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!”
|PROGRAM||PROGRAM DATES||PRIORITY DEADLINE||APPLICATION DEADLINE|
|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|
|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|
|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||May 11, 2020|
|Taste of College, Session A2||May 18–June 26, 2020||N/A||May 11, 2020|
|Taste of College, Session B1||June 29–July 24, 2020||March 15, 2020||June 19, 2020|
|Taste of College, Session B2||June 29–August 7, 2020||March 15, 2020||June 19, 2020|
|Taste of College, Fall 2020 Semester||August 26–December 9, 2020||N/A||August 7, 2020|
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.
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.
|Mini Medical School||Not available||Canceled|
|The Molecular Revolution: The Power of Genetics in the Stem Cell Era||Not available||Canceled|
|Explorations in Pathology||Not available||Canceled|
|Hajim Engineering||Not available||Canceled|
|Business Bootcamp||Not available||Canceled|
|Rochester Scholars, Session A||Canceled||Canceled|
|Rochester Scholars, Session B||Canceled||Canceled|
|Rochester Scholars Sessions A & B||Canceled||Canceled|
|Taste of College, Spring 2020 Semester||Canceled||$1,718 per credit hour||Not available|
|Taste of College, Summer Session A1||$970 per credit hour||Canceled||Canceled|
|Taste of College, Summer Session A2||$970 per credit hour||Canceled||Canceled|
|Taste of College, Summer Session B1||$970 per credit hour||Canceled||Canceled|
|Taste of College, Summer Session B2||$970 per credit hour||Canceled||Canceled|
|Taste of College, Fall 2020 Semester||$1,784 per credit||Not available||Not available|
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, 2020.
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.
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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