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normansfosterchild

Hey everybody,

I am currently applying to M.Arch programs for the Fall 2023 cycle and was wondering if anyone wanted to connect/ help each other out through this forthcoming journey. 

Hope all is well wherever you are <3

 
Aug 27, 22 1:57 pm
ben51

I live in UK, I'm after school, it depends what you want to know, I will tell you, but unfortunately it is different in each country

Aug 27, 22 2:41 pm  · 
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waterbottle

Hi, same here. What schools are you applying to?


Aug 27, 22 3:21 pm  · 
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normansfosterchild

heyo! I will probably be applying to schools in Canada and the United States. I am a domestic Canadian student so will probably apply to UBC, UofT, and maybe Carleton. As for the states, I was thinking: UC Berkley, RISD, GSD, and Princeton (this list is probably more subject to change)

Aug 28, 22 9:35 am  · 
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Non Sequitur

Don’t pay for US tuition. Canadian universities are almost free in comparison and it is not worth the excessive debt just for the name.

Aug 28, 22 10:43 am  · 
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ahjun

I'm planning preferably in Canada. Anyone international and planning to apply?

Aug 28, 22 4:50 am  · 
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waterbottle

Me! I'm really applying everywhere lol. Can't take any cha nces

Aug 28, 22 11:22 am  · 
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ahjun

where are you guys applying from?

Aug 29, 22 5:03 am  · 
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waterbottle

I'm applying from Pakistan.

Aug 29, 22 5:31 am  · 
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ahjun

That's cool! What programs u got in mind currently? Are you safe from the flood fam?

Aug 29, 22 7:40 am  · 
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waterbottle

Thanks! I wanna apply for either Masters in Architecture or in Historic Preservation because that's really cool to me. There's one program that I really really want to get into, the M.Arch T at TU Berlin because it's up my alley. We're safe, but things are really bad :( Hope it gets better soon.

Aug 29, 22 9:50 am  · 
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waterbottle

Is the M.S Advanced Architectural Design Program at Columbia GSAPP accredited? 

Aug 29, 22 5:31 am  · 
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It is "Master of Science" program, which means: it is a supplemtal program for those who already have accredited B.Arch education. So no, none of the M.S. programs at GSAPP is accredited. The program itself is just 3 more semesters of studio similar to other architecture schools that are art heavy. Only worth it if you really want the name in your resume / brag to your relatives, and you have money to do so without borrowing.

Aug 30, 22 2:30 pm  · 
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waterbottle

Oh alright, thank you! Somehow the art heavy schools always seem so attractive

Aug 30, 22 4:14 pm  · 
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alrik54

From what I heard, the MS Advanced Architectural Design Program is accredited in Colombia, but I don't know exactly what I heard

Aug 29, 22 12:23 pm  · 
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kjell23

I also heard that it is a good school and the credit is accredited in Colombia

Aug 30, 22 1:54 pm  · 
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unknown11

I put this in another thread but this one might be more appropriate.

I was curious, are applicants to GSD's M.Arch AP program still considered for the standard M.Arch I program if they are rejected? I would love to go to GSD for 5 terms instead of 7 since I have a BS Arch but if I had the opportunity to go I would rather just apply to the standard M.Arch I program.

Aug 30, 22 4:30 pm  · 
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zaha123

Please double check this but I would assume so because on their website it says that those applying to the MArch I program and [are] interested in being considered for Advanced Placement should enter any previous studio courses and studio projects they have. So I’m guessing it works the other way around but again double check.
From what

Aug 31, 22 9:23 am  · 
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zaha123

Please double check this but I would assume so because on their website it says that those applying to the MArch I program and [are] interested in being considered for Advanced Placement should enter any previous studio courses and studio projects they have. So I’m guessing it works the other way around but again double check.
From what

Aug 31, 22 9:23 am  · 
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Lindsaymiller

I know RISD moves applications, depending on where they think the application lands (at least that's what they said in the 2020 application tip video), but I am not sure if every school does this.

Sep 28, 22 6:34 pm  · 
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Yes! I attended various GSD admission talks for this coming application season. You can be considered for the regular stream, BUT you have to indicate it on the application. There's an option somewhere when you select what program that you're applying to that you would ALSO like to be considered for the regular stream.

Nov 27, 22 3:14 pm  · 
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waterbottle

Is it worth it to apply to research oriented programs as opposed to studio oriented programs? 

Sep 2, 22 5:43 am  · 
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waterbottle

In terms of job prospects.

Sep 2, 22 5:46 am  · 
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XUNITRT

Happy to connect! The application process always comes with anxiety..

Sep 2, 22 7:47 pm  · 
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sumedhgangurde

make some WhatsApp group or some other group so we can connect with applicants for fall 2023 intake

Sep 3, 22 2:47 pm  · 
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waterbottle

we could make a discord

Sep 15, 22 7:32 am  · 
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voguescholar

Hi! I am applying this Fall :) I'm a US citizen and will be applying to mostly US schools and a few in Canada (UT and UBC) for M.Arch 1. Happy to connect!

Sep 5, 22 5:04 pm  · 
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fangl

Hi! I am also applying to UT and UBC for MArch 1!

Sep 12, 22 5:09 pm  · 
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fangl

Anyone knows if this year's number of applicants shows a drop..?

Sep 12, 22 5:10 pm  · 
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ambrbk

I know about a half dozen people who applied for FA 2021 admission (to all the esteemed universities mentioned here), and got into non of them. Then they re-applied for FA 2022, and basically got into the same programs they were rejected for. Some of them literally just reaaplied, not editing portfolios. 

I would have to assume this is due to a less crowded applicant pool. If I have to hedge my bets, number of applicants are still less than their peak during COVID.

Sep 12, 22 5:31 pm  · 
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fangl

Thanks for the reply! Did u mean 2022 applicant pool dropped a lot compare to 2021? and that this year the trend continues?

Sep 12, 22 7:53 pm  · 
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ambrbk

yea, anecdotally, many of my classmates who graduated with me just applied for many Master's programs right away. They originally wanted to work for some years, but COVID made that hard.

When I got into FA 2021 program, the head of the admission or something emailed us about how they got a record number of students applied, and whatnot. They still have not taken me off their mailing list, and it looks like for FA 2022, they are not boasting about a record number of applications.

Sep 12, 22 8:16 pm  · 
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