6 Weeks / Credit Bearing

Writing at the College Level (6 weeks, 6 credits) *CLOSED*

Sat. June 30 & Sun. July 1 Mandatory Move-in & Orientation 

Class runs July 2 – August 10, 2018 

The Summer College Writing at the College Level program is for high school students who have a strong interest in writing and want to take college-level, credit-bearing courses at Syracuse University. Students are required to take WRT 104 Introduction to College-Level Writing and one Liberal Arts & Sciences elective.

In WRT 104, students will learn about the study and practice of writing processes, including critical reading, collaboration, revision, editing, and the use of technologies. The class focuses on the aims, strategies, and conventions of academic prose, especially analysis and argumentation. The goal of the course is to foster growth in writers by engaging in collaborative strategies to understand and compose complex texts.

Summer College Writing Program students must select a second course from the 2018 Liberal Arts & Sciences course list. Classes are typically two hours long, Monday through Thursday. Students normally choose to select an elective course that is scheduled from 10am-noon or 2-4 p.m.

This course does not substitute for WRT 105.

WRT 104, Introduction to College-Level Writing is often recommended as the elective course for Summer College Public Communications students.

Students enrolled in Media Literacy, Popular Culture & Democracy are required to take WRT 104 as their accompanying course.


*Students must be rising Juniors or rising Seniors to take this program (exceptions may apply).


Program Costs:

Please visit our program costs page for more detailed information.

*Program rates are subject to change and will be approved by the board of trustees in March.


About the Department of Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition
This course is offered by the department offers a minor and a major in writing and rhetoric, with courses in digital writing, professional writing, public writing, creative nonfiction, advanced argument, peer consulting, and various courses in rhetorical traditions like African American rhetorics, rhetoric and identity, and rhetoric and literacy. The department is also home to a nationally ranked Ph.D. Program in Composition and Cultural Rhetoric and a professionally staffed Writing Center.