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Join our community of architects, artists, and designers!

I Want to Apply!

If you are interested in earning a degree in architecture, art, or design, be sure to select a major in the College of Architecture or College of Art on your admissions application. The primary considerations for undergraduate admission are your artistic and intellectual promise and your academic record. You must have graduated from high school, received a recommendation from your teachers or other responsible officials of the school, and taken an appropriate distribution of high school subjects.

1. Build Your Portfolio

Your portfolio is an important part of your application! A portfolio submission of 10-20 works is required for College of Art applicants and recommended for College of Architecture applicants. It is also required for any student to be considered for a scholarship.

2. Submit Your Application

Follow the instructions on WashU’s How to Apply page to submit your application.

3. Review Financial Aid & Scholarship Options

The Sam Fox School offers need-based financial aid and Art- and Architecture-specific scholarships every year. Let us walk you through the scholarship options.

Key Dates for 2024 Admission

Aug 1, 2023

First-Year Applications Available

Nov 1, 2023

Early Decision I Application Deadline

Dec 1, 2023

Transfer Applications Available

Jan 3, 2024

Early Decision II Application Deadline

Jan 3, 2024

Regular Decision Application Deadline

Mar 1, 2024

Transfer Application Deadline

What Are You Interested In?

Learn more about what each of our programs are like, the type of work you’ll make, and what you’ll be prepared to do when you graduate.

How Do I Make a Portfolio?

Illustrated banner of animals carrying artworks they've made to a portfolio review day.

Assembling a portfolio can be challenging—we can help!

One of the best things you can do to build a top-tier portfolio is to attend a National Portfolio Day event or schedule a one-on-one portfolio review through the school. You’ll get great feedback from our faculty, learn how best to improve your portfolio, and we’ll get to know you and your work! See where we’ll be coming that’s near you:

Check out some of our students’ work to get inspired