Official Transcripts: All applicants must submit official high school transcripts and/or college transcripts. Transfer applicants who have completed fewer than 24 college credits (on a semester system) must also submit high school transcripts. Transfer credit will only be reviewed for colleges listed on the application.
International Transcripts: All applicants who attended high school or college outside the United States must submit an original transcript from each institution along with a certified English language translation. International applicants should refer to the International Students page for transcript evaluation report requirements.
Essay: Please submit an essay of 500–550 words according to the program to which you are applying:
Environmental Studies Essay: Discuss a major environmental challenge facing a large urban area (for example, New York, Los Angeles, Mexico City, or London) and propose a solution focusing on design and sustainability.
Urban Design Essay: Describe an urban experience you have encountered in relation to a physical place, book, movie, poem, documentary, artwork, or design piece that left a significant impression on you. Explain how you might change something in your own neighborhood based on your impression from this urban experience. This might include adding, removing, redirecting, or rearranging urban elements or processes. Supporting images included in your text are optional.