The interview includes the presentation and review of the portfolio and of The CHAVÓN Challenge. It must be in person for all applicants living within 50 miles of either of CHAVÓN’s two campuses. Students living beyond this distance, and international students living outside the Dominican Republic, are strongly encouraged to visit the school. However, they may complete their interview requirement by phone, Skype, FaceTime or other similar or widely-used platforms, in which case they should ensure in advance (via email or phone) that their digital portfolio has been received and is readable by the admissions staff.
THAT both your portfolio of original art and The CHAVÓN Challenge should be presented for discussion during the interview, which is mandatory for all applicants who live within 50 miles of one of CHAVÓN’s two campuses.
THAT No works in a mailed or couriered portfolio, including The CHAVÓN Challenge, may exceed 18” x 24” (46×61 centimeters). If the portfolio or CHAVÒN Challenge is sent digitally, these size restrictions do not apply.
THAT Portfolios submitted digitally, whether through an attachment or an online link, on a CD or on a thumb- drive, must be high resolution PDFs or JPEGs. PowerPoint or interactive formats are not acceptable.
THAT all applicants are encouraged to visit the school for an informational interview 9 and a tour.
THAT If you are an international applicant or live beyond 50 miles from CHAVÓN, we strongly encourage you to arrange a visit, even though you have the option to mail our courier your portfolios to the Office of Admissions. If you do plan to visit, you may schedule an informal informational interview, or you may schedule your required in-person interview at that time. Remember that if you decide to have your required interview during your visit, must bring your portfolio and The CHAVÓN Challenge with you.
THAT mailed or couriered portfolios and work in The CHAVÓN Challenge retained by the Office of Admissions remain the property of the student and must be picked up within four months of the admissions decision. CHAVÓN will not take responsibility for artwork left beyond that period of time.
We know that preparing a portfolio can sometimes be confusing, and we are always happy to explain our requirements and to help you produce the best possible examples of your work.
If you have any questions or need further explanations or advice about any of the portfolio assignments and/or requirements, please call, text or email us. We hold occasional portfolio preparation workshops throughout the school year and will be happy to let you know when the next one will be scheduled. We also have an after-school program called “Portfolio Preparation” at the Santo Domingo campus. It meets for 2½ hours once a week, for ten weeks.
Documents (For accepted applicants only)
Accepted Applicants will be required to submit the following documents prior to registration in the fall in order to complete the process of admission to CHAVÓN: