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Application Procedures

A. All applicants for admission must complete a University of Hawai‘i System Application using the following steps:

1. Download the University application form at or apply online HERE. All applicants apply on the undergraduate web page using the "DArch" pull down menu.
2. Complete all required information on the form and complete the application process according to the directions from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Office of Admissions and Records.

B. Transfer students and Applicants holding a Baccalaureate degree or higher must also complete (in addition to Part A above) a School of Architecture Supplemental Information for Admission form and submit the required documents by the stated deadline using the following steps:

1. Applicants whose applications have been received by the University Office of Admissions and Records will receive the School of Architecture Supplemental Information for Admission form by mail. The form is also available for download HERE.
2. Complete all fields on the School of Architecture Supplemental Information for Admission form, attach the required documents noted on the form, sign the form & mail all materials to the School at the address shown on the form by October 15 for spring applications and May 15 for fall applications.

Application Interviews

The University Office of Admissions and Records will grant interviews upon request. The School does not require, nor does it grant, personal interviews as part of the admissions process.

Application Deadline

Fall priority deadline is January 1 and final deadline is May 1. Spring priority deadline is September 1 and final deadline is October 1. International students must apply by the priority deadlines to allow time for visa processing.

All required application materials listed above must be received UHM by the above listed deadlines. Incomplete and/or late applications will not receive consideration. Applicants should advise the School and the University Office of Admissions and Records immediately of any changes of address. The School assumes no responsibility for missed deadlines resulting from a failure to notify UHM and the School of a change of address.

The archawai‘i Admissions Committee begins reviewing completed applications in the order in which they are received from the UHM Admissions office. Early application is therefore advisable. Most applicants will receive final notification beginning six weeks after the deadlines listed above.

Deferred Admission

The School and the University do not grant deferred admission. Applicants wishing to defer admission must reapply to the University and the School.

Ownership of Application Materials

Supplemental documents submitted by applicants become the property of the School and will be retained for students accepted into the program after the admissions decisions to the School of Architecture have been made.


Informal academic advising may be requested by prospective students by contacting the archawai'i Student Services Office. Students who have been accepted to the School should contact the Student Services Office for information regarding orientation, registration & mandatory advising.

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