College of Architecture, Design & Construction

Undergraduate

Architecture Undergrad Admissions

 

All applications for admission to undergraduate programs within the College of Architecture, Design and Construction (CADC) at Auburn must be completed through the Auburn Undergraduate Admissions office.

 

Undergraduate Online Application (U.S. Applicants)

 

Undergraduate Online Application International Students  

 

For More Information 

For more information about undergraduate admissions and curriculum, please contact Student Services or make an appointment to see an advisor through Deborah Jordan, or call 334.844.5350.

 
 

Architecture Undergrad Admission FAQ

 

Is a portfolio required for admission into the Pre-Architecture, Pre-Landscape Architecture or Pre-Industrial Design programs?

No. Many high schools do not teach art classes. Our studios provide the design fundamentals needed to be a successful designer. Admissions are primarily based on a student’s grade point average and SAT or ACT score.

 

If you have questions regarding the admission requirements, please contact the Auburn Undergraduate Admissions Office, or visit their website.

 

What classes should I take in high school to best prepare me for a degree in Architecture, Landscape Architecture?

Courses in Math, Science, and English are the best preparatory courses. These classes show dedication to one’s learning and are the best preparation for taking the ACT/ SAT exam. Art and architecture classes are encouraged, but not required.

 

Should I take a foreign language in high school?

If you are a high school student trying to decide on a foreign language, we recommend Spanish or Italian. Many of our study abroad opportunities travel through Italy and several countries in South America.

 

I have Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and/or dual-enrollment credit from another institution. How can I find out if the credit will transfer to Auburn?

You may access the AP and IB information through the Registrar’s website to determine how this type of credit will transfer to Auburn.

 

Can I get financial assistance?

Several forms of financial assistance are available to students, including scholarships, grants by federal agencies, as well as low and moderate-interest, federally-insured loans, including subsidized loan programs.

 

Interested students can obtain detailed and updated information directly from the University Office of Financial Aid.

 

Visit the scholarship page for more information for scholarship opportunities within the college and program.

 

For more information

For more information about undergraduate admissions and curriculum, please contact Student Services or make an appointment to see an advisor through Deborah Jordan, or call 334.844.5350. 

 

Transfer Students Frequently Asked Questions:

This information is for undergraduate students currently enrolled at other universities or enrolled in other majors at Auburn on applying to the Pre-Architecture or Pre-Landscape Architecture Programs.

 

I am a student currently enrolled at Auburn and I would like to transfer into the Pre-Architecture or Pre-Landscape Architecture Program. What is the process for acceptance?

We refer to currently enrolled Auburn undergraduate students who want to change their major and transfer into our programs as “internal transfers”. All students must have a 2.8 GPA to transfer. Pick up your change of major form from your current student services office along with your file and make an appointment to see one of our program advisors through Deborah Jordan, or call 334.844.5350

 

If I am accepted as an internal transfer student in the Pre-Architecture or Pre-Landscape Architecture program what happens next?

Students enrolled at Auburn who are accepted through the internal transfer process are all required to take the following summer courses. Pre-Architecture and Pre-Landscape Architecture will take Summer Studio.

 

I am enrolled at another University or Community College (not a student at Auburn), and I would like to transfer into the Pre-Architecture or Pre-Landscape Architecture Program at Auburn. What do I need to do?

You would be classified as an “external transfer student”. You need to apply for admission through the Auburn Undergraduate Admissions Office

 

Pre-Architecture and Pre-Landscape Architecture students admitted through the external transfer process will be required to take the Summer Design prior to entering the fall semester of the academic year in which application has been made. Placement during the fall semester will be determined upon completion of the summer session.

 

I already have a bachelor’s degree in a field other than architecture, and I would like to obtain a professional degree in architecture. What would you recommend?

All students pursuing an Architecture degree at Auburn must qualify for Summer Design and if accepted would complete 4 + years of study to receive a professional Bachelor, fully-accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board.

 

 

Interior Architecture 

 

Can I major in Interior Architecture?

