Portfolio deferred option

For incoming first-year students

If you currently do not have a portfolio for review, you can select the Portfolio Deferred Option.

This is a conditional admission to the college contingent upon your passing your portfolio by the end of your second semester. You will take the Foundation courses required of all CVPA studio first-year students. As a Portfolio Deferred Student, the work produced from these classes will help you form your portfolio.

You will need to present 12 pieces for the portfolio. If you pass, you will proceed into your degree option and continue your course of study. If you do not pass your portfolio review at that time, you will need to seek another degree option outside Studio Arts.

When completing your admission application, select the Portfolio Deferred option.

If you have questions, contact Megan Abajian at mabajian@umassd.edu or Admissions at admissions@umassd.edu