We have a summer in Storrs for you!
UConn Pre-College Summer Creative Writing course provides high school students the opportunity to spend a week venturing on a literary Hero’s Quest at a nationally ranked public university campus.
How will you write your story?
Offered during Session 4, our Creative Writing course offers students the chance to explore their own concepts of identity, heroism and coming of age through taking on the roll of the author rather than reader.
As young adult readers, we have all enjoyed tales of the hero’s quest, whether we read about Odysseus and Penelope or Frodo and Bilbo, or more current heroes like Harry and Hermione, Percy and Annabeth, or Katniss and Peeta. But rarely are students given the opportunity to write their own tales. Through our Creative Writing session: Journeys and Monsters in Essays and Poems, students will study the genres of the essay and the poem and use them to explore themes of coming of age as they map onto the paradigm of the hero’s quest. Mornings will be spent studying the genres and drafting essays and poems. The afternoon sessions will be dedicated to workshopping drafts into publishable pieces.
2020 Pre-College Summer Dates:
Session 1: June 28 – July 4
Session 2: July 5 – July 11
Session 3: July 12 – July 18
Session 4: July 19 – July 25
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Cost and Session Information
Costs and fees are determined by the number of sessions a student enrolls in (one, two, three, or four sessions). Enrolling in a weekly session, includes the selected academic course* taught by UConn faculty or experts in their industry, exploratory workshops, social programming activities, as well as administrative costs, all meals, and housing in an air-conditioned residence hall. Laundry machines located inside of the residence halls are available to participants at no cost. Participants must arrange their own travel to and from the Program, at their own expense.
*Additional Course Fees: Additional fees to select academic courses may apply. These fees help to cover the added cost of supply kits, studio fees, travel, entrance fees, etc. For specific course fee information, visit the course's information page. If applicable, this course fee will be applied at time of course enrollment.
Application: A non-refundable application processing fee of $45.00 must be paid in order to have your application reviewed. The application fee can be paid at the last step of the application process and is separate from enrollment costs. Our application fee is waived for students who apply before January 6th. After this date our standard application fee will be applied.
Enrollment: A $300.00 non-refundable deposit per session that will be collected at the time of enrollment is required to enroll in Pre-College Summer courses. This deposit will be credited to your program fee’s account balance.
Early Bird: Take advantage of a $150 early bird discount when you submit your application by April 1st, 2020
Multiple Sessions: Receive a discount for enrolling in more than one session, as indicated in the pricing table above. Check out our Course Academies for bundling options!
Sibling Discount: If two or more siblings enroll in the Program during the same summer, the subsequent sibling(s) will receive a $100.00 discount off of their total Program fee.