I promised I’d chat a bit about my experiences thus far with the Vermont College of Fine Arts. Since my studies don’t officially begin until the July residency, I thought I’d give an idea of the things that happen before that time–the “pre-residency” phase of enrollment. By the way, if you’re not familiar with the Vermont College MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults Program, click HERE to read a very nice overview of it, by former graduate Erik Talkin.
I found out in mid-February that I had been accepted. Yea! Snoopy dance time! (quickly followed by a big, “Oh my gosh–what have I gotten myself into? Can I really do this?” moment. 😉
The folks at VCFA have been incredibly friendly, generous with answering my endless questions/concerns, and helping me in many ways. And when I say, “folks”, I mean the administrators and students (current and past). Everyone immediately suggested I join the student forum (online) where I could ask questions and introduce myself. There is also an extensive FAQ page, packed with tons of info about everything from academics to housing. The students I’ve cyber-met on the forum have been so nice, and very helpful! I can’t wait to meet them this summer; my fellow travelers on the VC MFA journey.
Next, I’ll talk a bit more about the next decision I had to make–what to do about the fall semester…
4 thoughts on “VC Journey: Application, Acceptance, Absorption”
Terry, I know it seems like there are surely some hidden surprises that you wish you’d been prepared for, but – believe me – you’re well prepared and you will LOVE Vermont College! You can count on a terrific group of classmates with whom you’ll grow very close. You’ll support one other throughout the VC journey and make a whole new group of writing friends. Have a great 1st residency! (I’ll be there for the alum residency, so we’ll probably run into each other.)
Thanks, Dianne! I appreciate that :-). And I’ll look forward to seeing you in VT!
Dianne is right! VC is an experience unlike any other. Student and faculty become a close knit'family.' And it's one that will remain with you years after you leave the campus.
Have a ball!!
Thanks, SA. Everyone tells me this. I can't wait to get started!
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