For over 20 years, the TOC program has been offering students the opportunity to get a jumpstart on their college careers by taking courses for credit.
The University of Rochester's Taste of College program provides high school juniors and seniors from the greater Rochester area the opportunity to take classes on a part-time basis for intellectual enrichment. These are regularly scheduled undergraduate courses that are offered during the fall, spring, and summer.
Please note: First-time students are only permitted to take one TOC course.
* Residential housing is available for both four-week and six-week Taste of College summer sessions.
Please note: For the fall and spring semesters, 50% of tuition is due at the time of registration. For the summer sessions, 100% tuition is due at the time of registration.
Employees: If you are a University of Rochester employee, your children may be eligible for tuition benefits. Learn more.
Newly admitted TOC students must attend an orientation offered by the Pre-College Programs office. During orientation, students will be given a tour of campus, including their classroom location, and be taken to the ID office, parking office, and bookstore. For further information, please note the links below:
Obtaining an ID card: Your ID card will allow you to check books out of the library, attend campus events, etc. Learn more.
Parking Pass: All parking on campus requires a parking pass. Learn more.
Books: Most classes require books. These can be purchased in person at the bookstore or online.
The deadline for dropping a course or adding a new course is the end of the fourth week of classes. All of these changes must be submitted on an official Drop/Add form to the Office of Pre-College Programs. Students must obtain the instructor's signature for all courses added after the first day of classes. Courses dropped during the first four weeks of classes will be deleted entirely from the official record; however, you will be financially responsible following the refund schedule below.
Any additional tuition for an added course is to be paid at the time the change is made. The deadline for withdrawing from a course is the last day of the eleventh week of the semester. Courses from which non-matriculated students withdraw will appear on the grade report and transcript with a "W" and the week of withdrawal.
Tuition Refund Schedule:If you are dropping or withdrawing from a course, you may only be refunded a portion of the tuition paid. Learn more.