UCLA

Undergraduate Admissions

How Transfer and UCLA Students Apply for a

Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies

UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS

Transfer Student Admission Requirements 

Students are admitted for Fall quarter only. Admission is highly competitive and only a limited number of students will be admitted each fall. Transfer students must apply during the regular UC application period (November 1-30). Transfer students will be required to enroll in the full 2-year major sequence regardless of the number of years already spent in undergraduate studies prior to admission to the Architectural Studies major. The department strongly recommends that prospective transfer students check with the UCLA Undergraduate Admissions office to make sure all transfer eligibility requirements are met prior to applying.

Submitting the Undergraduate Transfer application is a two-step process in the following order:

  • Submit the UC Transfer Admissions application to apply for undergraduate admission to UCLA, and any other UC to which you are interested in applying (Deadline November 30). (Step 1 of the application must be completed in order for you to do Step 2.)
  • Complete the supplemental online application for the UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design upon receiving your emailed log-in information. More information and a worksheet is available in the UCLA AUD Supplemental Application Worksheet. This is the part of your application that the AUD admissions committee primarily reviews. (Deadline: January 20).

PLEASE NOTE: Both steps of the application process MUST be completed in order to be considered for admission.

UCLA Student Admission Requirements

Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. We prefer that students complete the pre-major Architecture course requirements before taking major courses. Students are admitted for Fall quarter only. Admission is highly competitive and only a limited number of students will be admitted each Fall. 

Submitting the application to change your major to Architectural Studies is a two-part process:

  • Complete the Change of Major form, available online at this link. Submit a hard copy of this form to the Architecture and Urban Design Department main office located at 1317 Perloff Hall (Deadline: December 7)(Step 1 of the application must be completed for you to do Step 2.)
  • Please register your Change of Major form information online at this link.
  • Complete the supplemental online application for the UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design upon receiving your emailed log-in information. More information is available in the UCLA AUD Supplemental Application Worksheet - Change of Major. This is the part of your application that the AUD admissions committee primarily reviews (Deadline: January 20).

PLEASE NOTE: All steps of the application process MUST be completed in order to be considered for admission.

Supplemental Application (Deadline: January 20)

  • Questionnaire Form
  • Statement of Intent
  • Personal Insight Questions
  • 3-6 Page PDF of Creative Work
  • Recent Copy of Degree Audit Report

All students will be required to enroll in the full 2-year major sequence regardless of the number of years already spent in undergraduate studies prior to your admission as an Architectural Studies major.