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SCI-Arc offers a five-year professional Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) degree. Students who have not graduated from high school at the time of application may apply for fall term enrollment.

All undergraduate applicants must submit:

  • Common Application and application fee
  • Personal Statement
  • SCI-Arc Supplement Question
  • Letter(s) of Recommendation
  • Portfolio (optional)
  • Official High School Transcript(s)
  • Official SAT I or ACT Test Scores (optional)

Fall 2022 Priority Deadline: January 15, 2022

SCI-Arc operates on a rolling admissions basis. Applications received after the priority deadline will be considered on a case-by-case basis as space permits. To be reviewed for both admission and scholarship consideration, applications must be completed and all required documents must be submitted by the priority deadline.

Application Submission Process

Completing an application is a three-step process:

1) Applicants must submit The Common Application and the nonrefundable $85 application fee. The following materials are submitted through The Common Application:

  • Personal Statement
  • SCI-Arc Supplement Question
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Portfolio (optional)

2) The following materials must be submitted directly to SCI-Arc:

  • Official High School Transcript(s)
  • Official SAT I or ACT Test Scores (optional)
  • Official TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo Score (International Applicants)

Detailed Application Requirements

The Common Application and Application Fee

The Common Application is the undergraduate admissions application. Applicants must complete The Common Application, SCI-Arc supplement questions, and submit the nonrefundable $85 application fee. Application fee waivers are accepted and must be submitted by the applicant’s counselor.

Personal Statement

The personal statement prompts are found in The Common Application and the response must be submitted through The Common Application.

SCI-Arc Supplement Question

The SCI-Arc Supplement Question is found in The Common Application and the response must be submitted through The Common Application. The SCI-Arc Supplement Question is an opportunity for the admissions committee to gain insight into the applicant’s interests, motivations, and goals.

Letters of Recommendation

Applicants must submit recommenders’ contact information through The Common Application. Recommenders will then receive an email from The Common Application prompting them to complete the request. Recommenders may include teachers (current or former), employers, and other professionals.

Portfolio (optional)

Submission of a portfolio through SlideRoom is optional. When submitting a portfolio, consider the following guidelines:

• 5-25 individual uploads are allowed. SCI-Arc defines an upload as a single image, page, or spread.

• Work selected for the portfolio should demonstrate the diversity of the applicant’s creative interests and need not include architectural work.

• Portfolios can include work from school courses, extracurricular activities, and/or independent projects.

• Drawing, sketching, painting, graphic design, photography, video, web design, sculpture, ceramics, and furniture design are some examples of the types of work that may be included.

• A description should accompany each upload. Details can include dimensions, media, intent, etc.

• PDF-formatted portfolios should be separated into single-page PDF files. Multiple-page uploads are not accepted.

• Images (up to 5MB each), Video (up to 250MB each), and PDFs (up to 10MB each)

Official High School Transcript(s)

All first-year applicants must submit official high school transcripts that show all completed coursework from grade levels nine (9) through eleven (11). Undergraduate applicants who have completed any college coursework during high school must also submit these transcripts.

Applicants who have attended or are attending an educational institution outside the United States are required to have their transcripts evaluated by a NACES member organization.

Official SAT I or ACT Test Scores (optional)

All undergraduate applicants are required to submit official test scores from either the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT I) or the American College Test (ACT). SCI-Arc does not require the essay section of the new SAT, nor the writing portion of the ACT. SAT subject tests will not be accepted in lieu of the SAT I.

SCI-Arc School Codes

  • SAT 1575
  • ACT 0423

TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo

Students who have attended an educational institution whose primary language of instruction is not English are required to submit official TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo scores directly to SCI-Arc. Reference the International Applicants page for more details.

SCI-Arc School Code

  • TOEFL 7802

Mailing Application Materials

When mailing official documents be sure to use the following address:

ATTN: SCI-Arc Office of Admissions
960 E. 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Applicant Portal

Students who complete The Common Application are issued login credentials to where they can check the status of their application.

Applicants applying for the fall semester by the priority deadline will receive their admissions decision during the months of March and April. Applicants applying after the priority deadline will be notified on a rolling basis beginning in April. Applicants placed on the waitlist will be notified on a rolling basis as positions become available. SCI-Arc does not rank its waitlist.

Admissions decisions are posted on

For any questions during the application process, contact the Office of Admissions at 213.356.5320 or email