The Summer Writing Program will be accepting
General Admissions Applications through May 29, 2013.
We are no longer accepting Scholarship Applications
for the 2013 Summer Writing Program.
Students who are currently in 11th grade (rising senior while SWP is in session) are eligible to apply. Students who would like to participate in the Summer Writing Program must apply for admission; completed applications are submitted to the SWP Admissions Committee for review. Please be aware that students are admitted to SWP on a rolling basis beginning April 1, 2013; space may be limited at the application deadline.
General Admission Applications are due April 30, 2013.
All Complete SWP Applications Include:
- A complete SWP Application Form.
- A sample of your best academic writing for review by the Summer Writing Program Admissions Committee.
This writing sample should be:
- a minimum of two full, typed and double spaced pages in length
- a carefully chosen example of your best expository writing; while not required, we suggest a literary analysis or research paper (DO NOT SEND: creative writing, personal narratives, or AP timed responses)
- A copy of your most recent high school transcripts. Transcripts can be submitted electronically by attaching a PDF copy to your online application or you can mail a copy to the Summer Academic Programs Office. Please do not submit printouts or screenshots from online grade viewers. Additionally:
- Transcripts may be official or unofficial.
- Transcripts must include grades and course titles.
- Transcripts must begin with grade 9 (freshman year), include Fall 2012 term grades, and include a list of courses you are currently taking.
Applicants who have taken the PSAT, SAT, SAT Subject Tests, PLAN, and/or ACT exams are encouraged (though not required) to include their results with their application.
Get more information about applying for Scholarships here! (Our scholarship application is no longer available)
Due to student visa requirements, we are unable to admit international students without a United States passport.
The comprehensive $2,595 Summer Writing Program fee includes:
- Books and materials used in class.
- Six Carleton credit hours (approximately equivalent to 3 semester credit hours)
- Room and board (includes all meals)
- Activities and excursions
A $500 deposit is due with each general admission application. The remaining balance of $2,095 is due on June 3, 2013. If you are not offered admission into SWP, the $500 tuition deposit will be returned to you. For accepted students, $250 of the tuition deposit is non-refundable. Please see the cancellation policy for further details.
A limited number of scholarships are available for the Carleton Summer Writing Program.
Summer Writing Program Cancellation Policy
All cancellations must be made in writing and be received by the Summer Academic Programs Office on or before May 23, 2013.
Students whose written withdrawal is received is received by the Summer Academic Programs Office on or before May 23, 2013 will be entitled to a refund of any fees paid over and above the $250 nonrefundable tuition deposit.
Students whose written withdrawal is received between May 24, 2013 and June 3, 2013 will be charged $500. Students whose written withdrawal is received between June 4, 2013 and June 24, 2013 will be charged $1,250. Any student whose written withdrawal is received on or after June 25, 2013 will be responsible for the full cost of tuition.
Any participant who is dismissed for any reason or who voluntarily withdraws from the Summer Writing Program will be held responsible for their full tuition and forfeit all voluntary fees paid.