Undergraduate Fellowship Application Procedures

The application deadline has passed. All notifications have been sent via email.

Please check out our FAQ page, as it answers many common questions about the program.


  • Completed web application/short essay. (Do not send paper copies).
  • 2 Letters of recommendation emailed directly to contact-cvs@cvs.rochester.edu. At least one should be from a faculty member at your school.
  • Official transcript (if emailing, send as ONE PDF file)
  • CV/Resume (send PDF via email to contact-cvs@cvs.rochester.edu)

We encourage applications from members of underrepresented minority groups and those from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Submit your application online. When you submit, you will receive an email confirmation with your application summary. We highly recommend that you save a copy of this summary with your application number for future reference. To view the status of your application, visit the application status page and look for your application number. Check the status page throughout the application process. As your letters and transcripts arrive your information will be updated under your application number. When your entry has a "Yes" under the "Complete" column, your application is complete. If you are missing materials as the deadline approaches, you should contact the appropriate parties directly to ensure that your missing items will be submitted by the deadline.

US Applicants: We prefer that your school sends your official transcript via email if they use e-SCRIP-SAFE or a similar service rather than using postal mail. We cannot accept student-submitted transcripts as official. If you email us a copy of your transcript, we will use it as a placeholder until the official copy arrives. Make sure that your transcript link is sent to contact-cvs@cvs.rochester.edu. If you send it to the University of Rochester without using our email, we will not receive it. If you cannot specify our email for sending your transcript electronically, send us a paper copy instead.

If you plan to send a paper copy, we request that you email a copy of your unofficial transcript (a PDF printout of your grades is sufficient) to serve as a placeholder until the official version arrives. Please mail your official transcript to:

Sara Peterson
University of Rochester
Center for Visual Science
RC Box 270270, Meliora 362A
Rochester, NY 14627-0270

Foreign Applicants: If applying from outside the US, you should email a copy of your transcript as a single (1) PDF file to contact-cvs@cvs.rochester.edu. Do not send a paper copy of your transcript in the mail. If you attend a college within the US, follow the directions for US applicants as outlined above.

Notifications of acceptance or denial to the program will be sent by March 15, 2018.