SCI-Arc’s diverse student body comes from forty-eight different countries. Citizens from other countries are admitted to SCI-Arc on exactly the same basis as citizens of the United States

All admissions application materials must be submitted in English. In addition to the program-specific application requirements, the following documents are required:

  • Evaluated Transcripts
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS Test Scores

Evaluated Transcripts

Applicants who have attended or are attending an educational institution outside of the United States are required to have their transcripts evaluated.

Transcripts must be evaluated by a member organization of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) to determine their United States’ educational equivalent.

All evaluation reports must include the following information:

  • Name(s) of Institution(s) Attended
  • Dates of Attendance
  • Degree(s) Earned
  • Overall Grade Point Average

Evaluation reports for M.Arch 2 and B.Arch Transfer applicants are also required to include a list of individual courses with semester units, and grade equivalent.

SCI-Arc prefers a Course-by-Course Evaluation by the World Education Services (WES).

Translated transcripts are not equivalent to evaluated transcripts and will not be accepted.

Official TOEFL or IELTS Test Scores

All applicants who have attended an educational institution whose primary language of instruction is not English are required to demonstrate English proficiency. SCI-Arc requires 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. Score reports are only valid for tests completed within the past two years.

SCI-Arc School Code:
TOEFL 7802

Submitting Application Materials

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

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

Applicants can log in to to check the status of their application.For any questions during the application process please call the Office of Admissions at 213.356.5320 or by e-mail