Students pose on the balcony of Rush Rhees Library


Given the ongoing conditions related to COVID-19, we have made the difficult decision to cancel all non-credit & intensive studies Pre-College Programs. This includes those we intended to move online. If you are interested in obtaining college credit online through the University of Rochester, please apply to our Taste of College Program. We look forward to welcoming you to our campus in the near future! If you have any questions, please contact us at

The University of Rochester’s Pre-College Programs offer current high school students a wide range of academic programs ranging from one to six weeks, with options to live on campus during the summer and experience life in a residence hall, or as a commuter with a choice of a full- or half-day classes.


Our Intensive Studies programs focus on one area of study that are reflective of Rochester’s most popular majors and give students the opportunity to explore different paths within the subject matter. Credit Courses are undergraduate classes offered through the University of Rochester semester schedule. Students taking credit courses will be in classes with other University students to earn college credit. The Non-Credit Courses will give students the opportunity to choose among subject areas they are passionate about. These hands-on, smaller class size workshop type academic offerings are available in a variety of discipline areas.

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