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To be honest I don’t see much progression from your first post here and what you currently are doing.


Worst Case, It’s most likely a for profit school she’s attending, like Art institute of Pittsburg maybe?  They are notorious for giving good grades regardless of earning them.  This is to keep the student enrolled, engaged, and keep the money rolling in.  Most of the negative reviews for schools like this are given from staff.  Many teachers complaining  about not being able to teach, and/or enrollment/ office staff complaining that they are sales men and not meant to look out for the student’s best interests. Then there are the students who discover their credits don’t transfer properly, get tired of being sold to and going into debt, and those students who have had quite a time with the financial department.  Then there are some who catch on because of the students that are enrolled with them and how they aren’t working as hard, have missing assignments, sloppy work, and still getting good critiques and their grades aren’t affected.

I think it was the art institute of Pittsburgh (or one of the same types) that actually got sued federally because of miss use of grants?  or something of that sort.  But, that’s a whole different subject, that doesn’t really pertain.

Heads up people, legit art schools require a portfolio be submitted before you are accepted and start the process of enrolling and financial aid or whatnot.  You CAN be rejected if your art doesn’t cut the mustard, just as traditional 4 year colleges can reject you if your grades or academic achievements aren’t up to par.  If your art school doesn’t require a portfolio, and they start right in on the financials and pressure selling… RED FLAG!  Go get a subscription to kelby training, go to your local community college or something instead, or just plain work independently.  Don’t start your possible (only once you get established) $40,000 a year career in debt up to your eyeballs.