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Undergrad Advising

On behalf of the faculty, staff, and students we want to welcome you to the University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. We are happy that you will be joining us and hope that your experience is productive, rewarding, and enjoyable. We have assembled some information to aid you in your transition into our classroom/studio environment.

 

These documents address many of the frequently asked questions posed by students. Should you find that there are items that are not addressed, please let us know so that we can help you get the answer to your question as well as include that information in future iterations of this document. Feel free to contact us to discuss your concerns.

 

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To meet with one of our Undergraduate Advisors, schedule an appointment.

 

Keep up to date on what's happening in the Architecture Program and be informed about important advising deadlines by visiting the ARCH calendar.

Undergraduate Advising

To meet with one of our Undergraduate Advisors, schedule an appointment.

 

If you have any questions regarding Undergraduate Architecture Advising, please contact us:

 

Office of Undergraduate Advising
School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
Building 145
College Park, MD 20742
email: archadvise@umd.edu
phone: (301) 405-6281

 

Important Deadlines for Independent Study Proposal Submissions:

Independent Study Proposals for Winter Term 2015 Due: October 1, 2014
Independent Study Proposals for Spring Semester 2015 Due: October 31, 2014
Independent Study Proposals for Summer Session I & II 2015 Due: March 2, 2015
Independent Study Proposals for Fall Semester 2015 Due: April 1, 2015

 

IMPORTANT: All undergraduate students must bring a completed 4-Year Plan to their mandatory advising session! The 4-Year Plan is essential to the advising process, and it will clarify to the advisor what requirements you have already fulfilled and when in the future you will fulfill the rest. Not only does it serve as a check to make sure you are on track to graduate, but it helps the advisors tailor their advising session to your specific needs and interests. Students should also be prepared to discuss what courses they're planning on taking in the coming semester. Download the forms below.

Grad Advising

Graduate students are assigned a full-time faculty member as their advisor. Students meet with their advisor at least once every semester in advance of registration to review their progress in the architecture program and to plan their schedule for upcoming semesters. Faculty advisors can also assist students by providing general career advice, creating networking opportunities, and helping to prepare students for careers after graduate school.

 

Incoming graduate students are encouraged to work directly with the Architecture Program Director as they transition into their program and select courses for their first semester.

 

Advising Process:

Graduate advising takes place in the fall and spring semesters prior to registration. It is the responsibility of graduate students to meet with their faculty advisors to plan out the upcoming academic year. Students must make an appointment to meet with their advisor during regularly scheduled office hours. Prior to the meeting, students must fill out the appropriate Advising and Course Registration Worksheet for their degree path. Download the appropriate worksheet for your curricular path from the attachments below. Make sure that you download and read the appropriate "Advising Cycle" document, which contains upcoming course offerings. A list of current advisor/advisee assignments is kept in the Architecture Program office. See the Architecture Program Administrative Assistant to find your advisor.

 

Important Dates and Deadlines for Continuing Graduate Students:

Independent Study Proposals for Winter Term 2015 Due: October 1, 2014
Independent Study Proposals for Spring Semester 2015 Due: October 31, 2014
Independent Study Proposals for Summer Session I & II 2015 Due: March 2, 2015
Independent Study Proposals for Fall Semester 2015 Due: April 1, 2015

 

Graduate Advising -- Fall  2014 Begins – October 20, 2014
Graduate Advising -- Fall 2014 Concludes -- December 12, 2014

 

Graduate Advising -- Spring 2015 Begins – March 23, 2015
Graduate Advising -- Spring 2015 Concludes -- May 13, 2015

 

Important Deadlines for Graduate Students Planning on Graduating Fall 2014:

September 15
All Graduate Degree Candidates: Last day to electronically submit the Application for Graduation to the Registrar’s Office for graduation that semester.


October 1
Master’s Thesis Students: Last day to submit the Approved Program Form and Nomination of Thesis Committee Form to the Office of the Registrar, 1113 Mitchell Bldg. Committee form must be submitted at least 6 weeks before the scheduled defense; Master’s Non-Thesis Students: Last day to submit the Approved Program Form to the Office of the Registrar, 1113 Mitchell.


December 19
Master’s Thesis Students: Final date to electronically submit Thesis; Final day to submit Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Publication Form to the Registrar.

 

 

Important Deadlines for Graduate Students Planning on Graduating Spring 2015:

February 6
All Graduate Degree Candidates: Last day to electronically submit the Application for Graduation to the Registrar’s Office for graduation that semester.


March 2
Master’s Thesis Students: Last day to submit the Approved Program Form and Nomination of Thesis Committee Form to the Office of the Registrar, 1113 Mitchell Bldg. Committee form must be submitted at least 6 weeks before the scheduled defense; Master’s Non-Thesis Students: Last day to submit the Approved Program Form to the Office of the Registrar, 1113 Mitchell.


May 20
Master’s Thesis Students: Final date to electronically submit Thesis; Final day to submit Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Publication Form to the Registrar;

Attachments: 
2014-15 Student Handbook
Advising Cycle - Spring 2014
M ARCH Path A
M Arch Path B
M Arch Path B+
ARCP Path A
ARCP Path B
ARHP Path A
ARHP Path B
ARDV Path A
ARDV Path B
Independent Study Proposal Form
Directed Electives

Career Services

Welcome to the Architecture Program Career Services page.
 
If you are a student, scroll down and click on the appropriate tab to locate relevant information.
 
If you are a potential employer, please email a job description to Alysia Simpson . Kindly include your contact information and provide verification that this is a compensated position. Please note we cannot post non-paying positions.  We will only post employment opportunities relevant to the architecture, design, and construction professions.  We will not post "services desired" advertisements.  If you desire architectural services for your home or business, please contact your local American Institute of Architects chapter for a referral.  Job opportunities will remain online for 90 days from the initial posting date.

Financial Aid

We are committed to working with every prospective and continuing student to assist in identifying sources of financial aid, scholarships, work study opportunities, and graduate assistantships.

 

The Office of Student Financial Aid will be your primary source of information regarding loans and other types of aid. You should work directly with that office's expert staff to identify the kinds of aid that are available to you.

 

Quick Links:

Financial Aid for Prospective Students

Financial Aid for Current Undergraduate Students

Financial Aid for Graduate Students