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Architecture Admissions

Enrolling in the BAA Program

Students admitted to the University of New Mexico, and interested in studying architecture are automatically considered architecture majors if they fill out an enrollment form, available in the office of the Undergraduate Advisor, Pearl Hall located at 2401 Central Ave NE, Room 120.  Minimum grades are required for some courses, and a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 is required to graduate.

Transferring to the BAA Program

We welcome transfers into the Bachelor of Arts in Architecture Program.  Advanced standing will be determined based on the academic background of the applicant.  UNM application forms are available online at www.unm.edu/apply. Architecture Program enrollment forms are available in the office of the Undergraduate Advisor, Pearl Hall located at 2401 Central Ave NE, Room 120. Unless otherwise indicated, all items listed below should be submitted in one application package.

1. An application form.
2. A letter of intent.
3. Transcripts. (All students must submit unofficial UNM transcripts with their application. Transfer students must submit copies of their official transcripts; the original official transcripts must be submitted to the UNM Office of Admissions, P.O. Box 4895, Albuquerque, NM 87196-4895.)

Transfer Students seeking advanced standing in the architecture curriculum must submit the following to the office of the Undergraduate Advisor, 2401 Central Avenue, NE, Pearl Hall–Room 120:

1. Course descriptions for courses taken at another institution that are similar to our own curriculum, and if design or visualization content was created, a portfolio should be submitted as a PDF. 
2. Transfer course evaluations from Lobo Trax.

The above items should be hand delivered or mailed to:

School of Architecture and Planning
Attn: Undergraduate Advisor
Pearl Hall - Room 120
2401 Central Avenue NE, MSC04 2530
1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Questions should be directed to the Undergraduate Advisor.
Phone: 505-277-4847 

Transfer Application Deadline:   June 15
This is a deadline for priority consideration.  If spots are available, we will continue to review applications.  

Laptop Policy 
Undergraduate students admitted to the School are required to own or have unlimited access to a laptop computer. All laptop computers must meet minimum specifications as published on the School’s website. 

Transfer Students must submit the following to the office of the Undergraduate Advisor, George Pearl Hall Room 117, located at 2401 Central Avenue NE:

  1. Course descriptions for Architectural Graphics, Design Fundamentals, and Introduction to Architecture taken at institutions other than UNM.

  2. Transfer course evaluation from the Lobotrax Degree Audit. (This is available through LOBOWEB). The above items should be hand delivered or mailed to:

University of New Mexico
School of Architecture and Planning
Attn: Undergraduate Advisor
MSC 04-2530
2401 Central Avenue NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131-0001

Contact

Questions should be directed to Angela Pacheco, Undergraduate Advisor.
Telephone: 505-277-4847
Email: delong@unm.edu

Application

Deadline for Fall Semester:

For best consideration for possible scholarships and assistantships, please use the following dates: 
International Students: December 1
Residents of U.S.: January 15

We will continue to review applications until May 31st, but cannot guarantee any slots will be open. 

Should these dates occur on a weekend, the Monday following becomes the receive-by deadline. Our online application will allow you to upload all your necessary documents for application of the program of your interest. Within the application, make sure to click the Application Instructions to see program specific requirements.

Our online application will allow you to upload your required documents for application to the program of your interest. Program specific requirements can be found on the M.Arch Application Guideline and are listed below:

  1. Apply to UNM online.

  2. The non-refundable $70.00 Application Fee which can be paid online with a Visa or Master credit cards.

  3. Letter of Intent (Do not exceed 2 pages).

  4. Portfolio of creative work (View the M.Arch Application Guideline for specific requirements).

  5. Three Letters of Recommendation.

  6. Resume.

  7. One unofficial Transcript from each academic institution previously attended.

  8. Course descriptions. Applicants who Have a BA in Architecture, but not from the University of New Mexico must submit course descriptions for all architecture classes completed.  These can be e-mailed to erowe@unm.edu

Sent to the Office of Admissions:
1. One official transcript (unopened) from each academic institution previously attended.

   Office of Admissions
   PO Box 4895
   Albuquerque, NM 87196-4895

International Students also need to submit the following:

  • An attested copy of your diploma
  • One official transcript from each academic institution previously attended.
  • English translation of official transcript
  • Official TOEFL scores that must meet the University of New Mexico minimum of 79 on the IB TOEFL or 6.5 on the IELTS.
  • Copy of passport

International Admissions
2120 Mesa Vista Hall
MSC06 3850, 1, University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

 Please identify which Master of Architecture Program of Study you are applying to: track 2, track 2.5, or track 3.

Note: GRE scores are not required.

Please note that if you are applying to the Track 3 Masters in Architecture Program, you will be expected to begin the program in June 2015. We have updated the curriculum and you can find the new course schedule here:

Updated Curriculum

When you fill out your UNM application, you should still select fall 2015 as your application semester. If admitted, the department will back your application to a summer admission.

Contact

If you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call the front desk at 505-277-1303 or the graduate advisor at 505-277-1303 or email Elizabeth Rowe:  erowe@unm.edu.