Writing at the College Level

Program Overview

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.

Students then select a second 3-credit course from the 2019 Liberal Arts and Sciences course list that does not conflict with the day and time of the COM 107 class.

This course does not substitute for WRT 105.

“The classes were amazing, usually people dread going to school, but I looked forward to going to class everyday. My favorite class had to be the writing course that I took. It helped me rediscover myself as a writer, and introduced me to a different style of writing than what I am used to.” -Reina G. Summer College Writing student, 2017

Program Objectives

This program is designed to introduce students to college study and the improve their collegiate writing processes.

Students will:

  • Study with faculty from the Department of Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition
  • Improve their digital, professional, and public writing skills
  • Learn about rhetoric
  • Prepare themselves for college-level courses

Learn more about WRT 104: Writing at the College Level:

Program Dates & Details Eligibility Requirements Program Cost Program Requirements Typical Day


Program Dates & Details

Session Dates

Session I: June 29 – August 9, 2019
Duration: 6-weeks

Grading

Credit: 6 credits

Grading System: A-F


Eligibility Requirements

Students must be rising Juniors or rising Seniors to take this program (exceptions may apply). Students must be a minimum of 15 years of age by the orientation and move-in date. For full Summer College admission requirements, view the Admissions Overview and Eligibility page.

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Program Cost

Program Costs:

  • Residential: $9,930*
  • Commuter: $7,548*

*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.


Program Requirements

Textbooks

Students should budget for the purchase of required course textbooks

Student Expectations

This is an academically rigorous, college-level program. Students are expected to complete nightly homework assignments and actively participate in group projects. Students are expected to attend all classes every day, arrive on time, and meet all academic obligations. Free time will vary as each program is unique, as is the subsequent workload. Free time is very limited in some programs.


Typical Day

Tentative Schedule

Students course schedules will vary based on second program selections. Students will take an additional class and then spend the remainder of the day studying and reading on their own or in study groups. In additional, field trips and activities on campus give students the opportunity to relax, have fun, and make new friends.

Final Academic Obligation

Students are permitted to depart campus after August 9, 2019 at 5:00pm or their last academic obligation. If students have any questions regarding their final academic obligation, we encourage them to reach out to their instructor. Please refer to the Move-Out page for important information regarding the checkout process.