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 the end of March.

Standardized Tests

For first-year applicants in the 2020-21 admission cycle, Brown is now test optional. This change is for the 2020-21 academic year only. More updates and information on standardized testing can be found here.

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 1. Admitted students are expected to notify Brown about their decision to enroll by May 1, which is the common reply date for many colleges.