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Undergraduate Admission Deadlines and Requirements

Fall Semester and Summer Session. Students who are applying for admission for the fall (or summer) should apply by the priority deadline of November 1. Applications received after that date will be considered on a rolling basis until the final deadline of February 1.

Spring Semester. Students who wish to have their application considered for admission to the School for the Spring Semester, should apply by October 1.

Academic Requirements for New, First-Year Students (pdf). High school seniors and high school graduates with fewer than 24 hours of college-level credit should have minimum ACT composite score of 24 or an SAT composite of 1050. In addition, they should have a high school GPA of 3.2 or higher.

Academic Requirements for Transfer, Change-of-School and Re-Admit Students (pdf). All other applicants who have completed 24 hours of college-level credit should have a cumulative GPA in that course work of 3.0 or higher.

Application Procedures and Recommendations

In order to complete the application process and be considered for admission to any of the degree paths in Architecture, certain forms and documents must be submitted.

New, Transfer, and Re-Admit Students. Complete the online KU application by going to www.admissions.ku.edu>> and selecting the School of Architecture, Design & Planning. Select the appropriate degree depending upon the path you wish to pursue (see “What to Apply For” in the Degree Path Chart on page 6 of this booklet—either the M.Arch. or the B.A.).

This online application will serve as both your application for admission to KU and to the School of Architecture, Design and Planning. Make sure that you complete and submit the Architecture Interest Profile which will become part of the online application once you’ve selected your degree.

New Students must upload their high school transcript when they apply online. The following courses are recommended as appropriate high school preparation for admission to Architecture: 3 or more years of math; 3 or more years of natural sciences, including physics; 3 or more art or drawing classes (preferred over drafting classes); 2 or more years of foreign language.

Transfer Students who wish to be admitted into the Master of Architecture degree with advanced placement and credit for design studios already completed at another school, must submit a portfolio of work completed in design studios for evaluation. Please contact Gera Elliott (gera@ku.edu) or 785-864-3167 for details.

Transfer Students should send their official transcript to: KU Office of Admissions, 1502 Iowa Street, Lawrence KS 66045-7594

International Students should apply through the KU Office of International Student Services at www.iss.ku.edu/admissions>>.

Current KU Students who wish to apply for admission to Architecture will apply on paper using a Change-of-School form, available in Room 205 Marvin Hall. The form can also be downloaded at www.registrar.ku.edu/forms>>. The completed Change-of-School form must be submitted to the Office of Student Services, School of Architecture, Design and Planning, Room 205 Marvin Hall.

Prospective Change-of-School students (pdf) must also complete and submit the Architecture Interest Profile. Please contact Gera Elliott (gera@ku.edu) or 785-864-3167 to schedule a pre-architecture advising appointment.



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The School of Architecture, Design & Planning mourns the passing of of our friend and mentor Professor Wojciech Lesnikowski who died April 17th after a courageous battle against cancer. “Wojciech joined our Architecture program in 1988. He served the program, the school, and KU with passion and distinction. He was a respected and admired member of our faculty and a teacher beloved by his students,” said Dean John Gaunt. He led the Architecture Department’s foreign studies programs in Paris and China, and he was also a professor of architecture at the Ecole Superieure d’Architecture Val de Seine, Paris, and the Technical University of Krakow. He worked in Poland for several years after receiving a Master of Architecture, Engineering and Planning from the Krakow School of Architecture and Urban Planning, and in 1965 he was given an internship to the Paris office of the renowned architect Le Corbusier. A few years later he found himself working in Chicago, where he said he learned, “American dynamism, optimism and a global view.” In addition to his teaching career, Lesnikowski designed buildings in the U.S., Paris, and Poland. He lectured at many universities including Syracuse, Yale and Cornell, the Polytechnics of Oxford, Delft, Prague, Geneva and the Ecole Speciale d’ Architecture in Paris. Last year he was awarded the city of Krakow's Laurel Award, its highest honor. His work has been published in dozens of architectural magazines, books, monographs and research publications. “We mourn the loss of a ‘larger than life’ architect and educator, and honor all that he contributed to us during the 26 years he served here. The life he lived was truly remarkable.a" Details regarding a memorial service will be forthcoming.
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