How to Apply
All applicants to Goddard’s undergraduate programs (BA or BFA) must submit the following:
1. Complete an Online Application for Admission
- Submit $65 application fee.
- Where there is a demonstrated financial hardship, the Office of Admissions may waive the application fee.
- If you are a high school junior or senior, speak to your high school guidance counselor about a Request for Admission Application Fee Waiver (download the form on the website of the National Association of College Admission Counselor.)
- If you are not a high school junior or senior and would like to request a waiver, please contact your admissions counselor for instructions.
2. Official transcripts from each school and/or college you have attended
- Transcripts and other official records must be submitted by the credit-awarded institution directly to Goddard College, Office of Admissions, 123 Pitkin Road, Plainfield, VT 05667.
- Submit high school transcripts or other proof of successful completion of secondary education (such as GED record). Students who were homeschooled or unschooled should submit a secondary education report.
- Submit all transcripts from previously attended colleges or universities.
- While test scores are not considered for admissions decisions, you are strongly encouraged to submit ACT, CLEP and AP scores with your application. You may be eligible to earn college credit.
3. Letters of Recommendation
- Submit 2 letters of recommendation.
- At least one letter should address your ability to do college-level work. Letters can be from an academic or professional setting; or be from colleagues, advisors or mentors.
- Letters must be sent by their authors directly to the Office of Admissions. Email email@example.com or mail to the Admissions Office, Goddard College, 123 Pitkin Road, Plainfield, VT 05667.
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.
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.