Category - Academics

University of Rochester

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“How was your day?” “I just got my GPA back.”
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FINALS
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Dance!
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Chinese Language Program at UR
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Legos, food safety, and some awesome costumes
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Midterms, Midterms, and Midterms
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Spring Registration
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The Office
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“How was your day?” “Fine until I saw this week’s Webwork problems.”
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“What kind of scholarship can I get?”

“How was your day?” “I just got my GPA back.”

It happened. The New Year is here AND so are the grades. Yay. [notice the lack of exclamation] The Grade Point Averages of roughly 4,500 students hit Blackboard (the online website where we view our grades) across the last days leading up to 2012. When it gives back GPAs, the University of Rochester leaves its[…]

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FINALS

Finals week: The time of over-packed libraries, endless trips to Starbucks, and countless Facebook statuses about tests and studying. This is what I have discovered finals are like here at the University of Rochester. I myself had three finals, but one was during classes. Thankfully, the University provides us with a "reading period," which is[…]

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Dance!

I do some pretty random things, but recently I did something I could have never predicted a few months ago: I put on a jingly hip-scarf and all the glittery things I owned and danced in front of a crowded room of people. This semester I took a Middle Eastern dance class, and as part[…]

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Chinese Language Program at UR

I come from loving parents. Especially when it comes to learning, my parents have always prioritized and supported what I have been interested in and let me learn whatever I enjoyed doing, from learning piano to coming to America to pursue a critical learning experience. However, there is one thing that they expected: Chinese language.[…]

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Legos, food safety, and some awesome costumes

By Damian Garcia, Senior Admissions Counselor This past Sunday, the University of Rochester’s Office of Admissions, along with other community partners, hosted the 7th annual FIRST® LEGO® League Championship Tournament. 36 teams from the Greater Finger Lakes Region, including Buffalo, Southern Tier, and Corning, advanced from over 130 teams competing in 8 Qualifying Tournaments. These[…]

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Midterms, Midterms, and Midterms

In my high school, there was only one midterm period for most of my classes. Some classes didn’t even have midterms and went straight to finals. I am bringing up my good old days because I hope to explain the difference of “midterms” in college. As much as it is important to enjoy the entire[…]

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Spring Registration

Well, the time is here for spring registration! It is crazy to even think that the weeks of our first semester are dwindling down. Winter really is right around the corner. . . . College is going by too fast! High school went by so much slower—for me, anyway. Everyone who needed to has met[…]

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The Office

It is often said that college is a place where people learn and discover more about themselves. Reasonably so, it is not strange to hear people make remarks like: “It was in college that I discovered my passion for antiques, hence my interest in anthropology courses." Or: “While in college, I realized I had to[…]

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“How was your day?” “Fine until I saw this week’s Webwork problems.”

I have been told in the past that when life gives you lemons, the appropriate thing to do is to make lemonade—needless to say, I now run a fruitful lemonade factory [pun intended]. Between now and December, I have two midterm exams, two final papers due, and little bits and pieces of homework that just[…]

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“What kind of scholarship can I get?”

The June blog post earned so much attention from CBS, The Washington Post, College Confidential, and others that I wanted to feature it here on the new blog as well. The University of Rochester’s new online Net Price Calculator will help families assemble an individual projection about financial assistance at UR. Mining data from last year reveals[…]

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