Frequently Asked Questions

Because it is fun. Your femmeself is there for a reason. She is the personification of your needs. She is the uninhibited part of you. The more you nourish her and let her be your guide, the more you will learn about yourself. At Miss Vera’s Finishing School for Boys Who Want to Be Girls, we believe that in putting the clothes in the closet and letting the girl out, we can help you to be a happier, healthier and more loving human being.

An upbeat attitude and the desire to explore!

  • Cosmetology
    • Let's Make-up - Make-up application
    • Wigged Out - The care and feeding of your hair
    • Nail Call - Manicures and pedicures.
    • Hair Today - Shaving and other types of hair removal
  • Physical Education
    • Well-Heeled - Walking in high heels
    • Ballet One And Tu-Tu - Dance and port de bras
    • Take It Off - How to strip
    • Of Corset - Body building and corset training
  • Communications
    • Voice And Elocution
    • Girl Talk
    • Social Conversation
    • Flirting Fundamentals
  • Home Economics
    • Cooking
    • Domestic Bliss
    • Sewing
    • Maid Training
    • Servant Problems and Solutions
    • Etiquette And Table Manners
    • Tea For You - Tea service
  • Musicology
    • From Humdrum To Divadom - Female music appreciation.
  • Sex Education
    • Femmeself Acceptance
    • How To Share Your Femmeself With Your Partner
    • Femalia - Understanding female genitalia - a guide to female genitalia, surgery and hormones.
    • Facts About Fantasies
  • Photography
    • Mini Photo Session
    • Formal Photo Session In Studio
  • Herstory
    • Create A Herstory
    • Recommended Reading

The amount of time you spend at Miss Vera's Finishing School depends on your needs and desires. You may come for only one class or you may continue your education.

We currently offer the following courses:

Each department in the academy is supervised by one or more deans, each of whom is an expert in her field. Miss Vera oversees the entire curriculum.

All classes are totally private unless otherwise announced. A class usually consists of Miss Vera, you and the appropriate deans.

The academy sometimes organizes group lessons such or teas, during which you can meet one or more of your sorority sisters. Our group class, How To Walk In High Heels, is open to all serious students of any gender. We are fortunate in New York City to have CDI (NYC's CrossGender Community) a very active social/support group based here. We encourage our girls to make connections with this group and we can plan a visit there into your schedule. We love to show off our work.

Miss Vera’s Finishing School has received much publicity over the years because we are very good at what we do and we love to do it. We can turn you into a glamorous cover girl, if you choose. However most of our students prefer to be very discreet and we honor that privacy.

Our main campus is a beautiful studio that is totally, positively and permanently pink. You are surrounded by photos and sculptures that honor the female. Music created by women fills the air. And of course, there are lots of frocks and coiffs, perfumes, powders and pumps.

Wives and partners are invited to audit your class, usually at little or no additional fee. A letter of application written by your partner should accompany your application and we will want to speak with her via telephone.

At present, my best recommendations regarding home study options are my three books: Miss Vera’s Finishing School for Boys Who Want to Be Girls, Miss Vera’s Crossdress for Success, and Miss Vera’s Cross Gender Fun For All. We may offer telephone or email lessons with myself and the deans at some future date and if so, reading one or all three of those books would be a requirement. I’m very proud of these books and they are vital to your evolution and progress as a gender explorer and future femme fatale.To stay up to date on any new offerings, I advise you to sign up for our newsletter.

Miss Vera’s is the one school from which you may never want to graduate. However we do confer certificates of achievement when you have completed courses to the satisfaction of your teachers.

The curriculum is always personalized, so you may proceed at a more rapid or a slower pace. With my permission as your academic advisor, you may concentrate on some areas more than others. Souvenir photos are part of each class unless the student chooses otherwise. FemIntensives work well for students who matriculate from out of town. All students may add to their education through the completion of extra credit assignments that result in merit badges and certificates of achievement such as: the Margaret Mead research award, the Isadora Duncan movement award, the Betty Crocker cooking crown, the Diana Vreeland fashion certificate, the Simone de Beauvoir philosophy prize, the Maria Callas Diva diploma, the Amy Vanderbilt etiquette award.

Yes, we will customize your curriculum to accommodate considerations of time and pocketbook. See our list of course descriptions.

Tuitions are fees for the deans and academy operating expenses. Items such as theater tickets, dinners out and, of course, your new outfits, are not included.

A 50% non-refundable deposit is required on all classes. Once we agree on the date and amount of time for your visit, we ask that you follow up with your deposit within 3 days so we can hold the space for you and plan your program. Your deposit entitles you to reschedule a class one time provided you have given us 48 hours notice and the new date is within six months. Exceptions will be made in case of extraordinary circumstances.

There are a number of ways you may attend the academy at a discounted rate, or even for free. Our “pretty penny policy” allows you and a girlfriend to save 25% on your joint class. Also, we are often in need of models to help promote the academy in various media, tv, magazines, etc. This usually requires that you be willing to go from male to female on camera. To be considered for this opportunity, you must fill out the enrollment application and send it to us along with your $20 enrollment fee and your photo (in male drab) to

Miss Vera, 85 Eighth Avenue Studio 3B New York, NY 10011

Mark "model applicant" on top of your enrollment form. There is no travel budget, so you must live in the NY area or be able to get yourself here. In return your day at the academy will be absolutely free and you will receive souvenir photos or video or both depending on your modeling assignment.

The FemIntensive is a dream come true Cinderfella experience. Students, particularly those from out of town may choose at any time to pursue their studies over the course of two or more consecutive days. During your FemIntensive we start in the morning and spend a twelve hour day full of classes. A good part of that time may be spent going off campus to beauty salons, shopping, night clubs, restaurants, theatres, etc. Miss Vera's girls go everywhere. The student usually stays at a guest house located very near the academy. We decorate your room prior to your arrival to suit your femmeself. Except for a short walk to the academy each morning, you are en femme all during your stay.

We prefer that you send your application first in order to show you are serious, willing to follow instructions, and respectful of our time. It is also helpful to have that information in front of us even in our initial chat.

We are in the process of updating our links page and will include chat sites and forums. You can also post a question on our Facebook page.

You can open a PayPal account and deposit money into it. You will need to give PayPal your name and banking info, but the user name you choose for this account can be anything you like.Then send us money via PayPal using a PayPal check. When we receive your payment, it will show only the user name on your PayPal account. Please note that these PayPal checks take longer to clear (7-10 business days) than credit card payments, so if you are using this method to send your class deposit, it will need to clear prior to your class appointment.

Or, you may send us cash via snail mail. For class deposits and all larger amounts, please send via a method that is trackable.

Or, If you appear in person for your preliminary consultation, you may pay in cash and enroll under any name with which you are comfortable.

That said, please remember, your privacy is always respected.

Students living abroad send us fees via Western Union (very efficient and fast), International Express Mail, FEDEX, as well as via wire into our bank account. If you are going to use any of these methods, please email for further instructions.

At present, the only items we sell at MVA are wigs thru Miss Shannon our dean of do’s. However, we can purchase items for you ahead of time. We can also take you shopping in drab or en femme, a terrific experience.

We have everything you need right here. However, many of our students have their own wardrobes and like to bring them for a critique. It is always fun for us to see what you have purchased. Some of you have such excellent taste. Others definitely need lots of guidance, but that is why we are here.

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