Meet with an Undergraduate Architecture Advisor:
Students who are interested in transferring into the Architecture major are welcome to meet with our Undergraduate Advisors for an advising session. To contact and/or make an appointment read the contact section above. During the session, the advisors will unblock gateway classes and make sure you are on track to apply to the 45-Credit Limited Review Process.
Q: How do I become an architecture student?
A: Since the Architecture major is a Limited Enrollment Program (LEP), our studio class sizes are restricted physically by space. Students seeking to internally transfer into the major will have to complete a set of gateway requirements. Furthermore, after all the requirements have been met, the student will then have to apply to the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.
Students interested in majoring in Architecture will have to take a series of courses that will prepare them for the intensive studio sequence. These classes should be taken and completed prior to applying for the 45-Credit Review Process.
45-Credit Review Process:
In accordance with the LEP guidelines, students will go through a 45-Credit Review after the gateway requirements have been completed. This review is to ensure program quality due to our physical space restriction. Students are either admitted or denied admission to the Architecture major at this time.
For more information about LEPs, please visit: http://www.lep.umd.edu/
Q: What happens if I don't get into studio? Can I still major in Architecture?
A: No. If you are not accepted under the 45 Credit Review Process, you will unfortunately have to change your major. Because of space constraints, we can only extended acceptances to a limited number of students.
Q: If I don't get into studio this year, can I apply to studio again next spring?
A: Unfortunately, you can apply to become an Architecture major only once during your undergraduate career. Because of this, the 45 Credit Review Process should be taken very seriously.
Students, who are not accepted into the Architecture major, are encouraged to apply to the School of Architecture's professionally accredited Master of Architecture degree program after they have completed their undergraduate degree.
Q: I want to study abroad; can I take architecture courses overseas?
A: Yes, the School of Architecture recognizes that architecture is meant to be experienced and studied beyond the history books. The School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation offers three to six week long programs in both the winter and summer terms and a semester-long studio course in the fourth year, in addition to semester long programs offered by the University. For a current list of all our study abroad programs, please visit: