Art Students: National Portfolio Day 2022!

These events are FREE to attend, whether virtual or in-person at one of the many locations around the United States.

Do you have a student interested in some form of art? National Portfolio Day 2022 can be a great way to meet representatives from colleges around the country, get an idea of costs, scholarships, and the admissions process, and get valuable feedback on student portfolios. Parents and advisors recommend trying to attend at least a couple of these events during high school to help students prepare their portfolios for future college admissions. The events are FREE to attend, whether virtual or in-person at one of the many locations around the United States.

There are dates on the schedule throughout the fall and a few select dates listed in the Spring, so far – they run in the summer, as well. The first Virtual event of the new school year is 9/17/22. Some are held at convention centers, but many of the events are held at art schools, which provides a nice opportunity to visit the college campus. Events last 4 hours, so it is beneficial to research the schools represented and select 3-5 colleges to hone in on.

From National Portfolio Day Association website:

Meet one on one with professional representatives of accredited colleges and universities and receive valuable feedback and guidance on your portfolio prior to submitting your application. No admission decisions or scholarship awards will be offered at National Portfolio Days. Some college and university representatives may accept your portfolio as the visual portion of your application. Others have restrictions that prohibit them from making a definitive portfolio decision at the time of your review.

If there is a particular school you are hoping to meet with, please visit that school’s website to learn more about the dates they will be available.

All representatives will be happy to discuss their specific programs of study and provide answers to questions about the availability of scholarships and financial aid. National Portfolio Day is not an examination or competition and is about an exchange of information. Representatives want to learn about you, your work, and your post-secondary plans, all while informing you about their college or university and application requirements.