Undergraduate Admission

Testing Requirements for Transfer Applicants

Standardized Tests

For transfer applicants in the current 2021-2022 admission cycle, Brown is test optional.

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Sending Official and Self-Reported Test Scores to Brown

  • If you have test scores to report, please either self-report your scores through the Common Application, upload them via your Brown Applicant Portal or have official test scores sent directly to Brown.
  • Admitted transfer students who choose to enroll at Brown and have self-reported test scores will be required to submit official versions of those scores by June 15

Resubmitting Scores to Brown

If you applied to Brown for freshman admission in the past and you wish to use the official test scores that you submitted with your prior application, then you do not need to resend those scores. 

English Language Proficiency

English language proficiency must be achieved before a student is admitted. Brown does not offer courses in English as a Second Language for its undergraduates and does not accept, on a provisional basis, students who are deficient in English. We highly recommend international applicants take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and arrange for Brown to receive the official results. A TOEFL score of 600 or above on the written exam or 100 or above on the internet-based exam, or an 8.0 on the IELTS, is expected in most cases. As your safety is our first concern, we do not expect you to sit for any of these examinations in person. For 2021-2022, we will accept the results of the Duolingo examination, as well as the results of the TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition or the TOEFL ITP Plus for China. We do not currently accept the IELTS Indicator Examination.