Undergraduate Admission and Application

Landscape Architecture is a limited enrollment program. (See Chapter 1 of the Undergraduate Catalog for general limited-enrollment program admission policies and Limited Enrollment Program (LEP) admissions policies). Students should check with the Landscape Architecture Program at 1(301)405-4359 or the Limited Enrollment Program Counselor at 1(301)314-8385 for updated information.

Freshman Admission

The program's goal is to have the greater proportion of program majors admitted as freshmen. Most entering freshmen will gain admission to the landscape architecture program directly from high school, as space permits. Early application is encouraged to ensure the best possible chance for admission.

Transfer Admission

Admission of transfer students is limited by space considerations: Students presenting an acceptable graphic portfolio, evaluated by the landscape architecture faculty, may be exempted from one or both of the first year studios. Landscape architecture faculty will evaluate all other LARC-equivalent courses transferred from another institution.

Limited Enrollment Program Explanation

In accordance with University policy, the Landscape Architecture Program has been designated a Limited Enrollment Program (LEP). This allows the program to establish criteria that a student must complete by 45 credits.

What Does This Mean?

Most entering freshman students will gain admission to the landscape architecture program directly from high school, as space permits. Freshmen who are admitted directly into the Landscape Architecture Program will be subject to a performance review specified below under Academic Review Requirements. This review occurs after completing the third semester of the required studio sequence or after the completion of 45 credits at the University of Maryland. Freshmen who are admitted directly to the landscape architecture program must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0.

All transfer students must meet the following gateway requirements prior to entering the Landscape Architecture Program: minimum GPA of 2.40, grades of B- or better in LARC 160 and LARC 120, grade of C- or better in LARC 140, LARC 141, PLSC 100 (or equivalent), MATH 112 (or MATH 113T, or MATH 113 Section 7777, or MATH 115, or their equivalents); (4) portfolio review as specified by the landscape architecture faculty. These students must complete the requirements specified below under Academic Review Requirements. These requirements affect new transfer students to the university as well as on-campus students hoping to change majors to landscape architecture.

Academic Review Requirements

(Does not include AP or IB credits)

Other Policies Which Determine a Student's Retention in the Landscape Architecture Program

Appeals

Students, who are unsuccessful in gaining admission to the landscape architecture LEP and believe they have extenuating or special circumstances that should be considered, may appeal in writing to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. The student will be notified in writing of the appeal decision. Students in the landscape architecture LEP who do not pass the 45-credit, performance review but believe they have special circumstances that should be considered should appeal directly to the Coordinator of the Landscape Architecture program.

Graduation Requirements

To be eligible for a bachelor's of landscape architecture degree, a student must satisfy all University and Departmental published degree requirements, have an overall grade point average of at least 2.00, and a grade of C- or better in all required program courses.

For more information see about the program see Chapter 7 of the Undergraduate Catalog

Application Request

Application forms may be obtained at the Office of Undergraduate Admissions Web Site

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