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Summer Pre College Writing for College at Yale University

Dates and Tuition

Please check the course dates carefully as each course's schedule and holidays may be different.

Weekly course hours – 27

Age Range - 14-18 yrs

Session DatesDuration
2 weeks
2 weeks
2 weeks

This camp at Yale University is the perfect gateway to Writing for College for 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18 years olds.

Writing for College at Yale University

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!

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.

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

Topics you'll explore

Course Structure:

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.

Program Options

  • **Residential: **Includes: all meals, lodging, excursions, Academic Course, weekend excursions; Excludes: optional airport pickup/drop off service (available for an additional fee)
  • Extended Day Course : Includes: lunch, dinner, excursions, academic course, programming from 9am to 8pm, weekend excursions; Excludes: lodging, breakfast
  • **Day Course: **Includes: lunch, academic course, excursions, programming from 9am to 5pm, Monday-Friday; Excludes: lodging, breakfast, dinner, weekend excursions

Excursions at Yale University

  • Yale Campus Tour
  • New York City Day Trip
  • Ropes Challenge Course
  • Six Flags Adventure Excursion
  • 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.

Activities & Trips

Top: Since we are based in the heart of New England with access to the premier facilities offered by Yale University, this program will combine time in the classroom with visits around the New Haven area. Students will have the chance to experience interesting tourist and academic-related locations to help broaden their experience and expose them to one of the most exciting areas of the East Coast. Additionally, we’ll enjoy the fun attractions in the vicinity. All excursions are fully supervised by Summer Springboard staff.

New York City

  • Students will venture into New York City for a day to explore the must-see sights of this thriving metropolis including Central Park, Top of the Rock, and Grand Central Station. There will also be some time for souvenir shopping.

New Haven, Connecticut

  • While best known for Yale University, the city of New Haven has a bustling pedestrian life too with its numerous shops, cafes and top-rated restaurants. Some favorite restaurants are Yorkside Restaurant, Ashley's Ice Cream, and Shake Shack. There are also world-class museums available to students, such as the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, the Yale University Art Gallery and the Yale Center for British Art.

Six Flags New England

  • Six Flags New England has over 100 rides, shows, attractions and is home to New England’s largest water park, Hurricane Harbor.

Track-Specific Excursions

  • In order to take full advantage of everything New England offers, each academic program may take their students on related trips. The goal of these trips is to augment their study and exposure to a particular subject area. Previous visits have included: Yale New Haven Emergency Department, Supreme Court, Henry C. Lee Institute, Boost Oxygen, and more.

Yale University

Summer Springboard program for high school students on the campus of Yale University

Campus Overview

  • Venture into New York City for a day to explore the must-see sights: Central Park, Top of the Rock, Grand Central Station, and Fifth Avenue for shopping.
  • Have fun at Six Flags New England with over 100 rides, shows, and attractions.
  • Explore the Yale campus with access to two art museums, gymnasiums, libraries, and beautiful lawns to relax.


Just like a college student at Yale, students share a dorm room with roommates and use a common bathroom. Floors are gender-segregated and rooms contain an extra-long twin size bed, desks, drawers, and a closet. Due to the historic nature of the campus, residential colleges are not air-conditioned. Even though you’re away from home, your Resident Advisor (RA) lives just down the hall and is there for anything you might need, and to ensure your safety and security. In addition, RAs create a community, provide support, plan activities and help you get the most out of your stay at Yale. Other members of the Summer Springboard staff also live on campus and are available to support students and tackle emergencies, 24 hours a day.


During your Summer Springboard program at Yale, you will live in a residential college on campus. All residential colleges have 24-hour security and use electronic key cards to enter gates and entryways. Yale Police and Security is available 24 hours a day and actively monitor the campus.


Yale is organized into 12 separate residential colleges around an internal courtyard with multiple entryways. The entryway defines local “neighborhoods” within each college, offering students a sense of security and community. Our high school summer program at Yale has its own dedicated entryway. There is wireless internet throughout campus and coin operated laundry facilities are within the dorms.


Meals will be eaten at the dining hall, walking distance from the dormitory where we live. Students may also take a short walk to dozens of restaurants and dining options in the New Haven neighborhood.

What is Included

Tuition Information:

Residential Students:

  • Includes: all meals, lodging, excursions, academic course, weekend excursions Excludes: optional airport pickup and drop off service (available for an additional fee)

Commuter Students:

  • Includes: lunch, academic course, excursions, programming from 9am to 5pm, Monday-Friday Excludes: lodging, breakfast, dinner, weekend excursions   Extended Commuter Students:

  • Includes: lunch, dinner, excursions, academic course, programming from 9am to 8pm, weekend excursions

  • Excludes: lodging, breakfast

Session Dates

Any course for a student under the age of 18 includes a transportation option.
Our packages are designed to be all-inclusive. We will contact you after checkout with info of exact items included.

2 Weeks Full Board7/16/20237/28/20232 weeks$5,797.00
2 Weeks Day Course7/16/20237/28/20232 weeks$3,197.00
2 Weeks Extended ...7/16/20237/28/20232 weeks$3,797.00
2 Weeks Full Board
Start Date7/16/2023
End Date7/28/2023
Duration2 weeks

2 Weeks Day Course
Start Date7/16/2023
End Date7/28/2023
Duration2 weeks

2 Weeks Extended Day Course
Start Date7/16/2023
End Date7/28/2023
Duration2 weeks
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