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Asker Anonymous Asks:
Is it possible for me to major in creative writing and minor in web design? Would I have to create a portfolio for both?
uartsadmissions uartsadmissions Said:

Hello! Yes, the University offers both a Web Design & Development minor, which is open to all students, and a Web Design minor, open to students not enrolled in Design, Art & Technology. A portfolio is not required to enroll in these minors, but you will need to obtain permission from both your major and minor advisors. Read more about the policy governing minors and concentrations as well as how to enroll.

Asker Anonymous Asks:
I'm a transfer student, and have applied, no decision yet. But I was wondering if I didn't complete my AFA, which I am supposed to this semester, would that hurt my chances? Even if I am accepted, and the credits I did complete transferred over, is it possible for all of that to be revoked because I didn't finish my AFA? (And the reasons for not finishing the AFA would be financial and medical) Thanks in advance.
uartsadmissions uartsadmissions Said:

Hello! You need not worry about completing your degree; it will not affect your eligibility to transfer to UArts. Just as you said, we’ll evaluate your level based on the credits that you’ve completed that transfer, but admission is not dependent on having an AFA.

If you’re concerned about having not received your decision yet, please feel free to get in touch to learn the status of your application via 1.800.616.ARTS / 215.717.6049 or admissions@uarts.edu.

Hope things get better soon, and good luck!

Asker Anonymous Asks:
What books/material do incoming freshman in the Dance department need?
uartsadmissions uartsadmissions Said:

Hello and welcome to UArts! Students receive a materials / books list from the instructor as part of the syllabus. While dress code is determined individually by the instructor, for ballet class students wear leotards and tights of any color. For hip-hop class, students wear dedicated sneakers (not worn outside of class) with white rubber soles.

Asker Anonymous Asks:
Is there an extension for paying the $300 deposit that is due May 1, 2014?
uartsadmissions uartsadmissions Said:

Hello and congratulations on your acceptance! While a space in our program is guaranteed to those who deposit by the May 1 deadline, deposits continue to be accepted after the deadline while space remains. Discuss your individual circumstances with your Admissions Counselor to see if a spot may be held for you a bit after May 1 without a deposit. If you’re not sure who your Admissions Counselor is, get in touch with the Office of Admissions front desk at admissions@uarts.edu or 1.800.616.ARTS / 215.717.6049. We look forward to seeing you on campus in the fall!

Asker Anonymous Asks:
hi im interested in the summer intensive. is there a way i can take out a student loan considering you get college credits from this experience?
uartsadmissions uartsadmissions Said:

Hi! Since our programs aren’t part of a matriculated undergraduate program, students are not eligible to receive student loans from the University. Students are more than welcome to apply for outside grants from a third party to pay their balance, however. A limited amount of scholarship money is available through UArts, which is reserved for students in the highest academic standing with outstanding talent and financial need. These funds can only be applied to tuition costs, and do not cover fees, housing and meal costs. The scholarship application deadline is April 15, 2014. Good luck and thank you for considering Pre-College Summer Institute at the University of the Arts!

Asker Anonymous Asks:
Hello. I am a freshmen student majoring in animation. I have received an email regarding on signing up for Advising for the Summer and Fall 2014. I am unsure about my classes and choosing my corse. Is there someone who can help me select my classes or help me? Thank you.
uartsadmissions uartsadmissions Said:

Hello! Yes! Your next step is to make an appointment with your academic / faculty advisor within your program of study. In order to receive permission to register for the following term, students are required to meet with their academic advisor once each semester. Animation advising takes place on the 15th Floor of Terra Hall. Reach their office to schedule an appointment by calling 215.717.6307, and let them know you’d like assistance with choosing courses. Note that you should complete (as best you can) the advising form prior to your appointment with your advisor, though your advisor will submit the form to the Office of the Registrar for you. This detailed advising / pre-registration checklist should lead you successfully through this process. Good luck!

Hello, two quick questions. I'm super sure I've sent my ACT scores correctly through the ACT website but I've gotten an email saying that I still need to submit my ACT scores. Who should I talk to to resolve this? My high school or Uarts? And my other question is how long do I have to typically wait to find out if I've been accepted?
uartsadmissions uartsadmissions Said:

Hi, bleedingglitter96!

Contact your Admissions Counselor first to find out if the ACT scores have been received since the email was sent. If the email didn’t come from your counselor, contact the Office of Admissions front desk at 1.800.616.ARTS / 215.717.6049 or admissions@uarts.edu and they’ll put you in touch. If we truly have not received your scores, you should follow up with the ACT board to determine what might have gone awry.

Decision letters are received via USPS mail 3–4 weeks after all application requirements have been completed.

Good luck!

Asker Anonymous Asks:
Hello, I just finished the application for the housing. I was wondering if the roommates are still picked randomly for you or if there is any way I can talk to other students attending the school in the fall for me to potentially room with.
uartsadmissions uartsadmissions Said:

Hello and welcome to UArts! Get acquainted with potential roommates through the UArts Facebook Group for Accepted Students, instructions below. Once you’ve decided to room together, both roommates must independently email studentlife@uarts.edu between May 1 and July 1. Requests will not be taken after July 1. Good luck!

• Add your @uarts.edu email address to your Facebook account
• Log in to the UArts Student Portal using the login credentials provided in your acceptance packet
• Access your email via the GoogleApps link on the left under “Popular University Applications”
• Verify your email address through the email sent by Facebook
Join the group!

Asker Anonymous Asks:
I wish to withdraw from a course this semester. I'm aware that the deadline for this is April 7th. However, I don't know how to get started and I don't fully know of the academic/financial consequences of withdrawing from a course. Will my GPA for the semester be affected? Will this affect my scholarships?
uartsadmissions uartsadmissions Said:

Hello! The withdrawal form is available in the Office of the Registrar or online on the Forms page of the Registrar’s site under Advising and Registration. Note that you will need the approval signature of the advisor on the completed form.

Withdrawing from a class will not affect GPA, but there will be a “W” as a grade on the transcript. It will also affect degree completion. Students may need to take summer courses or an extra course in a subsequent semester. Discuss this with your advisor when you meet to complete the form.

To determine how withdrawing can affect financial aid and scholarships, students should contact Student Financial Services at 215.717.6170 or finaid@uarts.edu, since each case is unique. One eligibility requirement for financial aid is for the student to be registered for a minimum of 12 credits per semester.

Hi! I'm an incoming BFA Acting Major for the Class of 2018. I'd really like to get to know my class, and even find a potential roommate. Other schools that my friends are attending have Facebook pages for this, but UARTS doesn't seem to have one. Is there somewhere else I can find it? If not, maybe you can make one? Thanks so much!! Much Love!
uartsadmissions uartsadmissions Said:

Hello and congratulations on your acceptance! The University of the Arts has a Facebook Group for the Accepted Students. Here’s how to join:

• Add your @uarts.edu email address to your Facebook account• Log in to the UArts Student Portal using the login credentials provided in your acceptance packet
• Access your email via the GoogleApps link on the left under “Popular University Applications”
• Verify your email address through the email sent by Facebook
Join the group!

Enjoy! :)