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Dates & Fees

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 Aid

Pre-College Programs operate independent of the University of Rochester’s Financial Aid Office. Minimal financial aid is available and we do not guarantee that all eligible applicants will receive aid. Financial aid is awarded on a first come first served basis to families with demonstrated financial need.

In determining financial need, all required supporting documentation as described on the 2019-2020 Pre-College Programs University of Rochester Financial Aid Application will be reviewed. If financial aid is awarded, it will be disbursed to one student accepted to Pre-College Programs per family. To be eligible for financial aid consideration, please submit the Financial Aid Application along with all required supporting documentation no later than March 1, 2020.

  • Financial aid will not cover total student expenses (travel to / from Rochester, NY, etc.) and students are encouraged to seek other sources of funding. The aid a student may receive is non-transferable between sessions and will be applied to the program the student has been accepted into. On-campus extracurricular activities are included in the program fee. For non-credit Rochester Scholars classes, books, supplies, and lunch are also included in the price of tuition.

 

Additional Fees

  • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • $30 lab fee for students taking non-credit classes What’s Up Doc? and Exploring the Pre-Med Experience
  • Additional fees (books, supplies, etc.) apply for credit-bearing Taste of College classes
  • Extra fees for extracurricular off-campus events may be required

 

Refund Policy

  • No refund will be given to anyone dismissed from the program
  • Notification of the inability to attend a Pre-College Program must be in submitted in writing to: precollege@rochester.edu
  • Refunds for credit card payments are credited to the cardholder’s account
    • For programs, except the Taste of College Program:
      • Before June 1, 2020 – 50% of total cost of program
      • June 1, 2020 or later – no refund

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

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