Visit the Architecture Advising office in 05-220. Refer to the current Advising Schedule to ascertain when faculty will be in the advising office. Drop-in during designated hours or call and make an appointment at 805-756-1280.
The Architecture Department Advising Policy identifies the courses that must be completed at various points in the curriculum for students to progress. The policy also identifies advising “triggers” that will prompt a memo to a student requiring that they meet with a faculty advisor before being allowed to register for the following quarter.
Advising Policy web page
Second and Third Year design and Practice or ECS classes are linked. This means that you must sign up for both classes at the same time and you cannot mix and match studios and Practice/ECS activities. Linked Design and Practice or ECS activities will have the same section and room numbers.
Some courses are offered on a credit/no credit grading basis as indicated in the catalog. Undergraduates may elect to take up to 16 units on a credit/no credit basis, assuming they meet the conditions described in the catalog; up to 4 units is allowed in General Education courses.
Architecture students may not take any of their major or support courses on a credit/no credit basis.
Architecture students are required to take either Math 141 and 182 or Math 141 and 142. Transfer students have the following options for meeting this requirement.
Transfer students may be able to take courses that articulate with Cal Poly courses ME 211 Engineering Statics (3) and CE 204 Strength of Materials I (3) at their community college. For example, ENGR 50 and ENGR 52A at Cuesta College and ENGR152 and 156 at Allan Hancock are equivalent courses.
If a student takes both ME 211 Engineering Statics and CE 204 Strength of Materials at Cal Poly or equivalent courses at their community college, the two courses can be substituted for ARCE 211 & 212. You must take both courses or their equivalent to receive substitution credit.
For assistance with using the Curriculum Flowchart or Sheet, please contact the Architecture department.