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Admissions Deadlines (*all application materials must be submitted electronically through SlideRoom (  by the deadlines listed below)



Fall 2016 

B.Arch (first year placement) : January 15, 2016 (closed)

SCI-Arc EDGE: April 15, 2016

M.Arch 1 : May 1, 2016

M.Arch 2 : May 1, 2016

B.Arch (advanced placement only) : May 1, 2016

*Late applications will be considered on a case by case basis. Please contact the Admissions Office at 213-356-5320 or for more information*

How to apply:

Step One : Complete the online application form, which can be found by clicking here.

Step Two : Submit all required application materials electronically through SlideRoom ( by the appropriate deadline

Step Three Login to the website to check the status of your application materials.  Login information will be emailed to you once we have processed your online application.

Additional Application Materials

-$85 Application Fee (non-refundable): This fee may be paid electronically when you initially submit your online application form. If you decide to pay the application fee later, you can either submit to the admissions office a completed credit authorization form, which can be found here, or you can mail your payment to SCI-Arc’s Admissions Office directly. Checks and money orders should be made payable to “SCI-Arc”. 

-Personal Statement: This one page essay should explain your desire to study architecture and why specifically you wish to pursue an architectural education at SCI-Arc. 

-Resume: All applicants are required to submit a resume or curriculum vitae. This document should list all of your professional experience, academic and artistic achievements, and/or published works.

-Letters of Recommendation: Applicants must submit three (3) letters of recommendation which should attest to their academic achievements and/or creative abilities, or professional experience. At least two (2) letters of recommendation should come from past or current instructors. Applicants with extensive work experience may submit letters of recommendations from professional references. Each letter of recommendation must be submitted directly to SCI-Arc through SlideRoom.

-Academic Transcripts: A copy of your academic transcripts from all previous schools attended are required, regardless of credits received or courses completed. These records should include coursework through the most recent term completed at each school. Applicants in the process of completing their degree will be required to submit a final official transcript that indicates the degree completed and the date it was received. Transcripts must be scanned and uploaded directly to SlideRoom.  Students who have acquired less than 60 undergraduate credit hours/units at the time they submit their application, must also submit a copy of their high school transcript that show they have received their high school diploma. Transcripts from schools located internationally must be officially translated into English and evaluated.

-Portfolio: All applicants are required to submit a portfolio of creative work. Portfolios should consist of a  minimum of 15 pieces of creative work. Individuals who have no formal architectural education or experience should include work that demonstrates his/her visual design sensibilities, sense of form and space, experience with different materials or media, craftsmanship, and imagination. This work may include but is not limited to: drawings, sketches, photography, painting, sculpture, ceramics, or wood and metal work. Applicants with a background in architecture are expected to present appropriately documented architectural projects in place of or in addition to other creative work. Detailed information regarding portfolio requirements can be found within the SlideRoom application.

-SAT I or ACT Test: All undergraduate applicants are required to submit a copy of their official test results from either the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT I) or the American College Test (ACT). All test scores must be uploaded directly to SlideRoom. For more information about these exams, please visit or Official test scores will be required of all applicants accepted to SCI-Arc.

-GRE Test: Applicants to the M.Arch 1 and M.Arch 2 programs are to required submit a copy of their official test scores from the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) General Test.  All test scores must be uploaded directly to SlideRoom.  For more information on the GRE, please visit Official test scores will be required of all applicants accepted to SCI-Arc.

-TOEFL/IELTS Test: All international students applying from non-English speaking countries are required to submit official test 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 a ninety-two (92) for the internet based TOEFL, or a seven point zero (7.0) band score for the IELTS. All test scores must be uploaded directly to SlideRoom.  Students who have completed a minimum of two years of formal instruction at an institution where English is the primary language of instruction may be eligible to waive this requirement. Please contact the Admissions Office for detailed information regarding this process. For more information on the TOEFL and IELTS, please visit or

Application for Admission
Please use this form to apply to the following programs: B.Arch, M.Arch 1, M.Arch 2 and SCI-Arc EDGE: Center for Advanced Studies in Architecture
    SCI-Arc Application for Admission  
Credit Card Authorization Form
If you did not pay the application fee electronically and would like to pay for it using a credit card, please fill out the credit card authorization form below and either mail it in along with your application materials OR email it to
Credit Card Authorization Form (.pdf, 455K)
Wire Transfer Information

Students wishing to submit payment to SCI-Arc via wire transfer should use the attached information.  All wire transfers MUST include the students name in the beneficiary section of the transfer. Students will be notified via email once payment has been successfully received by our Finance Office

Wire Transfer Information (.pdf, 7K)
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