From the General Catalog:
Admission Requirement to the Second Year: Following the successful completion of the first year in the program, there will be a review of the student’s academic performance, including a portfolio review, prior to admission to the second year of study. The School of Architecture reserves the right to deny admission to any student to the second year of study based on this review.
The School of Architecture has a second admissions review for all students between the Lower Division of Study (1st year) and the Upper Division of Study (2nd-5th years). At the end of the first year of study, students may apply for continued admission into the Upper Division. Benchmarks for this assessment:
- Architecture Grade Point Average (ARCH 1001, ARCH 1002/1102 and ARCH 2401)
- Overall Grade Point Average
- Exhibition Score
- Student Work Submission
- Statement of Intention
Requirements for matriculation to the second year in the School of Architecture include a selective submission of work and a written statement explaining your curation (300-word maximum). The intent is to provide the reviewers with a body of work that represents your abilities as a student applying for admission to the second year. The quality of the work presented will be assessed to determine if your work meets required, minimum performance standards. You will upload up to 15 images or pdf files and one file (pdf, word or text) containing your statement of intent to a portal on your ARCH 1002/1102 MOODLE page by the deadline.
Notification of Acceptance or Rejection
You will be notified of your Acceptance or Rejection to the Upper Division by email prior to the start of the summer session.
A panel of reviewers will evaluate the exhibition of your work for evidence of knowledge, skills and abilities in four areas: 1) knowledge and abilities; 2) voice; and 3) craft and technical skills.
- Knowledge and abilities—involve examining the content of the architectural design studios work for evidence of the capacity to be successful in the Upper Division.
- Voice—involves examining the exhibition for evidence that the personal expression of the individual is depicted in the overall presentation of the exhibition. The voice articulates the personality and opinions of the author.
- Craft and technical skills—involve examining both the exhibition, and the work presented in the exhibition, for an understanding and development of craft.
Reviewers will examine each exhibition and assess the level of performance for each of the four categories using a four-point scale rubric, where
3 = Meets the Performance Standard
2 = Emerging Performance
1 = Attempt Made, but Result Unsatisfactory.
0 = No Attempt Made
Reviewers will be composed of faculty who have not instructed the students in their first-year coursework.
Rubric for First Year Exhibition Assessment
Knowledge and Abilities
Evidence of the application of these factors in the studio work presented.
3 The work shown indicates acceptable development of the fundamental knowledge necessary to become an Upper Division student. The exhibition contains adequate examples indicating acceptable graphic and modeling skills.
2 Some of the work shown does not indicate acceptable development of the fundamental knowledge necessary to become an Upper Division student. The exhibition contains some examples indicating acceptable graphic and modeling skills.
1 Little or none of the work shown indicates acceptable development of the fundamental knowledge necessary to become an Upper Division student. The exhibition contains few examples indicating acceptable graphic and modeling skills.
0 No attempt made.
Evidence that the personal expression of the individual is articulated in the written statement.
3 The written statement conveys the voice of the student. Evidence of intent.
2 The voice of the student is generally absent in the exhibition. Minimal evidence of intent.
1 The exhibition indicates no student voice. The written statement is missing or unable to be understood.
0 No attempt made.
Craft and Technical Skills
Evidence that the work presented illustrates an understanding and development of craft and technical skills.
3 The work submitted conveys an understanding of craft and technical skills.The quality of the design work shown is adequate and indicates a development of rigor and precision.
2 An understanding of craft and technical skills is generally absent in the work submitted. The quality of the design work shown is weak and indicates a limited understanding of rigor and precision.
1 The work submitted indicates no understanding of craft or technical skills. There is no evidence of rigor or precision in the work shown.
0 No attempt made.