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All students in the School of Architecture and Design must meet the admissions requirements set by the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and the College of Arts as a whole to be accepted into the architectural studies program. Learn more about the University's admissions requirements.

School of Architecture and Design students have a few additional academic and equipment requirements which are listed below.

Academic Requirements

In the School of Architecture and Design, you must earn a C or better in all courses required for the architectural studies degree.

Second-Year Admission Requirements

After completing your first-year courses, you must go through a review to ensure that you have the skills and knowledge to complete the architectural studies program. For the review, you must compile a portfolio of 10 to 20 pages (8-1/2" x 11" dimensions) that showcase your work from the DSGN 101 and DSGN 102 courses. The evaluations will happen at the conclusion of both the spring and summer semesters.

In addition to your portfolio, our committee will assess your academic performance. To be admitted to the second year of architectural studies, you must retain a minimum 2.4 cumulative GPA and have completed these courses:

  • DSGN 101 Basic Design I
  • DSGN 102 Basic Design II
  • DSGN 114 Design Communication
  • ENGL 101 Rhetoric and Composition
  • ENGL 102 Composition and Literature
  • MATH 109 or MATH 110

After our committee has completed the review, we will give each student a final assessment. You will be allowed to enroll in second-year design courses if you receive an "accepted" review.

Computer and Software Requirements

A computer is not required for students in their first year of Architecture school, but it will be required for students in their second year. Find out more about the computer requirements for second year Architecture, Interior Design, and Industrial Design.