Credit Courses

With Taste of College, students get a jump-start on their college career. This program allows students to earn college credit and study among Rochester undergraduates. The classes motivate students to explore subjects typically reserved for study on a collegiate level. Courses are offered during the University’s fall, spring, and summer academic semesters, and credits are transferable to most colleges and universities. Learn more by viewing the video: Taste of College

I enjoyed being able to get a class that could possibly help me decide what my future career may be.”

—Nolan

Spring Semester

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11-12th graders

January 16-May 13, 2019

Please note:

  • On-campus housing is not available during the Spring semester.
  • First-time students are only permitted to take one Taste of College course.

 

Credit Courses

Following are the class offerings during the University of Rochester’s Taste of College spring semester. These courses do not have any prerequisites unless noted.

 

  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Adolescent Development
  • Beginning American Sign Language I
  • Biostatistics
  • Calculus I (Prerequisite: Must have exhausted all high school math classes)
  • Contemporary Moral Problems
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Cultural History of American Architecture
  • Democracy: Past and Present
  • Development of Mind and Brain
  • Discrete Mathematics (Prerequisite: Must have exhausted all high school math classes)
  • Ethical Decisions in Medicine
  • Excursions in Math (Prerequisite: Must have exhausted all high school math classes)
  • Ideas of America
  • Interactive Music Programming
  • Introduction to Environmental Science
  • Introduction to Positive Political Theory
  • Introduction to Visual & Cultural Studies
  • Introductory Logic
  • Intro Programming
  • Intro to Computer Science
  • Intro to Debate
  • Intro to Media Studies
  • Intro to Philosophy
  • Intro to Psychology
  • Intro to Public Health
  • Neural Foundations of Behavior
  • Public Speaking
  • Social Psychology and Individual Differences

 

Additional classes offered through the University of Rochester are available to view in the Course Schedules and Class Descriptions.

A1 Summer Semester

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11-12th graders

May 20-June 14, 2019

Please note:

  • On-campus housing is not available during the A1 Summer Session.
  • First-time students are only permitted to take one Taste of College course.

 

Credit Courses

Following are the class offerings during the University of Rochester’s Taste of College A1 Session. These courses do not have any prerequisites unless noted.

  • Adolescent Development
  • Animating Across Cultures: A Transitional History of Animation
  • Exploring Classical Music
  • Intro Engineering Thermodynamics
  • Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Introduction to Positive Political Theory
  • Neural Foundations of Behavior
  • Psychology of Human Sexuality
  • Social Psychology and Individual Differences
  • Social and Emotional Development
  • Twelve Landmark Cases: How the Supreme Court Shaped 20th Century America

 

Additional classes offered through the University of Rochester are available to view in the Course Schedules and Class Descriptions.

A2 Summer Semester

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11-12th graders

May 20-June 28, 2019

Please note:

  • On-campus housing is not available during the A2 Summer Session.
  • First-time students are only permitted to take one Taste of College course.

 

Credit Courses

Following are the class offerings during the University of Rochester’s Taste of College A2 Session. These courses do not have any prerequisites unless noted.

  • Applied Statistics I
  • Beginning American Sign Language
  • Calculus I
  • Chem Concepts, Syst, Pract I
  • Foundations of Cognitive Science
  • Intensive Elementary Spanish
  • Intro to Computer Science
  • Intro to Programming
  • Linear Algebra with Differential Equations
  • Principles of Biology I
  • Principles of Economics
  • Principles of Genetics
  • Principles of Human Physiology
  • Rushin’ Through Russian: Intensive Elementary Russian

 

Additional classes offered through the University of Rochester are available to view in the Course Schedules and Class Descriptions.

B1 Summer Semester

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11-12th graders

July 1-26, 2019

During the B1 session, students have the option to live on campus, or commute to and from campus on their own.

 

Please note: First-time students are only permitted to take one Taste of College course.

 

Credit Courses

Following are the class offerings during the University of Rochester’s Taste of College B1 Session. These courses do not have any prerequisites unless noted.

  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Data Analysis I
  • Introduction to International Relations
  • Introduction to Solid Mechanics
  • Moral Problems
  • Prep for College Chemistry
  • Theories of Personality and Psychotherapy

 

Additional classes offered through the University of Rochester are available to view in the Course Schedules and Class Descriptions.

