Apply for a Bachelor of Interior Architecture

New Students for Fall Term | Current Students for Fall Term | Current Students for Winter Term


The Department of Interior Architecture offers a professional five-year bachelor's degree. Admissions requirements for the Bachelor of Interior Architecture (BIArch) program reflect the focused, professional nature of the curriculum. Applicants need to present evidence of their creative ability and commitment to the field, in addition to having strong academic credentials.

  • Application Available: August 1
  • Departmental Application Fee: $35 USD
  • Early Action Fall Term Application Deadline for New/Current Students: November 1
    Late applications accepted through November 4
  • Winter Term Application Deadline for Current Students: November 15
  • Fall Term Application Deadline for New/Current Students: January 15 (grace deadline February 1)
    Late applications will be accepted on a space-available basis through May 15.

  • Application Decision: Applicants for fall term will be emailed the departmental admission decision no later than the first week of April. Paper copy admission letters are not sent out by the department.

(Note: If the application deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline is the following business day.)

Applicants fall into three categories determined by the student's previous education. The application procedures are the same for all categories.

  • First Year Applicants—Students who have a high school diploma (or equivalent) and have earned fewer than 36 college credits at the time they submit their application.
     
  • Transfer Applicants—Students who have completed 36 or more quarter credits (or 24 or more semester credits) by the time of expected enrollment at the UO. College GPA is used to evaluate academic record. High School GPA and SAT/ACT scores are not required.
     
  • Advanced Transfer Applicants—Students who have completed at least one year of architectural design or interior architectural design from an NAAB- or CIDA- accredited degree program, respectively. College GPA is used to evaluate academic record. High School GPA and SAT/ACT scores are not required.
     
  • Transfer applicants should check course equivalencies

Each application is evaluated by members of the faculty to establish its strength with respect to:

  • Creative potential: Based on essays, recommendations, and portfolio
     
  • Academic performance: Based on transcripts, SAT scores, and GPA
     
  • Potential program contribution: Based on life experience, accomplishments, travel, extracurricular activities, maturity, demonstrated motivation, and potential contribution to the program

Do not send any paper copy materials to the Department of Interior Architecture (transcripts, recommendations, portfolio, etc.). We do not create departmental application files since the departmental process is online via the SlideRoom application.

If you need to make changes to your SlideRoom application, you can email the architecture admissions department at archadms@uoregon.edu and ask them to unsubmit your application to allow for revisions and a resubmission.

Need help with your SlideRoom application? Have questions on completing the SlideRoom application? Need to contact the SlideRoom technical support team? Visit SlideRoom Support.

For questions about the program or for more information, please contact us at archrecruiter@uoregon.edu or at 541-346-1740.

Learn More: Bachelor of Interior Architecture


Application Process: New Students for Fall Term

For students new to the UO, you must submit the following two online applications and related materials by January 15 (grace deadline February 1).

  1. Apply to the University of Oregon. Apply via the Freshman Common Application or the University of Oregon Application. Receiving a UO ID number from UO Admissions can take up to three weeks after you've submitted the UO Application. Please plan accordingly.

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  • UO admission requirements
  • Send official degree transcripts and related degree certificates directly to Office of Admissions, 1217 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403-1217, USA. To check delivery of official degree transcripts, email registrar@uoregon.edu. Official transcripts can be sent to the Office of Admissions after the admission deadline.

  • TOEFL scores must be sent directly from ETS directly to the Office of Admissions—University of Oregon, Institutional Code: 4846, Department Code: 12
    • Scores must be less than two years old at the time of application.
    • It can take ETS up to 30 days to send ETS scores to the UO. To check delivery of ETS scores, email uoadmit@uoregon.edu.
       
  • English language proficiency requirements for non-native English speakers:
    • IBT TOEFL Minimum = 88
    • PBT TOEFL Minimum = 575
    • IELTS Minimum = 7.0. ETS​
       
  • Review additional information for international applicants.
     
  1. Apply to the department of Interior Architecture via SlideRoom—Apply via the Bachelor of Interior Architecture Freshman Common App or the Bachelor of Interior Architecture NON-Common App.

Interior Architecture: Apply via SlideRoom

  • SAT Redesign, SAT, OR ACT Scores—We will accept the new SAT (SAT Redesign) and the old SAT, and ACT scores. For admission, we will consider the single highest score from your SAT test dates. If you took both SATs, we will use concordance tables provided by the College Board to compare scores. This requirement is optional for international applicants.

