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.
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|PROGRAM||PROGRAM DATES||APPLICATION DEADLINE|
|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||May 30, 2019|
|Business Bootcamp||July 8–26, 2019||May 30, 2019|
|Rochester Scholars, Session A||July 8–19, 2019||June 15, 2019|
|Rochester Scholars, Session B||July 22–26, 2019||June 15, 2019|
|Rochester Scholars, Sessions A & B||July 8–26, 2019||June 15, 2019|
|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.
Please note that residential move-in and move-out dates are the Sunday before program start and Saturday after program end. Reference the Admitted Students page for further specifics.
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.
|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|
|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|
|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|
A 10% discount applies for University of Rochester employees, alumni, and siblings of current University of Rochester students.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Note: 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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