B2 Summer Semester

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11-12th graders

July 1-August 9, 2019

During the B2 session, students have the option to live on campus, or commute to and from campus on their own.

 

Please note: First-time students are only permitted to take one Taste of College course.

 

Credit Courses

Following are the class offerings during the University of Rochester’s Taste of College B2 Session. These courses do not have any prerequisites unless noted.

  • Applied Statistics
  • Beginning American Sign Language
  • Calculus I
  • European Civil War: 1900-1945
  • Intensive Intermediate Spanish
  • Introduction to Biochemistry
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Linear Algebra with Differential Equations

 

Additional classes offered through the University of Rochester are available to view in the Course Schedules and Class Descriptions.

Fall Semester

Registration Closed

11–12th graders

Dates TBD

Please note:

  • On-campus housing is not available during the A2 Summer Session.
  • First-time students are only permitted to take one Taste of College course.

 

Credit Courses

Following are the class offerings during the University of Rochester’s Taste of College fall semester. These courses do not have any prerequisites unless noted.

 

  • To Be Determined by the University

 

 

Additional classes offered through the University of Rochester are available to view in the Course Schedules and Class Descriptions.

Monroe County Community Math Program

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11–12th graders

Available All Semesters

This incentive offered by the University’s Math Department is available to students residing in Monroe County, New York who have exhausted all of their high school math classes. Students applying for the Credit Courses – Taste of College program who are interested in taking a math course are eligible to take the course at a 50% tuition discount. Please note that this program is for commuter students only.

 

Any math course offered during the chosen semester is eligible for the 50% tuition discount, however a student’s application will be reviewed by the Math Department and the Office of Pre-College Programs to ensure the student’s preparedness and success in the course. It is possible that a different math course will be recommended for a student to take based on the appropriate prerequisites or the student’s academic level.

 

Math 165 – Linear Algebra with Differential Equations is the recommended course that students should apply for if interested in this program. The course is offered during the spring, summer, and fall semesters. The Math 165 course covers matrix algebra and inverses, Gaussian elimination, determinants, vector spaces, and eigenvalue problems, along with first order differential equations, linear second order differential equations with constant coefficients, undetermined coefficients, and linear systems of differential equations. There are applications to physical, engineering, and life sciences in the course.

 

Additional classes offered through the University of Rochester are available to view in the Course Schedules and Class Descriptions.

Additional Information

Tuition and Fees

Tuition for non-matriculated students is calculated per credit hour based on the semester the student is applying for. Learn more about tuition and fees.

 

Employees: If you are a University of Rochester employee, your children may be eligible for tuition benefits. Learn more.

 

Application Process

  • Submit the Pre-College Programs online application by the appropriate deadline.
  • Complete the Taste of College Interview Request Form as part of the online application.
  • Allow up to 14 business days for the application to be reviewed once your interview is completed.
  • Admitted students will submit payment in the form of a credit card, check, or tuition waiver.
  • Attend orientation the Sunday before your session begins (if applicable).

 

Orientation

Newly admitted Taste of College students must attend an orientation offered by the Pre-College Programs office. During orientation, students will be given a tour of campus, including their classroom location, and be taken to the ID office, parking office, and bookstore. Please note the following information:

 

Obtaining an ID card: Your ID card will allow you to check books out of the library, attend campus events, etc.

 

Parking Pass: All parking on campus requires a parking pass. Learn more.

 

Books: Most classes require books. These can be purchased in person at the bookstore or online.

 

Dropping/Adding Courses

The deadline for dropping a course or adding a new course is the end of the fourth week of classes. All of these changes must be submitted on an official Drop/Add form to the Office of Pre-College Programs. Students must obtain the instructor’s signature for all courses added after the first day of classes. Courses dropped during the first four weeks of classes will be deleted entirely from the official record; however, you will be financially responsible following the University’s Tuition Refund Schedule. Any additional tuition for an added course is to be paid at the time the change is made. The deadline for withdrawing from a course is the last day of the eleventh week of the semester. Courses from which non-matriculated students withdraw will appear on the grade report and transcript with a “W” and the week of withdrawal.

 

Tuition Refund Schedule: If you are dropping or withdrawing from a course, you may only be refunded a portion of the tuition paid. Learn more.

 

Requesting a Transcript

Taste of College students will need to request their own transcripts if they require a copy (for personal use or for high school records). Transcripts can be requested through a student’s Blackboard account or directly through the Office of the Registrar.

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