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2020 Pre-College Experience Canceled

Due to public health concerns around the COVID-19 pandemic, Saint Rose has canceled the 2020 Pre-College Experience. Registered participants should have received an email informing them of this decision. Families who have already paid a deposit for the Pre-College Experience will receive reimbursements via check. Contact Dr. John Dion, director of the program, at if you have questions.

What is the Pre-College Experience?

Students who want to immerse themselves in what they love have the opportunity this summer at The College of Saint Rose, where they can learn from our expert faculty in the Pre-College Experience. The two-week program is designed for students entering 9th through 12th grade (8th through 12th grade for Music), and offers classes in Music, Visual Arts, Digital Filmmaking, and Criminal Justice.

Our Pre-College Experience students not only acquire tools and a higher level of learning than what they experience in high school; they also see how much they can achieve in just two weeks.

Students can attend the program just during the day, but a residential option is available for students ages 13 to 18, who want to stay on campus and experience a real college environment.

Overnight option

The Pre-College Experience has an overnight option for students who are 13 to 18 years old and meet the requirements for their program. Overnight students will stay in one of our residence halls, in the heart of our campus, overlooking the Campus Green, Events and Athletics Center, and library. Most meals will be provided in the College’s dining room. All residence hall rooms are doubles.

2020 Costs

Day Tuition: $980 (for the two-week experience)
Tuition with Overnight Room and Board: $2,190 (for the two-week experience)
Nonrefundable registration fee: $50
Supply fees vary by program.

Limited scholarship funds are available in the amount of $100 to $500 per program. Students must be registered to be considered for a scholarship. Contact the program director for more information.

This program is inspected by the Albany County Department of Health twice annually and a copy of that report is available at 175 Green Street, Albany, NY 12202.