Brown University

 

Match Requirements for:

Finalists who rank Brown

If you are a Finalist who ranked Brown, your National College Match application will be sent to Brown, and you will need to submit the following requirements to the school by November 1. If you have questions after reviewing the information below, please reach out to the school directly.

Match Requirements
DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1

Brown University Applicant Portal Activation: QuestBridge will send Finalists’ applications to Brown on October 19, and Brown may need a couple days to import them into their system. Once processed, Brown will then email you instructions to log in and activate your applicant portal, where you can track the status of the materials you submit to Brown.

1

Brown QuestBridge Questionnaire 

Once your QuestBridge Application is forwarded to Brown, Brown will email you with instructions to activate your Brown Portal. When you activate your portal, you will be asked to complete the Brown Questionnaire and respond to three Brown-specific short answer questions

2

(Optional) Test Scores 
Self-Reported or Official Reports

SAT code: 3094
ACT code: 3800

Brown recognizes that many applicants will not be able to take a standardized test or submit scores due to COVID-19. Therefore, Brown is test-optional for the 2021-22 application cycle. If this describes your situation, please know that your application will not be disadvantaged in the admission process, and will receive full consideration by Brown's admission committee. 

If you do have scores you would like to share, you may request official scores from the College Board and/or ACT. Do NOT use the rush reporting service.

Applicants can satisfy Brown's testing requirements in one of two ways:

  • The SAT (essay section is optional); OR
  • The ACT (writing section is optional)

If students are not able to submit official test scores, Brown will accept self-reported scores at the time of application, but will require official SAT or ACT scores for students who matriculate. 

3

2022-2023 FAFSA

FAFSA code: 003401
Available Oct. 1

US Citizens and Eligible Noncitizens are required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Although the FAFSA determines federal aid eligibility, it is also necessary, along with all other application materials, before Brown University Scholarship can be offered. The FAFSA is not required for Undocumented/DACA or international students because these students are not eligible to apply for federal aid.

4

2022-2023 CSS Profile

CSS code: 3189
Available Oct. 1

Please select "Regular Decision" as your admission application type. 

All applicants are required to complete the CSS Profile.  After submitting the CSS Profile, a student may receive a request from the College Board to upload additional information to the College Board Institutional Documentation Service (IDOC). If you do not receive a request, the Office of Financial Aid has enough information to provide an estimated financial aid award at the time of admission. A request for additional information should not be interpreted as an indication of a pending Match.

Options following the Match

Early Decision

Finalists who ranked Brown for the Match and were not matched with a college partner may request to be considered in Early Decision. Please send your request to admission@brown.edu from the email address listed on your QuestBridge application by December 7. You will receive further instructions from Brown once your request is received.

Regular Decision

All Finalists who rank Brown for the Match, but did not match to a binding college will automatically have their applications moved into the Regular Decision process. Please submit ONLY your Midyear Report and any relevant updates.

If you no longer wish to be considered, please contact the Admissions Office to withdraw your application (see Contact Information below). 

Regular Decision Requirements:

Step 1: Select Brown on the QuestBridge Regular Decision Form on your Application Management page between November 3 - December 12. Only check the box if you fully intend to submit a complete application to Brown (including all of the materials detailed in the table below).

Step 2: Activate your Brown University Applicant Portal. QuestBridge will send Finalists’ applications to Brown on December 15 and Brown may need a couple days to import them into their system. Use the Brown applicant portal, sent to you via email, to track the status of your materials you submit to Brown. 

Step 3: Submit all additional required admission and financial materials by the applicable deadlines directly to Brown as detailed in the table below.

Information for Non-Finalists 

indicates a required material

Regular Decision Requirements: Admission Materials
DEADLINE: JANUARY 5

 

Finalists who ranked Brown and submitted all materials (but did not match to a binding college)

Finalists who did not rank Brown

Common Application with Brown Writing Supplement, and all supporting documents

 

If you choose you may reuse one of your QuestBridge essays for the Common Application essay.

Choose the "QuestBridge" option under fee waiver when you complete the Common Application.

Midyear Report

Please submit the QuestBridge Midyear Report

Please submit the Midyear Report through the Common App

Official Transcripts

Submit transcript as soon as fall grades are available, recognizing that this may be AFTER January 5.

Update including recent grades

(Optional) Test Scores 
Official Reports

SAT code: 3094
ACT code: 3800

Brown is test-optional for the 2021-22 admission cycle. You may send scores if you would like to send them.

 

Brown is test-optional for the 2021-22 admission cycle. You may send scores if you would like to send them.

Regular Decision Requirements: Financial Aid Materials
DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1

 

Finalists who ranked Brown and submitted all materials (but did not match to a binding college)

Finalists who did not rank Brown

2022-2023 FAFSA

FAFSA code: 003401
Available: Oct. 1

 

2022-2023 CSS Profile 

CSS code: 3189
Available: Oct. 1

 

2020 Federal Tax Returns and Forms

 Upon request

Upon request

Contact Information 

Brown Contacts (regarding QuestBridge applications and general questions):
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Office of Financial Aid

Contact Information (for sending admission and financial aid materials):

Email or fax official transcripts to:
Office of College Admission
Brown University
Box 1876
Providence, RI 02912
Fax: (401) 863-9300
admission@brown.edu

General financial aid questions:
Office of Financial Aid
Brown University
Box 1827
Providence, RI 02912
Phone: (401) 863-2721
Email: financial_aid@brown.edu