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YArch Admissions

YArch is open to current college students and adults with or without formal training in architecture. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, and most applicants receive an admission decision within two weeks of applying. Space is limited, so we encourage you to apply and register early. Applicants who are admitted to the program will be informed via email. If the program fills, applicants may be placed on a waitlist.

Application deadline: June 15, 2021


Application Requirements

All applications and supplemental materials are submitted electronically through our online application form. Application requirements include:
  1. Online application form

  2. Statement of Intent: 500 words describing your interest in architecture and how YArch fits into your education or career history and future plans. Successful statements of intent include specific reasons for applying to YArch; statements should elaborate beyond "because I want to be an architect" or "I want to prepare for graduate school in architecture."

  3. Examples of creative work: Two examples of creative original work (submitted as PDFs). Appropriate submissions include sketches, drawings, sculpture, collages, graphic design, photography, and other designed physical or digital pieces. Creative writing is acceptable if at least one visual work is submitted. Works originally completed in color should be scanned or photographed in color for submission.

  4. Resume or CV

  5. Non-refundable $25 application fee, paid by credit card through the online application


Admitted Students

Upon being admitted to YArch, participants must register and submit the program fee by June 25. Note that space is limited and the program may fill before June 25. Admitted students will receive further information about the program schedule, recommended preparation, and other details as July approaches.

Registration Fee and Refund Policy

The program registration fee is $2,200 for the hybrid track and $1,500 for the online track. Students who initially register for one track may switch to the other even after the June 25 registration deadline (e.g., if travel plans must change). Students who switch from hybrid to online will receive a partial refund to reflect the price difference; students who switch from online to hybrid will be required to pay the difference. A payment plan will be made available to admitted students who wish to pay the program fee in multiple installments.
The School will provide a 50 percent refund to registered YArch participants who wish to withdraw on or before July 8, 2021. After that date, no refunds will be given.
Gwen Fullenkamp