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Requirements for Architecture School?

WhatAGoodLifeWhatAGoodLife Posts: 32Registered User Junior Member
edited November 2012 in Architecture Major
I recently have developed an interest for architecture and have learned that most schools require a portfolio for admittance and look at your SAT scores and GPA too, of course.

What I am confused about is whether or not they require high school architecture classes for admittance and if not, does it look bad/reduce your chances at acceptance if you have not taken any courses in high school or have only taken some of them?

For example, I have only taken one architecture class in high school out of the three available classes. Having only taken 1 of 3, would that hamper my possibilites of being accepted to an architecture school?

Also, is AP Physics a requirement?

Thanks guys!!
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Replies to: Requirements for Architecture School?

  • TskDbxTskDbx Posts: 371Registered User Member
    The answer to both of your questions is no. Many high schools do not even have any architecture classes, so they do not necessarily expect you to have too much experience on the subject. Same goes for AP Physics; although if you do have the chance to take it, it will reflect well in terms of challenging yourself with difficult courses. Not all schools want portfolios, but for the ones that do, they are looking for technical skill in drawing/craft as well as the more intangible design ability.
  • WhatAGoodLifeWhatAGoodLife Posts: 32Registered User Junior Member
    Thank you so much! That was so helpful:)
  • StitchInTimeStitchInTime Posts: 1,286Registered User Senior Member
    There is at least one highly rated program that does not require a portfolio; DAAP:
    For the 2013-2014 academic year, students who submit a completed application by 5:00 PM on December 1, 2012 will be pooled and reviewed for selection. Applicants should be informed of an admissions decision prior to January 15, 2013. Applicants received after the deadline maybe reviewed if space is available. If you have questions regarding the admissions process, please contact the UC Office of Admissions at 513.556.1100 and ask to speak to a DAAP Admissions Representative. Portfolios should not be submitted.
  • KandKsmomKandKsmom Posts: 1,173Registered User Senior Member
    Virginia Tech's architecture school does not require a portfolio submission either because of the reason TskDbx listed. Good luck to you in your search!
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