The Bachelor of Interior Architecture Program is one that students apply for during their second year of the Architecture Program. At the end of five years and two summers of study, the ARIA student receives a Bachelor of Interior Architecture degree and a Bachelor of Architecture degree. 

 

Can I transfer into Interior Architecture?

It is a dual degree with he Bachelor of Architecture degree. Interior Architecture students are required to complete the first two years of the Architecture curriculum prior to applying to the ARIA Program. 

 

For More Information

Please refer to the program page for more detailed information about the program.

 

For more information about undergraduate admissions and curriculum, please contact Student Services or make an appointment to see an advisor through Deborah Jordan, or call 334.844.5350.

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All applications for admission to undergraduate programs within the College of Architecture, Design and Construction (CADC) at Auburn must be completed through the Auburn Undergraduate Admissions office.

 

Undergraduate Online Application (U.S. Applicants)

 

Undergraduate Online Application International Students

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Is a portfolio required for admission into the Pre-Industrial Design and Pre-Graphic Design programs?

No. Many high schools do not teach art classes. Our studios provide the design fundamentals needed to be a successful designer. Admissions are primarily based on a student’s grade point average and SAT or ACT score. 

 

If you have questions regarding the admission requirements, please contact the Auburn Undergraduate Admissions Office, or visit the Undergraduate Admissions Office website

 

What classes should I take in high school to best prepare me for a degree in Industrial Design?

Courses in Math, Science, and English are the best preparatory courses. These classes show dedication to one’s learning and are the best preparation for taking the ACT/ SAT exam. Art classes are encouraged, but not required.

 

Should I take a foreign language in high school?

If you are a high school student trying to decide on a foreign language, we recommend Spanish or Italian. Many of our study abroad opportunities travel through Italy and several countries in South America.

 

I have Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and/or dual-enrollment credit from another institution. How can I find out if the credit will transfer to Auburn?

You may access the AP and IB information through the Registrar’s website to determine how this type of credit will transfer to Auburn.

 

Can I get financial assistance?

Several forms of financial assistance are available to students, including scholarships, grants by federal agencies, as well as low and moderate-interest, federally-insured loans, including subsidized loan programs.

 

Interested students can obtain detailed and updated information directly from the University Office of Financial Aid.

 

Visit the scholarship page for more information for scholarship opportunities within the college and program.

 

For More Information

Please refer to the program page for more detailed information about the program.

 

For more information about undergraduate admissions and curriculum, please contact Student Services or make an appointment to see an advisor through Deborah Jordan, or call 334.844.5350.

 

 

Transfer Students Frequently Asked Questions

Information for undergraduate students currently enrolled at other universities or enrolled in other majors at Auburn on applying to the Pre-Industrial Design Program.

 

I am a student currently enrolled at Auburn and I would like to transfer into the pre-Graphic Design program. What is the process for acceptance?

The Graphic Design (GDES) Program maintains the right to limit transfer enrollment based on available resources. On-and off-campus transfer students must file a PGDE Transfer Application form and meet criteria listed in the application with the CADC Office of Student Services no later than the posted deadline.
 
A student must have a minimum cumulative unadjusted GPA of 2.8 (on a 4.0 scale) on all collegiate work attempted and will be accepted on a space-available basis as determined by the school head.
 
On and off campus transfer applicants must meet criteria listed in the “Academic Policies” section of the Auburn University Bulletin. The application packet includes an application form, statement of intent, and official transcripts from all schools attended. A portfolio is required for consideration of transfer credit for any studio classes taken. Applicants must be admitted to Auburn University at the time of application.


Screening of applications for fall admission begins in March with applicants notified by April 15. Screening of applications for Spring admission begins in October with applicants notified by November 15. Students admitted MUST begin the program the following term. Course work in the major must be taken in sequence; transfer students should anticipate that additional semesters of study may be required to complete the program.

 

I am a student currently enrolled at Auburn and I would like to transfer into the Pre-Industrial Design program. What is the process for acceptance?

