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UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO ARCHITECTURE ARCH BS TRANSFER ADMISSIONS GUIDEBOOK 2021-2022 admissions.buffalo.edu/transfer/degreeprograms.php#architecture

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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ARCHITECTURE (Arch BS) TRANSFER ADMISSIONS: OVERVIEW •

University at Buffalo Architecture is a Fall-only + Fall-start admission program.

Contact | Email: ap-undergrad@buffalo.edu | Web: School of Architecture and Planning Undergraduate Education

Supplemental Admission Procedures + Requirements:

University at Buffalo Architecture application required *upon* official general admission by Undergraduate Admissions.

You must first be admitted by University at Buffalo Undergraduate Admissions prior to submitting any application material to University at Buffalo Architecture.

NOTE: No portfolio required for first-year (ARC 101/first-year fall semester) studio placement for students with no previous college-level architecture education.

Architecture design portfolio required for possible second-year (ARC 201/sophomore fall semester) studio consideration for applicants with a degree in Architecture Studies A.S. or an Architecture Technology A.A.S.

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Transfer admission + studio placement into the Architecture BS (Arch BS) is based on submitted portfolio for Architecture Students A.S. + Architecture Technology A.A.S. graduates (see pages 5 + 6). Visit the University at Buffalo Undergraduate Catalog for additional information.

• Minimum GPA + Criteria for Consideration: •

2.50 GPA in architecture and architecture-related courses; 2.70 overall GPA. •

Transfer admission applications are reviewed on a space-available basis from April 15 to June 30.

In the past three years, approximately 40% of transfer applicants were admitted to University at Buffalo Architecture.

Preferred applicants will have an earned associate’s degree in architecture or < 34 total credit hours earned with courses in design studies.

Students not eligible for admission to University at Buffalo Architecture may be offered direct admission to University at Buffalo Environmental Design + Architecture Minor.

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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ARCHITECTURE (Arch BS) TRANSFER ADMISSIONS: DEADLINES •

Applicants with an earned baccalaureate degree *or* >75 credits earned must contact School of Architecture and Planning Undergraduate

Education prior to applying to the pre-professional Architecture BS (Arch BS) for alternative academic advisement and information on the accredited professional Architecture M.Arch. 3+ year master’s degree.

Application Deadline: •

SUNY application, departmental application, and portfolio deadline (if required) March 15.

• Note: You must first be admitted by University at Buffalo Undergraduate Admissions prior to submitting any transfer application material to University at Buffalo Architecture. •

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Applications from all undergraduate Architecture BS (Arch BS) transfer students are reviewed on a rolling, space available basis until from April 15 to June 30 as outline by the School of Architecture and Planning's admission statement.

• Transfer admission + studio placement is based on portfolio submission for Architecture Students A.S. + Architecture Technology A.A.S. graduates (see pages 5 + 6). •

University at Buffalo Architecture is a Fall-only + Fall-start admission program. •

Transfer admission is reviewed on a space-available basis from April 15 to June 30. No additional application material may be submitted after May 31.

In the past three academic years, approximately 40% of transfer applicants were admitted to University at Buffalo Architecture.

• Preferred applicants will have an earned associate’s degree in architecture or <34 total credit hours earned with courses in design studies. •

Applicants should have courses in architecture; 2-D and 3-D design; studio art drawing; art history; urban and environmental design; math; and, natural environments.

Note: Students not eligible for admission to University at Buffalo Architecture may be offered direct admission to University at Buffalo Environmental Design + Architecture Minor.

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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ARCHITECTURE (Arch BS) TRANSFER ADMISSIONS: CRITERIA Acceptance Criteria – Architecture BS Contact | Email: ap-undergrad@buffalo.edu | Web: School of Architecture and Planning Undergraduate Education University at Buffalo Architecture is a Fall-only + Fall-start admission program. • Minimum GPA of 2.70 overall. • Minimum GPA of 2.50 in architecture and architecture-related courses. • •

Architecture and architecture-related courses may include introductory collegiate courses in architecture; 2-D and 3-D design; studio art drawing; art history; urban and environmental design; math; and, natural environments.

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All undergraduate transfer students are reviewed on a rolling, space available basis until from 4/15 to 6/15.

