Program Admission Options
School of Architecture
Program Admission Options
The ArchD program offers interested students and professional practitioners a range of entrance opportunities. Students with or without an architectural background, including those with prior degrees, may enter into the program at a level appropriate to their backgrounds. Licensed architects may also enter at an advanced level consistent with their backgrounds to earn this new degree. All candidates for the ArchD degree must spend a minimum of one year in the program on campus, which includes the completion of an ArchD Project.
The school accepts students as transfers from other divisions of UH or other colleges, including those who have a previous degree in another discipline, and licensed professionals. However, because there are far more applicants than can be accommodated, admission requirements and screening procedures are more restrictive than those for other divisions at UH Manoa.
High school students planning architecture as a career are advised to take four years of English and mathematics (including algebra, geometry, analytical geometry, and trigonometry), plus art, chemistry, physics, freehand and mechanical drawing, public speaking, information and computer science, history, geography, and at least two years of a foreign language.
Acceptance to the school is based on various criteria, including previous academic performance, SAT or ACT scores, grade point average, types of courses previously taken, and related professional experience of the students.
New students, transfers from UH community colleges and other universities, other degree holders and licensed architects, must submit a completed UH School of Architecture/System application with all required enclosures no later than the published deadlines.
Write, phone, or e-mail the School for the admission application form or for further information.
Applications should be submitted directly to the School of Architecture by March 1 for the fall semester and by September 1 for the spring semester. We will continue accepting applications until May 1 for fall semester and November 1 for spring semester. Applications should be sent in early for the best advantage. Most decisions are made by mid-April for the fall semester. After the deadlines, applications will be considered on a space-available basis.
Academic advising may be arranged for prospective students by contacting the school office.
Students who have been accepted into the School of Architecture must meet with the Associate Dean prior to registration. New students are expected to attend the school orientation usually scheduled in early August.
All architecture majors who have yet to complete ARCH 302 must meet with a faculty adviser each semester prior to registering for classes for the following semester.
Graduating students are required to apply for graduation. Forms are available from the school office.
Please note: This Catalog was prepared to provide information and does not constitute a contract. The University reserves the right to change or delete, supplement or otherwise amend at any time and without prior notice the information, requirements and policies contained in this Catalog.
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