Writing Summer Institute: Introduction to College Writing

Thank you for visiting the Writing Summer Institute Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page! Here, you will find answers to questions that students and parents most commonly ask us specifically about this program.

Still have questions? Check out the general Summer Institutes FAQ page at https://www.summer.ucla.edu/faq/SummerInstitutes.

Will this count as AP English?

No, this Summer Institute does not replace AP English courses. But students who successfully complete the program will receive 2.0 units of UC credit upon completion of and receipt of a passing grade, which is transferrable to any UC campus.

Will this program help prepare for the essay section of the SAT?

Instruction in this course may help students with the essay portion of the SAT exams, however, this program should not be considered a SAT preparatory course.

What background do students need to succeed in this course?

No specific background is required to succeed in this course, but consistent attendance and a strong commitment to academic effort are essential for success in this course.

Will there be tutoring or writing help available?

Writing help is available through the UCLA Undergraduate Writing Center. Students can schedule online appointments, or attend virtual drop-in hours. For more information on their hours and services, visit uwc.ucla.edu

Is a laptop required?

Yes. The course will be online this summer, therefore, students must have access to a laptop or desktop computer in order to participate in the course. If you need assistance accessing technology, please contact Andrea Hernandez at ahernandez@humnet.ucla.edu.













Program Dates

JULY 6 - JULY 27, 2021

Important Dates

FEBRUARY 15 - APRIL 1: Summer Scholars Support for California High School Students Application Period

FEBRUARY 15: Registration Opens

MAY 1: Payment due in full

JUNE 15: Refund Deadline - Refund Deadline for Summer Institutes

JULY 6-27: Writing Summer Institute: Introduction to College Writing

UCLA Summer Sessions 2021 will be remote. Learn More.