Applications and Admissions

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Thank you for your interest in Florida Atlantic University’s School of Architecture.  Our graduates lead successful careers in private practice and at firms in Florida, across the US, and around the world.  Each of them share in the experience you are interested in: learning to make the world a better place through creative engagement and developing the critical thinking skills necessary to establish a vision and lead in its realization.  As an incoming student, you will be welcomed to our innovative, creative, diverse, and caring community of scholars where you can develop your own path, in an atmosphere that emphasizes learning by doing.  Prospective students may apply to either of the following programs:

  • Lower Division Pre-Architecture Program (Year 1 , Year 2)
  • Upper Division Bachelor of Architecture program (Year 3, Year 4, Year 5)

Lower Division Pre-Architecture Program

The Lower Division Pre-Architecture program is located on the Florida Atlantic University Main Campus, in Boca Raton, Florida.  This is a limited access program, and students are accepted into the Freshman class only.   To apply for admission into the Lower Division Pre-Architecture Program, please follow the steps below.

  1. Visit the FAU Office of Admissions website and follow the directions for applying to the University.
  2. Submit FAU application to the Office of Admissions as early as possible, preferably in October or November.
    Click to Apply to FAU
  3. Complete the School of Architecture Lower Division Application. Applications submitted by January 31, 2019 shall be considered for the Fall 2019 semester.

    Applications submitted after January 31, 2019 shall be considered on a space available basis. Notifications are typically sent out during the first week of March.
    Click to Apply to the Lower Division Pre-Architecture Program

For more questions please visit the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact thedrick@fau.edu


Upper Division Bachelor of Architecture Program

The Upper Division Bachelor of Architecture program is located in downtown Fort Lauderdale, which we consider an urban laboratory for exploration.  Our student work is frequently exhibited at our MetroLAB gallery on Las Olas Boulevard. Our students participate in research activities that span an exciting range of interests, from explorations in augmented reality to connections between architectural design and neuroscience, sensing and smart systems, human health, and environmental studies including adaptation to climate change and sea-level-rise.

This is a limited access program.  Students may be accepted for placement into Design Studio Level 5, 6, 7, 8 or 9, depending on qualifications.   All applicants to the upper division program are required to submit:

  • an application to the University
  • an application to the School of Architecture
  • a letter of intent
  • a portfolio of original design work and other creative activity

You must apply to the university prior to submitting your application to the School of Architecture.  When you receive your personal ID number from FAU admissions you can proceed to the next step to complete your application to the School of Architecture and submit your letter of intent and portfolio via the Acceptd portal.  Please note that students who are already enrolled in a degree program at FAU do not have to re-apply to the university.

Please review the School of Architecture Application, Letter of Intent, and Portfolio Guidelines (hyperlink)  before preparing your submission.   To begin the application process for admission into the Upper Division Bachelor Of Architecture Program, please follow the steps below:

  1. Visit the FAU Office of Admissions website and follow the directions for applying to the University.
  2. Submit FAU application to the Office of Admissions.
    Click to Apply to FAU
  3. Submit the Upper Division Bachelor of Architecture Program Application by 5:00pm EST on February 22, 2019

    The School of Architecture is currently updating the applications process.  Applications will be available on November 5, 2018.  If you have any questions, please contact Academic Advisor, Versel Reid, at vreid@fau.edu or 954-762-5644

    Applications will be available on November 5, 2018

  4. Submit your Portfolio and Letter of Intent by 5:00pm EST on February 22, 2019Applications submitted by February 22, 2019 shall be considered for the Fall 2019 semester. Applications submitted after February 22, 2019 shall be considered on a space available basis. Notifications are typically sent by April 15, via email.
    Click to Submit Portfolio and Letter of Intent

For more questions please visit the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact vreid@fau.edu