We refer to currently enrolled Auburn undergraduate students who want to change their major and transfer into our programs as “internal transfers”. All students must have a 2.8 GPA to transfer. Pick up your change of major form from your current student services office along with your file and make an appointment to see one of our program advisors through Deborah Jordan, or call 334.844.5350.

 

If I am accepted as an internal transfer student in the Pre-Industrial Design program what happens next?

Students enrolled at Auburn who are accepted through the Internal transfer process are all required to go through the Summer Foundation Program.

 

I am enrolled at another University or Community College (not a student at Auburn), and I would like to transfer into the Pre-Industrial Design program at Auburn. What do I need to do?

You would be classified as an “external transfer student”. You need to apply for admission through the Auburn Undergraduate Admissions Office.  

 

Pre-Industrial Design students admitted through the external transfer process will be required to go through the Summer Foundation Program prior to the fall semester of the year in which the application has been made.  

 

For More Information

For more information about undergraduate admissions and curriculum, please contact Student Services or make an appointment to see an advisor through Deborah Jordan, or call 334.844.5350.

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All applications for admission to undergraduate programs within the College of Architecture, Design and Construction (CADC) at Auburn must be completed through the Auburn Undergraduate Admissions office.

 

Building Construction Program Admissions FAQ

 

What classes should I take in high school to best prepare me for a degree in Building Construction?

Courses in Math, Science, and English are the best preparatory courses. These classes show dedication to one’s learning and are the best preparation for taking the ACT/ SAT exam.

 

Should I take a foreign language in high school?

If you are a high school student trying to decide on a foreign language, we recommend Spanish or Italian. Many of our study abroad opportunities travel through Italy and several countries in South America.

 

I have Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and/or dual-enrollment credit from another institution. How can I find out if the credit will transfer to Auburn?

You may access the AP and IB information through the Registrar’s website to determine how this type of credit will transfer to Auburn.

 

For more information about undergraduate admissions and curriculum, please contact Student Services or make an appointment to see an advisor through Deborah Jordan, or call 334.844.5350.

 

Core Curriculum

Auburn University is committed to providing every student with a unique academic experience that prepares them for success.  In doing so, we have created a Core Curriculum that promotes the development of essential skills including effective communication, critical thinking, quantitative analysis, aesthetic appreciation, information literacy, scientific theory, informed citizenship, and global awareness. The Core Curriculum also provides students with opportunities for interdisciplinary learning and experiences that foster intellectual curiosity and provides the basis for advanced study in the variety of fields offered by today’s colleges and universities.

 

At the base of every student’s academic experience is the Core Curriculum.  Comprising the first 41 hours of coursework, the Core Curriculum sets a foundation for learning by offering courses that connect fundamental disciplines to Auburn University’s Student Learning Outcomes.  Upholding the long-standing value of a broad, liberal education, beginning in fall 2011 incoming freshmen will begin their academic career under a newly revised Core Curriculum.  The review of the Core Curriculum requirements reaffirms our institution’s commitment to providing our students with an innovative and challenging academic experience.

 

Click here to see the full list of Student Learning Outcomes and Measures.

 

AB, IB, CLEP Information

Dependent upon the test scores received you may be eligible to receive course credit. The scores should be provided from the testing agency and home report copies are acceptable. Please call (334) 844-2528 to verify what you are eligible to receive.

 

Note: Auburn University does not accept CLEP credit.

 

Click here to view all test scores eligible for course credit.

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Building its strength on the understanding of the interconnected nature of all design and construction disciplines, the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design is a multidisciplinary degree that emphasizes the blend of sustainable practices from a local and global context with comprehensive design and systems thinking. Flexibility in the Environmental Design degree allows students to customize their education experience by providing the opportunity to minor in multiple subjects that are of a particular interest to the student. Additionally, students may choose to advance their education and career by pursuing the accelerated tracks of graduate degrees in Landscape Architecture and Community Planning.

 

Visit the Environmental Design program page.

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Bret Smith

Bret Smith

Director of Interdisciplinary Studies and Associate Director of University College

334-844-7629