Animation Graduate reporting in.
Which university is she applying to?
Generally the good schools don't want to see any animation yet, it helps but the most important thing is solid life drawing, gesture drawing and some animal studies. A bit of your own thing helps too but the foundation drawing skills are what they love.
some of my life drawing, most of it was done at uni.
was my first year gesture sketchbook.
That will make them happy. Another bonus is if you play with film and can display an interest in moving image, otherwise yeah, drawing skills are number 1.