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Academic Success and Advising Center
 

Pre-Architecture


What is Pre-Architecture?

Students who apply to the College of Architecture and Planning who do not meet the entrance requirements for the college are automatically considered for admission into the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS).  If they meet the requirements for CLAS, students are admitted as Pre-Architecture. 

All students who are Pre-Architecture are advised in the Academic Success and Advising Center until admitted to the College of Architecture and Planning.

Why was I admitted into Pre-Architecture?

New Freshmen:
  • High school GPA requirement and/or high school class rank and/or SAT/ACT scores were not within the range for direct admission
Transfer Students:
  • Lack of 2.75 cumulative GPA in all completed transfer coursework
  • Lack of consistent record of improvement and/or strong performance in science, mathematics, art, or architecture-oriented courses

I was admitted as Pre-Architecture, now what?

You should set up an appointment to meet with an advisor in the Academic Success and Advising Center.  Your advisor will talk to you about what you will need to do in order to be admitted to the College of Architecture and Planning.  He or she will discuss your goals with you, help you determine when you will be eligible for admittance to the College of Architecture and Planning, and discuss other potential major options.

What are the requirements for admission to the College of Architecture and Planning?

To be eligible for admission to the College of Architecture and Planning, students must earn a minimum 2.3 cumulative CU GPA.

Upon completion of this requirement, students must submit an Intra-University Transfer (IUT) form to the College of Architecture and Planning’s undergraduate academic advisor.  IUT forms can be obtained from the Academic Success and Advising Center (NC 2024) or the Student Service Center (NC 1003).  IUT form submission deadlines are August 1st for fall semester, December 1st for spring semester, and May 1st for the summer session.
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