I realize that you want questions to the e-mail adress, but I already mailed there over a week ago and haven't gotten a reply yet. I also realize that you probably have a lot of e-mails to respond to, or that my mail might have been lost somewhere, but with the application deadline approaching fast, I thought it might be better to ask the questions here, where everyone's looking.
Here is the mail I sent 2.5.:
I have a few questions about applying.
In the Slideroom application form, you ask for last secondary school attended. As I'm from Finland, I'm not exaclty sure what is meant here. Is it high school/gymnasium, that we attend when we are 15-18, or is it college/university where you have already chosen which proffession you want to have in the future?
Also, should I write the names of the schools I've attended in my on language, or should I translate them to English?
Where you ask me to describe a creative accomplishment I am proud of, what exactly do you mean? Should I describe a particular drawing or painting that I'm proud of, or a specific thing I have learned? I don't really have any proffessional accomplishments to speak of, so this question is a hard one.
For the references, should I list people that could write letters of recommendation? Previous teachers? How many should I list? (I'm guessing parents don't count)
Although I am a Finnish citizen, I was born in Illinois, and is thus also an American citizen. Should I still write my Finnish social security number? I don't know how that works in the US. I have an old expired American passport from when I was a baby, but it doesn't say anything about a social security number. For country of origin/birth, should I write Finland, USA, or both? (I am from Finland, but my parents lived in USA at the time of my birth)
Are the scholarships offered only to those that apply within the deadline of March 7th? How about coming years? If I got accepted to the school, could I hold on to that and start the education some time later if I wished? How about the scholarships, could I hold onto them until later in case I got one?
It says on the art department website, that "the first three options" for paying up front, etc, "are available for a limited time only". What is this time limit?
It also says on the website that I should e-mail [email protected] for "information on how to apply for TAD scholarships". This implies that there are certain things I ned to do to apply for scholarships. But here: http://conceptart.org/forums/showpos...38&postcount=3 Jason Manley says that all who apply to the school are considered for scholarships. Is there anythign special I need to do or not, to be considered for scholarships?
Another thing that is a bit confusing is what to include in the portfolio. http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...&postcount=166 Here Jason says that it should be 10-15 pieces, letters of recommendation, a resume and preferably a website. I see now in the Slideroom form that you want 10 pictures. And I'm guessing you want more or less the same kind of pictures he mentioned there. But are the letters of recommendation and resume and all the other stuff still a requirement? Should we not use the portfolio submission forums on ca.org?
Can I update my application with new pictures before the deadline? Or should I be sure that the pictures I submit are the ones I definitely want to to show?