GSAPP’s policies on transferring credit are determined by program, and transfer credit may apply to advanced standing or waivers.
For Master of Architecture there are two ways that a student may receive advanced standing:
For more detailed information on advanced standing and waivers, please see the Credit Transfer page.
GSAPP offers admission with the expectation that students will matriculate in the semester specified during the application process.
Requests for deferrals prior to matriculation are only considered in the case of personal medical emergencies, and additional documentation is required. Please see the Deferrals Policy and contact the Admissions Office at email@example.com for more information.
Upon satisfactory completion of one year in the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, a leave of absence may be requested in writing. Requests must be made by December 15 for leaves beginning in January, and by July 15 for leaves beginning in September.
Please see the Leave of Absence page for additional details on this policy and a link to the online form.
An academic transcript/record from each university attended and credit earned is required for all applicants, and unofficial scans or PDFs of transcripts are accepted for review purposes only.
Enrolling students must provide official transcripts before the end of their second semester at GSAPP.
Students who attended a College or University in the United States
Electronic transcripts must be sent directly from your prior school to the GSAPP Office of Admission at firstname.lastname@example.org using that school’s online e-transcript delivery system.
Most electronic transcript delivery options will require an email address and you can input email@example.com. If they also require a specific contact name you can input: Steffen Boddeker, Associate Dean of Admissions and Outreach.
If your prior institution does not offer electronic delivery, you must send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org with link to the institution’s webpage concerning transcript orders to confirm that paper is the only option, and obtain permission from the GSAPP Office of Admissions to submit a paper transcript.
Physical transcripts should be sent directly from the school’s Registrar’s Office to GSAPP’s Admissions Office in a signed and sealed envelope:
GSAPP Admissions 407 Avery Hall 1172 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY 10027
Students who attended a College or University outside the United States
International transcripts require a World Education Services (WES) course-by-course evaluation and International Credential Advantage Package (WES-ICAP) to be sent electronically from WES to the GSAPP Office of Admissions.
Students who completed their studies in China utilize the CHESICC, the credentials verification service affiliated with the PRC’s Ministry of Education, to arrange for submission of a Verification Report of China Higher Education Student’s Academic Transcripts and a Verification Report of China Higher Education Qualification Certificate. These should be delivered electronically.
If the original language of the transcript is not English, the translation must be certified as an accurate translation of the original and should be notarized or otherwise authenticated (either by the degree-granting University or third-party). Either WES or an official translation (certified/notarized/authenticated as accurate) is appropriate.
The certified translation needs to be accompanied by the transcript in its original language.
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