College Application Portfolio
Portfolios are gaining some ground as an admissions tool, especially for colleges making standardized entrance exams optional.
A well-organized portfolio that showcases your talents and abilities can be just the thing that helps push your application into the accepted pile, but don’t send one to schools that don’t ask for it; college admissions counselors admit that uninvited materials that some applicants send often end up not being used in evaluating the candidate.
Your Goal? If it’s an option — or if it is specifically requested — you should determine how to best organize the portfolio, what should be included, and what message it sends about you to the admissions office.
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