I thought of going to school online. There is a seduction in distance, online learning. You can sit in your PJ’s and take it at your own pace. I took an online class once. It was a disaster. I am just not disciplined enough for it. I like the face time that a brick and mortar campus can provide.
I narrowed my search to 2 local schools with grad programs in creative writing. There was one at SUNY Albany, the other at The College of St. Rose, the school where I earned my bachelors degree. I applied to Saint Rose despite the fact it was much more expensive due to the fact that I absolutely loved this school. The teachers were awesome, the class size is excellent and the whole campus fits my personality. And, I didn’t have to take the GRE (it is a graduate exam) in order to be considered. That was no small factor let me tell you. So I applied to St. Rose, thinking my acceptance was a slam dunk. I wished I saved the entrance essay that I submitted with my application because I would have attached it here for a laugh.