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Welcome to the AA School Undergraduate application page. If you wish to apply to the AA Undergraduate School please follow the steps below which will guide you through the process. Please be aware that the first application deadline for the 2016/17 academic year intake is November 2015. If you have any queries, please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Team.

UNDERGRADUATE APPLICATION


 

COURSES


The AA offers the following full time undergraduate courses:

Students from overseas schools of architecture who wish to participate in the activities of the AA as a year away from their home institutions can apply to the AA One Year Abroad – Visiting Student Programme (VSP). VSP students are accepted at second or third year level only.

Students are admitted into the undergraduate courses at Foundation, First Year, Intermediate (Second and Third Year), and Diploma (Fourth Year) level. We do not accept students at Fifth Year level. Both school-leavers and mature applicants with previous experience are encouraged to take advantage of the wide range of possibilities offered within the school. However, the AA does not have a module or grade assessment procedure and does not partake in a credit system, therefore you cannot transfer credits from another university.

Please note: All applicants must be 18 years of age or older by Monday 19 September 2016 to be eligible to enter the school for the 2016/17 academic year.

The AA School achieved the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) Review for Educational Oversight with full confidence in 2012, plus successful QAA Annual Reports in 2013, 2014 and 2015, and maintains Highly Trusted Sponsor status with the Home Office/UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI).

The five year full-time course in architecture is officially recognised and also meets the professional criteria set out by the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) for the professional qualifications of AA Intermediate Examination (ARB/RIBA Part 1) and the AA Final Examination (ARB/RIBA Part 2).


ENTRY REQUIREMENTS


You are required to meet the minimum academic requirements outlined below for your desired year of entry. Overseas applicants are required to have the recognised equivalent to the examinations listed below plus the required English language qualifications. Please see Overseas Applicants page for guidance.

Successful applicants who are awaiting the outcome of future examination results will be issued a conditional offer. These conditions must be met by the date outlined on the offer letter for you to be eligible to enter the 2016/17 academic year.

In some cases applicants without conventional entry qualifications are also considered, provided they are able to offer acceptable alternatives.

The AA Foundation course is recognised by the RIBA as the equivalent of an Art A level upon successful completion. The minimum entry requirements for the Foundation Course are:

  • One A level pass (grade C or above) in a non art/design subject, plus
  • Five GCSEs (grade C or above) including maths, a science subject and English language.

Foundations in art and design must be accompanied by one A level (or equivalent) in a non art/design subject.
Please be aware that successful completion of the AA Foundation course does not automatically guarantee entry into the First Year of the AA’s five-year ARB/RIBA recognised course in architecture.

The minimum academic requirements for students entering the First Year of the ARB/RIBA-recognised course in Architecture are:

  • Two A level passes* (grade C or above); plus
  • Five GCSEs (grade C or above) including maths, a science subject and English language.

* If one A level is an art/design subject, it must be accompanied by at least one A level in a non-art/design subject.

Students with previous architectural or design experience may apply to enter the Intermediate School/One Year Abroad (VSP). The minimum academic requirements for students entering the Second or Third Year of the five-year ARB/RIBA recognised course in Architecture are:

  • Two A level passes* (grade C or above); plus
  • Evidence of a minimum one/two years full-time architectural study

* If one A level is an art/design subject, it must be accompanied by at least one A level in a non-art/design subject.

Applicants wishing to enter the Diploma School (Fourth Year) to gain AA Final Examination  (ARB/RIBA Part 2), the professional qualification/AA Diploma, must have must have gained ARB/RIBA Part 1 by 29 July 2016, prior to entry to the School.

  • Applicants who have studied for Part 1 in the UK must have gained at least a 2:2 in their degree.
  • Applicants who hold a Bachelors degree from outside the UK are required to make an application to the Architects Registration Board (ARB) for Part 1 exemption independently. Successfully gaining Part 1 exemption does not automatically ensure an offer of a place in the Diploma School. Applicants are advised to apply by 20 November 2015, and await the outcome of the interview, prior to applying to the ARB for exemption. For further information please refer to the ARB website http://www.arb.org.uk
  • International applicants who will not complete their Bachelors degree until mid-2016 are encouraged to contact the Undergraduate Admissions Team before applying for the 2016/17 academic year.

Please note: In order to be eligible for the AA Diploma and the AA Final Examination (ARB/RIBA Part 2), the Fourth and Fifth Years (minimum of six terms) must be successfully completed.

