One of the benefits of studying in a low-residency MFA program is the flexibility it offers. Students can progress through the program at a pace that works in accordance with their lifestyles and their goals. Below are two sample schedules: the first schedule offers a timeline for students who wish to complete their degree quickly, attending four consecutive residencies and enrolling in a literature course or field study in addition to the tutorials. The second schedule offers a longer timeline for students who may be able to attend only one residency per year, or who are only able to enroll in one course per semester. These are by no means the only schedules a student can follow; they are meant simply to give students an idea of how they can build a timeline that works for their needs.