Bachelor of Architecture

SCI-Arc’s B.Arch program is a five-year Bachelor of Architecture professional degree program. Students may apply directly from high school or transfer from two- or four-year colleges

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 who have taken architecture studio courses may seek advanced placement and may apply for either the fall or spring term.

Fall 2018 Deadline: February 12, 2018

Spring 2019 Deadline: October 15, 2018

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 Required Materials 

Applicants must complete The Common Application including supplemental questions and the non-refundable $85 application fee.

The following must be submitted directly to SCI-Arc

·      Official High School Transcript

·      Official SAT I or ACT Test Scores

·      Portfolio (optional) via SlideRoom

The Common Application

The Common Application is our undergraduate admissions application. Applicants must complete The Common Application, SCI-Arc supplemental questions, and the non-refundable $85 application fee. Application fee waivers are accepted and must be submitted by the applicant’s counselor.

High School Transcripts

All first-year applicants must submit official high school transcripts that show all completed coursework from grade levels nine (9) through eleven (11). Undergraduate applicants who have completed any college coursework during high school must also submit these transcripts.

SAT I or ACT

All undergraduate applicants are required to submit official test scores from either the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT I) or the American College Test (ACT). SCI-Arc does not require the essay section of the new SAT, nor the writing portion of the ACT. SAT subject tests will not be accepted in lieu of the SAT I.

SCI-Arc School Codes:
SAT 1575
ACT 0423

Portfolio (optional)

Submission of a portfolio is optional for first-year applicants. The portfolio should consist of 5-25 single-page uploads. 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. Portfolios can include work from school courses, extracurricular activities, and/or independent projects.

Portfolio must be submitted online through SlideRoom on The Common Application. In the SCI-Arc supplemental questions section, an option to submit a portfolio through SlideRoom will appear on the left-side navigation. Physical portfolios will NOT be accepted.

Transfer Applicant Required Materials 

Applicants must complete The Common Application including supplemental questions and the non-refundable $85 application fee.

The following must be submitted directly to SCI-Arc

The Common Application

The Common Application is our undergraduate admissions application. Applicants must complete The Common Application, SCI-Arc supplemental questions, and the non-refundable $85 application fee. Application fee waivers are accepted and must be submitted by the applicant’s counselor.

College Transcripts

Transfer applicants must submit official college transcripts from any and all colleges/universities they have attended since graduating from high school, regardless of credits received or courses completed. These records must include coursework through the most recent term at each school.

High School Transcripts

Transfer applicants who have not earned an Associate Degree at the time of application, are required to submit official high school transcripts that clearly shows date of graduation.

*SAT I or ACT Test Scores

Transfer applicants who have not earned a minimum of 24 units/credit hours at the time of application, are required to submit test scores from either the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT I) or the American College Test (ACT). SCI-Arc does not require the essay section of the new SAT, nor the writing portion of the 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. The portfolio should consist of 5-25 single-page uploads. 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. Portfolios can include work from school courses, extracurricular activities, and/or independent projects.

Portfolio must be submitted online through SlideRoom on The Common Application. In the SCI-Arc supplemental questions section, an option to submit a portfolio through SlideRoom will appear on the left-side navigation. Physical portfolios will NOT be accepted.

Portfolio for Advanced Placement Consideration

Submission of a portfolio for students seeking advanced placement is required. The portfolio should consist of 15-35 single-page uploads. Work selected should be a comprehensive representation of projects produced in architecture design studio courses. Non-architectural creative work can be included as well. Additional portfolio guidelines can be found in SlideRoom.

Portfolio must be submitted online through SlideRoom on The Common Application. In the SCI-Arc supplemental questions section, an option to submit a portfolio through SlideRoom will appear on the left-side navigation. Physical portfolios will NOT be accepted.

Submitting Application Materials

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

Applicants can log-in to my.sciarc.edu to check the status of their application.

For 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.

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

Wait List 

Applicants placed on the wait list will be notified on a rolling basis as positions become available.