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Sequential Art listed schools and maybe ranking?

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  • CalGal17CalGal17 Registered User Posts: 80 Junior Member
    I can answer some of that. Yes, the difference between COA and the $37K would be the merit aid and/or some portfolio aid. A portfolio is not required, but it can help. Per the website, (barring a full ride or one of the elite scholarships), SCAD offers up to $12K in merit aid and up to $7K in portfolio aid.

    Yes, you must keep up a 3.0 in order to maintain that.

    There is a rubric for grading each project/assignment, so it isn't any more subjective than an English teacher grading a paper (IMO.)
  • JBStillFlyingJBStillFlying Registered User Posts: 3,989 Senior Member
    Not only is 3.0 required but it's really easy to drop below. SCAD's grading system is basically w/o plusses or minuses. So for every C you need an A in order to keep your scholarship. Also, the profs give percentage grades which are translated to the letter grade. A 79 is a C, an 80 is a B, so you can see how nerve-wracking it can be if you are straddling the fence going into the final project. D16 knew several kids who transferred out during first year. Just not for them. D16 has found it enormously challenging and stressful but she loves it!
  • JBStillFlyingJBStillFlying Registered User Posts: 3,989 Senior Member
    D16 got both academic and portfolio merit-based aid. She had a decent SAT and GPA going in so that helped. We also found SCAD to be very responsive when we contacted them to help us out a bit more so that D16 didn't end up at another school :) The standards for keeping your merit aid are high (at least my kid thinks so) but they are generous and willing to give you the benefit of the doubt going in.
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