High school and transfer students can apply here for the 2013-2014 academic year. Though there is not an application deadline for high school students, students who apply by December 1, 2012 will receive maximum scholarship consideration. This program will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis; it is recommended that interested high school students apply as soon as possible. For transfer and "transition" students, the priority deadline is March 1, 2013.
Please keep in mind that the School of Architecture and Interior Design only accepts students for admission in the Fall Semester of the academic year. Portfolios are not accepted or reviewed in the UC/DAAP application process.
Below, you can find information about:
- The academic credentials of last year's accepted students
- Application components, priority deadline, and high school course requirements for high school students
- Application components and priority deadline for transfer students
- Application information for International Students
The academic credentials of the pool of applicants seeking admission to the School of Architecture and Interior Design vary each year. This program is competitive and has a limited number of spaces available.
The freshman class profile for Interior Design is based on the middle 50% of the 2012 entering freshman class:
- GPA: 3.710 - 3.940
- ACT: 26 - 30
- SAT: 1140 – 1260
- Average Class Rank: Top 12.69%
We share these numbers to give you an idea of the "typical" credentials of students accepted into our programs. Scoring within this range (or outside of it) is not a guarantee of admission (or denial).
Application Components for High School Students
The application for the University of Cincinnati and DAAP are one in the same. A high school admissions application is considered to be complete when the Office of Admissions has received the following documentation:
- an application for admission, including a personal statement, essay and statement of co-curricular activities
- an official high school transcript
- the results of either the ACT or SAT (including the Writing Component) directly from the testing company
- official college transcripts for those students who are enrolled in courses for post-secondary credit
- $50 application fee
- letter(s) of recommendation (optional)
Portfolios are not accepted or reviewed in the UC/DAAP application process.
Deadline for High School Applicants
On a rolling admission (first-come, first-served) basis, high school applicants will be offered admission if they satisfy the minimum admission standards and have submitted a complete application until the program is full. It is recommended that students apply by December 1 for maximum scholarship consideration. If you have questions regarding the admissions process, please contact the UC Office of Admissions at 513.556.1100. Portfolios are not accepted as a component of the admissions process.
High School Course Requirements
High school applicants to Interior Design must have completed or be in the process of completing:
- 4 units of English
- 4 units of college prep math, including one unit of pre-calculus, calculus, or advanced math
- 1 unit of physics
- 2 additional units of science
- 5 units of electives*
*Elective units must include one or any combination of foreign language, fine arts, business, career-technical education, family and consumer sciences, technology, agricultural education or additional core courses not otherwise required.
Those seeking admission from other programs or colleges at UC or other universities must have at least a 3.25 cumulative GPA from previous college work to be given consideration. For priority consideration, completed transfer applications should be submitted prior to March 1 for admission the following fall.
Transfer Application Components
Transfer students can apply at http://www.admissions.uc.edu. A transfer application is considered complete when the Office of Admissions has received the following documentation:
- application for admission
- official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
- official high school transcript
- ACT or SAT scores if the applicant has completed fewer than 45 quarter hours or 30 semester hours of college credit
- $50 application fee
Transfer students to the School of Architecture and Interior Design are generally admitted into the foundation program. After an offer of admission, students seeking advanced standing should schedule an appointment and portfolio review with the coordinator of their specific program.
"Transition" Application Components
Current UC students wishing to transition into a DAAP program should submit an Application for Change in College and/or Program to the DAAP Student Affairs Office in Room 5470 Aronoff. This form is available here, in the DAAP Student Affairs Office or in any college office on campus.
Current DAAP students hoping to transfer into a different major must submit a "Change of Program" form to the DAAP Student Affairs Office. This form is available here or in the DAAP Student Affairs Office, 5470 Aronoff.
Priority Deadline for Transfer and Transition Students
The priority deadline for transfer and transition students is March 1, 2013. Applications received after this date will be considered on a space available basis.
Application Information for International Students
For international freshman, the admissions process for Interior Design operates on a rolling admission (first-come, first-served) basis. Applicants will be offered admission if they satisfy the minimum admission standards and have submitted a complete application until the program is full. Applications for international transfer students must be received by March 1, 2013 for the 2013-2014 academic year.
The application and application process for international students varies from the process for domestic students. For more information about International Admissions at UC, please go here.
This information is correct at the time of publication. The University reserves the right to make changes in policy, regulations, requirements, and fees as circumstances dictate subsequent to publication.