Category - Pre-College Programs

University of Rochester

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Pre-College Programs Testimonials
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The Life of Tobi: Your PCC
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Mini Med: A Student Perspective
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First Taste of College Life
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Meet Our Graduate Head Counselors
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Immunity: Defending the Castle
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Pre-College Programs: Public Speaking
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How a Pre-College Program Benefits You
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A Real-Life Taste of College
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Looking Back: Pre-College Programs 2015

Pre-College Programs Testimonials

Name: Dylan Dailor     Hometown: Rochester, NY Program/Classes: Rochester Scholars Session A (War Room: Strategies of an American Battle Plan and Creative Music Making for Everyone) This is your third time participating in the Pre-College Program here at University of Rochester. What were some classes that you took each year and your experiences? In[…]

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The Life of Tobi: Your PCC

Hello, y’all! My name is Tobi Abubakare and I am one of your Pre-College Counselors (PCCs) for this summer. This is my first time participating in this program and my nerves were starting to get to me the closer move-in day came. The last time I felt that way was move-in day of my freshman year. I think[…]

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Mini Med: A Student Perspective

by Oluwatobi “Tobi” Abubakare, Class of 2017    Mini Medical School, a popular session in Rochester’s Pre-College Programs, is for students who have an interest in medicine, anatomy and physiology, neurology, psychiatry, or public health, or who want to develop a budding interest. These students get to spend three weeks exploring what it would be like if they were[…]

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First Taste of College Life

by Jasmine Han, Pre-College Counselor Hello! My name is Jasmine and I’m part of the Class of 2019. I am on the pre-med track and potentially majoring in biochemistry while minoring in clinical psychology and clustering in Spanish language. I’m from Seattle, Washington and have visited the West Coast states as well as Taiwan multiple times (coming to[…]

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Meet Our Graduate Head Counselors

A message from Katrina Hi, my name is Katrina and I want to welcome the parents and students of our Pre-College Programs to the University of Rochester! The University and Pre-College Programs have many opportunities and activities planned. I encourage everyone to take advantage of as many as possible. With the help of the Pre-College[…]

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Immunity: Defending the Castle

By Taylor Moon, Pre-College instructor Taylor is a graduate student with Dr. Michael Elliott in the University of Rochester’s immunology department. She graduated from St. Lawrence University, majoring in biology with chemistry/Canadian studies minors. Prior to graduate school, Taylor acquired lab experience through a summer fellowship at SUNY Upstate and undergraduate research at St. Lawrence. After[…]

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Pre-College Programs: Public Speaking

Hello everyone. I’m Peter Iglinski, and I’ll be teaching the Public Speaking Basics class during Rochester’s Pre-College Programs this summer. I’ll tell you a little about myself. I’m a senior press officer at the University, and I teach public speaking part time at nearby Nazareth College. I also run a private coaching service in which[…]

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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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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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Looking Back: Pre-College Programs 2015

by Leah Nason, 2015 Pre-College Counselor Summer in Rochester is beautiful. The grass is greener. The trees are taller. Bright sunlight illuminates Rush Rhees Library. Time passes by more slowly. Summer always feels infinite until it ends. As the University of Rochester Pre-College Programs drew to a close, so did my time as the students’ Pre-College[…]

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