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Dear Architecture Applicant:

Thank you for your interest in Florida Atlantic University’s School of Architecture.  Our graduates lead successful careers in private practice and at firms in Florida, across the US, and around the world.  Each of them share in the experience you are interested in: learning to make the world a better place through creative engagement and developing the critical thinking skills necessary to establish a vision and lead in its realization.  As an incoming student, you will be welcomed to our innovative, creative, diverse, and caring community of scholars where you can develop your own path, in an atmosphere that emphasizes learning by doing.

The Bachelor of Architecture upper division program is located in downtown Fort Lauderdale, which we consider an urban laboratory for exploration.  Our student work is frequently exhibited at our MetroLAB gallery on Las Olas Boulevard. Our students participate in research activities that span an exciting range of interests, from explorations in augmented reality to connections between architectural design and neuroscience, sensing and smart systems, human health, and environmental studies including adaptation to climate change and sea-level-rise.

All applicants to the upper division program are required to submit:

(1) an application to the Florida Atlantic University 
(2) an application to the School of Architecture submitted through the ACCEPTD portal 
(3) unofficial transcripts submitted through the ACCEPTD portal 
(4) a portfolio of original design work and other creative activity submitted through the ACCEPTD portal  

You must apply to the university prior to submitting your application to the school of Architecture.  When you receive your personal ID number from FAU admissions you can proceed to the next step to complete your application to the School of Architecture and submit your unofficial transcripts and portfolio via the Acceptd portal.  Please note that students who are already enrolled in a degree program at FAU do not have to re-apply to the university.


Students with foreign post-secondary coursework have the option of requesting an internal evaluation completed by a FAU foreign credential evaluator or submitting a NACES accredited evaluation (the equivalency evaluation must be course-by-course and include a grade point average).

If an internal evaluation is requested, we require a certified English translation plus the original transcript from the post-secondary institution. These documents must arrive in a sealed enveloped provided by the institution and translation agency. Please note internal evaluations are for FAU-use only. For more information regarding international student application guidelines, please visit: International Student Credential Guidelines

If you are an international student, whose first language is not English, you must demonstrate your proficiency in the English language.  For more information regarding English Proficiency testing guidelines please visit:  English Proficiency Requirements

Please review all University and School Application guidelines, before preparing your submission.  Additional information about admissions to the FAU School of Architecture may be found on our admissions page.

We invite you to visit our downtown Fort Lauderdale facilities and are happy to arrange a tour at your convenience.  If you are interested in visiting the school, contact us to schedule an appointment. If you have any questions about the application process please don’t hesitate to contact us at Architecture@fau.edu or 954.762.5654.

Best wishes,
Joseph Choma
Professor and Director 
School of Architecture
Florida Atlantic University

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For applicants unable to afford the $35 fee to submit their materials through Acceptd, please contact the Acceptd Support Team and provide documentation of need and Acceptd will waive the $35 fee.