All applicants must be able to provide evidence of competency in both spoken and written English. The AA reserves the right to make a place in the school conditional on gaining a further English language qualification if deemed necessary.

To meet both the AA and the Home Office/UKVI English language requirements you will need to have one of the acceptable language qualifications listed below, unless you are from one of the following groups:

  • You are a national of a majority English-speaking country as defined per the list on the UKVI website; or
  • You have successfully completed an academic qualification of at least three years’ duration, equivalent to a UK bachelor’s degree or above, which was taught in a majority English-speaking country as defined by the UKVI (Tier 4 Policy Guidance version 06/11/2014 paragraph 129); or
  • You successfully completed a course in the UK as a Tier 4 (Child) student visa holder. The course must have lasted for at least six months, and must have ended no more than two years prior to your visa application.

If your place is conditional on providing English language qualification the following qualifications satisfy both the requirements of the Home Office/UKVI and the entry requirements of the AA:

  • IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with at least 6.0 in each category. IELTS reports have a two year validity period. Therefore, the certificate must bear a date no longer than two years ago at the time of CAS/visa application. The AA requires a scan of the original certificate. Please provide your SELT unique reference number on your application form. This can be found on your TRF displayed as UKVI number.
  • Trinity College (Integrated Skills in English – ISE III / ISE IV) at grade C1 or C2 with a minimum pass in each category. Trinity reports have a two year validity period. The AA requires a copy of the original certificate. Please provide your SELT unique reference number on your application form.

Applicants are required to meet the scores in each category and overall – we cannot accept lower scores. In addition, your certificate must show that you have achieved the required scores during a single sitting of the examination.

Applicants must submit their English language examination results by Friday 27 May 2016, prior to entry in Term 1.

Please note the English language qualification requirements are subject to frequent change in line with Home Office/UKVI regulations. Please regularly check the AA website for up-to-date English language requirements prior to submitting your application for the 2016/17 academic year.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to remain up to date with all English language changes, which can also be accessed on the Home Office/UKVI website



VISITING THE SCHOOL


Prospective students are encouraged to visit the school before applying. AA Open Days are the perfect opportunity to meet current students and staff, tour the AA’s facilities, view presentations of student work and get advice on the application process.

Our Open Days in October and November 2015 were a great success. Our next Open Day is Friday 22 January 2016.

This event is open to all prospective architecture students, from Foundation through to PhD.

The school will be open all day from 10am until 8pm. For further details and information please visit our Open Day page. Places are limited and booking is essential so please Register Now to secure your place.

Individual or group visits for those interested in applying can also be arranged with advance notice. For further details please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Team on
T + 44 (0)20 7887 4051/4060/4011 or undergraduateadmissions@aaschool.ac.uk


APPLICATION PROCEDURE AND DEADLINES


The AA is a private institution and does not belong to UCAS. Anyone interested in applying to the AA must:

  • Complete the online application form
  • Pay the relevant application fee: £45 for early applications, £65 for late applications; and
  • Submit a portfolio of art/design work before the deadlines to be considered for the 2015/16 academic year.

Please note: All applicants must be 18 years of age or older by Monday 19 September 2016 to be eligible to enter the school for the 2016/17 academic year.

The application procedure is the same for all applicants, regardless of where you are applying form. Applicants wishing to join the One Year Abroad (VSP) follow the same application procedure as Intermediate (Second and Third Year) applicants, but must tick the One Year Abroad box in the online application form.

Prior to completing the form applicants should carefully read the entry requirements for their chosen year of entry. The AA will not accept multiple applications and applicants cannot change their year of entry once the application has been received, assessed and a decision has been made. Therefore, it is crucial that you apply for the year level most suited to your experience.

Applications will not be processed until the online form has been completed, all required supporting documents have been provided, and the AA has received a bound portfolio. Failure to provide the information requested will delay the processing of your application. It is therefore advisable that you start preparing this documentation now.

If there is any change in your circumstances after you submit your application (e.g. if the subjects you are studying change), you must inform us as soon as possible. The AA reserves the right to withdraw an offer of a place if you fail to inform us of significant changes in your circumstances.

Deadlines for 2016/17 Academic Year

If you wish to make a late application for the 2016/2017 academic year, please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Team on 020 7887 4051/4011/4060 before completing the online application form.

Early applications for 2016/17 closed: Friday 20 November 2015*. Applicants wishing to be considered for a scholarship or bursary must submit their online form and portfolio by this date.

