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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 TBD TBD TBD
The Molecular Revolution: The Power of Genetics in the Stem Cell Era TBD TBD TBD
Explorations in Pathology TBD TBD TBD
Hajim Engineering Program TBD TBD TBD
Business Bootcamp TBD TBD TBD
Non-Credit Courses
Rochester Scholars, Session A TBD N/A TBD
Rochester Scholars, Session B TBD N/A TBD
Rochester Scholars, Sessions A & B TBD N/A TBD
Credit Courses
Taste of College, Spring 2021 Semester TBD N/A TBD
Taste of College, Summer Sessions TBD

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.

University of Rochester Discount 

A 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.

PROGRAM COMMUTER RESIDENTIAL
Intensive Studies
Mini Medical School Not available TBD
The Molecular Revolution: The Power of Genetics in the Stem Cell Era Not available TBD
Explorations in Pathology Not available TBD
Hajim Engineering Not available TBD
Business Bootcamp Not available TBD
Non-Credit Courses
Rochester Scholars, Session A TBD TBD
Rochester Scholars, Session B TBD TBD
Rochester Scholars Sessions A & B TBD TBD
PROGRAM ONLINE RATE COMMUTER RESIDENTIAL
Credit Courses
Taste of College, Spring 2021 Semester TBD TBD Not available
Taste of College, Summer Session A1 TBD TBD TBD
Taste of College, Summer Session A2 TBD TBD TBD
Taste of College, Summer Session B1 TBD TBD TBD
Taste of College, Summer Session B2 TBD TBD TBD
Taste of College, Fall 2021 Semester TBD TBD Not available

Financial Aid

Pre-College Programs operates independent of the University’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 severed basis to families with demonstrated financial need.

 

In determining financial need, all required supporting documentation is described on the 2019-2020 Pre-College Programs Financial Aid Application will be reviewed. If aid is awarded, it will be disbursed to one student accepted to Pre-College Programs per family. To be eligible for financial consideration, please submit the Financial Aid Application along with all required documentation no later than March 1, 2021.

 

Financial Aid will not cover total student expenses (travel to/from Rochester, NY, etc.) and students are encouraged to see other funding sources. The aid a student may receive is non-transferable between sessions and will be applied to the program the student has been accepted in to.  On-campus extracurricular activities are included in the program fee. For non-credit Rochester Scholars classes, all supplies including books and meals are 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 for Taste of College):
    • Before June 1, 2021: 50% of total cost of program
    • June 1, 2021 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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