The following is a summary of important academic regulations for the School of Architecture. For more detailed regulations, refer to the School of Architecture chapters of the undergraduate record and the graduate record.
All students are assigned an advisor upon entering the School of Architecture and are responsible for earning the appropriate number of credit hours necessary for graduation. If you are unsure of your advisor’s name, this will appear on your Student Center in SIS.
The minimum course load, in order to be classified as full-time, is 12 hours for both undergraduate and graduate students. Special written permission is required from the Undergraduate Director for an undergraduate student to register for more than 17 hours in any semester.
Auditing a Course
Graduate and undergraduate students are allowed to audit University courses with the instructor’s approval. Each instructor will determine audit requirements. Students wishing to audit a course should obtain a Course Action Form to be signed by the instructor.
Transferring out of the School of Architecture
Transferring out of the School of Architecture into another school of the University is not automatic. Students must apply and be accepted by another school before transfer from the School of Architecture is complete. The first step that should be taken is to talk with the School of Architecture's Associate Dean for Academics, Kirk Martini. You will also need to contact the school of transfer to get full details of their transfer policies.
Credit for courses taken over the summer or at another University
You will need to get a course description of the course from the accredited university or college. You will then need to make an appointment with your Departmental Undergraduate Director to get approval. This must be done prior to taking the course. The form and the course description will be kept in Room 201 until the office receives an official transcript from you (in a sealed envelope). After receiving the transcript it will be entered into SIS.