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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 a minimum ACT composite score of 24 or an SAT composite of 1160. 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 coursework of 3.0 or higher. Click here for more information about transfer credits.

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. 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. 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 the Admissions Coordinator (jweaver@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 For information about transfer credits

International Students should apply through the KU Office of International Student Services at www.irua.ku.edu.

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, 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.

For information on Kansas/Missouri Tuition Reciprocity, please see this Reciprocity Guide and Reciprocity note.