Late applications for 2016/17 closed: Friday 29 January 2016.

Both your online application, and your portfolio, must arrive by the dates listed above.

Applications received after the dates above may be accepted at the discretion of the school.

* Applications received after this date, but before the 29 January 2016 deadline, will be assessed for financial assistance at the discretion of the school.

Deadlines for 2017/18 Academic Year

Important: If you wish to apply for the 2017/2018 academic year, commencing in September 2017, please do not apply now. The online application form will open in October 2016.

  • Early applications for 2017/18 close: Friday 18 November 2016*. Applicants wishing to be considered for a scholarship or bursary must submit their online form and portfolio by this date.
  • Late applications for 2017/18 close: Friday 27 January 2017.
  • Both your online application, and your portfolio, must arrive by the dates listed above.
  • Applications received after the dates above may be accepted at the discretion of the school.

* Applications received after this date, but before the 27 January 2017 deadline, will be assessed for financial assistance at the discretion of the school.

You will need to register to gain access to the online application form.

Please ensure you complete all sections of the online form carefully. You can save the form and return to complete sections multiple times using your original registration password.

Please be aware that applications will not be processed until the online form has been completed, all required supporting documents have been provided, and the AA has received a bound portfolio. Failure to provide the information requested will delay the processing of your application.

Applicants who submit an incomplete application will be contacted by email to request the outstanding documentation. The AA will send applicants a maximum of 2 reminders to follow up documentation. If no response is received, the application with be automatically rejected by the AA.

Upon signing the application form applicants certify that the work submitted is entirely their own. Plagiarism is unacceptable in the academic setting. Students are subject to penalties including dismissal from the course if they commit an act of plagiarism.

Certificates and transcripts must be supplied to account for all years of study as outlined below:

  • Foundation and First Year: Must supply 3 to 4 years of school transcripts showing grades, plus schooling certificates obtained to date (if applicable). In addition, if you have undertaken a foundation course or completed any other higher education courses at another institution, please include the details of this course and your grades, with your application
  • Second and Third Year: Must supply A Level (or equivalent) transcripts and certificates, plus a minimum of 1-3 years university transcripts showing grades.   
  • Fourth Year: Must supply transcripts for all 3-4 years of undergraduate study, plus degree certificate (if awarded). If you have not completed your studies, please include transcripts to date. If you have also completed post-graduate study, please upload these documents as well.  

Overseas applicants must supply certificates and transcripts that have been officially translated into English. The AA can only accept official translations bearing the stamp and signature of the translator.  Please upload both the original documents and the translations.

If you have any enquiries, please email undergraduateadmissions@aaschool.ac.uk

The Academic Reference needs to be presented on official headed paper, hold the original signature of the referee (not a jpeg signature), and contain the referee’s contact details. The reference must be from an academic who has taught you recently. For those with previous architectural education, the reference must be from someone who has taught you design as part of your course.

For mature students who have been out of education for more than three years, the reference should be from your employer or a professional (doctor, lawyer, etc.) who can give you a personal reference.

Referees who would prefer to send the reference to us directly can do so by post to:
Undergraduate Admissions, No. 36 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3ES. 

Referees can also email us directly to undergraduateadmissions@aaschool.ac.uk. However, the reference must be on official headed paper, be signed and scanned as a PDF, and emailed directly from the referees official school or university email address. Emails received from personal email addresses will not be accepted.

All applicants must submit a bound portfolio of art/design work which emphasises their skills, interests, creativity and personality. The AA does not accept digital portfolios.

There is no single way of preparing a portfolio and every portfolio we see will be different. Please include a selection of highlights that will show the admissions panel an overview of your work and the processes behind it, including sketches or development drawings/models in addition to final images.

Foundation and First Year applicants should include a summary of current interests and sketches, models, photographs, paintings and essays all help to build up a picture of your particular interests and skills. Intermediate and Diploma applicants should include a summary of work carried out during their course, as well as any self-motivated projects undertaken outside of their course.

Sample portfolios should be no larger than A3, and between 20 and 30 pages (single or double sided). Applicants who submit a portfolio larger than A3 will be asked to resubmit before their application can be processed. Please do not submit original artwork with your initial application; successful applicants will be asked to bring original work to the interview.

The portfolio should be clearly labelled with a completed Cover Sheet (PDF) and be addressed and sent to: Undergraduate Admissions, No 36 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3ES. 

You must send your portfolio by post or courier to arrive at the AA by 6.00pm on:

  • Friday 20 November 2015 for early applications; or
  • Friday 29 January 2016 for late applications.

