oh and another thing hat crossed my mind:
on the subject of portfolio and portfolio creation- what advice is there in making our portfolios? for those of you who got in, what would you have done differently? what is your best advice?
and what is the best way to get everything done for the application? is there an essay? how intense is it? how long should we give a teacher advanced notice before expecting them to be able to do an accurate and beneficial evaluation?
I've also heard that basically, if you have the money, you are sure to get in... i choose not to believe that- but what ever the case, how can you with short notice, basically heighten your chances of getting in?