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College Counselors and Advisors

College counselors and advisors around the world are our critical partners in guiding students through an exciting next step in their lives. The Office of Admissions and Financial Aid at the University of Rochester is dedicated to supporting you with accurate information and honest advice about our application and financial aid processes.

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The word Meliora on a flagpole located on River Campus.

The University of Rochester’s vision and values

College counselors and advisors are our partners in building a community at the University of Rochester defined by a commitment to Meliora—ever better. Embedded in that ideal are the values we share: equity, leadership, integrity, openness, respect, and accountability.

Together, we strive to set the highest standards for how we treat each other to ensure our community is welcoming to all and is a place where all can thrive.

Discover our Meliora values

Counselor and advisor portal

The University of Rochester makes student application information accessible via Slate.org for counselors and advisors working at schools and community-based organizations. Slate.org is a free tool that allows you to view students’ application checklists and submit admissions materials. Get started by registering for a free account with Slate.org if your school does not already have an account.

Visit Slate.org

Counselor and advisor programs

Due to the unpredictability of travel and COVID-19 related visit restrictions all of our on-campus counselor programming has been canceled through 2021. We look forward to welcoming to campus for a future event.

Colleges of Rochester Tour

Join us during western New York’s spectacular fall season as we guide you through the region to visit some of the state’s finest colleges and universities. The tour includes stops at Nazareth College, Rochester Institute of Technology, St. John Fisher College, and the University of Rochester.

Upstate New York Counselor Tour

Come to Rochester, New York, in the spring to visit several upstate New York colleges and universities including Union College, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Syracuse University, Ithaca College, Rochester Institute of Technology, and the University of Rochester.

Upstate New York International Counselor Tour

Come to Rochester, New York, during the summer to visit several upstate New York colleges and universities including Syracuse University, Ithaca College, Rochester Institute of Technology, Colgate University, Hamilton College, Union College, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Skidmore College, and the University of Rochester.

A close up of a Meliora medallion.

University of Rochester High School Awards

Each year, counselors from high schools across the country and the world may nominate up to four qualified students, one for each of these awards. All nominees have their application fee waived and are eligible to be considered for merit scholarships at the University of Rochester worth at least $10,000 per year.

The awards include:

  • The Bausch + Lomb Honorary Science Award
  • The Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony Award
  • The George Eastman Young Leaders Award
  • The Xerox Award for Innovation and Information Technology

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