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When exploring an education in art or design, students may submit a portfolio as part of the application process. Although portfolios and auditions are not required for undergraduate admission, applicants are strongly encouraged to present performing arts, riding, writing or visual arts portfolios or to audition when possible to enhance the application file and to be considered for scholarships. Since undergraduate portfolio submissions are for scholarship consideration and do not ever adversely affect the likelihood of a student's acceptance, submitting a strong portfolio can be of enormous benefit to students. Use this guide as a resource for building a portfolio or improving one you've already started.
A portfolio is a collection of your strongest artistic work that is presented as professionally as possible and, depending on your area of talent, can take one of the following forms: