Hello Mr. Kankam, Mr. Allen, and the entire Admit. Me community, I had a question about advice to apply to Masters of Architecture program.
Dear Mr. Kankam and Mr. Allen and the entire Admit. Me community,
I had some general questions as to how to apply to a NAAB/CACB accredited Masters of Architecture program.
1. What is a competitive GPA?
2. What if one's GPA is below this?
3. General Portfolio Requirements (how much is too much, how little is too little)
4. Reference Letters- what constitutes a good reference versus a poor or weak reference?
5. Statement of Interest- how candid should I be of my weaknesses/deficiencies?
- Albert Lee alum My apologies community, I forgot to inquire as to what you believe is a competitive GRE score?
- Albert Lee alum I also recently viewed the webinar on resume building and wanted to know what a "stretch role" is. (Should this go in another post?)
- Kofi Kankam expert Albert - good to talk via the phone! As discussed (for others to see) you need a 3.3 to a 3.6 to be competitive. And if you are below this level, you will be relying on work a lot as well as your GRE scores. You need to score in the 160s (if you can) to be competitive. A strong reference letter will highlight your strengths, indicate that you are working on your weaknesses/have learned from your mistakes, and which states that you are basically in the top 10% of your fellow peer group. I don't think the statement of purpose is a place where you would necessarily mention that material. I would look for an optional essay, but it partially depends on what else you have to write about.
- Albert Lee alum Thanks Mr. Kankam. Thanks for returning my call. Blessings, Albert.
- Kofi Kankam expert No worries, Albert. It was good to chat.