It is your responsibility to ensure that the portfolio arrives by the deadline. If it has not been received in time, your application may be considered for the late application deadline; if it arrives after the late application deadline, it may be accepted at the discretion of the School.

All courier fees, including import charges, must be paid when sending your portfolio. Failure to pay these fees may result in your portfolio being returned to you. Alternatively, the AA may accept the package, but you will be required to pay the outstanding charges before your application will be processed.

Portfolios will be returned / available to pick up when the AA no longer requires them for assessment purposes. Therefore, please ensure that you have copies of your work if you require them for other purposes. If you cannot collect your portfolio in person, a £50 fee will be charge to have it couriered to you.

Further suggestions on preparing your portfolio can be found online at: /APPLY/ADMISSIONS/undergradPortfolio.php


ASSESSMENT AND INTERVIEW


Applications are initially assessed to ensure that they meet the academic entry requirements and age eligibility outlined above. Applicants who do not meet the requirements will be informed by email. Successful applications will be passed to Step 2.  

Applications that meet the entry requirements will be assessed by an admissions panel of tutors. The panel will carefully consider the personal statement, reference and portfolio, in addition to reviewing academic grades. Applicants who are unsuccessful will be informed by email. Successful applications will be passed to Step 3. 

Successful applicants will be invited to attend an interview at the AA School in London at which a full portfolio can be presented. The AA does not undertake Skype or telephone interviews; all interviews are undertaken at the school.

The interview invitation will be sent by email so it is important you regularly check the email address you supplied upon application.

As a guide, if you submit a completed application by the November deadline we will aim to interview you between January and March 2016. November applicants wishing to be assessed for First Round scholarships must attend an interview no later than March 2016.

If you submit a completed application by the January deadline we will aim to interview you between April and June 2016. Applicants who submit an incomplete application will not be interviewed until all outstanding documentation is received.

The interview is a two-way process. The panel is interested to see what skills and interests the applicant has, so it is important to spend time preparing a portfolio. The applicant, in turn, has the opportunity to ask questions about the school and have a look at the working spaces and facilities.

The purpose of the interview is to try and assess each applicant’s potential, ability and suitability to benefit from the course. The AA is looking for students with a creative imagination and plenty of motivation. It is important to read the AA Website and First Year, Intermediate and Diploma Unit micro-sites, which will give you an idea of the wide range of work carried out in the school. There is no single way of preparing a portfolio and every portfolio we see will be different. Further suggestions on preparing your portfolio can be found online at: /APPLY/ADMISSIONS/undergradportfolio

In addition to your portfolio, it is essential that you bring all your original documents with you to the interview for verification. It is a compulsory requirement to have copies checked against original documents, and failure to present original documents may delay your chances of obtaining an offer of a place at the AA. This information will be included in your interview invite, however, please see below a summary:

  • Passport
  • Original transcripts and certificates for your school qualifications/degree transcripts (as applicable) (in English and original language)
  • English language certificates as outlined on the website. Applicants requiring a visa must keep the original certificate for the visa application.
  • Original reference letters (signed and on headed paper) – if not posted directly to the school.

Applicants who fail to attend their scheduled interview, and do not confirm prior to the interview date that they are unable to attend, will automatically have their application withdrawn for the 2016/17 academic year.


RECEIVING YOUR DECISION


Applicants will receive a formal letter confirming the outcome of their interview within two weeks. This will be sent by email and by post.

Successful applicants will receive one of the following offers:

  • Unconditional Offer: meaning you have met all the entry requirements.
  • Conditional Offer: meaning that you will have to successfully must meet all of conditions by the deadlines outlined on the offer letter, prior to entering the school.
  • Deferred Offer: occasionally the AA may feel that you would benefit from further experience, prior to entering the school. If this is the case you will receive a deferred offer for the 2017/18 academic year.

The AA reserves the right to offer an applicant a lower year of entry. This information will be clearly outlined in your offer letter. In all instances the final decision as to the appropriate level of entry is established by the admissions/interview panel.

Applicants will be offered a place in one course/year only, and cannot switch between years.

Decisions on the admission of applicants are final and there is generally no right of appeal against the decision. The AA will only consider a complaint if there is substantive evidence that the admissions procedure was not correctly followed. Any complaint concerning applications should be addressed to the Head of Admissions, Kirstie Little via email to undergraduateadmissions@aaschool.ac.uk  

Applicants can only submit one application/portfolio per academic year. Unsuccessful applicants are eligible to apply to the school the following academic year. However, if the second application is unsuccessful, any further applications will be accepted at the discretion of the AA School.


