Carnegie Mellon University Undergraduate Admission
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The architecture faculty are an integral part of the admission process in determining incoming classes. Submission of a portfolio is optional, but strongly recommended to be able to engage with the faculty involved in our admission process.* Applicants are also strongly encouraged to register for an on-campus review as a valuable supplement to the online portfolio submission. Applicants who participate in the On-Campus Portfolio Review will have a brief personal interview with a School of Architecture faculty member about their portfolio submission.
Applicants must submit their portfolios electronically through SlideRoom and choose between the following two options for review.
The School of Architecture strongly recommends that applicants visit campus for an on-campus portfolio review. As part of an on-campus review, you’ll come to campus to interview with architecture faculty about your previously submitted portfolio and receive an introduction to the school. You’ll be able to ask questions and engage with faculty, students and staff within the School of Architecture.
The School of Architecture requires an online portfolio submission, even if you plan to come to an On-Campus Portfolio Review. Visit SlideRoom to electronically submit your portfolio.
2013-14 On-Campus Portfolio Review Dates:
November 10 (Early Decision applicants only)
If participating in an On-Campus Portfolio Review:
The School of Architecture provides an online portfolio review option for presenting your portfolio in lieu of visiting campus for an on-campus portfolio review. If you select this option, an admission committee of architecture faculty and students will review your portfolio online. Portfolios must be submitted online by November 1, 12:00 midnight EST for Early Decision applicants or January 15, 12:00 midnight EST for Regular Decision and Transfer applicants.
Visit SlideRoom to electronically submit your portfolio to the School of Architecture after October 1.
If submitting an Online Portfolio:
*Although not required, we strongly recommend that you submit a portfolio of creative work for review to the School of Architecture admission committee. An On-Campus Portfolio Review is preferred as it includes a faculty interview (this is a separate evaluation from the committee's review of your portfolio submission). The assessment resulting from each option will serve to enhance your application; however, not participating in a portfolio review or interview won't adversely affect your chance of admission.