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canola1402canola1402 Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
RISD is honestly my my dream school. Unfortunately I see that grades are very important in order to get in but I was wondering if anyone has gotten in w a gpa of 3.00 or less. I have been working on my portfolio and I am planning on doing early decision. I am really concerned about my gpa but I am taking my sat soon and I am confident about my score.

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  • stones3stones3 Registered User Posts: 850 Member
    Work on quality of portfolio and hometest. Also consider VCUARTS , its higher ranked at #2 in the country behind YALE.
  • ArtAngstArtAngst Registered User Posts: 267 Junior Member
    I don't know what your family finances are, but if that is a factor you may want to seriously consider not applying ED and instead apply regular decision to several schools so you have more options financially. RISD is not known to give generous aid & you might have better chances for both admissions and aid packages at schools that will focus more on your portfolio. Also if you are NOT accepted ED at RISD, you can NOT reapply. Here's a good breakdown from the school on that http://welcome.risd.edu/post/98888332045/is-risd-early-decision-right-for-you

    FYI, we looked into this alot and my daughter applied to some art schools Early Action. For RISD, she does have high grades but wanted to work more on her portfolio and the additional drawings (don't forget those too will need to be done in early Nov for ED), she applied regular and was accepted & his attending this fall.
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