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  1. i agree with etui with self motivation. its all about not slacking off to watch a tv show, but spent that time trying to realize your ideas on paper. (which is what i didnt do, and i regret a lot). and following the instructions and knowing what they want is very important, why? my character design obviously lacked the creativity and liveliness they wanted ,so i got bad marks on it.

    and i actually spent the same time as etui, starting from christmas. its actually a bit late, as i couldn't bring anything to national portfolio day to see if they approve of it. I really recommend starting your portfolio in the summer and go to the portfolio day!!!

    heres my partial portfolio, im too embarrassed to post my character and storyboard:
    http://ap2092.blogspot.com/

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  3. #4472
    Quote Originally Posted by Ufo264 View Post
    OMG people are receiving score sheets already and I still have no reply!!!
    this sucks...
    Was being patient enough! Im calling Sheridan.

    Edit: They said that the offers for Illustration should be completed by tomorrow. So for anyone who's still waiting, it shoud be over soon.
    Hey thanks for the update! i was about to call 'em myself. I've had a bad feeling about this for too long and not knowing is killing me.

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  4. Quote Originally Posted by REDiceT View Post
    HEY GUYS! I actually got cheered up when I saw my score! It wasn't as bad as I thought: i got a 2.73! I will try to appeal, it seems they marked me down a lot under the "animation" category, which kind of bothers me because EVERY SINGLE ONE is marked down as a 2?? I got 3's and 4's on everything else. O_o

    Also, my sister seen her score. She got a 0 on something, which I see means that there's a page missing??? How can she appeal for this?? It was definitely there?? And it's not like it was extremely horrible either... at least a 1 or 2 should be it. O_o

    :
    definitely appeal!! i support you and annie, and if she did put in the required stuff then you guys have to get her mark back!!

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  5. #4474
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    Quote Originally Posted by REDiceT View Post
    @ Alex Chow: Hey there! I understand you've done an appeal before, and I was wondering how me and my sister can write one?? It's our first time to do something like this.. we could use some help! D:
    I got my sister to do it :/

    Just be as polite and formal as possible and avoid asking for lost causes. Get your friends (especially those with art experience) to look at your portfolio and ask them if you're not sure which pieces should be appealed for. The most important thing I've learned is to look at your portfolio from a fresh eye - an objective eye - before sending that letter.

    In my opinion, the Presentation portion of the portfolio is highly subjective and, assuming you got 2s in some pieces for that while getting 3s for others, it is worth a shot. Sections like structure, proportions and perspective have less leeway so only go for those if you are truly sure it was "unfairly marked".

    What ended up happening for me is that not only did I get the marks I requested for but I got more on top of that (EDIT: That said, I also didn't get more marks on things that I knew, for sure, was a lost cause. My animal drawings are laughable.) Despite the strict portfolio process, the markers were human after all!

    Good luck.

    Last edited by Alex Chow; April 8th, 2010 at 11:12 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aFractionoftheWhole View Post
    and i actually spent the same time as etui, starting from christmas. its actually a bit late, as i couldn't bring anything to national portfolio day to see if they approve of it. I really recommend starting your portfolio in the summer and go to the portfolio day!!!
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    Agreed so hard. I regretted that, but I don't think I was good enough at that point to be working on it the summer after grade 11. I ended up just bringing a pile of character doodles and skeleton + animal drawings, the kind of stuff I'd do normally to show them what I was about. It went wonderfully despite me being unprepared, the people I talked to were very helpful. Go to portfolio day, definitely. At the very least, it will give you that sense that you really aren't alone


    ....And it convinced me that OCAD was not the place for me. At all.

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  7. #4476
    That being said, do we only request certain pieces to be appealed and not our entire portfolio?

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  8. #4477
    Received my score sheet today. 60/100. The passmark was 59.
    But still no change on access Sheridan.
    I should receive an offer right? I hope they don't reconsider.

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  9. #4478
    You got your scoresheet before the results? That's odd..
    Which program is it by the way?
    Probably just wait a day or two, or e-mail them about it?

    Last edited by biancaeris; April 9th, 2010 at 10:45 AM.
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    Smile No score yet

    I found out I got into the animation program last week (huge happy/dorky grin) but haven't gotten my scores yet, probably because I live in the USA and it'll take longer to send. Hopefully I'll get them today, I'm curious to see what I got.

    Anyways, extremely excited to start school here!

