|Application Procedure||Design Immersion Days (DID)|
|Undergraduate Admission||Making + Meaning (M+M)|
|Graduate Admission||Transfer Students|
|APPLY ONLINE||International Students|
With close to 80 faculty members and 500 students, SCI-Arc is committed to shaping student experiences as they pursue undergraduate, graduate and post professional degrees. We receive applications from prospective students from all over the US and around the world and we believe your experience at SCI-Arc will prepare you not only to perform well in the profession, but will also lead you to take the discipline in new directions, as you re-think assumptions, create, explore and test the limits of architecture.
Please review the information on this page before starting the application process. If you have further questions, please contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 213 613 5320.
What You'll Need to Do
Step 1: Complete Online ApplicationComplete the online application form, which can be found HERE.
Step 2: Submit all required application materials electronically through
SlideRoom by the appropriate deadline
Step 3: Login to my.sciarc.edu to check the status of your applicationLogin information will be emailed to you once we have processed your online application.
Additional Application Materials
- $85 Application Fee (non-refundable): This fee may be paid electronically when you initially submit your online application form. If you decide to pay the application later, you can either submit to the admissions office a completed credit authorization form, which can be found HERE, or you can mail your payment to SCI-Arc's Admissions Office directly. Checks and/or money orders must be made payable to "SCI-Arc."
- Personal Statement: This statement should consist of 500-1000 words that allow the applicant to respond to a specific prompt depending on the program to which they are applying. Each program-specific prompt can be found on SlideRoom.
- Resume/Curriculum Vitae: All applicants are required to submit a resume or curriculum vitae (CV). This document should outline your education, any of your professional experiences, academic and artistic achievements, and/or published works.
- Letters of Recommendation: Applicants must submit three (3) letters of recommendation, which should attest to their academic achievements and/or creative abilities, or professional experience. At least two (2) letters of recommendation should come from past or current instructors. Applicants with extensive work experience may submit letters of recommendation from professional references instead. Each letter of recommendation must be submitted electronically through SlideRoom.
- Academic Transcripts:
All undergraduate applicants must submit a copy of their academic transcripts from high school that show all of the coursework they have completedand grades earned from grade nine (9) through grade twelve (12). Any undergraduate applicants that have completed any college coursework must also submit a copy of these academic transcripts. These records mustinclude coursework through the most recent term at each school. All transcripts must be scanned and uploaded directly to SlideRoom. Students who have acquired more than 60 undergraduate credit hours/units at the time they submit their application, are not required to submit a copy of their high school transcripts.Applicants who have attended or are attending an educational institution outside of the United States (US) are required to have their transcripts evaluated by World Education Services (WES), our preferred provider, or by another member of the National Association of Credit Evaluation Services (NACES) to determine the equivalence of their education to the United States educational system.
All graduate applicants must submit a copy of their academic transcripts from any and all colleges/universities they have attended since graduating high school, regardless of credits received or courses completed. These records must include coursework through the most recent term at each school. All transcripts must be scanned and uploaded directly to SlideRoom. Applicants who have attended or are attending an educational institution outside of the United States (US) are required to have their transcripts evaluated by World Education Services (WES), our preferred provider, or by another member of the National Association of Credit Evaluation Services (NACES) to determine the equivalence of their education to the United States educational system.
- Portfolio: All applicants are required to submit a portfolio of creative work. Portfolios should consist of a minimum of 15 pieces of work. Portfolios will need to be submitted to SCI-Arc electronically through SlideRoom. Hard copy portfolios will NOT be accepted. Specific portfolio requirements for each program can be found on SlideRoom.
- SAT I or ACT: All undergraduate applicants are required to submit official test results from either the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT I) or the American College Test (ACT). SCI-Arc does not accept any SAT subject tests in place of the SAT I. All test score reports must be uploaded directly to SlideRoom no later than the appropriate application deadline. To register for these exams, please visit www.collegeboard.com or www.act.org. SCI-Arc's SAT School Code is 1575; SCI-Arc's ACT School Code is 0423.
- GRE: Applicants to the M.Arch 1 or M.Arch 2 programs are required to submit official test scores from the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) General Test. All test score reports must be uploaded directly to SlideRoom no later than the appropriate application deadline. To register for the GRE, please visit www.ets.org/gre. SCI-Arc's GRE School Code is 2781.
- TOEFL/IELTS Test: All international students applying from non-English speaking countries are required to submit official test scores from either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The minimum score requirement is ninety two (92) for the internet-based TOEFL, or a (7.0 ) band score for the IELTS. All test score reports must be uploaded directly to SlideRoom no later than the appropriate application deadline. SCI-Arc’s TOEFL School Code is 7802.
Students who have completed a minimum of two years of formal instruction at an institution where English is the primary language of instruction or are citizens of the following countries: Canada (excluding Quebec) Australia, Ireland, United Kingdom, areeligible to waive this requirement. Only test scores completed within the past two years will be accepted. To register for the TOEFL and/or IELTS exam, please visit www.toefl.org or www.ielts.org.
Admission to SCI-ArcNotification of acceptance
Undergraduate applicants applying for the fall semester will be notified on a rolling basis between the months of April and June. Undergraduate applicants applying for the spring semester will be notified on a rolling basis between mid-October and mid-November. Graduate applicants will be notified of their admission status between the months of March and April. Students who accept SCI-Arc's offer of admission are required to submit a non-refundable deposit, which reserves them a place in the entering class. This deposit will be applied toward tuition for their first semester at SCI-Arc. International students will be required to submit an additional tuition deposit in order to begin the I-20 process. If the enrollment deposit is not received by the appropriate deadline, the applicant may forfeit their place in the entering class.
Waiting list placement
Applicants placed on the waiting list will be notified on a rolling basis as positions become available in the entering class.
Students accepted to SCI-Arc may defer their acceptance for up to one academic year. In order to defer one’s acceptance, a non-refundable deposit and an official request explaining the reason for deferment must be submitted to the Admissions Office by the appropriate deadline. An official letter confirming the student’s request to defer their admissions will be mailed to the student within 30 days of submitting their request. Any deferment requests received after the deadline are subject to approval by the Admissions Office. If an applicant fails to enroll at SCI-Arc in the following year, he/she must then reapply for admission in the following year. Applicants accepted from the wait list will not have the option to defer their acceptance and must reapply if they wish to be considered for admissions in the following year.