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A Pre-College Summer Fellow Experience
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Around the World in Two Hours Flat
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A Game of Pre-College Staff Bonding
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Meet Our 2014 Pre-College Counseling Staff
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Rochester’s Pre-College Programs were the Highlights of my Summer!
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The Art of a Short Film
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There is Nothing More Rewarding Than a Trip Abroad
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Are You Ready for a ROC’n Summer? Apply Today!
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Works from Computer Graphics Summer Pre-College Class
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6 Reasons to Attend a Pre-College Summer Program

A Pre-College Summer Fellow Experience

While the Office of Pre-College Programs at the University of Rochester is busy finalizing logistics and exciting new offering for next summer, we wanted to share the experience of one student who was nominated and invited to participate as a Pre-College Summer Fellow. Genna H., Charlotte Latin School Check out the video Genna made as[…]

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Around the World in Two Hours Flat

Written by Sophie Zhang, University of Rochester Class of 2017, Pre-College Counselor During this summer's Pre-College sessions, our very own counselors held the first of three "Around the World" programs. Our Pre-College Counselors (PCC) come from, and have studied in, many countries across the world; therefore, we decided that we could use this summer to[…]

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A Game of Pre-College Staff Bonding

Written by Joseph Orman, University of Rochester Class of 2017, Pre-College Counselor and Pre-College Programs alumnus As a Pre-College alumn, if there was one word I would use to describe the University of Rochester’s Pre-College Programs this year, it would definitely be “different.” From new courses offered, to new activities, to new staff and students,[…]

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Meet Our 2014 Pre-College Counseling Staff

Written by Ellie Law, Graduate Head Counselor, Pre-College Programs In just over a month, Pre-College Programs 2014 will be underway! As Graduate Head Counselor for this summer, I am looking forward to meeting all of the summer students and introducing them to our 15 amazing Pre-College Counselors. The counselors this summer are a fantastic reflection of[…]

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Rochester’s Pre-College Programs were the Highlights of my Summer!

Today's guest blog post is by Jaclyn Capita, a member of the incoming Class of 2018. She attended Rochester's Pre-College Programs four years in a row, participating in the Rochester Scholars (2010, 2011, 2012) and Mini Med School (2013). I have been participating in Rochester’s Pre-College Programs since I was a freshman and I have[…]

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The Art of a Short Film

Written by Tara Najd Ahmadi, instructor of the three-week intensive The Art of a Short Film program. The deadline to register for this course is April 1, 2014. Register today! My interest in the world of film and animation is tied in to images of the Eastern European animator Jan Svankmajer, who is mostly known in[…]

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There is Nothing More Rewarding Than a Trip Abroad

Today's guest blog post is by Nate Merrell, a member of the incoming Class of 2018. He attended Rochester's Pre-College Programs two years in a row, participating in the study abroad programs in Malawi (2012) and Samoa (2013). Travel is one of the most important things anyone can ever do. Travel opens the eyes to[…]

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Are You Ready for a ROC’n Summer? Apply Today!

Last summer, the University hosted over 300 high school students from 24 states and 10 countries for our Pre-College Programs. Participants took advantage of numerous academic options while experiencing college life on campus in our residence halls. We were excited to have so many join us for the launch of our new three-week intensive programs in[…]

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Works from Computer Graphics Summer Pre-College Class

These images were created by students taking the "Mastering Computer Graphics: Using Photoshop Like a Pro" course as part of Pre-College Programs. This summer, students learned the basic techniques of Photoshop, created slices, and eventually created a digital portfolio representing their own accomplishments and important features of themselves. Check them out below!

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6 Reasons to Attend a Pre-College Summer Program

Written by Emily Cihon Fehnel, Director of Campus Programs, Admissions Have you ever considered participating in a summer program at a college or university? Here are some reasons why you may want to consider signing up for one this summer.  Explore a new subject area. Most high schools don't offer courses in biomedical engineering, optics,[…]

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