• Transfer admission + studio placement is based on portfolio submission for Architecture Students A.S. + Architecture Technology A.A.S. graduates (see pages 5 + 6). • Preferred applicants will have an earned associate’s degree in architecture or < 34 total credit hours earned with courses in design studies. •

In the past three academic years, approximately 40% of transfer applicants were admitted to University at Buffalo Architecture. Design studio courses completed at other colleges are accepted by University at Buffalo Architecture as transfer elective credit https://catalog.buffalo.edu/academicprograms/architecture_bs_requirements.html. Students not eligible for admission to University at Buffalo Architecture may be offered direct admission to University at Buffalo Environmental Design + Architecture Minor. Applicants with an earned baccalaureate degree or >75 credits earned must contact School of Architecture and Planning Undergraduate Education prior to applying to the pre-professional Architecture BS (Arch BS) for alternative academic advisement and information on the accredited professional Architecture M.Arch. 3+ year master’s degree.

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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ARCHITECTURE (Arch BS) TRANSFER STUDENT: PORTFOLIO CHECKLIST Transfer Student Portfolio Checklist: Criteria Transfer admission + studio placement in the Architecture BS (Arch BS) is based on submitted portfolio. Transfer applicants to University at Buffalo Architecture with an Architecture Studies A.S. or an Architecture Technology A.A.S. studies MUST use the checklist when developing a portfolio for transfer admission consideration. YOU ALSO MUST INCLUDE ALL AVAILABLE *PROCESS WORK* FOR ALL DESIGN STUDIO PROJECTS IN YOUR PORTFOLIO. Use the following examples to develop a transfer portfolio:

http://bit.ly/ubuffalo-architecture-portfolios Your current architecture studio faculty should review the checklist with you when

developing a portfolio. The checklist guides University at Buffalo Architecture on transfer admissions and design studio placement. Contact School of Architecture and Planning Undergraduate Education with questions on admission and advisement. All transfer portfolios must be submitted via SlideRoom http://bit.ly/ubuffaloarchitecture-slideroom-com.

Demonstrated Skills Criteria - Transfer Portfolio Checklist o Geometric analysis o Proportion systems o Scale drawing o Multi-view drawing with an emphasis on section o Paraline projection systems o Perspective Projection Systems o Representational freehand drawing o Ideation through drawing via trace/sketchbook o Diagramming o Shadow casting o Scaled construction o Linear models o Planar models o Massing models o Site analysis models o Section models o Joinery o Formwork + Casting o Material Facility: Paperboard, Wood o Flatwork scanning + refinement o Documentation software (Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop + InDesign) o Digital Design: Creative Suite – Illustrator, AutoCAD o Architectural photography of space o Model photography o Interior model photography o Portfolio layout o Documentation Skills: Portfolio Development

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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ARCHITECTURE (Arch BS) TRANSFER STUDENT: PORTFOLIO CHECKLIST Transfer Student Portfolio Checklist: Format The transfer design portfolio should span your college career up until the time of portfolio submission, and present the work in an organized manner. Portfolios must adhere to the Transfer Student Portfolio Checklist. Portfolios should use an 8.5”x11” format in either a portrait or landscape orientation. Suggested is a Table of Contents that lists your name, University at Buffalo person number, along with Course Names, Course Prefixes, Course Dates, and all colleges attended. Please submit a pdf file (20 mb max) labeled as follows: Lastname_Firstname_Portfolio_UBPersonNumber_.pdf. Organize your work in a manner that visually communicates your studio work, past and present. Make sure to include all available PROCESS work from each studio project. Remember layout is important; how you present your studio work is taken into consideration. Label each page with the transfer checklist item it addresses. Unofficial transcripts of all colleges attended should appear as the final pages of your transfer portfolio submission. All transfer portfolios must be submitted via SlideRoom - http://bit.ly/ubuffaloarchitecture-slideroom-com.

