Visit the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation:
We are very excited that you are considering continuing your architecture education at the University of Maryland! With 90 different majors at the University of Maryland, the best way to get a sense of what the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation has to offer is to visit!
CLICK HERE to schedule a tour of the School of Architecture and its facilities or to make an appointment with an architecture advisor.
For more information about the Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree, please CLICK HERE to download the Transfer Student Information Packet.
For other questions, please contact the Architecture Advisors.
Phone: (301) 405-9583
What to bring to an advising appointment:
Transfer students seeking to major in Architecture should bring the following to an advising appointment:
• Transcript(s) from other educational institutions
• High School Transcript, AP Test results - if applicable
Applying to the University of Maryland:
The Pre-Transfer Advising program provides support to prospective transfer students from two-year and four-year schools before they apply to the University of Maryland to complete an undergraduate degree. Students are encouraged to use pre-transfer advising services to assess their readiness to transfer and estimate their time to degree completion. To sign up for a pre-transfer advising appointment, please visit:
Transfer Credit Center:
The Transfer Credit Center exists to facilitate the evaluation of credit for transfer students and to give information and assistance to transfer advisors and prospective students. This service allows prospective and transfer students to assess their current transcripts and figure out which credits will transfer into the University. To look up classes on your transcripts, please visit:
Applications to transfer can be found and completed online at your convenience. Below is a link to the application. Before applying, feel free to consult with our Undergraduate Advisors at an advising appointment.
For best consideration, we advise that students should apply by the priority deadline. All transfer deadlines to the University of Maryland can be found at the link below.
For your convenience, we have provided links to vital information for all freshman applicants to the University of Maryland.
Transfer Application Checklist:
How do I become an Architecture Student?
After you have been admitted to the University of Maryland, you won’t be able to directly declare Architecture as your major. Instead, transfer students matriculate into the Letters and Sciences program. In order to become an architecture student, you must first take all the necessary gateway courses. Since Architecture is a Limited Enrollment Program (LEP), all students interested in continuing with the studio program will have to undergo a 45-Credit Review Process. Once you have successfully completed this process, you may then declare architecture as your major.
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. For a full description of the gateway requirements, please visit:
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 on the 45 Credit Review, please visit:
Questions? Contact Advising!
Phone: (301) 405-9583
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