How to Apply

Contact Admissions

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

All applicants to Goddard’s undergraduate programs (BA or BFA) must submit the following:

1. Complete an Online Application for Admission

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

3. Letters of Recommendation

4. Education Essay

Write no more than 1,000 words.

Please describe how you started writing, how your writing has evolved; your experience with craft and revision, and what you hope your writing will become. Also discuss why have you decided to pursue a BFA degree rather than working on your own to write, your thoughts on the relationship of the writer to the world, the texts that have inspired you, and how hope to grow as a reader?

5. Creative Portfolio

Submit two or three short pieces (no more than 20 pages; excerpts from longer pieces are acceptable) along with a one-page introduction to each piece explaining the process through which the piece came to be written: its genesis, any revisions it has undergone and why.

6. Interview

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 US time, Monday-Friday. You may also interview in person if you desire to visit the Plainfield, Vermont, or Port Townsend, Washington, campus.