Academic Planning Worksheet: Landscape Architecture

Preparation for your intended major is a factor in the review of your UW transfer application. Use this worksheet to help you plan for admission to your intended major and for UW general education requirements.


Department admission information

This major is capacity-constrained. Completion of prerequisites does not guarantee admission.

Departmental admission is based on academic record, a portfolio of creative work, three letters of recommendation and other application materials. Contact the department for application materials and detailed information on admission, prerequisites and required coursework.

Application deadline: Complete applications are due by 5 p.m. on the first day of spring quarter for the following autumn quarter.

Non-UW students may register for the prerequisite courses (L ARCH 300, 322, 342, 352, 353, 361, 363) as a non-matriculated student through UW Professional and Continuing Education.


Courses required for admission to major

Directions: Record the courses you have taken, are taking or plan to take prior to UW enrollment that you believe are equivalent to the UW course requirements listed below. Not sure? Use the transfer course equivalency guide.

UW Course Dept. Prefix & Number Term/Year
Example: MATH 124 – Calculus I MATH 151 AUT 08
L ARCH 300 VLPA – Intro L Arch Design Studio (offered summer and autumn)
Two of the following L ARCH courses:
    L ARCH 322 VLPA – Intro to Plant Design of L ARCH (offered spring quarter)
    OR L ARCH 352 VLPA/I&S, W – History of L ARCH (offered autumn quarter)
    OR L ARCH 353 VLPA/I&S, W – Modern History of L ARCH (offered winter quarter)
    OR L ARCH 341 – Sight Design & Planning of L ARCH (offered autumn quarter)
    OR L ARCH 361 VLPA/I&S, W – The Human Experience of Place of L ARCH (offered winter quarter)
    OR L ARCH 363 NW – Ecological Design & Planning of L ARCH (offered spring quarter)

Courses strongly recommended before entering the major, to complete in 4 years + 1 quarter

Directions: Record the courses you have taken, are taking or plan to take prior to UW enrollment that you believe are equivalent to the UW course requirements listed below. Not sure? Use the transfer course equivalency guide.

Additional information

To apply to the BLA program at the start of spring quarter, students will need to have taken the prerequisite courses and a minimum of 60 credits of general education coursework. Students looking to complete the degree in seven quarters should complete all departmental general education requirements prior to starting the degree. L ARCH 300 and LARCH courses not required within the BLA program may count in the general education requirements. Drawing and painting courses are encouraged and will help preparation for a required portfolio submission in the application process. Exposure to computer animation (Adobe Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign; Sketch-Up; CAD, Rhino) are helpful.

Entering transfer GPA

Total undergraduates, as of autumn 2018: 35

Total from Washington community colleges: 10

  • Entering transfer GPA (from WA community colleges):
  • 3.75 – 4.00: 3
  • 3.50 – 3.74: 1
  • 3.25 – 3.49: 4
  • 3.00 – 3.24: 0
  • 2.75 – 2.99: 1
  • 2.50 – 2.74: 0
  • 2.49 and below1

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