School of Architecture Transfer Requirements

Applicants planning to transfer into the School of Architecture must be intending to enter for the first semester of their sophomore year.

In addition to making progress in the University's Core Curriculum, the School of Architecture requires the following courses be completed in the first year of coursework:

  • Calculus I
  • Calculus II
  • Physics I
  • Drafting
  • Drawing
  • Writing and Rhetoric or Composition

For more information about the portfolio or to learn more about the Architecture major for transfers, please visit the School of Architecture website. A candidate for transfer must also submit a portfolio through SlideRoom. A link to SlideRoom is provided to applicants who indicate architecture as their intended major once the application is submitted. This portfolio should demonstrate readiness for sophomore studio courses, and submitted work should exhibit abilities in freehand drawing and hand drafting. Subject matter need not be solely architectural. A variety of media may be included. Applicants should focus the portfolio on the work that they feel best represents their abilities.

Students who have completed first-year coursework that closely mirrors Notre Dame's first-year coursework will be more competitive in the transfer admissions process. Please be aware that the School of Architecture does not favor substituting sophomore courses for those required in the first year.