Summer Institute : Creative Writing : Tuition + Admissions

The UArts Pre-College Summer Institute attracts students from around the world. Rising juniors and seniors in high school are welcome to apply to the Creative Writing Program.

Application Requirements Other Expenses
Tuition + Fees Refund Policy

Application Requirements
Creative Writing Program

  1. Completed application form
  2. $50 nonrefundable application fee
  3. One-page typed personal essay expressing why you have chosen to study at the University of the Arts this summer
  4. Writing portfolio: Two writing samples from any of these genres: fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction.

Visit the Apply Now page for information on how to submit application materials.

*We are happy to advise you about your application materials. If you are concerned that your portfolio or application materials are not fully developed, please contact our office to discuss with a Pre-College staff member.

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2014 Tuition + Fees*
Creative Writing Program – Residential Students
Application Fee $50
Tuition $3,150
Housing + Meals $1,520
Total Residential Cost $4,720
Creative Writing Program – Commuter Students
Application Fee $50
Tuition $3,150
Commuter Lunch-Only Meal Plan (required) $240
Total Commuter Cost $3,440
Additional Fees (if applicable)
International Student Fee $250
Late Payment Fee $60
Returned Check Fee $50

*Information above is for the 2014 program. Information for the 2015 program coming soon.

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Other Expenses

Optional trips to the beach in Wildwood, N.J., Six Flags Great Adventure and NYC are at an additional cost to the student. Sign-up sheets will be distributed once the student has reserved their spot in the program.

Spending + Miscellaneous Expenses
Students spend an average of $80-$100 per week on additional items including laundry, snacks, personal spending and non-required supplies.

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