For me, theater is my most important extracurricular, and it could be considered my "spike". However, I do not intend to have theater/acting to be my main major. For most colleges, it is either my second choice major or my minor. I originally planned on making portfolios for all the schools I'm applying to. However, after hearing some people, I've learned that you shouldn't submit portfolios unless if they add something REALLY new to your application. If I am already sending a LOR from an arts teacher, should I still provide more context by submitting a portfolio? Or would it be unnecessary and superfluous?
Hi @bendajew! Yes, you are correct - do not submit a portfolio unless it is adding something really new to your application. Additionally, I would only recommend sending it in if theater/acting is your first choice major or if the school you are applying to is exceptionally strong in that field - your portfolio may give you an edge at a school that has a strong theater/acting program. I think the LOR from your arts teacher will get across the necessary information!
Hope that helps!
You should not submit a random portfolio unless it is extraordinary.
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