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  11. #4480
    Quote Originally Posted by biancaeris View Post
    You got your scoresheet before the results? That's odd..
    Which program is it by the way?
    Probably just wait a day or two, or e-mail them about it?
    I know! This makes me crazy and mad at them!
    I emailed them about it, and Jennifer Crane (Admission Specialist for the Bachelor of applied Arts) replied that today (friday) is the final day of offers of admission. I just don't get it. If I passed both, how hard is it to change my status, why keep it to the last day, last minute. I'm from Montreal and this is a huge thing for me as I have to start planning the move as early as possible.
    It really has been a torture for the past couple of days... you know how it feels.
    I don't even want to imagine how hard the wait must be on the waitlist!

    For those on the waitlist, keep strong!

    Edit: I applied to Illustration btw

    Last edited by Ufo264; April 9th, 2010 at 01:10 PM.
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  12. #4481
    got an 'Firm Admit'!!!!
    only after calling Jennifer and checking my grades, I finnaly got it!!!!

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  13. #4482
    Quote Originally Posted by REDiceT View Post
    Hi guys, I came back for questions again. ><

    Someone before had told me that I needed to schedule a meeting before asking for an appeal? Is that true, or I should just send a letter?

    Who do I direct the mail to?

    Also, should we provide photocopies or something of the piece you want re-evaluated? I'm not sure how the score-changing process works here, but I'm guessing if they want to change the score, they'll need to see the picture? (Unless they have copies of it... somehow?)
    Hey did you request the "Admission Decision Review Procedure" from them? I called them earlier today and they sent me that attachment.

    According to Step 2 of the procedure: An applicant must submit a request in writing to the Registrar within ten (10) working days of the date of
    the original admission decision.

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  14. #4483
    I'm still under consideration damnit!

    Just sent admission a mail because i just woke up and it's obviously too late to call...Ain't night shift fun.

    I'm starting to think they make "out-of-province" applicants wait on purpose(from quebec too).

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  15. #4484
    northdrow
    The thing is they didn't even check my cegep transcript untill today! I had to call them and ask what was going wrong. She called me back in like 40 minutes saying that i met all the requirements. I suppose they leave the quebec transcripts for the very end, because...??? they're different from ontario ones? i don't know.
    you definately should call Sheridan. You will speak with Jennifer crane (you can dial the # which corresponds with person's name). She is very polite and easy to deal with.
    Good luck to you.

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  16. #4485
    Hey congratulations ufo264! That was a long wait. I guess i'll see you as a classmate then. Good luck with the moving!

    For others who are still waiting, I hope you guys get results soon and good luck!

    Well, I applied as an international student and I got my results about 3 days ago. I don't understand what order they're doing with the processing of portfolios, transcripts and results.

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    Hi~ is there anyone willing to answer some of my questions about sheridan life?
    I'm deciding which school to attend for animation this fall and Im just wondering about some related stuff such as the social life, on campus residence, security, and the surrounding area near sheridan?
    thanks in advance : )

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  19. #4488
    Hey is anyone here renting off campus? I'm looking at the places4students website, are any of you guys just renting one room in an apartment or something? I think it's a bit weird to rent with other people, but at least they're students too!

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  20. #4489
    well i emailed them couple of days ago asking the whole appeal process and they replied saying i should contact the full time studies and dial ext 2962. I gave them a call and requested the entire appeal procedure and they sent me the pdf at my sheridan mail. give it a try!

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  21. #4490
    I've decided to appeal as well.
    I'm guessing they don't work on Saturday to Sunday, so I'll have to wait till Monday to call. By the way, where can I find the correct number to call? Is it in the access sheridan site?
    Also, does anyone know whens the deadline for appeal?
    And, do I hand in the letter and resubmissions in mail or can I give in person?

    Replies are much appreciated.

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  22. #4491
    A while ago when I got accepted to art fundamentals, I got a letter which said to register for a "Discover Sheridan" academic information session on April 24. For the people who are already in Sheridan, is this just like the Open House they had back in November where you get general infomation then tour the campus or is this session different? My father thinks it's a waste of time if it's the same thing, but it says it's exclusive for "successful applicants" so should I go? Is anyone else going?

    I guess if I go I could bring my portfolio and ask the faculty what I can improve on, but the travel distance is a problem...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RickyS View Post
    A while ago when I got accepted to art fundamentals, I got a letter which said to register for a "Discover Sheridan" academic information session on April 24. For the people who are already in Sheridan, is this just like the Open House they had back in November where you get general infomation then tour the campus or is this session different? My father thinks it's a waste of time if it's the same thing, but it says it's exclusive for "successful applicants" so should I go? Is anyone else going?

    I guess if I go I could bring my portfolio and ask the faculty what I can improve on, but the travel distance is a problem...
    Anything 'Discover Sheridan' would just be a tour sort of thing, probably very similar to the one you already went on. There won't be any profs there or anyone who could give you feedback on your art.

