Applying to the Education Program

Contact Admissions

800.906.8312 (toll free)
802.454.8311 (local)
802.454.1029 (fax)

All applicants to Goddard’s Education program must submit the following:

1. Online Application for Admission

2. Official transcripts from each school and/or college you have attended

3. Letters of Recommendation

4. Education Essay

Undergraduate Applicants

Write no more than 1,000 words addressing the following:

Graduate Applicants

Write no more than 1,000 words addressing the following:

5. Interview (For applicants to the BA)

All applicants to Goddard’s undergraduate programs are required to complete an interview with an admission counselor. The interview is designed to help the counselor assess your understanding and readiness or self-directed study. It also provides you with an opportunity to ask questions about the low-residency model or other aspects of the Goddard curriculum.

Interviews are generally done over the phone and are 20-30 minutes in length. After you have submitted your application form and essay, please contact your admissions counselor or call (800)-906-8312 to schedule. Please provide some dates and times you are available during regular business hours eastern U.S. time, Monday-Friday. You may also interview in person if you desire to visit the campus in Plainfield, Vermont.

6. Praxis CORE Testing (Licensure Candidates)

All candidates seeking initial educator licensure in Vermont are required to meet the passing scores in basic reading, writing and math on Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators Test. To review Vermont standards for initial educator licensure, visit the Vermont Agency for Education website.

Students seeking admission to the bachelor’s or master’s level licensure degree option must submit test scores with their application for admission. Applicants who have not met the state’s testing requirements at the time of application may submit a Praxis Disclosure and Temporary Waiver Form jpg_pdf. By submitting the waiver request, applicants acknowledge their responsibility to take and pass all state-required tests within six months of admission to continue as a licensure student in Goddard’s Education Program.