Bachelor of Science in Architecture (Preferred Admission)

Early Action Application Deadline:
November 1

Regular Decision Application Deadline:
February 1

Enrollment Deposit and Intent to Enroll Deadline:
May 1

/ Pathways to Preferred Admission Status

Preferred Admission students are U-M first-year students and sophomores who have been admitted to another U-M school/college (the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, and/or the Stamps School of Art & Design) and have been guaranteed a place in the Bachelor of Science in Architecture program as a junior. Preferred Admission students have access to many of Taubman’s resources, including Taubman admissions advisors, Taubman spring travel courses, and our extensive lecture and event series.

Students who apply to the College of LSA, the Stamps School of Art & Design can select “Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning” in the “Preferred Admission” section of the Common App to be considered for Preferred Admission. Students are considered for Preferred Admission status after they have been admitted to one of the schools/colleges listed above.

Students who apply dual degree and are not admitted to Taubman College as a first-year but are admitted to the College of LSA, the Stamps School of Art & Design, and/or the College of Engineering, may be offered Preferred Admission status to Taubman College.

/ Preferred Admission Requirements

Students admitted to the Preferred Admission program will be able to automatically transfer to Taubman College provided they complete a minimum of 55 credits during their first two years at U-M, including all of the following prerequisite courses, and maintain above a 3.0 GPA.

Prerequisite Courses*:

  • 1 First Year Writing course (3-4 credits)
  • 1 Calculus course; Math 115 (4 credits)
  • 2 Physics courses (lecture and lab) (8 credits) or Physics for Architects (5 credits)
  • 6  Architecture Studio Modules (Arch 251, 252, 253, 254, 255, 256, 257, 258, or 259) (12 credits) — each course is 2 credit hours (select 6 from the 9 available)
  • 1 Natural Science course** (3 credits)
  • 2 Humanities courses (6 credits)
  • 2 Social Science courses (6 credits)
  • ARCH 208: Design Foundations (3 credits)

*Students are highly encouraged to take 2 architectural history courses during sophomore, but these courses are not required prerequisites for Preferred Admission students.
**Chemistry must be selected for natural science if a student has not completed high school chemistry.

Preferred Admits work with a Taubman College Admissions Advisor to ensure they are completing these requirements in order to successfully transfer.

Preferred Admits should use one of these Worksheets to track the Architecture prerequisite courses:

Students can email to set up an appointment with an advisor at any time.

/ Transferring as a Preferred Admission Student

During winter term of their sophomore year, Preferred Admission students will complete a Cross Campus Transfer Application if they are still interested in transferring. Enrollment in the Bachelor of Science in Architecture program will be finalized after the pre-requisites and 3.0 minimum GPA in architecture-specific coursework requirements are verified at the end of winter term. A portfolio submission is not required for students offered Preferred Admission when they apply to transfer as a cross-campus transfer.

/ Questions

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