EVALUATION OF PREPARATORY EDUCATION
PETITION TO SUBSTITUTE BACHELOR OF ARCHITECTURE COURSE REQUIREMENT
The Bachelor of Architecture (160 undergraduate credits) at the USC School of Architecture is a professional degree accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB).
In order to evaluate for a course substitution from a preparatory institution (community college or 4-5 year undergraduate program of study), the following must be submitted for review:
- Full course syllabus from the year/term in which the course was completed
- Material competed in the course which address the REQUIRED Student Performance Criteria outlined on the petition form
The USC Architecture faculty who teaches the course in question will review the material submitted to assess if the content is equivalent to the course goals and objectives and fulfills the Required Student Performance Criterion/a(SPC). Syllabi from different courses may be applied to a single course waiver.
Courses numbered 100-299 are considered Lower Division courses. It is not possible to request a substitution for a USC course number 300-599 with a course completed at a community college.
The following lower division Bachelor of Architecture course requirements are eligible for substitution review. Click on the course below to access the petition form found on the Course page > Documents.
EVALUATION OF PREPARATORY EDUCATION
PETITION TO SUBSTITUTE MASTER OF ARCHITECTURE BASIC STUDIES COURSE REQUIREMENT
The Master of Architecture (102 graduate credits) at the USC School of Architecture is a professional degree accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB).
In order to evaluate for a course waiver from a preparatory institution (4-5 year undergraduate program of study), the following must be submitted for review:
- Full course syllabus (in English) from the year/term in which the course(s) was completed
- Syllabi may be supplemented with material competed in the course(s) which address the REQUIRED Student Performance Criteria outlined on the petition form
Syllabi from different courses may be applied to a single course waiver. The Associate Director of the Master of Architecture Program will review the material submitted to assess the following:
1. If the content is equivalent to the course goals, objectives, and level; and
2. If the content fulfills all the Required Student Performance Criteria (SPC).
The following Master of Architecture Basic Studies course requirements are eligible for substitution review. Click on the course below to access the petition form found on the Course page > Documents.
Students who are entering USC in Fall 2014:
Students who have entered USC in Fall 2013:
*ARCH-410, ARCH-525, ARCH-526: It is theoretically possible to obtain a waiver for ARCH-410, ARCH-525 and ARCH-526, as they are considered basic studies, but this waiver is granted very rarely in only a few cases, as the precise emphasis of these three courses are considered unique to USC and fundamental to your professional accredited education. Thus, much more detailed material must be provided during process for any possible waiver.
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