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#1 Dion

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 12:17 PM

Here, our elder members who have first hand experience and have went through the whole "going to college deal" can help our younger High School members face the challenge that is college.


[Of course, this is me pleading for help]

Post any general questions regarding College Admissions/College FA/College Life and other important stuff here.

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#2 Ham is Yum

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 12:24 PM




[Of course, this is me pleading for help]


Me too. What exactly did you write your college essays on? Was it one of those generic "Why I want to attend this college" essays, or did you do something personal?
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#3 Dion

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 01:03 PM

Me too. What exactly did you write your college essays on? Was it one of those generic "Why I want to attend this college" essays, or did you do something personal?


I've done the "Describe your personal strengths" Essay as well as a "Best Advice" essay. Those were for scholarships, though, and not for any colleges. :I

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#4 Crimson Jazz

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 01:27 PM

Even though I'm only about to be a freshmen in college, I think the best advice I myself can give is you should apply to colleges as EARLY AS POSSIBLE. Applying late, and taking my ACT in my Senior year >_>, is the main reason why I couldn't get into my dream school (USC). Like, if you've already taken the ACT or SAT, as soon as you get your scores you should start applying, regardless of what your high school adviser tells you. The same is said for scholarships. Do as many as possible.

Also, it's sort of okay to lie on your applications about your grades, because certain (NOT ALL, CERTAIN) colleges don't care about that. Your ACT/SAT score is what they really care about.

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#5 Blade

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 02:49 PM

Advice?

Don't do it!


#6 Ham is Yum

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 03:29 PM

Dude you are no help whatsoever. Gtfo. <__<
lol, jk. Ilu <3
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#7 Dion

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 04:27 PM

A question to Hammy. You're making a portfolio, right? Is it okay for me to make one out of the graphics stuff I do with Photoshop? How do I go about doing that?

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#8 Valor

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 04:29 PM

When I applied to SCAD, you needed to get a portfolio together. All I did was burn a cd with a bunch of images and whatnot I had created. On it I also included websites I had designed and all sorts of scanned hand drawn images. It's really only very useful for art schools, but you could always make an online portfolio at like a personal website if you wanted to show off work you've done :|

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 04:31 PM

When I applied to SCAD, you needed to get a portfolio together. All I did was burn a cd with a bunch of images and whatnot I had created. On it I also included websites I had designed and all sorts of scanned hand drawn images. It's really only very useful for art schools, but you could always make an online portfolio at like a personal website if you wanted to show off work you've done :|


What if I don't specifically want to major in art? Just do a minor in it or something? Would that still help out a bit?

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#10 Valor

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 04:33 PM

Usually it's a requirement to send a portfolio as in they'd tell you we need a portfolio in your application. Then again, I never sent one to the school I currently go to and I'm majoring in Art. I think it depends on what kind of school you're heading to and what their requirements are. It may be different depending on if it's a dedicated art school like SCAD or even like idk Full Sail or something as opposed to a more general school.

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#11 Ham is Yum

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 04:51 PM

Usually it's a requirement to send a portfolio as in they'd tell you we need a portfolio in your application. Then again, I never sent one to the school I currently go to and I'm majoring in Art. I think it depends on what kind of school you're heading to and what their requirements are. It may be different depending on if it's a dedicated art school like SCAD or even like idk Full Sail or something as opposed to a more general school.

Full Sail also does interviews. That's one of the things that kind of put me off because I'm so horrible at interviews. Plus the cost just wasn't my cup of tea. SCAD's cost made me do the same. I think SVA would be better for me and it's closer to where I live now.
Overall, for art schools, it's good to do your research before you apply.
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#12 Dion

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 04:54 PM

Full Sail also does interviews. That's one of the things that kind of put me off because I'm so horrible at interviews. Plus the cost just wasn't my cup of tea. SCAD's cost made me do the same. I think SVA would be better for me and it's closer to where I live now.
Overall, for art schools, it's good to do your research before you apply.


I'm not exactly sure I even want to go to an arts college. I want to major in physics and mathematics... The designer industry is far too saturated to even consider.


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Heres something that I would like help with.

"Discuss the subjects in which you excel or have excelled. To what factors do you attribute your success?"

I'm currently writing about math. I need some phrases or smart sayings about math so that I can incorporate them into my essay. Anyone willing to help?

/I've completed my essay. if you don't mind editing, please do tell me :3

Edited by Artemis, 10 August 2011 - 04:01 AM.

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