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Do Art Colleges Need SAT Scores?

Yo, so I’m really into pursuing an art degree but standardized tests aren't my jam. Do art colleges require SAT scores from applicants, or can my portfolio speak for itself? Hoping to minimize my time with Scantrons and focus on my art.

7 months ago

Hey there! I totally understand wanting to focus on developing your art rather than stressing over standardized tests. The good news is that many art schools and programs emphasize a strong portfolio over SAT scores. In most cases, your portfolio is the star of your application because it showcases your creativity, technique, and dedication to your craft. That said, some art schools may still require standardized test scores for admission, though often as a formality or for placement purposes rather than as a crucial admissions factor. If you do come across a school requiring SAT scores that you're keen on, remember that a standout portfolio can often balance out less-than-stellar test scores. However, always check directly with the schools you're interested in to understand their specific requirements and policies. Try to visit their official websites or contact their admissions offices directly. This approach will ensure you get the most up-to-date information. Keep honing your artistic skills—that’s going to be the key part of your application for art school. Best of luck!

7 months ago

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