Application Procedure & Requirements-School of Architecture - Carnegie Mellon University

Admission to the five-year undergraduate Bachelor of Architecture degree program is conducted through Carnegie Mellon University's central Office of Undergraduate Admission and additional applicant materials are evaluated by the School of Architecture.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE  To apply to the School of Architecture, you must first apply to Carnegie Mellon University. The Common Application is received and evaluated by the university’s Office of Undergraduate Admission.  Then, you must visit the Architecture section of the College of Fine Arts admission website to review the additional application materials to be received and evaluated by the School of Architecture. 

Early Decision, Regular Decision, and Transfer applicants to the School of Architecture are required to submit application materials to both the Office of Undergraduate Admission and the School of Architecture for admission consideration to the Bachelor of Architecture degree program. Applicants will visit two websites for this information:


The Office of Undergraduate Admission website lists the admission requirements to be evaluated by their admission committee including the Common Application.  Early Decision and Regular Decision applicants to the School of Architecture are also required to submit two SAT Subject Tests, including Math (I or II) and either Physics or Chemistry.* 

* In circumstances where students cannot submit the required SAT Subject tests in either Physics or Chemistry, the Biology-E Subject test score will be considered; however, applicants will be submitting the Biology-E score will be evaluated with applicants who have submitted the required Physics or Chemistry SAT Subject test scores. 


The Architecture section of the Fine Arts Admission website lists those application materials that are evaluated by the School of Architecture admission committee for input into admission decisions.  Architecture requires applicants to submit the required and portfolio submission or SoArch Design Project for either on-campus or online portfolio review.

NOTE: If you are applying to multiple schools within the College of Fine Arts (i.e. Art and/or Design) or other programs at Carnegie Mellon University, you must complete the admission requirements for each major to which you are applying.