The University of Rochester welcomes international students to apply to the Pre-College Program. Rochester is home to many students and scholars from around the world. The University values the significant contributions to campus learning that these students and scholars make. International visitors foster awareness of and respect for other cultures, and bring unique perspectives into the classroom. Our Pre-College counselors are prepared to help international students acclimate to their new culture, environment, and educational system.
International students who are currently in the equivalent of grade 10-11 in the U.S. may apply to our Taste of College 4- or 6-week credit-bearing session. If English is not your first language, a Skype interview will be required. Part-time study (4 credit hours) is a requirement of this program for students requesting an F-1 Visa. You will need to demonstrate financial ability to support full-time summer study in order for the University of Rochester to issue the I-20 Certificate of Eligibility (required for an F-1 Visa). Students are required to submit all application documents no later than March 15, 2013.
International and non-U.S. citizens participating in the Pre-College Program are required to have health insurance. Short-term health insurance may be available through Seven Corners, Inbound Guest: www.sevencorners.com.
International students are encouraged to apply early. Your application will be reviewed and considered once all the required admission materials are received. All necessary forms and requirements (including the recommendation, personal statement, $50 nonrefundable application fee, etc.) can be accessed online. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until classes are full.
Applications may be completed online at http://enrollment.rochester.edu/admissions/precollege
or sent to:
University of Rochester
Office of Pre-College Programs
Rochester, New York 14627-0034
Fax: (585) 756-8480
Upon acceptance, the Pre-College Program will send the applicant an official letter of acceptance certifying that he or she has been approved for admission in his or her approved course of study. The letter will confirm the program dates, pre-arrival information, and the tuition, fees, and payment deadline.
Students who are dual citizens (and will enter the U.S. on their U.S. passport) or are U.S. permanent residents (Green Card holders) do not need to apply for a visa. All international students admitted to the Pre-College Program and traveling to the United States must ensure they have a valid passport (valid for at least six months from date of entry) for travel to and from the program for the duration of the program.