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I'm not sure I worded the title correctly, but I need some advice and guidance. In looking at colleges for my daughter, I see that some BFA programs have "provisional" acceptance for the first semester or even the first year. After that time, there is a review to determine if the student continues in the program. I am also finding that there are some colleges who do not do this. (I do understand that students are being evaluated constantly and could potentially not continue in the program, but I'm looking more at those provisional type acceptances.) This process worries me greatly. I'm very concerned about putting the money, time, work, and effort in the first semester or year and then being told you aren't good enough to continue. (Just as a refresher, my daughter is technical theatre, no performance. Also, she is going the BFA route and would prefer conservatory or as close to conservatory as possible.)
I am going to list the schools she is considering at this point. If any of you know that some of these have the provisional acceptance, please let me know. We had really looked at UNC-Greensboro, but we pulled it off because of the provisional acceptance.
Finally, if you have any experience or any information to share regarding this practice, I would love to hear it.
University of Central Florida (just noticed this morning about provisional)
Columbus State University (our "best" theatre program in GA)
We have pulled University of the Arts and Western Carolina off the list. U of Arts is just way outside our price range, and Western is way too much in the mountains of nowhere for my daughter.