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Looking for advice on transferring to an art school

sbbrody92sbbrody92 Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
edited April 2012 in Transfer Students
Hi folks!

I'm currently wrapping up my first year at McGill University in Montreal, where I'm studying English. I'm interested in transferring -- either as a junior or as soon as next spring -- to a school where I can study creative writing or screenwriting, and I was wondering if anyone could offer some insight on what this entails. The Transfer Admissions 101 post was helpful but I thought I might benefit from some direct advice. I hope this post is okay and that I put it in the right forum!

My grades in both high school and university have been decent, if not particularly spectacular... I'm hovering somewhere around a 3.0 GPA. My SAT score was 2100 and my ACT score was 31, so again -- decent, but not great. Ideally I'd like to apply somewhere that considers portfolios too, because I think my actual writing will help my chances at acceptance more than my grades/scores.

I'd love to hear some opinions about what schools to look at as well as any other advice you think is pertinent. I should add that although I live in Canada right now, I'm from San Francisco and I want to go back to the US, be it California or somewhere else.
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Replies to: Looking for advice on transferring to an art school

  • entomomentomom Registered User Posts: 23,662 Senior Member
    At many schools, CW is a concentration within the English major. And often you must apply for the CW concentration at the end of soph year with a writing portfolio. Truthfully, I'm not sure how this would work if you're transferring in as a jr.

    I'm not sure how complete this list is, but it might be a good start:

    Creative Writing Programs - Undergraduate Programs and Degree Listings - NewPages.com

    If you find some schools that look suitable, you might give their English/CW department a call and ask how they deal with jr transfers. My D1 was an English/CW major and transfer too, but as a soph, so it wasn't an issue.
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