leadership Institute Before class starts 100%
On or before second day of class 70%
After second day of class 0%
BELL: Alaska May 22 or before 100%
May 23-June 6 50%
After June 6 0%
BELL: Rhode Island May 22 or before 100%
May 23-June 6 50%
After June 6 0%
BELL: Florida May 22 or before 100%
May 23-June 6 50%
After June 6 0%
Washington, D.C. / National Institutes of Health May 22 or before 100%
May 23-June 6 50%
After June 6 0%
Rome, Italy May 22 or before 100%
May 23-June 6 50%
After June 6 0%
Segovia, Spain May 22 or before 100%
May 23-June 6 50%
After June 6 0%
Summer@Brown Online Before class starts 100%
On or before fifth day of class 50%
After fifth day of class 0%
STEM for Rising 9th and 10th Grade Students Before class starts 100%
On or before second day of class 70%
After second day of class 0%
Pre-Baccalaureate Program (7-week credit courses) June 26 or before 100%
June 27 - June 30 80%
July 1-5 50%
July 6 or after 0%
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