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Dates & 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.

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“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 PROGRAM DATES PRIORITY DEADLINE APPLICATION DEADLINE
Intensive Studies
Mini Medical School June 29–July 24, 2020 February 1, 2020 March 1, 2020
The Molecular Revolution: The Power of Genetics in the Stem Cell Era July 13–31, 2020 February 1, 2020 March 1, 2020
Explorations in Pathology July 13–31, 2020 February 1, 2020 March 1, 2020
Hajim Engineering Program July 13–31, 2020 February 15, 2020 March 15, 2020
Business Bootcamp July 13–31, 2020 February 15, 2020 March 15, 2020
Non-Credit Courses
Rochester Scholars, Session A July 13–24, 2020 N/A June 10, 2020
Rochester Scholars, Session B July 27–31, 2020 N/A June 10, 2020
Rochester Scholars, Sessions A & B July 13–31, 2020 N/A June 10, 2020
Credit Courses
Taste of College, Spring 2020 Semester January 15–May 10, 2020 N/A December 15, 2019
Taste of College, Session A1 May 18–June 12, 2020 N/A April 18, 2020
Taste of College, Session A2 May 18–June 26, 2020 N/A April 18, 2020
Taste of College, Session B1 June 29–July 24, 2020 March 15, 2020 May 15, 2020
Taste of College, Session B2 June 29–August 7, 2020 March 15, 2020 May 15, 2020
Taste of College, Fall 2019 Semester August 28–December 20, 2019 N/A July 28, 2019

Class sizes are limited: Be sure to apply early and by the Priority Deadline, as remaining Application Deadlines are rolling and classes will close once they reach capacity.

 

Please note: 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 Degree Programs (REMS, GEAR, GRADE), successful participation will enhance a student’s resume, which may prove beneficial when applying to selective universities.

PROGRAM RESIDENTIAL COMMUTER
Intensive Studies
Mini Medical School $6,950 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
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 2020 Semester Not available $1,718 per credit hour
Taste of College, Summer Session A1 Not available $970 per credit hour
Taste of College, Summer Session A2 Not available $970 per credit hour
Taste of College, Summer Session B1 $7,100 $970 per credit hour
Taste of College, Summer Session B2 $8,700 $970 per credit hour
Taste of College, Fall 2019 Semester Not available $1,718 per credit hour

Community Discounts 

A 10% discount applies for University of Rochester employees, alumni, and siblings of current University of Rochester students. Discount not applicable for credit-bearing Taste of College classes.

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. Financial assistance will never cover travel to or from Rochester, NY to attend the programs.

 

To be considered for financial assistance, you will need to complete the Financial Assistance Application no later than March 1, 2020.

 

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  lab fee for 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 June 1, 2020 50% of total program cost
June 1, 2020 or later $0

 

Notification of not being able to attend a program must be in writing and sent to precollege@rochester.eduNote: Application fees 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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