So I am a senior in High school and my application recently got declined for NCState’s College of Design Program. If I got into the University, would it benefit me to go there for a year and then reapply to the COD? I also don’t know if the students already in the College compete against the High schoolers that apply as well, because I know they only really accept around 30 applicants a year. I just don’t know if that would be the move considering I really want to do architecture but don’t know if either being at the school would help my chances or if I should wait and apply again next year.
I also don’t know what classes to take if I was to go to NC State now. Are there courses besides strictly major-based courses needed to graduate? If so, I could take those my first year and apply again the next year.
If there is anyone that has been through this situation or applied to the COD while in the College, could you provide any clarification?