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

Residential Tuition :
$4,998 USD Will increase to $5,498 on Dec 31, 2021

Extended Commuter Tuition:
$3,398 USD Will increase to $3,598 on Dec 31, 2021

Commuter Tuition:
$2,798 USD Will increase to $2,998 on Dec 31, 2021


Session 3: July 17-July 29, 2022


Yale University
New Haven, CT


  • 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

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Hands-On Learning

This course was designed and is taught 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 loved reading and writing.

creative writing collaboration

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Summer Springboard Pre-College Summer Program