Frequently asked questions about QuestBridge
Because of the compressed timeline of the match process, we are unable to offer interviews to our match applicants.
Yes. We will consider all applicants regardless of citizenship.
There is no fee to apply to 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 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 have scores you would like to share with us, you may still send them. We will accept scores as official if they are included on your high school transcript or if a certified score report is provided by your guidance counselor. Counselors should provide a cover letter to ensure that the scores are added to the applicant's file. Applicants may also use their Brown Applicant Portal to share test scores with us.
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.
Yes, we welcome your application. Please adhere to our application guidelines.
Brown meets the demonstrated financial need of all admitted students, regardless of their method of applying. Brown's financial aid policies make attending Brown very affordable and accessible for low-and-middle income families, allowing 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.
Yes. If you 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, 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 this Program will occur after the conclusion of the Match process. In mid-March of the application year, the Dual Degree Admission Committee will convene to discuss the applications of any Regular Decision applicants to the Program, and the applications of any Early Decision applicants who have been admitted or deferred. Final decisions will be mailed in late March or early April, immediately following the Regular Decision mailing date.
Both Questbridge finalists (scholars) and non-finalists who apply in Brown's Regular or Early Decision cycles using the Common Application can choose to apply the 5-year degree program by completing the appropriate section of Brown's Supplement to the Common Application.