The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture

Admissions Process: Bachelor of Architecture

*Please click here to view the requirements for transfer students to the School of Architecture.

STEP 1Submit the first part of your application online by January 12, 2015.
STEP 2You will receive a confirmation email.
STEP 3You will have to prepare and submit by January 19th, 2015:
  • Your official high school transcript or GED certificate (required for all applicants)
  • Any official college transcripts (sent directly from the college or university)
  • Recommendation letters (optional)
  • Your SAT I or ACT scores (must be sent directly from the College Board and/or ACT)
Send all materials to the Office of Admissions, 30 Cooper Square, New York, NY 10003.
STEP 4

You will receive a studio test in late January which you must complete and submit by the deadline provided (approximately 3-4 weeks later).

The studio test will be sent to all applicants via email on the same day in late January after the application deadline.

Please follow all instructions carefully. For First Year applicants, no additional portfolio material should be sent.

STEP 5You will receive an admission decision during the first week of April.
*Applicants whose native language is not English and who have not graduated from a secondary school in a country with English as the official medium of instruction are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and submit official scores to the Office of Admissions. Click here for more information regarding International Applicants.

 

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