Sunday, September 26, 2010

Advice for BArch

My son started his undergraduate studies for B-ARCH this fall in AUD ( American university in Dubai) UAE, which is a 5 year architecture program. Now we are concerned that this university is not accredited by NAAB and he can face difficulties after graduation.

Also he wants to study in some good accredited US or Canadian University.
He finished high school in June 2010 from American school of Doha ( a good and reputed high school in the region).

Please advise when he should apply for transfer and which universities can give him admission as his GPA in HIGH SCHOOL was around 2.0 and SAT SCORES were Maths-620, English 540 and 450.

First, your son's degree - BArch from AUD - would not be able to be accredited from NAAB as NAAB only accredits architecture degrees from the U.S. Other than that, I can address other difficulties he may face.

If he wishes to study in the U.S. or Canada, use the following resources --


As for when to apply for transfer, it may depend on which degree he pursues. My suggestion would be to consider applying sooner not later. If applying to a BArch, it is difficult to transfer beyond the first year of the curriculum unless you have design studios.

Another source is --

I hope this helps!

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