Category - Admissions

University of Rochester

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How to Get the Most out of Your College Tour
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A Note to Counselors from our Directors
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Rochester’s Virtual Events: Bringing the Campus Visit to You!
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Introducing the Pre-College Residence Hall Director!
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Attend the ICAN Succeed Bootcamp
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Preparing for College, Preparing for Writing, Preparing for Fiction…
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What To Do After You’re Admitted
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How to Make Your College Application Stand Out
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Winning: The Psychology of Competition
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Decisions, Decisions, Decisions!

How to Get the Most out of Your College Tour

The fall season signals the beginning of a new semester, the start of a college journey, the looming fact that winter is coming, and most relevant to you high school seniors—college tours. I have only been on campus for a few days and I can’t keep track of how many tours I’ve seen everywhere on[…]

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A Note to Counselors from our Directors

A Note from the Director of Admissions Greetings from the University of Rochester, In late August, we welcomed roughly 1,390 first-year students, who joined our campus community from 76 countries and 47 states and DC and Puerto Rico. Within our first-year class, nearly 1 in 5 self-identified as a fist-generation college student and they hold[…]

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Rochester’s Virtual Events: Bringing the Campus Visit to You!

A new school year is here, and for high school seniors, that means it’s time to tackle those college applications. Throughout the fall, students often ask me what they can do to improve their application to Rochester and their chances of being admitted. There is not much to be done in terms of your academic[…]

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Introducing the Pre-College Residence Hall Director!

Hello, everyone! My name is Brooke Robinson and I’ll be your Residence Hall Director or RHD. I am so excited to engage with you all this summer! About a year ago, at the University of Iowa (GO HAWKS!), I completed my bachelor’s degree in dance with an emphasis on choreography. I continued my education at[…]

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Attend the ICAN Succeed Bootcamp

by Burt Nadler, Pre-College Programs instructor Seeking to connect career curiosities to potential college majors? Eager to learn about college admissions? Ready to visit or already visiting colleges? Attend the ICAN Succeed Bootcamp as part of Pre-College Programs to learn how to: Expedite actions and nurture attitudes that yield college admissions and career success Maximize college target list creation,[…]

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Preparing for College, Preparing for Writing, Preparing for Fiction…

by Zachary Powell, Pre-College Programs instructor, “Reading and Writing Flash Fiction” Zachary Powell has taught high school for seven years and at the college level for three. During this time, he taught speech, film, academic and creative writing, and reading. Currently, Zachary is a PhD student in film, is a writing consultant in Rochester’s Writing Center, and[…]

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What To Do After You’re Admitted

If you are reading this and you have just been accepted to the University of Rochester, major CONGRATULATIONS! I genuinely wish everyone the best of luck as they accept their different decisions, but of course, I am definitely going to nudge you into going to Rochester. Although I could tell you everything great about Rochester,[…]

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How to Make Your College Application Stand Out

Millions of applications are submitted to colleges every year. If you are a high school senior and have just gone through the admissions process, you know what it’s like. For high school juniors, or those applying for transfer, it can be overwhelming. I have five tips on how to stand out in a large pool of students.[…]

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Winning: The Psychology of Competition

by Emily Hangen Emily Hangen is a National Science Foundation Fellow, a Robert L. and Mary L. Sproull University Fellow, and a graduate student pursuing her PhD in social psychology at the University of Rochester. Her research interests focus on motivation during competition and optimizing students’ academic motivation and achievement. To assess motivation and performance outcomes,[…]

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Decisions, Decisions, Decisions!

College application season is coming to an end, and high school seniors all over the world are sighing in relief as they click that send button for the last time. Now the waiting begins—restless months filled with anxiety, relief, and fear of possible rejection. While rejection is a possibility, being accepted into multiple places and making the[…]

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