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Incoming Students


Student Meeting with an AdviserWelcome to the Graduate Studies Office for Arts, Sciences and Engineering! We will make every attempt to answer your questions and guide you as you make your initial transition to graduate school. The information in this site, coupled with our communications via email, will start you on the path to success at the University of Rochester.

You are expected to read the current official Graduate Bulletin, paying particular attention to those sections governing your specific degree program and the section “Regulations and University Policies Regarding Graduate Study.” Your individual Department and program are important sources of advice and information, and you should contact the program coordinator listed at the bottom of your offer letter with any questions about your program.

You are responsible for regularly reviewing your bursar account and understanding the tuition, fees, and refund policies associated with your specific degree.

Several important items are discussed below. Additionally, the Council of Graduate Schools Resolution Regarding Graduate Scholars, Fellows, Trainees and Assistants can be downloaded here.

Incoming Student Checklist

Course Schedule

Graduate Forms