Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Did you hear that?

It was the sound of me hitting "submit" on my fifth online application. Yay! I'm not officially finished until I pop a few things in the mail (transcripts, etc). But the boxes are checked and the submit buttons have been pressed. Everything is written that needs to be written. Everything is on its way. Feels good.

The five schools I applied to:

1) UC Riverside (Riverside, CA)

Residency Location: Palm Desert, CA, Riviera Resort and Spa

Why it's cool: cheapest tuition, 2 year program, UC = close, familiar, residency is at a resort in SoCal

2) Chatham University (Pittsburgh, PA)

Residency Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Why it's cool: 2 year program, summer residencies only, travel writing specialization, option to travel in lieu of a residency

3) Pacific Lutheran University (Tacoma, WA)
Residency Location: Tacoma, WA

Why it's cool: summer residencies only, Tacoma looks neat (?)

4) Vermont College of Fine Arts (Montpelier, VT)

Residencies: Montpelier, VT (or Slovenia! ha.)

Why it's cool: Highest-ranked school out of the five, 2 year program, it's very Vermonty

5) Seattle Pacific University (Seattle, WA)

Residencies: Whidbey Island, WA or Santa Fe, NM

Why it's cool: 2 year program, residency locations look amazing

All five of the programs are Low-residency, which means I will live and work right HERE but I will go a few times a year to an intensive residency. Right now I"m too tired to write any more. But I'm excited.

This is a major life experience. :)


  1. All of them are beautiful. I think the fact that you can live here but travel there a few times is pretty cool!!

  2. I am laughing right now because I have stayed at TWO of those schools. If you guessed the Washington ones, you guessed correctly. Congratulations for getting this far, you're going to do great! I can't wait to hear which one you end up working with!

  3. The only thing that I can contribute to this aside from congratulations is: The Riviera Resort is SO nice! What a nice play to stay for your residency!

  4. Best of luck on all of your applications!!!!

    (I think you should choose Vermont, you can pretend you are in White Christmas!)

  5. Congrats on being done! Still a bit confused on the traveling aspect, but I'm sure you'll provide more details at a later date :)