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Arts Supplement Question

violinist233violinist233 Registered User Posts: 12 New Member
edited January 2012 in Princeton University
I was looking to submit an arts supplement, and I looked at Princeton's website on submitting them. They don't appear to say anything about submitting them online via the Common App, whether it's okay or not, so that's what I'm wondering. Is it okay to submit it online or do I have to send it by mail?

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Replies to: Arts Supplement Question

  • IRBCobaltIRBCobalt Registered User Posts: 448 Member
    I think it's okay to do it online. Atleast, that's what I did.
    All the best :)
  • adlosastraadlosastra Registered User Posts: 34 New Member
    I applied early action and sent mine in via UPS (: They received it in a timely manner and used it to review my application.
  • speachyspeachy Registered User Posts: 58 Junior Member
  • Relativity93Relativity93 Registered User Posts: 77 Junior Member
    Sixth rule:
    We are unable to evaluate materials on websites or samples submitted via e-mail.

    That's why I couldn't send it :( I'm an international and mailing them an art supplement would not only be costly, but would also take a lot of time to get there. However, art is not my intended major or what I intend to do in college, so I hope it doesn't hurt as much. :/ It's too late now, so I guess there's no use in worrying.
  • speachyspeachy Registered User Posts: 58 Junior Member
    Oh no! Did you see this now? :( If you have any app submission dates yet to come, remember that it's almost always the postmark date. I submitted mine the day of the deadline for EA, and it was fine. You should also be fine if you seemed interested in it enough in your ECs :)
  • Relativity93Relativity93 Registered User Posts: 77 Junior Member
    Well, I have mentioned in my essay that I was not able to take any art classes during the final two years of high school because of family pressure; my dad thought maybe I was focusing too much on art so he prohibited me from taking any more art classes and made me focus on math and science. So I talk about how I was able to see an art in math and embraced it, and now I wanna do math and physics in college. However, I still have a couple of awards in art from sophomore year, and I showed a lot of passion for it in my essay so would that work as a substitute for the art supp? I prepared a portfolio after I was deferred by Brown (I applied ED there hoping it would give me an edge), thinking it was a missing link in my application, and I have sent it to most of the colleges via online submission, but Princeton didn't take it. :( Princeton is my first choice, so I'm really bummed about it. Hope it won't hurt THAT much.
  • speachyspeachy Registered User Posts: 58 Junior Member
    Well, if you come from the kind of place where it's not very "acceptable" to take art (in India it def. isn't, I don't know how similar Nepal (?) is to it), then having a passion for art can give you an edge because it's unique. I have a similar perspective about art and math (yay!) but I couldn't write about it very much.

    Nevertheless if your essays are as good as you say they are, then have faith in them! If you want you can email/call the office citing logistical difficulties about the art supp, and ask if you can send it now or with your midyear report. No harm in asking, right? :)
    I don't think not submitting one is a big deal though, if you're not internationally brilliant or anything like that, then all they see is that you are dedicated and passionate and ready to perform. Which you say is in your essay anyway, so it's cool :)
  • Relativity93Relativity93 Registered User Posts: 77 Junior Member
    Yep, Nepal is very similar to India in many ways, especially when it comes to societal prejudices. My father actually wanted me to be a medical doctor, so I'm glad that although I couldn't convince him to let me further in art, at least I got him to let me study math. Glad to hear that you have similar views (Hi 5!) :D Can't wait to meet you if we attend Princeton together!

    Nepal is actually influenced by India in numerous ways. For example, I understand Hindi and can speak in it too, not too fluently though, and it's because of the popularity of Bollywood in Nepal. Funny huh?

    Haha, and yeah, I'm not internationally brilliant, lol. Most of my application is centered around math and physics; art is an EC interest for the most part. My essays aren't THAT good either, I just talk about how I have been pushed around all my life, but used them as opportunities to learn and discover myself. Well, if they like me, they'll take me :) and I really hope they will. Besides, I'm actually a high school graduate, so my application is already complete and there's no sending a midyear report, so I guess I'll just be better off not worrying about it.

    Thanks, I really appreciate your help! :)
  • IRBCobaltIRBCobalt Registered User Posts: 448 Member
    OHNO. The arts supplement was a chunk of my Princeton application, and it's not even going to be evaluated :'( How come they can't see online samples? Any clue, anyone?
    Thank you! :)
  • LaurieM62LaurieM62 Registered User Posts: 20 New Member
    Dear Oh NO
    I believe, because my daughter applied for their art department, that it needed to be submitted on a DVD, mailed in directly. Not submitted online
  • IRBCobaltIRBCobalt Registered User Posts: 448 Member
    ^^I know, that's why I'm freaking out now :( I sent in online without knowing that it wasn't going to be accepted that way.
    Thanks for replying.
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