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!!
@ 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!
Last edited by Alex Chow; April 8th, 2010 at 11:12 PM.
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!!!
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.
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.
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
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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.
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.