Frequently asked questions about QuestBridge
Brown does not offer interviews as part of the application process. QuestBridge Match applicants, like all applicants to Brown, are encouraged to submit a video introduction as an opportunity to tell us more about yourself, in your voice, beyond the information you provide in your application.
All students who meet QuestBridge's criteria to apply to Brown through the College Match will be considered for admission regardless of citizenship.
There is no fee to apply through the College Match process for QuestBridge Finalists. We will waive the $75 application fee for all other QuestBridge Finalists. You do not need to submit any additional paperwork. QuestBridge Non-Finalists may still qualify for the fee waiver by request.
Brown University does not offer waivers for the College Scholarship Service (CSS) Profile application; however, you may qualify for an automatic fee waiver through the College Board when completing the online application. If you qualify, you will be offered the waiver when selecting your payment method.
Brown is test optional for this year's admission cycle. If you would like to share scores with us, you are welcome to self-report them through your application or upload them via the Brown Applicant Portal. Your high school counselor may also share scores with us on your behalf. Admitted students who submitted unofficial test scores and choose to matriculate at Brown will be asked to submit offical scores following their confirmation of enrollment.
QuestBridge will contact you directly in early December if you have been matched with Brown. We will contact you shortly thereafter with an official letter of admission and your financial aid award.
We strongly encourage you to apply to Brown through our Regular Decision process. Please note that if you successfully match with a school that has a binding admission offer, you are not eligible for consideration in Brown's Regular Decision process. It is important to check with your match school to be sure you understand the terms of your match.
Whether or not you are named a finalist in the College Match Program, we welcome your application to Brown and look forward to getting to know you through the information you will share with us. More information about our application process is available on our How to Apply webpage.
Regardless of the process through which you apply, Brown meets the full demonstrated need of all admitted students. Brown's generous financial aid policies are intended to make Brown accessible to families of all income levels and allow students to graduate with no or minimal loan debt. Additional financial aid application materials will also be required to be considered for financial aid during the Regular Decision Process. Please refer to the Office of Financial Aid for more information.
If you applied to the PLME and are matched with Brown through QuestBridge, we will then consider your application to the PLME during the Early Decision process. Be sure to answer the PLME questions in the Brown Questionnaire in your portal. Please note, however, that if you are matched with Brown but not selected for the PLME, you are still committed to attend Brown, and your PLME candidacy will be reconsidered during the Regular Decision process.
Both QuestBridge Finalists (Scholars) who do not list Brown as a match school and Non-Finalists who apply in Brown's Early or Regular Decision cycles using the Common Application can choose to apply to the PLME by answering the PLME questions.
The admission review for the Brown|RISD Dual Degree will occur in the spring, after the conclusion of the Match process. Final decisions will be shared in late March or early April upon the release of Regular Decision offers of admission. Both QuestBridge Finalists (Scholars) and Non-Finalists who apply in Brown's Early or Regular Decision cycles may choose to apply to this five-year program by completing the corresponding section of the Brown Questions on the Common Application.