Student Services


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. The sections below 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.

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.

2016-17 Architecture Program Student Handbook

Career Services

Welcome to the MAPP Career Services page. We offer services to both employers and students.


For employers, we offer the following services:

  • A forum to post job opportunities for MAPP students or alumni
  • On campus Interviews
  • MAPP annual career fair


For more information see the section below for employers or contact Kristen Tepper


If you are a student, we offer the following services:

  • Professional Career development services, including workshops and resume assistance
  • Career opportunities
  • Upcoming career events


For more information on these services, see the appropriate section below.

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