    Domestic (US) applicants who have completed 35 or fewer quarter credits (or 23 or fewer semester credits) by the time of expected enrollment at the UO, do need to report their High School GPA and SAT/ACT scores. Applicants who have completed 36 or more quarter credits (or 24 or more semester credits) by the time of expected enrollment at the UO do not need to report High School GPA or SAT/ACT scores.

    When you take the test, list the UO as one of your score recipients. Our school code number for the SAT is 4846; our code for the ACT is 3498.

    Preferred scores of admitted students:
    • Preferred SAT Redesign total score: 1190
    • SAT total score: 1650
    • ACT total score: 25
       
  • Unofficial Transcripts—PDF copy of all of your transcripts
    • If you have less than 36 completed college credits, include both your high school and college transcripts
    • If you have more than 36 completed college credits, upload ONLY your college transcripts
    • Preferred high school GPA: 3.25
    • Transfer and Advance Transfer Applicants should have completed 36+ college level credits and have a college GPA of at least 3.0
        ​
  • Application Questions—Please refer to the departmental application to view these questions.
     
  • English Language Proficiency Competency Scores & Score Reports for Non-Native English Speakers
    If your native language is not English, you must prove English proficiency to UO Admissions and the School of Architecture & Environment. There are multiple options for proving English proficiency. Review the Minimum English Proficiency Requirements
    • IBT TOEFL Minimum = 88
    • PBT TOEFL Minimum = 575
    • IELTS Minimum = 7.0. ETS​
    • Non-Native English speakers who are not TOEFL exempt need to report their TOEFL scores and upload a copy of their TOEFL score report.
        ​
  • Three Recommendations (Two from academic sources is preferred)—Recommenders will automatically receive an e-mail inviting them to login and complete the reference requirement through the SlideRoom application. You may submit your SlideRoom application even if your recommendations have not been received.
     
  • Portfolio—The purpose of the portfolio is to provide the admissions committee a sense of your creative potential. We generally encourage students to show us work in some depth that is in your most adept media area, and then also include works that provide breadth and uniqueness to your portfolio. The portfolio could include but is not limited to graphic and/or written materials, such as freehand drawings, basic design work, painting, ceramics, photography, design and/or fabrication of furniture, clothing, or products, or anything else exhibiting creative thought and execution. We do not expect to see interior design or architecture projects, but you are free to include these if you have them. Advanced Transfer applicants must include examples of completed studio design work.

Application Process: Current Students for Fall Term

Current students who have been accepted to the UO, but who have not applied to the Department of Interior Architecture via the SlideRoom application, must submit the following application and related materials by January 15 (grace deadline February 1).​​

  1. Apply to the Department of Interior Architecture via SlideRoom

Interior Architecture: Apply via SlideRoom

  • SAT Redesign, SAT, OR ACT Scores—We will accept the new SAT (SAT Redesign) and the old SAT, and ACT scores. For admission, we will consider the single highest score from your SAT test dates. If you took both SATs, we will use concordance tables provided by the College Board to compare scores. This requirement is optional for international applicants.

    Domestic (US) applicants who have completed 35 or fewer quarter credits (or 23 or fewer semester credits) by the time of expected enrollment at the UO, do need to report their High School GPA and SAT/ACT scores. Applicants who have completed 36 or more quarter credits (or 24 or more semester credits) by the time of expected enrollment at the UO do not need to report High School GPA or SAT/ACT scores.  

    When you take the test, list the UO as one of your score recipients. Our school code number for the SAT is 4846; our code for the ACT is 3498.

    Preferred scores of admitted students:
    • Preferred SAT Redesign total score: 1190
    • SAT total score: 1650
    • ACT total score: 25
       
  • Unofficial Transcripts—PDF copy of all of your transcripts
    • If you have less than 36 completed college credits, include both your high school and college transcripts
    • If you have more than 36 completed college credits, upload ONLY your college transcripts
    • Preferred high school GPA: 3.25
    • Transfer and Advance Transfer Applicants should have completed 36+ college level credits and have a college GPA of at least 3.0
        ​
  • Application Questions—Please refer to the departmental application to view these questions.
     
