Live* not love there. Lol but they do love it. Either way, I'm stoked.
earlier this year (technically last year) I moved down to Tampa from New Jersey. That was a big move, now I'm only about an hour north of sarasota so It wont be too far or a move.
I was actually thinking about looking to investing in bank foreclosure properties in sarasota if I can get the money together. after looking at the cost of dorming It may actually be cheaper in the long run. (12,000 over the course of 4 years is not cheap IMO). But there are worse fates than living on campus, and I think that is mostly my back-up.
I am definitely going to Acceptance day, unless something strange happens. need to find where I put my invitation card. I haven't seen it in awhile.
I've yet to visit sarasota, though once I get my car into good working order I think I might plan a visit. I hear sarasota is beautiful though, and if it's anything like Tampa I can't complain.
i'd like to have it set up, so that while i'm in school all I need to focus on is school: but that is turning out to be a lot easier said than done.
Only thing I'm nervous about, is keeping everything together, and staying on track. Need to get all loans in order... Get what money I can through family...
Congrats on getting in as well! The worst part is over... LOL. From what I understand the hard part is just starting, but I'm actually really excited to start. In fact I received my acceptance way back in November, and I anxious to start.
Is anyone in this thread that is currently at or planning to attend ringling willing to elaborate on some ways to pay for this school? I'm a fall 2013 perspective and I have no idea how I would pay for this, despite the fact that it's been my dream school since 8th grade. $49,520 is a lot to pay per year. Regardless of what art school I attend it will all be paid in loans fully. Do you guys have any advice for loans with college, working through college and how much it helps, and whether you guys think it's worth it to get in such a hole for this school? I live in michigan and I plan to live in residence should I attend ringling.
@themegagod. I Live in NC. My boyfriend and his family love in Sarasota. He is in med school In Boca, so I will have to live on campus because my parents are paying for ringling. I will have to love on campus my first year, andante do the RA for my second and go from there.
By no means am I rich; even with the inheritance, and if i could i would give it all to have my father still here; but a sob story is not in order. I live with my mom, who raised me mostly single (again long story) so me and my older brother lived most of our lives in a household of about 20,000 a year. sometimes less. I have no idea how I would pay for school without the inheritance.
Those who are graduating high school, be sure to try for all scholarships you can find.
most scholarships seem to be given to high school juniors and seniors so get as many of those as you can. I know I would have, if I could. The other scholarships I've seen are for those currently in college, so as soon as I can, I am going to apply for those once I start taking classes in Ringling.
I'd also say find out as much about loans and payment plans as you can. go to your regular bank and find out what they offer their clients. Get all of your family members to help as you can.
I know that if I need to take out any loans, I won't be able to use my mom as a co-signer as she has some really bad credit. I'd have to ask other family members to help if they can. I'm not sure with my very limited credit history how much I'd be able to take out on my own name alone.
But if you can pay any of the debt straight away, I'd say try to get that out of the way. Work full time during the summer, unless you are interning and so on. Everything that is taken out in loans will very rapidly multiply. I've seen 10,000 in loans take years and years to pay off. I can't imagine what 200,000.00 dollars in debt would do to a life... especially if one cannot find a job where you can put away almost 20,000 a year into debt payment. That basically means that your job decisions may very well be based on what they pay, and not what you want to do...
If I didn't have the money; I don't know if I would attend Ringling... The reason I'm choosing the school is because I do believe its worth it based on what I've read; but If I didn't have the money, I may choose a state school alternative. I may be forced to. the education may not be as good, but the debt would be a whole lot less. I'd have no way to afford going to ringling, except maybe begging all of my family to pitch in, and at least co sign my loans.
Not sure If my story helps you at all, but it's basically the way I look at things. not sure whats accurate and what isn't so if you see anything in my thought process that doesn't make sense, be sure to correct me. Any way... yeah- it seems the real downside is going to be paying for all of this... and not going crazy every time I write a check. I think I'm going to be sick.
@themegagod Very well put. Inspiring story. I'm so sorry to hear that about your father!!
Hey so I submitted my portfolio the other day for Game Art and Design, and I really hope I get into that. I got into it last year, but decided to take a year off, so I have hopes i can get in again. Even if I don't get into GAD, I will still got to Ringling, just a different major.
So if anyone wants to, add me on Facebook, my name is Zaq Schlanger
@allieammons I added you already because, although I didn't apply for it, I am a pretty serious photographer and I would love to see your work.
I still may pursue photography as a career on the side or as my main career, I just need to figure that out over the next few years, and take GAD classes for my other career path
Good luck anyone else who awaits the good news (hopefully no bad news)
I applied for Ringling with Illustration and got accepted last year. But in the end, i couldn't go because of financial problems. I am sure i will get some scholarships including Ringling.
