Yes, we do. There are two parts to our policy. The first pertains to how we will interact with you. Out of fairness to all potential candidates, everyone who is actively involved in the running of TASP has agreed only to share online information about TASP through the Telluride Association website. Anyone claiming to be a program alum or sharing insider information on other websites may not have complete, accurate, or up-to-date information. In addition, we encourage our program alumni to share their enthusiasm for TASP, but also to be sure to let future TASPers discover and shape the program for themselves. Part of what makes TASP unique is the ability of each group of participants to shape their own experience, regardless of what has happened in past seminars. On this website, we have focused on giving you useful information without constraining your ability to make the most of your own summer.
The second part of our policy is a recommendation regarding your interactions with each other. We believe TASPs are at their best when everyone comes to the program with a clean slate and an open mind. We understand the temptation to discuss your essays, your hopes, and your fears with your online peers. But we say from experience that if you are selected for TASP, the program will likely be more valuable for you if your first encounters with your fellow TASP community members are on the first day of the program.