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Resumed Undergraduate Education Students   

Each year, a small number of students who have been out of high school for six years or more but who have not yet completed a bachelor’s degree are admitted to Brown through the Resumed Undergraduate Education Program (RUE). RUE students begin their study at Brown at points anywhere from semester one to semester five, depending on the amount of transfer credit, if any, they present at the time of application. A maximum of four semesters of credit may be transferred to Brown.

Each RUE student is assigned an academic advisor who assists in planning a course of study that will lead to degree completion. Because RUE students often have full-time jobs or family obligations, Brown may grant them permission to study part-time and live off-campus.

Learn more about RUE eligibility, application requirements, and financial aid on the Brown Undergraduate Admission website.

Osher Reentry Scholarships for RUE Students

Students in the Resumed Undergraduate Education program who have demonstrated financial need and received a university scholarship may be eligible for an Osher Reentry Scholarship Program. Funded by a grant from the Bernard Osher Foundation, the Program awards up to $5,000 to students pursuing their first baccalaureate degree after a significant break in their studies (a minimum 5-year cumulative gap) and anticipate participating in the U.S. workforce for a significant period after graduation. Beyond the application for Financial Aid, no separate application is required for consideration.

Transfer Students 

In September of each year, Brown welcomes transfer students from institutions all over the country and across the world.  Transfer students usually enter Brown between Semester 3 and Semester 5, depending on how much transfer credit they present from their previous institution(s).  

Brown students who also transferred to Brown serve as Peer Advisors to incoming transfer students and plan several activities to facilitate their transition to Brown throughout the academic year. Before classes start, new transfer students meet with academic advisors to discuss their course selection for the semester and their longer-range academic plans. Transfers are encouraged to consult with additional faculty and deans in planning their programs of study.  

Requests for transfer applications may be made to Brown's Admission Office