The UT Summer Academy in Architecture is an introduction to the profession and is open to anyone 17 years of age or older, as of June 2018, who is seriously interested in exploring architecture as a field of professional study, regardless of experience. There are no specific academic standards for this session. However, the admission process attempts to identify students who have the interest and initiative, discipline and ability to take full advantage of the program.

Program Application Procedure

To apply to the Summer Academy in Architecture, students must submit the following materials to the Summer Academy office:

  1. Summer Academy ApplicationTo be completed and signed by the applicant; includes personal essay (page 2), optional campus housing request (page 3), and Application Appendices. Can be emailed to
  2. $25 Non-refundable Application fee — Submitted online by following this link
  3. Résumé or CV — Please include academic and professional experience and achievements.

Applications are not considered complete until ALL of the above materials have been received by the Summer Academy office.

Program applicants may opt to submit a portfolio or samples of their creative work if they choose for added consideration. Submission materials, however, will not be returned to applicants; applicants should send digital scans or photocopies (rather than originals) of their creative work samples. All application and payment submission deadlines refer to dates of post-mark.

Application Dates

Application Opens: 
Application Deadline (with housing):
Application Deadline (without housing):