Writing Summer Institute for High School Students

English Composition 50: Introduction to College Writing for High School Students

Course Description
  • English Composition 50: Introduction to College Writing for High School Students is a non-resident writing course for English-speaking high school students who seek to strengthen their writing and discussion skills. For over twenty years, UCLA Writing Programs has helped undergraduates successfully meet the challenges of a university education. Through a three week summer workshop, UCLA’s highly regarded writing specialists will help college-bound students prepare for those challenges. All activities will demystify the unstated differences between college and high school writing. The summer workshop will also attend to the college application process, including the application essay. This writer’s workshop is ideal for the ambitious high school student who wants to start a step ahead.
Course Dates/Times & Instructional Format
  • Course Number and Title:  English Composition 50 – Introduction to College Writing
  • Dates & Meeting Time:  Tuesdays 10AM-2PM (with a 30-min. break for lunch) & Thursdays 10am-12:30pm
    Tues., July 16th through Thurs., Aug. 1st
  • Instructional Format: 2 In-Person sections on the UCLA campus; 1 Online Synchronous section
Registering for the Course
Non-UCLA students must be 15 years of age or older by June 24, 2024 to be eligible. Course-specific requirements may apply. Students may register and enroll with the following steps.
  • Access the Summer Courses Registration Form starting February 15. This form applies to non-UCLA students interested in taking Summer Courses, Summer Online, or Summer Intensives. Read all terms and conditions, then scroll to the bottom and “Continue to Registration.”
  • Respond to all required questions.
  • Submit the form and pay the $350 ($150 for UC students) registration fee.
  • Look for the confirmation email containing your nine-digit UCLA University Identification Number (UID) and follow the directions to create a UCLA Logon with your UID number.
  • Email shosegera@humnet.ucla.edu to receive department consent to enroll into an ENCOMP 50 section. Note which section – IN-PERSON or ONLINE – you wish to enroll into.
  • Enroll in ENGCOMP 50 course on MyUCLA under the “Classes” tab and “Find a Class and Enroll”. Confirm the enrollment by checking if the course appears on your “Study List”.
  • Verify and pay any and all remaining balances on MyUCLA under “Finances and Jobs” and then “BruinBill”.
Apply for a Scholarship
  • We offer several scholarships that cover full program tuition. To apply, click here. The deadline to submit this application with supplementary materials is April 12th, 2024.
  • Please note that this scholarship does not cover housing. If you are enrolled in an in-person section of English Composition 50 and wish to live on campus, please go to the main WSI website and click on “Housing — Optional.”