College Health & Safety

Emerson is providing this information based on its current plans and in accordance with health and safety information currently available. Emerson may, in its discretion, or under direction of government or health authorities, change plans regarding modalities of courses or activities, and physical access to any facilities.

Applications will be open in November/ December 2023. We will accept applications through March 15, 2024.

Admission to Emerson College's Arts and Communication Pre-College Programs is on a rolling basis. We suggest applying early, as space is limited. Admission decisions are made frequently.

Programs Dates & Costs

Program Dates (including required orientation): July 8 through August 2, 2024
Orientation: July 8, 2024
Program will begin in the morning of July 8, 2024, with mandatory orientation.
Creative Writers Final Reading: August 2, 2024
Move-out day for on-campus students: August 2, 2024 by 5:00 p.m.
Program Costs per student *:

  • Creative Writers Workshop Tuition: $4310
  • Residential Room and Board Fee: TBD*
  • Non-refundable application fee: $60

*2023 price was $3680. 2024 prices will be updated soon. Price subject to change

Lunch, Monday through Friday is included in the tuition cost. The residential option includes room, linens, breakfast and dinner on weekdays, and brunch and dinner on weekends.

Please note: A non-refundable $500 deposit is required upon a student's acceptance of admission into the program. The deposit is to hold the student's seat in the program, and the amount will be applied towards payment of the total bill for the program. If the student later decides they will not attend the program, the $500 deposit is not refundable.

Pre-college programs are not eligible for Emerson College's employee tuition benefits.


If you withdraw from the program three weeks before the program start you will NOT be charged for the full cost of the program; however, the initial $500.00 deposit is non-refundable and will be forfeited.

Withdrawal between two to three weeks before the start of the program will result in a forfeiture of 30% of the total tuition plus the $500.00 non-refundable deposit. All remaining money paid will be refunded. Refunds will not be issued for withdrawal a week before the program starts.

Prorated room and board credit adjustments are made to students living in on-campus housing who complete and submit an official withdrawal form prior to the last day of their program. Room and board credit adjustments are based on the date the student completes the housing check-out process, including return of key. No room and board credit adjustment is available when the withdrawal of a student from the Pre-College program or on-campus housing is required by College authorities.

Any refund will be processed by the Office of Student Accounts upon receipt of a completed withdrawal form and, for students living in on-campus housing, confirmation that the housing check-out process has been completed.