Dates and Costs

The program fees for the Pre-College Programs will vary depending on the program you are applying for and if you plan to live on campus during your summer experience.  The breakdown of costs and fees are outlined below.  In addition, we award a limited number of students financial assistance on the basis of financial need.

“My child learned how to be independent and responsible. She definitely needed this taste of college so it won’t be so new and overwhelming once she finally enrolls in college!”

 –Pre-College Parent

Program Dates and Deadlines

PROGRAM PROGRAM DATES APPLICATION DEADLINE
Intensive Studies
Summer Research Academy July 1–August 9, 2019 February 15, 2019
The Molecular Revolution: The Power of Genetics in the Stem Cell Era July 8–26, 2019 February 15, 2019
Explorations in Pathology July 8–26, 2019 February 15, 2019
Mini Medical School July 8–26, 2019 February 15, 2019
Hajim Engineering Program July 8–26, 2019 March 1, 2019
Business Bootcamp July 8–26, 2019 March 1, 2019
Non-Credit Courses
Rochester Scholars, Session A July 8–19, 2019 May 30, 2019
Rochester Scholars, Session B July 22–26, 2019 May 30, 2019
Rochester Scholars, Sessions A & B July 8–26, 2019 May 30, 2019
Credit Courses
Taste of College, Spring 2019 Semester January 16–May 13, 2019 December 15, 2018
Taste of College, Session A1 May 20–June 14, 2019 April 15, 2019
Taste of College, Session A2 May 20–June 28, 2019 April 15, 2019
Taste of College, Session B1 July 1–26, 2019 May 30, 2019
Taste of College, Session B2 July 1–August 9, 2019 May 30, 2019
Taste of College, Fall 2019 Semester August 28–December 20, 2019 July 30, 2019

 

Class sizes are limited, so be sure to apply early.

 

While Rochester’s Pre-College Programs cannot guarantee participants’ admission to the University of Rochester or its Combined Admission Programs (REMS, GEAR, GRADE), successful participation will enhance a student’s résumé, which may prove beneficial when applying to selective universities.

Program Fees

PROGRAM RESIDENTIAL COMMUTER
Intensive Studies
Summer Research Institute $7,900 Not available
The Molecular Revolution: The Power of Genetics in the Stem Cell Era $5,900 Not available
Explorations in Pathology $5,550 Not available
Mini Medical School $5,350 Not available
Hajim Engineering $5,100 Not available
Business Bootcamp $5,100 Not available
Non-Credit Courses
Rochester Scholars, Session A $3,550 $700 Half Day / $1,400 Full Day
Rochester Scholars, Session B $1,775 $350 Half Day / $700 Full Day
Rochester Scholars Sessions A & B $4,900 $1,050 Half Day / $2,100 Full Day
Credit Courses
Taste of College, Spring 2019 Semester Not available $1,062 per credit hour
Taste of College, Summer Session A1 Not available $934 per credit hour
Taste of College, Summer Session A2 Not available $934 per credit hour
Taste of College, Summer Session B1 $6,600 $934 per credit hour
Taste of College, Summer Session B2 $8,200 $934 per credit hour
Taste of College, Fall 2019 Semester Not available $1,062 per credit hour

Community Discounts 

A 10% discount applies for University of Rochester employees, alumni or if a sibling is a current University of Rochester student.

Financial Assistance and Refund Policy

Financial Assistance

The Pre-College Programs operate independently of the University of Rochester’s Financial Aid Office. Limited aid is available and is awarded to families in need of the assistance; this is not a merit-based award. In determining need, the committee considers a number of factors, such as family income and other available resources, family size and the number of siblings in college, exceptional family medical expenses, and/or geographic differences in the cost of living. Families may only be awarded financial assistance one time per student accepted to the Pre-College Programs.

 

We award aid until our funds are depleted, and funds may be depleted before the application deadline. It is to your advantage to apply as early as possible. We cannot guarantee that all eligible applicants will receive aid, even if they applied well before the financial assistance deadline.

 

Financial assistance may not fully cover a student’s expenses for the Pre-College Programs, and students are encouraged to seek other sources of funding. The aid a student may receive is nontransferable between programs and can only be used for the requested session.

 

To be considered for financial assistance, you will need to complete the Financial Assistance Application no later than March 1, 2019.

 

Additional Fees

  • There is a $50 nonrefundable application fee.
  • For credit-bearing Taste of College classes, additional fees apply for required books and supplies.
  • For noncredit Rochester Scholars classes, books, supplies, and lunch are included with the price of tuition.
  • There is a $30 per week lab fee for commuter students taking the non-credit class What’s Up Doc? Exploring the Pre-Med Experience.
  • While some on-campus events are included in the program fee, there will be an additional fee for off-campus events.

 

Refund Policy

For all programs, expect the Taste of College Program:

Date of Official Withdrawal Refund Amount
Before May 31, 2019 80% of total charge
June 1–14, 2019 50% of total charge
June 15, 2019 or later $0

 

Notification of not being able to attend a program must be in writing and sent to precollege@rochester.eduNote: Application fees and program deposits are non-refundable. No refund will be given to anyone dismissed from the program.

 

Refunds for credit card payments are automatically credited to the cardholder’s account. Please allow up to 6–8 weeks for refund check processing from the date a written request is received.

 

University of Rochester Pre-College Programs reserves the right to cancel or combine any course or program for which the enrollment is deemed insufficient or for other administrative reasons. The scheduled instructors and courses are subject to change, pending sufficient enrollment. Facilities and equipment, including software, are also subject to change.

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