USC School of Architecture

Tel: (213) 740-2420 or (800) 281-8616
Fax: (213) 740-8884

Major Programs


Application Guidelines

All first-year and transfer applicants must submit a portfolio to the School of Architecture at the time of application. Please refer to the School of Architecture website for instructions.

Transfer applicants should note that placement level and the number of semesters needed to complete the studio sequence are dependent on skill level, not unit count. Transfer applicants must submit a recommendation from a college/university instructor or your college academic advisor via SlideRoom. Letters from high school teachers or counselors will not be accepted. Freshman applicants should submit the Common Application School Report and a letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor (via the Common Application).

The five-year Bachelor of Architecture program is a professional degree accredited by the National Architecture Accrediting Board (NAAB).