  • English Language Proficiency Competency Scores & Score Reports for Non-Native English Speakers
    • IBT TOEFL Minimum = 88
    • PBT TOEFL Minimum = 575
    • IELTS Minimum = 7.0. ETS​
    • Non-Native English speakers who are not TOEFL exempt need to report their TOEFL scores and upload a copy of their TOEFL score report.
    • Additional information for international applicants should be reviewed
       
  • Three Recommendations (Two from academic sources is preferred)—Recommenders will automatically receive an e-mail inviting them to login and complete the reference requirement through the SlideRoom application. You may submit your SlideRoom application even if your recommendations have not been received.
     
  • Portfolio—The purpose of the portfolio is to provide the admissions committee a sense of your creative potential. We generally encourage students to show us work in some depth that is in your most adept media area, and then also include works that provide breadth and uniqueness to your portfolio. The portfolio could include but is not limited to graphic and/or written materials, such as freehand drawings, basic design work, painting, ceramics, photography, design and/or fabrication of furniture, clothing, or products, or anything else exhibiting creative thought and execution. We do not expect to see interior design or architecture projects, but you are free to include these if you have them. Advanced Transfer applicants must include examples of completed studio design work.

Application Process: Current Students for Winter Term

For currently enrolled UO students who did not get offered admission to the Department of Interior Architecture and who are enrolled or have previous credit in ARCH 201: Introduction to Architecture or IARC 204: Understanding Contemporary Interiors, may submit an architecture departmental (SlideRoom) application for winter term. The winter term application opens on August 1. The number of available slots for winter term admission is based on available studio space. Applicants must submit the following application and related materials by November 15.

  1. Apply to the department of Interior Architecture via SlideRoom

Interior Architecture: Apply via SlideRoom

  • SAT Redesign, SAT, OR ACT Scores—We will accept the new SAT (SAT Redesign) and the old SAT, and ACT scores. For admission, we will consider the single highest score from your SAT test dates. If you took both SATs, we will use concordance tables provided by the College Board to compare scores. This requirement is optional for international applicants.

    Domestic (US) applicants who have completed 35 or fewer quarter credits (or 23 or fewer semester credits) by the time of expected enrollment at the UO, do need to report their High School GPA and SAT/ACT scores. Applicants who have completed 36 or more quarter credits (or 24 or more semester credits) by the time of expected enrollment at the UO do not need to report High School GPA or SAT/ACT scores.  

    When you take the test, list the UO as one of your score recipients. Our school code number for the SAT is 4846; our code for the ACT is 3498.

    Preferred scores of admitted students:
    • Preferred SAT Redesign total score: 1190
    • SAT total score: 1650
    • ACT total score: 25
       
  • Unofficial Transcripts—PDF copy of all of your transcripts
    • If you have less than 36 completed college credits, include both your high school and college transcripts
    • If you have more than 36 completed college credits, upload ONLY your college transcripts
    • Preferred high school GPA: 3.25
    • Transfer and Advance Transfer Applicants should have completed 36+ college level credits and have a college GPA of at least 3.0
        ​
  • Application Questions—Please refer to the departmental application to view these questions.
     
  • English Language Proficiency Competency Scores & Score Reports for Non-Native English Speakers
    • IBT TOEFL Minimum = 88
    • PBT TOEFL Minimum = 575
    • IELTS Minimum = 7.0. ETS​
    • Non-Native English speakers who are not TOEFL exempt need to report their TOEFL scores and upload a copy of their TOEFL score report.
  • Two Recommendations (Recommendations from academic sources are preferred)—Recommenders will automatically receive an e-mail inviting them to login and complete the reference requirement through the SlideRoom application. You may submit your SlideRoom application even if your recommendations have not been received.
     
  • Portfolio—The purpose of the portfolio is to provide the admissions committee a sense of your creative potential. We generally encourage students to show us work in some depth that is in your most adept media area, and then also include works that provide breadth and uniqueness to your portfolio. The portfolio could include but is not limited to graphic and/or written materials, such as freehand drawings, basic design work, painting, ceramics, photography, design and/or fabrication of furniture, clothing, or products, or anything else exhibiting creative thought and execution. We do not expect to see interior design or architecture projects, but you are free to include these if you have them. Advanced Transfer applicants must include examples of completed studio design work.