|Students who got into MICA say:|
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| | My main tips are:
1.Don't stop yourself from applying just because you don't think you can afford it! The admissions and financial aid offices are full of wonderful people who can make miracles if you let them help you.
2.Don't just be a name in a over-stocked file! Luckily for me, I'm a Baltimore native and arranged to meet my admissions advisor in person for an interview. I highly suggest that you do this is you can! I also turned in most of my files in person rather than mailing. I did it mostly just as a matter of convenience(I hate mailing things) but the office started to get to know me and I got to see quite a bit of my advisor, because of it. I believe this fimiliarity helped me out a lot when it came to my admission and especially to scholarships.
3. If money's an issue, apply to all the scholarships you are eligible for. I didn't think there was any chance of me winning this one academic scholarship that asked for an essay on a favorite artist, or something. I figured there had to be at least 100 other people with better grades better than mine who'd enter before me, but my mom made me do it anyway. Turns out they ended up splitting the scholarship award between me and another person and I get something like $16,000 a year for it!
4. Pay attention to what everyone else said - your portfolio matters! The admissions office would ideally, I'm sure, like a student who has the whole package: great grades, awesome test score, beautiful artwork, and extra curricular. BUT, your art is the most important! I've known of people who have sucky grades but got in because they had amazing portfolios.
5. Good luck! I love MICA and I hope you will, too!
I put together a strong portfolio and spent a long, careful time working on the application and the essays. I recommend making sure you do your best work and take everything seriously if you are applying for scholarships. Start early and don't put it off.
| Art & Design Department|| May 09 2006 |
good portfolio, good sat, good essay.
| Art & Design Department|| Aug 19 2004 |