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Goddard College

Plainfield, VT

At A Glance

Main Address

123 Pitkin Rd

Plainfield, VT 05667-9432

www.goddard.edu

Admission Office

123 Pitkin Road

Plainfield, VT 05667

(800) 906-8312

admissions@goddard.edu

Type of School

Small

Private

college of art

liberal arts college

teachers college/college of education

college of performing arts

4-year school

Coed

Regionally Accredited

New England Association of Colleges and Schools

College Board Code: 3416

Quick Facts

Total undergraduates : 160

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 8

Percentage of financial need met (average) : 31.0%

Average financial aid package : $8,422.00

In-State Tuition : $17,084.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $17,084.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Bachelor's

Master's

Setting

Rural Community (<2,500)

Rural

Commuter campus

Other Characteristics

All programs operate exclusively on a low-residency model entailing 8 days on campus at the beginning of each semester. Students study from home or elsewhere the rest of the term. This is neither a residential model nor an online approach, but blends aspects of both to provide maximum operational flexibility for students with other commitments, while maintaining academic depth and student engagement.

Deadlines

Admission

Regular application due: No Regular Application Deadline

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : --

Housing deposit due : --

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : --

SAT subject score report due : --

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : --

Financial Aid Priority Application due : --

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : --

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : --

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Degrees Offered in : Bachelor's, Master's degrees

Returning for sophomore year : 66.0%

Accreditation and Associations

New England Association of Colleges and Schools

Regionally Accredited

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
African-American/Black Studies B M
American Indian/Native American Studies B M
American/United States Studies/Civilization B M
Ethnic Studies B M
European Studies/Civilization B M
Gay/Lesbian Studies B M
Latin American Studies B M
Near and Middle Eastern Studies B M
Women's Studies B M

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Business Administration and Management, General B M

Education
Art Teacher Education B M
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services M
Curriculum and Instruction B M
Early Childhood Education and Teaching B M
Education, General B M
Educational Evaluation and Research M
Educational Leadership and Administration, General M
Elementary Education and Teaching B M
English/Language Arts Teacher Education B M
History Teacher Education B M
International and Comparative Education M
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching B M
Secondary Education and Teaching B M
Social Studies Teacher Education B M
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education B M
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels B M

English Language, Literature & Letters
Creative Writing B M
English Language and Literature, General B M

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Aromatherapy B M
Art Therapy/Therapist M
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling B M
Community Health and Preventive Medicine B M
Dance Therapy/Therapist M
Environmental Health B M
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General B M
Herbalism/Herbalist B M
Homeopathic medicine/homeopathy B M
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling M
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor M
Movement Therapy and Movement Education B M
Naturopathic Medicine/Naturopathy B M
Polarity Therapy B M
Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy M
Public Health Education and Promotion B M
Reiki B M
Somatic Bodywork B M

History
History, General B M

Liberal Arts & Sciences, Gen Studies & Humanities
General Studies B M
Humanities/Humanistic Studies B M
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies B M

Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies
Sustainability Studies B M

Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Studies B M

Psychology
Clinical Psychology B M
Community Psychology M
Counseling Psychology M
Developmental and Child Psychology M
Educational Psychology M
Family Psychology M
Health/Medical Psychology M
Industrial and Organizational Psychology M
Personality Psychology M
Psychology, General B M
Social Psychology M

Social Sciences
Cultural Anthropology B M
Social Sciences, General B M

Visual & Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General B M
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics M
Dance, General M
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts, General B M
Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts M
Fine/Studio Arts, General B M
Intermedia/Multimedia B M
Music History, Literature, and Theory B M
Music, General B M
Painting B M
Playwriting and Screenwriting B M
Printmaking M
Sculpture B M
Visual and Performing Arts, General B M

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

External Degree Program

Independent Study

Internships

Student-Designed Major

Teacher Certification

Dual Enrollment of High School Students

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

Extended Class Availability

Distance Learning

Computer Services

100 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Libraries, Student Center

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Dorms wired for high speed internet connections

Wireless network available

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Small

Geographic Location : 10 miles from Montpelier, 45 miles from Burlington.

Rural Community

Rural

Commuter Campus

Total undergraduates : 160

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 8

Degree-seeking undergrads : 160

Graduate enrollment : 185

Student General Information

All students average age : 33

Full time students average age : 33

In state students : 21.0%

Out of state students : 79.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 3.0%

American Indian/Alaskan Native : 4.0%

Black African American : 6.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 1.0%

Race Ethnicity Unknown : 41.0%

White : 44.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

Other Activities & Organizations : Dogs not allowed on campus, with the exception of service dogs.

Student Newspaper : The Pitkin Review

Student Newspaper URL : http://blogs.goddard.edu/pitkin/past-issues/

Housing Options

Apartments For Married Students

Wellness Housing (alcohol/drug/smoke-free)

Women's Housing

Theme Housing

Coed Housing

Additional Housing Options

Housing deposit : $250.00

Housing deposit is not refunded if student does not enroll.

