The application process for the Pre-College Programs is similar to the college application process. Students are required to submit materials such as short essays, a high school transcript, or a letter of recommendation. The selection committee enjoys learning about students who are passionate, involved, and eager to experience college life.
Please understand many of our courses are highly selective and have limited space available.
I liked the atmosphere of the courses. They were high-level and greatly immersive, but there was also a level of informality to them. I also liked the amount of information and relevant activities we were able to participate in. Nowhere else would I have the opportunity to record a song with a Grammy- winning producer!
Complete the online application process. Be prepared to provide information for the following items:
1.Short Essay (500-word maximum) *This is only required for full-day program applicants
Essay Prompt: Meliora is our University’s motto, meaning “ever better.” At the University of Rochester, we are always looking for ways to continue learning, and improve ourselves and others. With the course(s) you have selected/applied to, please share how you will use the knowledge from what you learn to make your world “ever better”. In your statement please describe your passion for the subject matter, your motivation for enrolling, and what you hope to gain from this experience.”
2a. Official high school transcript from your school counselor. (There is a page in the application to send an automated email to the school official of your choice to request this.)
2b. Letter of recommendation from a school official. (There is a page in the application to send an automated email to your school counselor to request this.)
- Pay the nonrefundable $60 application fee online through your application (Mastercard, Visa, American Express, or Discover are accepted).
RETURNING COLLEGE COURSE STUDENTS: If you are a returning college course student from the prior semester do not open or complete a new application. Please send an email firstname.lastname@example.org with your UR Student ID and the course that you would like to enroll in. We will get you enrolled for the new semester. No new application or application fee is required.