Academic advising can be arranged for prospective
students by contacting the school office.
Students who have been accepted into the School of
Architecture must meet with a faculty adviser prior to registration. New
students are expected to attend the school orientation usually scheduled
in early August.
All architecture majors who have not yet completed
ARCH 102 must meet with a faculty adviser each semester prior to
registering for classes for the following semester.
Undergraduates must successfully complete a
comprehensive portfolio review prior to entering ARCH 401. Graduating
seniors are required to apply for graduation. Forms are available from
the school office.
Graduate students are advised each semester by the
schools graduate chair.
Five years of full-time study are usually required for
most students in the bachelor of architecture program.
The school accepts freshmen as declared majors,
transfers from other divisions of the University or other colleges, and
those who have a previous degree in another discipline. However, because
there are far more applicants than can be physically accommodated,
admission requirements and screening procedures are more restrictive
than those for other divisions at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
High school students planning architecture as a career
are advised to take four years of English and mathematics (including
algebra, geometry, analytic geometry, and trigonometry), plus art,
chemistry, physics, freehand and mechanical drawing, public speaking,
information and computer sciences, history, geography, and at least two
years of a foreign language.
Students must apply for entrance to the School of
Architecture as well as to the University. (Special application forms
are available from the school.) Acceptance is based on various criteria,
including previous academic performance, grade point average, types of
courses previously taken, and related professional experience of the
Students currently enrolled in other divisions of the
Manoa campus must submit a completed School of Architecture application,
with all required enclosures, to the school office no later than the
New students and transfers from community colleges and
other universities must submit a completed School of Architecture
application, with all required enclosures, to the School of Architecture
and submit a completed University of Hawaii at Manoa Common
Application Form to the Universitys Office of Admissions and Records
no later than the published deadlines.
Write or phone the school office for School of
Architecture application forms. University of Hawaii at Manoa Common
Application Forms can be obtained from the Office of Admissions and
Deadlines for School of Architecture applications are
earlier than the Universitys application deadlines. Application forms
must be transmitted to the school by the first Monday in February (early
decision) or the first Monday in March (regular decision) for
fall semester. Application forms must be transmitted to the school by
the first Monday in September for spring semester.
Prospective applicants are encouraged to inquire at
the school office for information on specific admission and degree
Admissions for Fall Semester
The school accepts both incoming freshmen and students
with advanced standing for admission in the fall semester. Students
whose applications are completed by the February deadline will be
evaluated for admission as early-decision candidates. Only those whose
applications indicate exceptional promise will be accepted at this time.
Successful early-decision candidates will be notified early (usually by
the middle of March) of their admission to the school. Other
applications will be reviewed again with the regular-decision
Freshmen entering the University from high school and
admitted into the School of Architecture will be accepted conditionally
and categorized as conditional majors by the School of Architecture
until they have successfully completed introductory core and major
Admissions for Spring Semester
The School of Architecture accepts for spring semester
admission only students who qualify for advanced standing within the
school based upon their academic record and experience. Applicants who
wish to transfer from another architectural program or who have
completed a significant number of prerequisite courses, have unusual
skills in key prerequisite areas, and/or have significant professional
experience may qualify for advanced standing.
Those who are considering application to the School of
Architecture are encouraged to inquire at the school office for
information on specific admission and degree requirements.
General Education Core Requirements
University of Hawaii at Manoa General Education
Core requirements for the School of Architecture vary from those
required by other University divisions. The School of Architecture
requires specific and additional core courses as part of the degree
requirements for architecture majors. In addition, some courses not
previously noted as satisfying the General Education Core have been
approved by the University as satisfying the core for architecture
majors. Present core requirements have been incorporated into the
published degree requirements. University and school policy on major and
core requirements is subject to change. The school will attempt to honor
major and core requirements for graduation in force at the time a
student enters the School of Architecture, but it is under no obligation
to do so.
These approved core requirements for architecture majors may not
necessarily apply for other University programs. Students who transfer
to other Manoa campus divisions from the architecture program will be
required to satisfy the published General Education Core.
Conversely, students who have completed the core
requirements and who transfer into the architecture program may be
required to take additional core courses in order to satisfy the
architecture programs major requirements.