Summer Writing Program: Online Courses

Real-Time Online Learning 

How much can you learn in three weeks? You’ll be amazed. Register here.

What It Is: An online, real-time classroom experience. Our synchronous online classes meet for two hours daily through video conference. Sections are limited to eight students, and each class session typically includes discussion about the day’s reading, pre-writing discussion and exercises, skill practice, and instructor feedback. Instructors meet individually with each student once/ week. 

The Facts

Start / End Dates July 8th-July 26th, 2024
Weekly Mondays to Thursdays with optional Friday workshops
Daily Schedule Real-time class meets 12 - 2 p.m. EDT 
(Student conferences scheduled outside of class times.)
Class Size Maximum of 10 students
Instruction Experienced college instructors
Tuition $2500
Deposit of $500 Due June 1st
Full Payment Due June 30th (Pay in full by June 1st to receive a 10% tuition reduction)


Self-Paced Online Courses

What It Is: Work at your own pace and on your own schedule. Our asynchronous sections are available to students anytime, anywhere. Each unit is comprised of a series of “short writing talks” and writing exercises. Students meet weekly with an instructor for feedback on written work.

The Facts

Start / End Dates Anytime this Summer!
Weekly Schedule You set your schedule and pace! Once you sign-up, you’ll schedule unit check-in conferences (each 1 hour) with your instructor
Instruction Experienced college instructors
Tuition $2000
Full Payment Due at start date


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