Ethnicity: Asian (Chinese)
Resident of: New Jersey
High school: Hasbrouck Heights Public High
Weighted GPA: 4.3326
Class Ranking: Top 20%
SAT Score: 1930 (Critical reading: 710, Math: 540, Writing: 680)
- Multicultural Club
- Art Club
- Pilot’s Log (My school’s newspaper/magazine club)
- Key Club
- Volunteer work at my church’s vacation bible school for children
- Piano classes
- Taekwondo classes
AP classes: Studio Art, Psychology, Language and Composition, Literature and Composition
AP scores: 3 for Language and Composition and I didn’t take the test yet for Psychology and Literature and Composition
Honors: American Literature, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus, Physics
Language Classes: I took 2 years of spanish and can speak and understand an average amount of Chinese as I speak it at home and sometimes at church. I know that it’s recommended to take more years of a language in high school, but mine only offered Spanish and Italian, and I planned to learn Japanese as well as improve my Chinese in college, so I thought that it wouldn’t help me.
Schools that I’m applying to: TCNJ (Early Decision), Pratt (Early Action), Rutgers (Regular Decision)
Recommendation letters: Expecting 3 for TCNJ and 2 for Pratt
Essay: I’m getting a lot of help from my SAT instructors and English teachers, so I think it should turn out ok.
Majoring in: Interactive Multimedia (Animation or Electronic arts(once I figure out what that is) for Rutgers)
- I'm not really interested in Rutgers, but as both my aunt and my dad went there, I'm using it as a safe school.
Portfolio help please?: My high school didn’t have any digital media classes, so the only things I have available to put into my portfolio are digital drawings I did on my own time and traditional drawings I did for school. I also have a wip visual novel with slight otome game elements that I’m working on with a friend. If I rush it, I can make a demo ver. before the deadlines, but it’s very amateurish in my opinion. Here are my questions: Should I include it anyway? About how much/how many works should I include in my portfolio? What are each of the schools or schools in general looking for in a portfolio?