Admissions & Financial Aid Blog

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What I Gained By Having an Internship During the Semester
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So You Got into College—Now What?
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How a Pre-College Program Benefits You
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The Freshman Year Writing Course
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How to Become a Superstar Saver in 2016
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Post Study Abroad: Moving Forward Without Leaving Behind
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Transitioning to College: Type I Diabetes Edition
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One Down, Seven (or Nine) More to Go
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A Real-Life Taste of College
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2015 in Review

What I Gained By Having an Internship During the Semester

After spending several weeks at home for winter break reflecting on my fall semester, I’ve come to the conclusion that the past semester was one punctuated by surprises. From forming deep friendships with previous acquaintances to declaring my majors (truly a feat, if you consider how undecided I was less than a year ago), I surprised[…]

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So You Got into College—Now What?

College admission season is here, or has already been here for many early decision applicants. For those of you who have been accepted to your dream school, like the University of Rochester, it’s time to celebrate this amazing accomplishment in your life. And it’s also time to start thinking about what you want to do[…]

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How a Pre-College Program Benefits You

Greetings from Rochester! My name is Jason Nevinger and I’m a regional associate director in the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid. As part of my duties, I travel internationally and in the southeastern United States to meet future Yellowjackets. “Admissible” doesn’t necessarily mean “admitted” I’ve often been asked, “What do you look for in an applicant?”[…]

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The Freshman Year Writing Course

WRT-105 is a required course for all Rochester students to take during one of their first two semesters. I know calling it “required” makes it seem like a boring class but I promise it is a great resource. When it came time for freshmen to register for classes, everyone was scrambling to get into a WRT-105 class[…]

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How to Become a Superstar Saver in 2016

How are you going to make 2016 meaningful and awesome—the best year yet? Perhaps you set a goal for yourself to get better at saving. I don’t just mean saving money by making more frugal choices. I’m referring to saving money for the future—for emergencies, for school-related costs, even for retirement, if you’re blazing the trail[…]

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Post Study Abroad: Moving Forward Without Leaving Behind

It’s been nearly three weeks since my study abroad program ended and I said goodbye to Thailand. Since then, there have been plenty of joyous moments that go along with coming home—reuniting with friends and family, holiday celebrations, eating Mexican food…. Yet, the past three weeks have not been without a good dose of reverse[…]

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Transitioning to College: Type I Diabetes Edition

Will I fit in? How much should I explain to my roommate? How many boxes of reservoirs and sites should I pack? How should I adjust my basal rates to this new schedule? How should I handle the abundance of cookies, ice cream, or worse, alcohol? Am I allowed to eat in class? What should[…]

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One Down, Seven (or Nine) More to Go

Finals are over, and I can only think of how quickly my first semester of college flew by. I remember move-in day like it was yesterday. In writing this, I must apologize for all of the platitudes that it contains; I truly could not describe my first semester experiences any other way. It’s only been[…]

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A Real-Life Taste of College

Hi all! My name is Caitlyn. I’m part of the Class of 2017, and I’m a psychology major and dance minor at the University of Rochester. Here at UR, I’m the costume manager for Sihir Bellydance Ensemble, a member of Kappa Alpha Theta, and a student supervisor at the campus Starbucks. I always loved to[…]

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2015 in Review

Wow—2015 has been a big year for financial literacy at Rochester! Thank you all for being a part of it, whether you’ve read our blog, attended an event, or followed our money-saving tips on Twitter. Let’s stroll down memory lane to remember all the cool stuff that went down in 2015. We hosted three financial literacy[…]

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