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Admissions Requirements

Admissions Tests Required: Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies: Required
Recommendations: Required
Secondary School GPA: Required
Secondary School Rank: Recommended
Secondary School Record: Required
TOEFL: Required

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AP Acceptance: Yes
Credit for Life Experience: No

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Contact Info

11610 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, OH 44106-1710
Phone: (216) 421-7000
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Student Responses to Review Topic: Tips for Prospective Students
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  • Rachel from Meadville, PA
  • Jan-20-2015 I am a current student here

    Be prepared to do things you would never think of doing. The professors here love to get to know you and make you put yourself out there. It is a life changing experience to attend here.

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  • Sydney from Pahoa, HI
  • Mar-13-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Work hard on your portfolio, but don't worry too much about getting in. I'd only been drawing for four months when I applied, and I got $19,000 in scholarships.

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  • Adam from Strongsville, OH
  • Jul-22-2013 I am a current student here

    I would definitely recommend you go in with a portfolio. Around a dozen different pieces as a minimum. Its not required, but it helps a lot. Because the practices and projects are more professional than any art project you did in high school, you will end up being taught almost from the ground up. Be prepared to force yourself to break habits that may have been accepted in high school. Critiques are a major part of each project. That being said, they can be quite painful to listen to. Just remember that they are meant to help improve your piece. It may sound hurtful, but they are actually a blessing in disguise.

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  • Carl from Euclid, OH
  • Oct-11-2012 I am a current student here

    Tips for prospective students is, to always step out your comfort zone. You will never learn if you step out of it and make mistakes and fail sometime.

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  • Leigh from Cleveland, OH
  • Oct-09-2012 I am a current student here

    Learn to manage your time. Seriously, professors have very little patience, and the student to teacher ratio is 9:1 so they know your name, your face, and your attendance record pretty much offhand. Oh, and be yourself.

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