Demonstrated Skills Criteria - Transfer Portfolio Checklist o Geometric analysis o Proportion systems o Scale drawing o Multi-view drawing with an emphasis on section o Paraline projection systems o Perspective Projection Systems o Representational freehand drawing o Ideation through drawing via trace/sketchbook o Diagramming o Shadow casting o Scaled construction o Linear models o Planar models o Massing models o Site analysis models o Section models o Joinery o Formwork + Casting o Material Facility: Paperboard, Wood o Flatwork scanning + refinement o Documentation software (Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop + InDesign) o Digital Design: Creative Suite – Illustrator, AutoCAD o Architectural photography of space o Model photography o Interior model photography o Portfolio layout o Documentation Skills: Portfolio Development

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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ARCHITECTURE (Arch BS) TRANSFER POLICY Transfer Policy https://catalog.buffalo.edu/academicprograms/architecture_bs_requirements.html 1. Courses completed at other colleges and universities are not automatically accepted by University at Buffalo Architecture as fulfilling Architecture BS (Arch BS) requirements. 2. While select architecture courses taken elsewhere may be accepted, determination is made by an evaluation of the student's transcripts, course

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content, contact hours, credit hours, and grades earned. Architecture and architecture-related courses may include introductory collegiate courses architecture; 2-D and 3-D design; studio art drawing; art history; urban and environmental design; math; and, natural environments. 3. Student transcript evaluations are conducted by School of Architecture and Planning Undergraduate Education . 4. Minimum GPA of 2.70 overall, a minimum GPA of 2.50 in architecture and architecture-related courses, with transfer admission on a space-available basis to University at Buffalo Architecture. 5. Preferred applicants will have an earned associate’s degree in architecture or < 34 total credit hours earned with courses in design studies. 6. In the past three academic years, approximately 40% of transfer applicants were admitted to University at Buffalo Architecture. 7. Design studio placement in the undergraduate pre-professional Architecture BS is made by the department following this formal evaluation, in tandem with portfolio review, when applicable. Design studio courses completed at other colleges are accepted as by University at Buffalo Architecture as transfer elective credit. 8. Students not eligible for admission to University at Buffalo Architecture may be offered direct admission to University at Buffalo Environmental Design + Architecture MInor.

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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ARCHITECTURE (Arch BS) TRANSFER STUDENT: SCHOOL ADMISSIONS STATEMENT Admissions Statement https://catalog.buffalo.edu/academicprograms/architecture_bs_applying.html The University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning has an admission policy that actively encourages applicants from protected

groups and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran

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status. Admission is competitive, and; applicants are reviewed according to the admission criteria. Acceptance of students in the preprofessional, professional, and advanced graduate programs is determined on the basis of the applicants' qualifications and experience. However, since the school's size is limited, the programs may exercise discretionary powers of selection. Courses and programs offered by the University Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning may include an instructional support services fee. Contact School of Architecture and Planning Undergraduate Education at ap-undergrad@buffalo.edu for additional information on

admission and advisement.

Applicants with an earned baccalaureate degree or >75 college credits earned must contact School of Architecture and Planning Undergraduate Education prior to applying to the pre-professional Architecture BS (Arch BS) for alternative academic advisement and information on the accredited professional Architecture M.Arch. 3+ year master’s degree.

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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ARCHITECTURE (Arch BS) UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO: WEBSITES • School of Architecture and Planning Undergraduate Education - http://ap.buffalo.edu/admissions/related/request-information/undergradrequest-information.html | Email: ap-undergrad@buffalo.edu • Financial Aid - https://financialaid.buffalo.edu/ • Student Accounts/Office of the Bursar - http://www.buffalo.edu/studentaccounts.html • TUITION AND FEES - http://www.buffalo.edu/studentaccounts/tuition-and-fees.html

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• Undergraduate Transfer Admissions - admissions.buffalo.edu/transfer/degreeprograms.php#architecture • International Transfer Admissions - buffalo.edu/internationaladmissions/get-ready-to-apply/apply/transfer-application-documents-checklist.html

• Office of the University Registrar - https://registrar.buffalo.edu/ • University at Buffalo Undergraduate Catalog - https://catalog.buffalo.edu/academicprograms/ • University at Buffalo Bachelor of Science in Architecture Academic + Career Handbook - http://bit.ly/ubuffalo-architecture-bs-handbook • Student Health Records - https://www.buffalo.edu/studentlife/who-we-are/departments/health/immunization.html • Student Life - https://www.buffalo.edu/studentlife.html • Student Orientation – https://www.buffalo.edu/studentlife/orientation 6/23/2021 12:51:46 PM

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UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO ARCHITECTURE ARCH BS TRANSFER ADMISSIONS GUIDEBOOK 2021-2022 admissions.buffalo.edu/transfer/degreeprograms.php#architecture

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University at Buffalo Architecture Transfer Admissions Guidebook  

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University at Buffalo Architecture Transfer Admissions Guidebook  

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