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Core Design Program

Major Admission Criteria

Each program utilizes an individual formula for admission as follows:

  • Architecture
    1. Core GPA: 50% (The best 14 credit hours from Core, but including DSN S 102, 131, and 183 and at least 3 credits from MATH 145 or PHYS 111, will be calculated.)
    2. Portfolio: 25%
    3. Essay: 10%
    4. RAI: 15%
  • Graphic Design
    1. Core GPA: 60% (Only the best 26 credit hours from the Core, but including DSN S 102, 131 and 183, will be calculated.)
    2. Portfolio: 30%
    3. Essay: 10%
  • Industrial Design
    1. Core GPA: 40% (Only the best 26 credit hours from the Core, but including DSN S 102, 131 and 183, will be calculated.)
    2. Portfolio: 50%
    3. Essay: 10%
  • Integrated Studio Arts
    1. Cumulative GPA: 30% (Only the best 26 credit hours, but including DSN S 102, 131 and 183, will be calculated.)
    2. Portfolio: 60%
    3. Essay: 10%
  • Interior Design
    1. Core GPA: 45% (Only the best 26 credit hours from the Core, but including DSN S 102, 131 and 183, will be calculated.)
    2. Portfolio: 40%
    3. Essay: 0% (Essay not required)
    4. High school ranking: 15%
  • Landscape Architecture
    1. Core GPA: 60% (Only the best 26 credit hours from the Core, but including DSN S 102, 131 and 183, will be calculated.)
    2. Portfolio: 25%
    3. Essay: 15%