Bachelor of Architecture

SCI-Arc’s B.Arch program is a five-year Bachelor of Architecture professional degree program, emphasizing design excellence and intellectual breadth through a liberal arts education. Students may apply directly from high school or transfer from two- or four-year colleges.

SCI-Arc operates on a rolling admissions basis. Applications received after the deadline will be considered on a case-by-case basis as space permits. To be reviewed for both admission and scholarship consideration, applications must be completed and all required documents must be submitted by the appropriate deadline.

First-Year Applicant

A first-year applicant is a student who has not graduated from high school at the time of application. Applications for first-year are accepted for fall term only.

Fall 2018 Deadline: January 15, 2018


Transfer Applicant

A transfer applicant is a student that has earned a high school diploma and/or its equivalency and has earned college credit after graduating high school. Applicants who have completed general education courses and have not taken any architecture courses may apply for the fall term only. Applicants for advanced placement may apply for the fall or spring term.

Advanced Placement for transfer students from other architecture programs is not guaranteed. Advanced Placement is determined by the Admissions Committee upon review of the applicant’s portfolio of architectural and creative work, number of architectural design studios, general studies and liberal art courses previously completed. Students who begin studies in the B.Arch program with advanced standing (1B studio placement or higher) are required to successfully complete additional prerequisite seminars/workshop at SCI-Arc before advancing to the next studio level. Upon matriculation, all course requirements must be completed at SCI-Arc.

Fall 2018 Deadline: January 15, 2018

Spring 2019 Deadline: October 15, 2018

First-Year Applicant Required Materials 

·      Complete the Common Application including supplemental questions and the non-refundable $85 application fee or fee waiver (available from your counselor).

·      High School Transcript

·      SAT I or ACT test scores

·      Portfolio (highly recommended)

Common Application and Supplement Questions

In order to apply, applicants must complete and submit the Common Application including the SCI-Arc supplemental questions and the nonrefundable application fee of $85.

High School Transcripts

All First-Year applicants must mail in official high school transcript that shows all of the coursework completed and grades earned from grades nine (9) through eleventh (11). Any undergraduate applicants who have completed any college coursework during high school must also submit a copy of these transcripts.

SAT I or ACT

All undergraduate applicants are required to mail in official test results from either the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT I) or the American College Test (ACT). SAT subject tests will not be accepted in lieu of the SAT I.

SCI-Arc School Codes

SAT 1575

ACT 0423

Portfolio

Submission of a portfolio is optional for first-year applicants but highly recommended.  The portfolio should consist of 5-25 items of the applicant’s best creative work. Work selected for the portfolio should demonstrate the diversity of the applicant’s creative interests and need not include architectural work. Drawing, sketching, painting, graphic design, photography, video, web-design, sculpture, ceramics and furniture design are some examples of the types of work that may be included. Work may be produced digitally and/or by hand, for school courses, extracurricular activities or independently. Portfolio must be submitted via SlideRoom. Physical portfolios will NOT be accepted.


Transfer Applicant Required Materials 

·      Complete the Common Application including supplemental questions and the non-refundable $85 application fee or fee waiver (available from your counselor).

·      College Transcript(s)

·      Portfolio

·      High School Transcript*

·      SAT I or ACT test scores*

Common Application and Supplement Questions

In order to apply, you will need to complete and submit the Common Application including the SCI-Arc supplemental questions and the nonrefundable application fee of $85.

College Transcripts

Transfer students are required to submit college transcripts from all colleges attended. Students who have successfully completed 60 or more undergraduate credit hours/units as of the stated deadline are not required to submit a copy of their high school transcript.

*High School Transcripts

Transfer students who have not completed a minimum of 60 units at the time of application, are required to submit official high school transcripts that include graduation date.

*SAT I or ACT

Transfer students who have not completed a minimum of 24 units at the time of application, are required to submit test results from either the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT I) or the American College Test (ACT). SAT subject tests will not be accepted in lieu of the SAT I.

SCI-Arc School Codes

SAT 1575

ACT 0423

 

Portfolio

Submission of a portfolio is optional for transfer students with no architectural studio coursework.  The portfolio should consist of 5-25 items of your best creative work. Work selected for the portfolio should demonstrate the diversity of the applicant’s creative interests and need not include architectural work. Drawing, sketching, painting, graphic design, photography, video, web-design, sculpture, ceramics and furniture design are some examples of the types of work that may be included. Work may be produced digitally and/or by hand, for school courses, extracurricular activities or independently. Portfolio must be submitted via SlideRoom. Physical portfolios will NOT be accepted.

Portfolio for Advanced Placement Consideration

Submission of a portfolio for students seeking advanced placement is required. The admissions portfolio should consist of a selection of 15-35 carefully edited pieces showcasing the applicant’s architectural design skills, abilities, creative interests and motivation. Work selected should be a comprehensive representation of works produced in architectural design studio courses. Architectural projects can be represented through conceptual diagrams, drawings, digital renderings, photographs of physical models, animations, and other mediums. If the work was part of a group effort or work completed as an employee/intern, the applicant’s specific contribution should be clearly indicated. A concise description of each project (title, size, media, etc.) should accompany each upload. Non-architectural creative work can be included as well. Portfolio must be submitted via SlideRoom. Physical portfolios will NOT be accepted.

International Applicants 

In Addition to the requirements listed above, the following documents are required

·      Have transcripts translated into English (if not in English)

·      Have transcripts evaluated through World Education (www.wes.org)

·      English Proficiency Exam- TOEFL of IELTS

International applicants must submit a copy of their official transcripts translated into English if they are not in English.

Transcript Evaluation

All international applicants who have attended or are attending an educational institution outside of the United States are required to have their transcripts evaluated by World Education Services (WES), our preferred provider, or by another member of the National Association of Credit Evaluation Services (NACES), to determine the equivalence of their education to the United States educational system.

English Proficiency Exam

All international students applying from non-English speaking countries are required to submit scores from either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The minimum score requirement is ninety-two (92) for the Internet-based TOEFL or a 7.0 band score for the IELTS.

SCI-Arc School Code
TOEFL 7802

Students who have completed a minimum of two years of formal instruction at an institution where English is the primary language of instruction or are citizens of Canada (excluding Quebec), Australia, Ireland, New Zealand or the United Kingdom are eligible to waive this requirement. Only test scores completed within the past two years will be accepted.

When mailing in official documents be sure to use the following address.

ATTN: SCI-Arc Office of Admissions
960 E. 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013

If you have any questions during the application process please call the Office of Admissions at 213.356.5320 or by e-mail admissions@sciarc.edu.

Notification of Acceptance

Applicants applying for the fall semester by the published deadline will be notified on a rolling basis during the months of March and April. Undergraduate applicants applying for the spring semester will be notified on a rolling basis starting mid-November.

Students who accept SCI-Arc’s offer of admission are required to submit a nonrefundable commitment deposit, which reserves their place in the entering class. International students will be required to submit an additional tuition deposit in order to begin the I-20 process. If the commitment deposit is not received by the appropriate deadline, the applicant will forfeit their place in the entering class.

Waiting list placement: Applicants placed on the waiting list will be notified on a rolling basis as positions become available in the entering class.