Transfer Student FAQs
- How many transfer students do you accept?
- There is no set number. Transfer students should always contact the Department of Architecture to discuss course equivalencies. Contact us for assistance with transfer.org at 419-372-ARCH (2724)
- What is the university policy for transfers?
- The current policies can be accessed using the BGSU Admission office web site. We recommend all transfer students review this information, including the links below:
- Can I check transfer equivalencies online?
- Yes. You can check for BGSU courses equivalencies on the U.select web site – just visit transfer.org into your URL. This site allows you to pick the institution you took the class at and see what it equates to at BG. However, the site still lists the classes using the old 3 digit numbering system so a class such as ARCH 1050 will just be listed as ARCH 105. U.select has an area to log-in, but you don’t need to set up an account to use the site.
- What architecture courses can be transferred?
- We always try to maximize transfer student’s credits. Architecture classes are difficult to equate, but we can usually find equivalencies for our ARCH 1050 class and CONS 2350 (intro to construction). Some schools will have additional equivalencies. College of Dupage students should check the transfer guide that is set up between BGSU and COD.
- Do I need to submit a portfolio to transfer?
- At the present time you do not. However, all transferred class must have been completed with at least a C or better. D’s will not be accepted for transfer into the architecture program
- What about general education requirements?
- General education classes can usually transfer but they must be evaluated by the academic areas that they are transferring to if an equivalency is not already set up. English (at BGSU, this is classified as General Studies Writing), Physics, and other natural sciences and classes such as psychology are classes that commonly transfer.
- Where do I find a list of all the required courses?
- The list of requirements, called a checksheet, can be found on this web page under the “Resources” tab. The column on the right lists what are called BG Perspective requirements. These are course requirements for all BGSU students. Some of the required classes also fill these requirements. This includes Physics, which meets one of the two natural science requirements, Econ2000 meets the social science requirement, and ARCH2330 and ARCH 2340 meet the humanities and arts requirements and also the international perspective requirement.
- National Council of Architectural Registration Boards
- The American Institute of Architects
- The American Institute of Architecture Students
- AIA Toledo
- AIA Ohio
- The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture
- The NCARB Handbook for Interns and Architecture
- Toward an Evolution of Studio Culture
- The Emerging Professional's Companion
- Statement on Status of Accreditation of the BGSU M. Arch Degree
- 2010 NAAB Procedures for Accreditation
- 2009 NAAB Conditions for Accreditation