Bachelor of Architecture Admissions & Cost

Who will design innovative spaces and places that endure? You will.

While prospective students are required to submit application materials through University of Arizona Undergraduate Admissions, our goal is to help you through the process.

All students applying for Fall 2023 admission to the Bachelor of Architecture must meet the general admissions requirements of the University of Arizona and hold at least a 3.5 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) to be automatically admitted. Students who fall below this criteria and hold at least a 3.0 GPA are still encouraged to apply, as they may be admitted into the program after a comprehensive review process.

Application Process

The University of Arizona application process varies based on whether you are a first-year student, international student or transfer student. Learn more:

Students interested in transferring into the Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) from community colleges or non-NAAB accredited majors must complete all five years of the B.Arch program due to its accredited curriculum. In most cases, prospective B.Arch students who are planning to begin their studies at a community college or other local university should focus on taking general education courses, including math and English. Ideally, they will transfer after no more than one or two semesters elsewhere.

Transfer Students applying for Fall 2024 admission to the Bachelor of Architecture hold a college/university GPA of at least a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) to admitted. Students who fall below this criteria and hold at least a 2.75 GPA are still encouraged to apply, as they may be admitted into the program through a comprehensive review process of their application including coursework taken, personal statement and activities resume showcasing interest and strengths in art, design, architecture or other related fields.

Students seeking to transfer from another NAAB-accredited B.Arch program may apply for advanced standing starting at second year. To do so, they must submit 1) unofficial transcripts, 2) a portfolio of work and 3) syllabi for all architecture-related major courses, including studios. All materials will be reviewed by School of Architecture faculty members. Students are not granted advanced standing without the prior approval of Architecture faculty. Materials should be sent to Recruitment Coordinator Cylan Shaffer at

CAPLA students in studio

Join Us for a Tour and Information Session

We're hosting in-person and virtual tours and information sessions throughout the semester. Learn more about the Bachelor of Architecture, BA in Design Arts and Practices, Bachelor of Landscape Architecture and BS Sustainable Built Environments from our recruiting coordinator. Visit our information sessions page to find a date that works for you and register:

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Find out what it’s like to be a CAPLA student first-hand. Reach out to any of our student ambassadors, who are glad to answer your questions about studying at CAPLA, faculty interaction, student life, internships and more:

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