I am a CA hopeful, just applied for CA major. I hope everything is alrights. *fingers crossed* DD
@Allie: I am happy for you! Congrats on getting accepted by Ringling! I agree with you that school brings people close.
Okay so, I just received a message from on of my professors, we'll call her professor A, asking me for the addresses for the schools she was supposed to send my letters of recommendation to, even though I gave her the school websites so she could grab the addresses from there, so I know she didn't send in my Ringling letter of recommendation. I should have checked my email earlier but I thought I had everything under control. My other professor, we'll call her professor B, that I gave the same list to did not do this. However, I got a letter from another school that I was applying to that stated they received professor B's letter of recommendation but I don't know if she sent letters to Ringling or if she encountered the same problem as my other teacher. If she did she never messaged me about this. Does anyone know how I can tell if any of my letter's of recommendation were sent? Will Ringling give me a confirmation message like the other school I applied to did? If she didn't are teachers allowed to send letters of recommendation through email so it can get there quicker? I tried calling Ringling admissions but I had to leave a message, who knows how long it will take for them to get back to me. I contacted my professor B about it too but I know she'll take a while to get back to me. I'm basically freaking out a little bit over here. I know Ringling will not accept me at all without a letter of recommendation.
Hi guys! Good luck to you i ended not applying this year, i'll graduate from my current major and then gonna applyto ringling (fall 2014)
Wish you the best of the luck to all of you.
@steampoweredseagoat I've gotta say, trying to get my teachers to get my recommendations done was a pain, and I'm not even sure they arrived on time. So I'm basically in the same boat as you.
If I remember right i didn't get a confirmation letter from Ringling, but it did show on the site that you do your application on, that everything was completed.
And i'm not sure about the methods they can be sent in, I think my professors and teacher did it entirely on digital forms, but if you have hard copies, ask about doing it via fax.
Also try to remain calm- I've heard that there has been many a case where a bit of wiggle room was given in the time of receiving an applicant's letters of recommendation, but I wouldn't wait too long.
IMO never assume someone you are asking something from knows how to do anything. That may sound rude- and in fact sort of is- but I've learned through trial and error the more you make sure people you ask things of, have completed their tasks, the less side tracked they become. This includes professors, lawyers doctors, and of course underlings and minions.
Leave an email every day and at least two voice mails, one before and one after their lunch time, and I'm sure you will get the answers you seek with in a work week. LOL, If you can even record the messeges you leave with the time and date, that way no one can claim you didn't try to call/ contact them.
@themgagod knows how to really get a hold of some ringling folks! Hahah, no but really, you have to call them A LOT!
Oh my god, okay. I'll have to call again tomorrow. I sent them an email too today on top of calling. Thanks for the advice!
@ steam: yeaaaah, just do what tmg says and speak to ringling and harass your teachers who wrote your letters of rec because thats fucking ridiculous, your future depends on those letters LOL on common app letters of rec are supposed to be uploaded WITHIN common app. you're supposed to invite your teachers to submit a letter of rec, so just double check you did invite them because they aren't supposed to be mailing in anything xD
@ rebooking: aww well good luck with graduation!
@ anomalexie: You can either do the common app rec or submit a letter of rec through mail/I think email is okay too. I decided on the letter of rec, instead of the whole common application thing, which apparently was a big mistake on my part. xD
@anomalexie what do you mean by "on common app letters of rec are supposed to be uploaded Within common app"? arent letter of rec are send separately by the teachers?
at any rate, STEAM, make sure you leave your number and name on the voice mail.
@ watervase: last year when i used common app you had to "invite instructors" through common app so they could upload the letters of rec through there and students can't see it or edit it or anything. It sends them an email, im assuming, with a link to upload letters. its faster, it tells you when your instructors have turned it in so you know you have everything done.
@ steam: ohhh, I seeee. I thought you could only do it through common app, but I wasn't totally confident on mailing as an option.
@anomalexie oh, they change it this year i guess, I asked my instructors to send them for me, then I called to make sure it arrived.
btw anyone applying for different schools too. I'm also applying to SVA as back up. I know this thread focus on Ringling, but it's not a bad idea to have back up plans.
@ watervase: two teacher recs or one teacher and one guidance counselor
Yeah I don't have backups this is my only choice and last shot XD
Wait...you need two recs I thought you only needed one?
EDIT: This is what it says on the website, Ask one of your instructors to complete a College Instructor Evaluation Form*, OR submit a letter of recommendation.
@steam never heard of lcad, where is it?
@ steam: it seems lots of things have changed since last year hahahaha last year you needed two XD but I guess that makes it easier, right?