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School of Architecture

Admissions Overview

Students seeking admission to the school must complete an online application by the stated deadlines. The school and UH Manoa do not grant deferred admission. Applicants wishing to defer admission must reapply.

Undergraduate Application Procedures

All applicants for admission to the pre-professional undergraduate Bachelor of Environmental Design (BEnvD) program must complete a UH System Application at www.manoa.hawaii.edu/apply/.

Undergraduate Application Deadlines

Fall priority deadline is January 5 and final deadline is March 1. Spring priority deadline is September 1 and final deadline is October 15.

The Office of Admissions will complete an undergraduate transfer credit evaluation for prior completed post-secondary level course work or approved Advanced Placement (AP) high school course work. The School of Architecture will complete a transfer credit evaluation for prior completed post-secondary level course work taken in architecture or related subjects after an applicant is accepted by UH Manoa. Architecture course requirements will be waived only for transfer credits that are deemed equivalent to courses offered by the school.

Students entering the pre-professional undergraduate program directly from high school may potentially complete the program in four years of full-time study. The time to complete the program by transfer students is based on a case-by-case evaluation of transfer credits.

Graduate Application Procedures

All applicants for admissions to the professional Doctor of Architecture (DArch) program must hold a baccalaureate degree or higher and must apply online with the Office of Graduate Education at www.manoa.hawaii.edu/graduate/content/prospective-students/. Applicants must also submit a School of Architecture Supplemental Information for Admission form, which can be found at www.arch.hawaii.edu/sites/default/files/Supplemental_Info.pdf, and required documents directly to the School of Architecture by the stated deadline. Supplemental documents submitted by applicants become the property of the School of Architecture.

Graduate Application Deadline

Fall deadline is January 1. Spring deadline is September 1.

Students entering the program who hold a four-year pre-professional baccalaureate degree (e.g., BS architecture studies, BA architecture studies, BA environmental design) enter the 3-year, 90-credit professional DArch program. (Fall semester start date is recommended).

Students entering the program who hold a baccalaureate degree in a field unrelated to architecture or environmental design (non-pre-professional degree) enter the 108-credit professional DArch program. (Spring semester start date recommended).

No graduate credit is transferable to the DArch degree if it has been counted for another graduate degree.


Informal academic advising may be requested by prospective students by contacting the school’s Student Services Office. Students who have been accepted to the school should contact the Student Services Office for information regarding orientation and required advising before registration.

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