im applying to various art schools (so far pratt, SVA, MICA, art center) for spring 09 enrollment as a transfer student. i still feel like a newbie when it comes to this whole applying to art school thing, and so far the plan is to just send my application/portfolio and all the other required paperwork, and wait for a reply, just as i did getting into the school i am at now. but im hearing about portfolio review days? interviews?
what should i be doing about this national portfolio day? does it harm me if i cant get to the school itself to have my portfolio reviewed? do art schools interview students that are applying? does it affect any of my chances if i mark "undecided major" on my application? what about the fact that im applying for spring instead of the usual fall quarter?... and uh, just in general, any tips you guys have about getting in