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

Counseling And Wellness

Financial aid counseling

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Wheelchair Accessibility

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Academic Support Programs

Study skills assistance

Writing center

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

N

Choral Groups

N

Concert Band

N

Dance Activity

N

Drama/Theater

N

Film Society

N

Fraternities

N

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

N

Jazz Band

N

Literary Magazine

Y

Marching Band

N

Model United Nations

N

Music Ensembles

N

Musical Theater

N

Opera

N

Pep Band

N

Radio Station

Y

Sororities

N

Student Newspaper

N

Symphony Orchestra

N

Television Station

N

Yearbook

N

Sports

Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $65.00

Application fee notes: Paper/Online

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Very Important

Application Essay

Character/Personal Qualities

Interview

Level of Applicant's Interest

Important

Recommendations

Talent/Ability

Volunteer Work

Considered

Academic GPA

Alumni Relation

Extracurricular Activities

First generation college student

Racial/Ethnic Status

Rigor of secondary school record

Work Experience

SAT score use policy

Information not supplied by college

Additional requirements for home-schooled students

Special requirements for home-schooled applicants:

(in addition to any polices listed)

State high school equivalency certificate

Other Test Policies

Information not supplied by college

A note from the college

Academic performance and potential, maturity and self-awareness, ability to work independently, personal statement, interview, and enthusiasm are primary factors; creative portfolio is both mandatory and crucially important for BFA programs. Additional writing sample and/or TOEFL score may be requested.

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : No

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : No

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : Yes

From the college: Goddard will accept up to 15 credits (3 courses) for AP credit with scores of 3 or higher.

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

Math

0

4

Social Studies

0

4

Foreign Language

0

2

English

0

4

Science

0

4

Science Lab

0

3

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : -- and Percent who submitted ACT scores : --

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

*

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

*

ACT Composite

*


* The college did not report these requirements or does not have specific requirements.


College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Exam

Minimum Grade for Credit

Credit Hours Awarded

American Government

50

--

American Literature

50

--

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

50

--

Biology

50

--

Calculus with Elementary Functions

50

--

Chemistry

50

--

College Algebra

50

--

College Mathematics

50

--

English Literature

50

--

French I

50

--

French II

62

--

German I

50

--

German II

63

--

History of United States I

50

--

History of United States II

50

--

Human Growth and Development

50

--

Humanities

50

--

Information Systems and Computer Applications

50

--

Introduction to Educational Psychology

50

--

Introductory Business Law

50

--

Introductory Psychology

50

--

Introductory Sociology

50

--

Natural Science

50

--

Principles of Macroeconomics

50

--

Principles of Management

50

--

Principles of Marketing

50

--

Principles of Microeconomics

50

--

Social Sciences and History

50

--

Spanish I

50

--

Spanish II

66

--

Western Civilization I

50

--

Western Civilization II

50

--

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of scholarship / grants : 34.0%

% of loans / jobs : 66.0%

% of freshmen with need who received financial aid : 100.0%

% Applied for need-based aid : 81.0%

% Judged to have need : 97.0%

% that were offered aid : 93.0%

% that had need fully met : 1.0%

% of need met : 31.0%

Average 1st year financial aid package : $8,422.00

Avg non need-based aid : $500.00

Avg need-based scholarship or grant award : $6,089.00

Avg need-based loan : $3,500.00

Avg indebtedness at graduation : $26,226.00

Financial Aid Deadlines

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Beverly Jene

Financial aid office phone : (800) 468-4888

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Art

Job Skills

Leadership

Music/Drama

State/District Residency

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Art

Job Skills

Leadership

Music/Drama

State/District Residency

Tuition payment plans

Credit card payment

Deferred payment

Installment payment

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$17,084.00

$17,084.00

$17,084.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$17,084.00

$17,084.00

$17,084.00

Room and board:

$1,752.00

--

$878.00

Books and supplies:

$600.00

$600.00

$600.00

Estimated personal expenses:

--

--

--

Transportation expenses:

--

--

$1,200.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$19,436.00

$17,684.00

$19,762.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$19,436.00

$17,684.00

$19,762.00

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: --

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): --

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: 60

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: 75

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: 45

Admission Requirements (Required)

College Transcript(s)

Essay or Personal Statement

Interview

Students who applied for transfer

Students who applied for transfer from 2 year schools: 40.0%

Students who applied for transfer from 4 year schools: 60.0%

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Spring

Transfers accepted as

1st semester freshman

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Pre-admission transcript evaluation (determination of what courses will transfer)

Special Requirements

Transfer applicants must submit 2 letters of recommendation, preferably from instructors or work supervisors. Three letters of recommendation are required when applying to the Psychology program.

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: $65.00

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $17,084.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $1,752.00

Room & Board(off-campus): --

Additional estimated expenses: $3,000.00

Costs per credit hour: --

Financial Aid

International students eligible for non-need based aid

Tests for International Students

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: --

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: --

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students