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College of Architecture + Planning


You are a strong candidate for admission if:

If you do not qualify for architecture admission, you will be considered for Pre-Architecture admission if you are a strong candidate for general admission to the university. 


For automatic admission to the architecture major, students must have a 2.75 cumulative GPA for all coursework attempted. Students with at least a 2.3 cumulative GPA may be considered on an individual basis if the academic record shows a consistent record of improvement and/or strong performance in science, mathematics, art or architecture-oriented courses. Students with a 2.0 to 2.29 cumulative GPA may be considered for admission as Pre-Arch majors in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. 

If not initially admitted to the architecture program, transfer students can be reconsidered through an internal CU Denver process upon meeting the criteria outlined above. 


International students will need to submit certified English translations of their high school transcripts as well as any transcripts from university coursework. English language proficiency must be demonstrated as well, either through successful completion of TOEFL, IELTS, or the ESL Academy at CU Denver. 


For more information, see our BSArch Admissions website​ and/or the University of Colorado Denver Admissions website​

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