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Kansas State University

Admission Policies and Procedures

High school applicants

In addition to meeting the university's admission requirements, first-year admission to the College of Architecture, Planning, and Design is based upon the review of high school cumulative GPA and ACT or SAT scores.

Emphasis is placed upon performance in academic course work. The college can admit up to 180 new students. You must apply prior to the deadline stated below because of the limited number of students admitted into the program. The college does not admit freshman or transfer students for the spring semester.

Application materials and deadline
Materials

1. Application for undergraduate admission with College of Architecture, Planning, and Design clearly marked as your intended major.

2. Official 6th- or 7th-semester high school transcript.

3. Official ACT or SAT scores.

4. Application fee.

Send application materials directly to:

Office of Admissions

Kansas State University

119 Anderson Hall

Manhattan, KS 66506-0102

Deadline: February 1

To ensure consideration, application materials must be postmarked by February 1.

College preparatory curriculum

Students are advised to take a full academic course load each year of high school to meet requirements for the recommended college preparatory curriculum. If honors courses and advanced placement courses are available, students are encouraged to take them. In particular, advanced placement courses in calculus and English are helpful. However, the GPA used for admission is unweighted. Courses that develop creative abilities should be taken if time permits. With respect to drawing, the faculty strongly recommends taking a course in freehand drawing. If a choice must be made between technical drawing, CAD, or freehand drawing, the faculty prefers freehand drawing.

The following high school curriculum is highly recommended:

Mathematics  3-4 units

Algebra I, geometry, Algebra II, and trigonometry (pre-calculus or calculus is highly recommended.)

English  4 units

Emphasis on critical thinking, reading, and writing.

Science  3-4 units

Physics, chemistry, and biology.

Social studies  3-4 units

Foreign language  2-4 units

Computer technology  1 unit

Transfer applicants

A student's academic performance in college-level course work is an important indicator of future academic performance. Students must have a college grade point average of at least a 3.0 to be considered for admission. Please note that all admission decisions are contingent upon maintaining or exceeding the standards. Students who do not continue to meet or exceed the stated expectations may not be allowed to enroll. Transfer students will be placed in the first year.

Students must have completed the following high school mathematics courses prior to arriving at Kansas State University:

· Two units of algebra

· One unit of geometry

· One-half unit of trigonometry

Mathematics courses not taken in high school may be taken at other universities, community colleges, correspondence schools, night schools, or with a private tutor.

Students should contact the College of Architecture, Planning, and Design's Office of Student Services at 785-532-5047 for advice about the transfer process. It is a good idea to establish contact with the associate dean before enrolling in college courses.

Application materials and deadline
Materials

1. Application for undergraduate admission with College of Architecture, Planning, and Design clearly marked as your intended major.

2. Official college transcript(s).

3. Application fee.

Send application materials directly to:

Office of Admissions

Kansas State University

119 Anderson Hall

Manhattan, KS 66506-0102.

Deadline: February 1

To ensure consideration, application materials must be postmarked by February 1.

Second-, third-, fourth-, or fifth-year placement

Students who have attended another National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB), or Foundation for Interior Design Education and Research (FIDER) -accredited program may be considered for placement in the second, third, fourth, or fifth year of one of our degree programs. Prospective transfer students should follow the procedures described in this document and submit course descriptions for all the professional program courses and a portfolio of work completed in design studio. Studio placement will be determined by means of individual portfolio reviews by the faculty. Portfolios must be sent to the associate dean immediately following submission of the official Kansas State University application.

For more information

For more information about College of Architecture, Planning, and Design programs, write or call:

Associate Dean

College of Architecture, Planning, and Design

Kansas State University

212 Seaton Hall

Manhattan, KS 66506-2902

785-532-5047

Fax: 785-532-6722

E-mail: archdesstuserv@ksu.edu

www.capd.ksu.edu

For more information about admission to Kansas State University, write or call:

Office of Undergraduate Admissions

Kansas State University

119 Anderson Hall

Manhattan, KS 66506-0102

1-800-432-8270 (toll free) or 785-532-6250