I am brand new, so hope I have the right forum - if not please redirect me. I have a 4 year BA and am now scouting for fall admission to the best Graphic Design programs still accepting applications at this time of year -- in other words, open or rolling admission. Though I am very artistic and creative and have a passion for graphic design, and have taken art electives as part of my existing degree, a portfolio is problematic. I would prefer California, Georgia, or Rhode Island, but if there are others I am open... I need some feedback on those that I have found, and direction toward others I have not: California 1. Art Center - Pasadena (need a portfolio, I haven't got one yet) 2. CalArts (not sure on admissions deadline, but I still have no portfolio) 3. Academy of Art University (accepts anyone) 4. Otis College of Art & Design (deadline? portfolio?) 5. Vanguard University of Southern California (in case I can't get in anywhere else?) 6. San Diego State 7. Cal State Fullerton (I think the deadline's passed, but maybe space available or audit and then apply for admission next semester?) 8. California College of the Arts - San Francisco 9. Chapman U Georgia 1. Georgia State University 2. Savannah College of Art & Design (no portfolio is recommended, and admission is rolling so I wonder how good it is) Rhode Island 1. Johnson & Wales - Providence (high admission rate) 2. RICD - would be great but no way in hell I'll get in here with no portfolio, and the deadline is way over I am getting a divorce and need to get into a school for the fall so I can move on. I'll have to be relocating because I live in North Dakota... While getting into a school for fall is my priority, of course I am not willing to compromise for a school that will not leave me well qualified. Any advice or suggestions are welcome and appreciated!!! Thanks!