Pre-Architecture

What is pre-architecture?

Students who apply to the College of Architecture and Planning (CAP) who don't 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 at the Center for Undergraduate Exploration and Advising (CUE&A) until they're admitted to the College of Architecture and Planning.

I was admitted as pre-architecture, now what?

You should set up an appointment to meet with a CUE&A Success Advisor. 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. They will discuss your goals with you, help you determine when you'll be eligible for admittance and discuss other potential major options.

How can I learn more about the field of architecture?

There are many helpful resources to learn about the field of Architecture. The American Institute of Architects has information specifically for undergraduate students and the many things to consider before continuing towards a licensure program.

Additionally, the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards lists information on becoming an architect and the necessary educational requirements for the field. 

Finally, you can always reach out to the College of Architecture and Planning​ to meet with an academic advisor. Call 303-315-1000 to schedule an appointment with a CAP advisor.