Undergraduate Admission

Regular Decision

Most first-year students choose to apply under our Regular Decision plan, which requires applying by January 5 (11:59 p.m. applicant's local time). Applicants who apply under our Regular Decision plan will receive a decision by early April.

Standardized Tests

For first-year applicants in the 2021-2022 admission cycle, Brown has extended our test optional policy. This change is for the 2021-2022 academic year only. More updates and information can be found on our Standardized Tests webpage.

Admission Decisions

Once you have submitted your Common Application, you will receive access to your Brown Applicant Portal from us on a rolling basis.

Applying under our Regular Decision plan will allow you to consider other college options before making your final decision by May 2. Admitted students are expected to notify Brown about their decision to enroll by May 2, which is the common reply date for many colleges.