As a student who is enrolled in a graduate program at another university, you will follow the same procedures and timetable for submitting your application to our program as all other admission candidates. The same application materials are to be submitted, and the review of your materials is done at the same time as all other applicant reviews.
If your previous graduate studies are significant enough, you may gain advanced placement in our curricular sequence. Please note that if you intend to pursue the Master of Architecture degree, you will not need to specify which of our MArch programs you intend to pursue; placement in one of our MArch programs is a task that is handled during the admission review process by our committee of applicant reviewers. This occurs after our January 15 application deadline, when all of your materials have been received and are ready for review.
As in all other situations, the criteria that affect placement decisions include the extent of previous of experience in design studios (number of studios, range of projects undertaken, and complexity achieved in the most advanced work), as well as the level of sophistication and skill evidenced in the graphic representation. Integration of technical considerations is also significant. Obviously a strong portfolio is very important to us in the evaluation of an application, although the academic transcript and statement of intent are also extremely important.