I want to apply to an MFA program this fall to start fall of 2013. I'm not sure what my chances of getting in are as I'm only applying to one school. If accepted, I'll go part time and take four years to finish a two year degree. But it's low residency, so this way I still don't have to pay for day care and can avoid taking loans.
The application deadline for the fall isn't until Feb, but I'd like to have my application completed and returned around Oct. or Nov. My problem is I've been out of college for six years. I doubt any of my professors even remember me, and it's been five since I left law school (where I didn't do very well anyhow). I need recommendation letters. I think/hope I can get one from work that speaks to my ability to draft professional correspondence and work independently, but I don't know how to acquire a recommendation letter from someone that says I can write creatively and have academic aptitude. I've been out of school for so long and the jobs I've worked have nothing to do with academics or really writing. Does anyone have suggestions for obtaining recommendation letters?