Admission Application Deadline: April 1 (fall admission), November 1 (spring admission)
Complete the UW System Application on-line at: http://apply.wisconsin.edu. Applications not complete by the deadline or not meeting the admission criteria will be considered on a space available basis.
LEVEL 1 ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS (Pre-Architecture):
H.S. Diploma or equivalent
4 English (including at least 3 years literature and composition)
3 Math (college prep courses at or above algebra level)
3 Science (including at least 1 year lab science)
3 History/Social Science
2 Additional academic courses (at least 2 years of a foreign language strongly recommended)
2 Other (from above, computer science, fine arts or other appropriate courses)
Admission to the School of Architecture and Urban Planning is based on an overall assessment of both academic and nonacademic qualifications. The primary review factors for admission are the strength and quality of the high school curriculum, high school percentile, grade point average and the ACT or SAT. Typically, students who are admitted as pre-architecture students meet the following academic credentials:
Top 40% of class and 23 ACT or 1070 SAT (Wisconsin residents)
Top 25% of class and 25 ACT or 1140 SAT (Non-residents)
Completion (or pending completion) of at least 24 degree credits with a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.50 (4.0 scale)
REQUIRED STANDARDIZED TESTS
ACT or SAT
International Students: a minimum TOEFL score of 79 iBT or 550 PBT is required, or a score of 6.0 on the IELTS examination.
LEVEL 2 ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS (Architectural Studies):
Admission Application Deadline: May 1 (fall admission only)
Application instructions are available in the School’s Student Advising Office, AUP 225 (414.229.4015).
Transfer students should apply at least one month prior to this date to assure adequate time for receipt and evaluation of transcripts by the UWM Department of Admissions and Recruitment.
Completion of Level 1 architecture courses (Arch 100, 101, 280) and a minimum of 30 credits (sophomore standing). A cumulative GPA of at least 2.75 in both the overall college record and required Level 1 architecture courses (Arch100, 101, 280, or equivalent). Because enrollment is contingent upon available staffing and facilities, satisfaction of the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to Level 2. The academic quality of the student’s Level I studies are carefully reviewed by the School’s BSAS Committee. In exceptional circumstances, students with a GPA below 2.75 may be admitted on probation. Admission to the University does not guarantee acceptance by the Department of Architecture. Enrollment priority is given to students with the highest cumulative GPAs.
Transfer students applying to Level 2 must demonstrate that they have taken the equivalent of the Level 1 program of study (Arch 100, 101, 280). A design portfolio showing the student’s architectural work must be submitted to demonstrate course equivalencies.