Writing for College at Yale

Get prepared for college and beyond by taking part in our writing for college program! Professionals in the field will help you master the skills needed for writing college essays, resumes and give you further insight into what it takes to become a writer!

Summer Springboard program located on the campus of Yale University

Program Highlights

Learn how to prepare a college application essay
Resume creation and preparation
Introduction to AP and college writing (rhetoric, argument, synthesis)
Explore more about academic pathways and career opportunities such as medical writing, journalism and creative writing
University College Student Lifestyle
Tuition:

Residential Tuition :
$5,898

Extended Commuter Tuition:
$3,698

Commuter Tuition:
$3,098

Dates:

SESSION 3:
July 16, 2023 July 28, 2023

Location:

Yale University
New Haven, CT

Testimonials

  • I learned about what I can accomplish as a devoted writer if I work hard enough. If I just write all the time, no matter how rough of a draft it is, I’ll come up with something meaningful.

    Iyanna L.

  • This course taught me a lot about writing techniques and skills and allowed me to rediscover my love for writing and stories.

    Alex J.

Course Overview

Writing for College = Writing for Life. The course stresses the fundamentals of writing, prepares students for college applications as students create their own resumes and master their college essays. Students will also be introduced to specific AP and college-level writing techniques – skills that are not only useful in their high school days, but in college and beyond.

Excursions at Yale –  Students have a unique opportunity to visit the iconic home of one of America’s greatest writers, Mark Twain. In addition, students will visit various local colleges and universities, having the chance to meet with and gain valuable insight from admissions counselors. 

Meet your instructor

This course was designed by Dr. Lisa Acerbo, a university professor and published author of five young adult and new adult novels. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Dr. Acerbo helps judge a local annual literary competition and arts festival. She holds her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and has always had a passion for reading and writing. Her experience, enthusiasm for literature and fundamental writing skills gift our students with a highly immersive, educational experience.

Topics you'll explore

Hands-On Learning


College essays are the foundational building blocks that shape the future of a student's life and beyond. Honing the fundamental skills of writing on this course, students will learn how to prepare college applications by hand crafting their own resumes and mastering the intricacies of their college essays. Students will be introduced to specific AP and college-level writing techniques - skills that will set them apart in high school, and bolster their transition to college and beyond.

creative writing collaboration

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Summer Springboard Pre-College Summer Program