The Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies (B.A.) is a two-year major that begins in the junior year of residence. The program is not open to Freshman applicants. Freshmen are welcome to apply to UCLA with a different or undeclared major and then apply to change their major to Architectural Studies during the winter quarter of their Sophomore year,
If you're applying as a freshman, you must achieve a 3.4 unweighted GPA from high school if you are from out-of-state or international. We recommend:
- 2 years of history (in place of U.S. History, history of your country)
- 4 years of composition and literature in language in which you are instructed
- 3 years (four years recommended) of college-preparatory mathematics that include the topics covered in elementary and advanced algebra and two- and three-dimensional geometry.*
- 2 years of college-preparatory science, including or integrating topics that provide fundamental knowledge in two of these three subjects: biology, chemistry, or physics
- 2 years of a second language
- 1 yearlong course (or 2 semesters) of visual and performing arts
- 1 additional course from any subject areas above
finish secondary school and earn a certificate of completion, which allows admission to a university in their home country or country of graduation
Students who have completed the IGCSE or O-level exams have not yet met the requirements for admission at UC Berkeley.
The university requires further study, either completion of the two-year A-level program with a minimum of three academic exams
You must complete at least 5 IGCSE/GCSE/GCE O-Levels, and at least 3 academic GCE A-Level exams to be considered for admission.
- You must report grades exactly as they appear on your official academic records (that includes the secondary school transcript and exam report from the International Baccalaureate Organization.)
- If your school releases predicted scores for the diploma exams, you should enter the predicted scores on the International External Exams.
- If predicted IB scores are not available at the time you submit the application, you do not need to report them on the application.
For sophomore transfers consideration, you must achieve:
3.4 unweighted GPA from high school if you are from out-of-state or international
Take the SAT or ACT exam with the writing or essay component
Complete all college preparatory requirements in high school
- Applicants must complete the following courses with a ‘B’ average in order to be UC Eligible:
– 1 English course in critical thinking/writing
– 1 English course in composition
– 1 Math course
Transfer students will be expected to complete the lower division preparation courses during their first year of residency.
- Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
- Applicants must have 60 semester or 90 quarter units completed by the Spring prior to matriculating
English Language Requirement
If you’ve completed all your secondary school/high school in a country where English was not the language of instruction, you're required to demonstrate one of the following scores:
- Score 24 or higher for the ACT English Language Arts (ELA)
- Score 31 or higher on Writing and Language in the SAT
- Score 3, 4 or 5 on the AP examination in English Language and Composition, or English Literature and Composition
- Score 6 or 7 on the IB Standard Level examination in English (Language A only)
- Score 5, 6 or 7 on the IB Higher Level examination in English (Language A only)
- Score 6.5 or higher on the IELTS
- Score 6.5 or higher on the IELTS Indicator (Fall 2022 only)
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination:
- Internet-based test (iBT): Minimum score of 80 or better
- iBT Home Edition: Minimum score of 80 or better
- Paper-delivered test: Minimum score of 60 or better
- Duolingo English Test (DET): Minimum score of 115 (Fall 2021 and Fall 2022 only)
The Supplemental Application Requirements
- Unofficial Sophomore Transcripts
- Department Statement
- Portfolio: 3-6 Page PDF of Creative Work
A written statement from your guidance counselor or school advisor.
Academic Teacher Evaluation
Penn requires two teacher recommendations, ideally instructors from your junior or senior year in major academic subjects.
- We don’t recommend that you submit letters from instructors of the same subject. A letter from a math teacher and one from a science teacher, for example, is acceptable. Likewise, a letter from a history teacher and one from an English teacher.
Required only for transfer students applying for sophomore standing. There is no specific number of submissions that must be included.