Advising Services—Current Students
Take Five Scholars
Academic enrichment with NO additional tuition!
Are you struggling to find the time to pursue a special academic interest that falls outside your rigorous major? Or perhaps you have recently discovered an interest but have run out of time to learn more? Maybe you're simply so overwhelmed with requirements that you have not had the chance to consider all that the University has to offer. If so, you may want to consider applying to the Take Five Scholars Program.
The Take Five Scholars Program, unique to the University of Rochester, provides an additional semester or year, tuition-free. It offers the chance to pursue a demanding major and still enjoy the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the broad-based, intellectual enrichment of a liberal arts education. Since its inception in 1986, over 1,100 students have become Take Five Scholars. The number of students enrolled in the program varies each year, with new Scholars accepted each semester.
If this sounds like something you'd like to explore, take some time to talk it over with your parents, your faculty advisors, and current Take Five Scholars. Think about a topic that you are passionate about but have not been able to study. Look through the Undergraduate Bulletin and online course descriptions, and list the courses that might help you attain your intellectual goals. Then begin to consider how you might incorporate them into a coherent and cohesive course program. You'll be on your way to creating a proposal for what may become the most exciting and rewarding time of your undergraduate years!
- More Information:
- Quotes from Take Five Scholars
- Take Five Scholars FAQ
- Take Five Scholars Abstracts - Class of 2012
- Attend a group information session
Take Five Information Sessions
All in Wilson Commons, Room 122
Jan.18 (Friday), 4:00pm
Jan. 24 (Thurs),11:00am
Jan. 30 (Wed), 4:00pm
Feb. 8 (Friday), 11:00am
Feb. 14 (Thurs), 11:00am
Feb. 18 (Mon), 4:00pm
Take Five Semester Deadlines
T5 Program Recommender Agreement Form- due in early October
T5 Proposal and 2 Recommendation Letters- due November 1st
T5 Program Recommender Agreement Form- due in mid-February
T5 Proposal and 2 Recommendation Letters- due 1st Thursday after Spring Break
For further questions, please contact the Take Five Scholars Program administrator, Karen Forsythe, at the Center for Advising Services at (585) 275-2354 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. There is also an informational DVD available at the Multimedia Center in Rush Rhees Library.
If you are currently a Take Five Scholar and need to change your course schedule, please submit the Petition to Change Course Schedule Form.