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…