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  24. #4493
    Quote Originally Posted by Ryn View Post
    Anything 'Discover Sheridan' would just be a tour sort of thing, probably very similar to the one you already went on. There won't be any profs there or anyone who could give you feedback on your art.
    Thanks. I guess I'll pass this event.

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    i'm stillll waiting for any sign of news... i check everyday adn its always "Under consideration" ...

    Quote Originally Posted by OmenSpirits View Post
    (on the topic of ART) She's a demanding bitch that wants ALL your time and gets angry and pulls away if you even LOOK at another creative endeavor! "What, I'm not GOOD enough for you now? hm? well guess what, BAM! now try to draw without me, ya bastard!"
    HELLO SKETCHBOOK.
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  26. #4495
    Quote Originally Posted by REDiceT View Post
    Hey Mello, I hope you're still online!

    I emailed information.sheridan@sheridanc.on.ca today, and they gave me a rather quick reply and attached the outline for the appeal process. Looks like they're working on weekends too?

    I hope this excerpt helps answer your questions:
    "An applicant must submit a request in writing to the Registrar within ten (10) working days of the date of
    the original admission decision. For purposes of this policy, applicants are deemed to have received the
    decision ten (10) days after the date of mailing by Sheridan to the address contained in the applicant’s
    application form. The letter must state clearly the reasons why the appeal is being requested, the facts
    that the applicant considers to be relevant to the admission decision review, as well as any previous
    attempts to address the situation."

    This is step two of the appealing process.

    Step one asks you to contact the Admission's Office to ask why you have been declined first, and when you're not satisfied with their explanation, THEN you can write them a letter.
    Hey, thanks so much!
    err... I'm worried about calling them to ask why I got declined. What if they give such a good reason that I'll have nothing to say back about. haha

    I showed my score sheet to my teacher and he agreed that I should'f been declined. Wow, what a teacher... and his job was to help me get me IN!
    I have so much corrections to make on my portfolio now.

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  27. #4496
    Quote Originally Posted by alffla View Post
    i'm stillll waiting for any sign of news... i check everyday adn its always "Under consideration" ...
    waiting still?! man that sucks.
    Good luck, keep your head up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mellox View Post
    Hey, thanks so much!
    err... I'm worried about calling them to ask why I got declined. What if they give such a good reason that I'll have nothing to say back about. haha

    I showed my score sheet to my teacher and he agreed that I should'f been declined. Wow, what a teacher... and his job was to help me get me IN!
    I have so much corrections to make on my portfolio now.
    Your teacher's job is more so to make sure you aren't thrown in to an industry you aren't at all prepared for. Being preemptively rushed into a program you aren't ready for isn't going to help anyone in the long run.

    That being said, if you truly believe your evaluation was unfair, it doesn't hurt to call. If the worst case scenario is being told 'no' a second time, you wouldn't have lost anything. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

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  29. #4498
    Quote Originally Posted by Ryn View Post
    Your teacher's job is more so to make sure you aren't thrown in to an industry you aren't at all prepared for. Being preemptively rushed into a program you aren't ready for isn't going to help anyone in the long run.

    That being said, if you truly believe your evaluation was unfair, it doesn't hurt to call. If the worst case scenario is being told 'no' a second time, you wouldn't have lost anything. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
    Ya, I agree with that...

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  30. #4499
    Quote Originally Posted by REDiceT View Post
    Hey Mello, I hope you're still online!

    I emailed information.sheridan@sheridanc.on.ca today, and they gave me a rather quick reply and attached the outline for the appeal process. Looks like they're working on weekends too?
    Did you email them using your accesssheridan webmail account? or hotmail, etc?

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  31. #4500

    Animation portfolio workshop info session at sheridan college

    Hi Folks.

    I posted info on the upcoming public information session at Sheridan in the lounge forum, but I figured that there are probably some Fundi's students here who will benefit from this so I've put the info here as well....

    This Wednesday April 14 we'll be holding an info session about the Animation Portfolio Workshop in the Art Fundamentals Department at Sherdan, Trafalgar campus.
    We'll be in room A-107 from 11am to 12pm.

    Vince Peets the Director of our program will be giving the presentation , and we'll have some former Workshop students on hand with successful animation school entry portfolio's for all to view.
    This will help some of you to get an idea of the type of portfolio that's getting a student into Sheridan these days.
    All are welcome.

    Gerard Sternik / Director
    Animation Portfolio Workshop

    http://www.animationportfolioworkshop.com/

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