Category - Admissions

University of Rochester

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Q&A: Pre-College Programs
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Helping Students Navigate the College Admissions Process
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A Different Type of Education
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Call Me
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Reading Season
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Rocky the YellowJacket: The Rochester Mascot
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Entertain me!
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Postmark January 1st
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An interviewing story…
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Why College Confidential Works

Q&A: Pre-College Programs

By Ursula Balent, Pre-College Programs Manager What pre-college summer programs does the University of Rochester offer? Rochester Scholars is designed for students entering grades 9-12 and offers one-, two-, and three-week noncredit courses. Taste of College allows high school juniors and seniors to enroll in four-week courses and earn college credit. Students may choose to[…]

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Helping Students Navigate the College Admissions Process

By Costas Solomou, Director of Admissions Programs While working in Admissions for the past ten years, I’ve had the opportunity to meet and work with thousands of students, parents, and educators from around the world. It has been a privilege for me to work with so many wonderful students at the high school and the[…]

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A Different Type of Education

By Stacy Wells Shea, Senior Assistant Director of Admissions; Combined-Admission Programs Coordinator When you read the University’s list of majors, you’ll see that education is missing. That’s not because we don’t offer it, it’s just that we offer a different type of education program. About five years ago, when a student asked me if we[…]

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Call Me

By Mike Conklin, Admissions Counselor I often consider the sense of relief college applicants must feel when they finish submitting their applications. To have completed the personal essays, supplemental forms, interviews, résumés, and all those other silly things we make them do must be a wonderful feeling. I also think about the sense of panic[…]

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Reading Season

By Marla Britton New York State sees all four seasons, each with its own unique beauty. Few people realize that the Office of Admissions at the University of Rochester also has four seasons: reading, open campus, visitors, and travel, and just like Mother Nature’s, our seasons each bring a beauty and uniqueness to Rochester. Open[…]

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Rocky the YellowJacket: The Rochester Mascot

Full disclosure: I love mascots. I still remember having my Buffalo Bills plush buffalo and a Baltimore Orioles stuffed animal in my room and prominently displayed when I was growing up. For those who are wondering what a Rochester-born kid would be doing with an Orioles mascot, the Rochester Red Wings were the Orioles farm[…]

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Entertain me!

By Mike Conklin I have spent the majority of the past four weeks sitting behind a desk, staring at a computer screen, hoping that my eyes survive another season of application review; and I have still reviewed less than half the total number of applications I am expected to review this year.  But, when I[…]

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Postmark January 1st

With the application deadline for the Fall 2011 semester fast approaching, our operations staff is preparing for the last wave of materials to be received. Over the past couple of weeks, the mailman has gone from delivering one bag of mail to two. Our fax machine goes off a bit more frequently these days and[…]

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An interviewing story…

Having an admissions interview for the University of Rochester is one sure way of making your application stand out in the admissions process. It also helps place you among the top for merit based scholarship consideration. Some interviews are less than memorable, while others, the applicant and or the interviewer, will be talking about for[…]

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Why College Confidential Works

Last year I was asked to represent the University of Rochester on College Confidential, a website dedicated to the college search process.  It was explained to me that my primary responsibility would be to participate in the College Confidential discussion boards, a responsibility that I accepted somewhat reluctantly.  Like many of my colleagues, I feared[…]

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