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Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies

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Undergraduate Admission

First-year and transfer students may be admitted to the B.A. in architectural studies degree program. Contact the University of Kansas, Michael Swann, Associate Dean, School of Architecture, Design and Planning, Marvin Hall, 1465 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 206, Lawrence, KS 66045-7626,

For undergraduate applications, write to the KU Office of Admissions, KU Visitor Center, 1502 Iowa St., Lawrence, KS 66044-7576, 785-864-3911,


Applications for fall semester should be submitted during the student’s senior year in high school. The application deadline is February 1, but students should apply in the fall to ensure that their applications are complete and ready for review by February 1. Completed applications are reviewed, and applicants are notified of their admission status. A complete application includes sixth-semester transcript, rank in class, ACT scores, and a list of courses in progress.

Transfer students should apply by October 1 for the spring semester and by February 1 for summer and fall terms. The School of Architecture, Design and Planning encourages applications from women and members of minority groups.

Kansas High School Students

Kansas high school students are encouraged to apply for admission if they rank in the upper 25 percent of their high school class and if they will meet the following preparation thresholds by the time they graduate:

  • 4 years of English,
  • 3 or more years of math ending with calculus (preferred),
  • 3 or more years of a natural science including physics
  • 3 or more art/drawing classes. Art/drawing classes are preferred over additional drafting or technical courses (1 semester of drafting is adequate),
  • 2 or more years of foreign language are recommended.

Other U.S. High School Students

Other applicants from the United States should rank in the top 15 percent of their high school class and are expected to have college preparatory training in high school, as outlined above for Kansas students.

Transfer Students

Transfer students may be admitted if they have grades of C or higher in one 3-hour mathematics course (equivalent to MATH 105 or MATH 115) and a cumulative grade-point average of 2.5 or higher.

International Students

The School of Architecture, Design and Planning admits only exceptional students from other countries. Standards for admission are set according to the traditions and grading policies of those countries. In some countries, for example, the grade of A is almost never given, while in other countries the A grade is more frequently seen. The number of students admitted depends on the space available on February 1.

Visit the Office of International Student and Scholar Services for information about international admissions.

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