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Credit Courses

Given the ongoing conditions related to COVID-19, all Taste of College courses will be taken online.

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. 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

Students sit in class

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

—Nolan

Registration Closed

11-12th graders

January 15-May 11, 2020

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

The following are examples of class offerings available 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.

Registration Closed

11-12th graders

May 18-June 12, 2020

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

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

  • A Global History of Poverty (CRN: 36073)
  • Adolescent Development (CRN: 35851)
  • Black Twitter and Social Media 101 (CRN: 364636)
  • Elementary Korean 1 [Online Only] (CRN: 35899)
  • Elizabeth and Jacobean Drama (CRN :36096)
  • Exploring Classical Music (CRN: 12231)
  • Intensive Elementary German (CRN: 24618)
  • Introduction to CAD and Drawing (CRN: 16985)
  • Introduction to Positive Political Theory (CRN: 12565)
  • Introduction to the Present Moment (CRN:36867)
  • Moral Problems (CRN: 25166)
  • New World Horror: Gothic Literature and the Americas (CRN: 36102)
  • Playing with Gender: Gender & Sexuality in Video Games (CRN: 35961)
  • Race and Gender in Popular Film (CRN: 35878)
  • Social and Emotional Development (CRN: 12694)
  • Social Psychology and Individual Differences (CRN: 12675)
  • Teen Film/Teens on Film (CRN: 35932)
  • The Middle Ages Make the Difference: Race and Gender, Then and Now (CRN: 36096)
  • The Postcolonial Gothic (CRN: 36102)
  • The Reel Middle Ages: History through Film (CRN: 36084)
  • West African Dance: Context and Practice (CRN: 35949)
  • UNWEPT: Women, Gender and Early Film (CRN: 35955)

 

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

Registration Closed

11-12th graders

May 18-June 26, 2020

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

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

  • Calculus I (CRN: 12025)
  • Calculus IA (CRN: 12079)
  • Intensive Elementary Spanish (CRN: 36134)
  • Intro Digital Media Studies (CRN: 35910)
  • Intro to Computer Science (CRN: 16225)
  • Introduction to Linguistic Analysis (CRN: 11949)
  • Mechanics (CRN: 36151)
  • Organic Chemistry I (CRN: 10671)
  • Principle of Biology I (CRN: 10418)
  • Reasoning & Writing in the College (CRN: 12968)
  • Social Impl of Computing (CRN: 16282)
  • Web Design & Development (CRN: 36235)

 

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

Registration Open

11-12th graders

June 29-July 24, 2020

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

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

  • Abnormal Psychology (CRN: 12754)
  • Adaption in the Age of Abundance: Old Stories and Their Long Lives in the Digital Era (CRN: 36117)
  • Art in Contemporary East Asia (CRN: 22937)
  • Challengers to Capitalism, 1800-2000 (CRN: 36068)
  • Data Analysis 1 Lab (CRN: 12578)
  • Design Fundamentals: Practice/Theory/Approach (CRN: 36875)
  • Introduction to American Politics (CRN: 36050)
  • Introduction to Philosophy (CRN: 25157)
  • Screenwriting for Genre (CRN: 35928)
  • Theory of Personality and Psychotherapy (CRN: 25631)
  • Witchcraft and Witch Trials in Early Modern Europe (CRN: 36957)

 

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

Registration Open

11-12th graders

June 29-August 7, 2020

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

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

  • Applied Statistics I (CRN: 12942)
  • Beginning American Sign Language (CRN:10178)
  • Calculus I (CRN: 12011)
  • Interfacing with Microcontrollers (CRN:15964)
  • Intro to Psychology (CRN: 12648)
  • Organic Chemisty II (CRN: 10685)

 

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

Registration Open

11–12th graders

August 26-December 9, 2020

Please note:

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

 

Credit Courses

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

  • Elementary German I
  • Elementary Italian
  • Elementary Spanish I
  • Elements of Music
  • Essential Digital Media Toolkit
  • Ethics
  • Foundations of Calculus
  • Foundations of Cognitive Science
  • Genes, Germs, & Genomics
  • Intermediate Spanish I
  • Intro to Web Development
  • Introduction to Computer Science
  • Introduction to Digital Media Studies
  • Introduction to Linguistics Analysis
  • Introduction to Optics
  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Moral Problems
  • Neural Foundations of Behavior
  • Programming Digital Media
  • Reason and Argument
  • Recreational Graphics
  • Social and Emotional Development
  • Theory of Personality & Psychotherapy

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

Registration Open

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, but due to the current pandemic, we are offering this for online courses as well.

 

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.

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 varies for each summer session and can be found here. All of these changes must be submitted by filling out a Drop/Add form and emailing it the of Office of Pre-College Programs for approval. Students must obtain the instructor’s permission (via email) in order to add a course after the first day of classes.

 

Courses dropped before the add/drop deadline will be deleted entirely from the official record; however, you will be financially responsible following the summer 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 varies by session (see calendar here). Courses from 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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