Writing Workshop Summer Institute


For over twenty years, UCLA Writing Programs has helped undergraduates successfully meet the challenges of a university education. Through a new, three week Writing Workshop Summer Institute, UCLA's highly regarded writing specialists will now help college bound students prepare for those challenges. It will address such essential tasks as the timed essay exam and the effective e-mail. All activities will demystify the unstated differences between college and high school writing. The program will also attend to the college application process, including the application essay. This Summer Institute is ideal for the ambitious high school student who wants to start a step ahead.


Writing Workshop Summer Institute is designed for students enrolled in grades 9-12. The program is first-come, first-served.



Registration is conveniently done online here. In order to guarantee a spot in the program, a valid payment of the non-refundable deposit ($400 for international students; $150 for all others) is required if registering prior to the May 1 payment deadline. After the payment deadline, a full payment of all fees including the non-refundable deposit but excluding any applicable document and IEI fees is required for registration. Registration is not complete until the required payment is made. Those who are not prepared to pay can submit their registration form and retrieve registration at another time to make payment.

This deposit is not refundable under any circumstances including, but not limited to, drop for non-payment and withdrawal, even if you withdraw from the program before it begins. If you withdraw, this deposit will appear as processing fee charge on your BruinBill account. If the program is full, you will not be prompted to make payment. When your application is accepted from the wait list, you will be notified by email with instructions for methods of payment.


Already submitted the registration form but need to make a change or complete registration? You can easily do so by retrieving your registration. You will need your five-digit registration number that was sent to your email address.

Changes that can be updated or made using the retrieve form include:

  • Paying non-refundable deposit
  • Adding a second program
  • Switching programs
  • Dropping a current program


The UCLA Student Code of Conduct has been developed to maintain a safe, supportive, and inclusive campus community that engages students in order to foster their academic success, personal growth and responsible citizenship. Therefore you are expected to conduct yourself in a manner which demonstrates respect for yourself, your fellow Summer Sessions students, UCLA's faculty members, and members of the local community. Behavior governed by the UCLA Student Code of Conduct includes academic honesty, treatment of others, health and safety, use of resources, and use of alcohol and controlled substances. UCLA’s reputation for academic excellence and institutional integrity is among the most valued assets; as such, academic integrity is of paramount importance and UCLA does all within its power to maintain its standards.


During the summer, matriculated UCLA students and visiting students alike are members of our diverse and inclusive True Bruin community. For more information on the student code of conduct, please visit the Dean of Students' website.


JULY 7 - JULY 28, 2015


10:00AM - 12:30PM


FEBRUARY 6: Registration opens HERE

MARCH 1: Summer Scholars Support for California High School Students application and Writing Programs High School Fellowship available

MARCH 21: Writing Programs High School Fellowship due

APRIL 1: Summer Scholars Support for California High School Students application due

MAY 1: Payment deadline

JUNE 1: Refund deadline

JULY 7: Program starts

JULY 28: Program ends