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Transfer Admission to the School of Architecture

The School of Architecture welcomes properly qualified transfer students from other institutions of higher education. In every case, an applicant for transfer admission must be in good academic standing at his/her present college and must be eligible to return there. A minimum academic residence of two years is required for a degree in the School of Architecture. Considering the demands of the programs in architecture and the competition for transfer places, it is strongly suggested that a transfer student should have at least a B average or the equivalent in previous college work.

School of Architecture Transfer Requirements:

  • English (6) - Recommended: at least one course in expository writing.
  • Mathematics (3) - One course in calculus.
  • Natural Sciences (6-8) - At least one course in physics.
  • Social Sciences (6) - Courses in anthropology, economics, government, history, psychology, or sociology.
  • Humanities or Sciences (12) - Courses in art, art history, computer science, drama, engineering, English (except composition), foreign languages, mathematics, music, natural sciences (in addition to those required above), philosophy, religion, speech.
  • Other Requirements - Applicants to the program in urban and environmental planning should take elective courses in history, speech, economics, and state and local government. Applicants to the program in architectural history should take elective courses in history, art history, and foreign language. Other courses may be taken in a variety of fields; freehand drawing courses are recommended.

Important: In evaluating applications, the School of Architecture considers evidence of interest in the profession. If you would like to submit and optional supplemental portfolio, it must be submitted by the application deadline.

To insure normal progress towards the degree, transfer candidates are sometimes required to take summer courses at the University.