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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:
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!
Last edited by Alex Chow; April 8th, 2010 at 11:12 PM.
....And it convinced me that OCAD was not the place for me. At all.
That being said, do we only request certain pieces to be appealed and not our entire portfolio?
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.
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.
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!
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.
got an 'Firm Admit'!!!!
only after calling Jennifer and checking my grades, I finnaly got it!!!!
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.
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).
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.
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.
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 : )
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!
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!
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.
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...
i'm stillll waiting for any sign of news... i check everyday adn its always "Under consideration" ...
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.
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.
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