Undergraduate Admission

Resumed Undergraduate Education (RUE) Applicants

The Resumed Undergraduate Education (RUE) Program is a small, highly competitive program ideal for students who interrupted or delayed their formal education due to family commitments, financial concerns, health issues, military service, employment opportunities or simply a compelling need to explore other paths.

Academic opportunities and course load

RUE students take the same rigorous courses, earn the same bachelor’s degree (A.B. or Sc.B.) and have access to the full range of opportunities as other Brown students. The also take advantage of the flexibility of Brown’s Open Curriculum and may pursue any academic concentration.

RUE students typically pursue three to four courses per semester. Requests for a reduced course load are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Support and advising

  • RUE students have dedicated advising through the College.
  • Upon declaring a concentration, each RUE student is also assigned a concentration adviser from that department.
  • RUE students take advantage of the full range of other advising at Brown, including the CareerLAB and pre-professional advising for those interested in careers in medicine, law and business.