ACCEPTING YOUR OFFER


All applicants must pay a 1 term deposit and submit a signed admissions form by the date outlined on the offer letter/admissions form to secure a place in the School for the 2016/17 academic year. Payments and admissions forms received after the deadlines will be accepted at the discretion of the School. The AA reserves the right to operate a waiting list as places within the course / programme cannot be guaranteed.

The 1 term deposit is non-refundable/non-transferable. For graduate and foundation applicants, the deposit is also non-deferrable.

Applicants holding an unconditional offer must pay their deposit and return a signed admissions form by the dates outlined on the offer letter/admissions form.

Applicants holding a conditional offer should contact the appropriate admissions coordinator prior to paying the deposit. In some instances paying the deposit will be recommended (i.e. for Foundation and First Year applicants) However, most graduate applicants will be asked to wait until all conditions are met before paying the deposit. The AA School takes no responsibility for applicants who pay their deposit prior to obtaining an unconditional offer.

If you fail to meet the conditions outlined in your offer letter please inform the school immediately. The AA will review your offer and your place may be officially withdrawn or, if possible, deferred until 2017/18. Deposit refunds will be reviewed in line with the deposit policy.

Applicants holding a deferred offer do not need to sign an admissions form or pay a deposit to secure a place. The Admissions Team will contact you in April 2017 to confirm if you would like to accept your offer and provide further details about the 2017/18 academic year.

The deposit amounts for the 2016/17 academic year are below:

  • Foundation applicants are required to pay a deposit of £6,586. The deposit will then count towards the cost of the tuition fees for the final term (3rd term) of the Foundation course.
  • Undergraduate applicants (First Year, Intermediate and Diploma) are required to pay a deposit of £6,586. The deposit will then count towards the cost of the tuition fees for the last term of the final fifth year of study.

Applicants joining the Foundation course and One Year Abroad programme cannot defer their entry into the school. All other Undergraduate applicants can defer for a maximum of one academic year. To defer you must:

  • Confirm the deferral in writing to the admissions team;
  • Complete and return the Admissions Form (please send signed original by post); and  
  • Pay the minimum required deposit* before 29 July 2016.

* The deposit is non-refundable/transferrable under any circumstances.


FEES AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE


We understand that fees and financial assistance are important considerations when choosing where to study. This section aims to provide you with a summary of the fees and the financial assistance available to prospective and current students.

Link to Fees and Financial Aid Section


TIER 4 (GENERAL) STUDENT VISA INFORMATION


Upon securing your place a Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS) can be issued for students who require a Tier 4 (General) Student Visa to study in the UK. This confirmation, together with other documentation, can be used by overseas students to apply for a visa. Please refer to the Home Office/UKVI website for further information:

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration


ACCOMMODATION


London is a fantastic city to be a student in and living in your own home away from the AA School is part of the experience. Even though for most students, living in London will be a very positive experience, students often find the prospect of finding private sector housing daunting.

London is distinct from most other places in the UK when it comes to private accommodation for students because it is not usually possible to arrange your accommodation far in advance of starting your course. This is a great thing as it gives students plenty of time to think about their accommodation options and decide on the best one. Most students find their accommodation about 1-2 months before moving in.

The AA School is pleased to announce that we have enlisted the services of the University of London Housing Services (ULHS) http://www.housing.lon.ac.uk who run a private housing service for many students in London.

The ULHS can offer advice to students on how to find accommodation, which areas to consider, what the options are, pricing and more. They produce a London Student Housing Guide which includes a vast amount of information on how to search and secure accommodation in London which is also accessible online at http://www.housing.lon.ac.uk/housing-guide. You will receive a copy of this guide during Introduction Week.

They have an online database of accommodation offers from registered landlords and letting agents which operates throughout the year. These offers include flats and houses for groups as well as rooms in shared flats and houses.

The ULHS works with a number of other providers of accommodation including short-term providers and Private Student Halls of Residences.

Finally, the ULHS offers housing advice which includes offering a contract checking service which allows students to have their contracts for private accommodation checked before they sign. They also offer legal advice should students get into any difficulty in private accommodation.

Both current students and those with an offer to study can access these services. New offer holders will have access to this service from Monday 10 August. If you would like to make an enquiry via the ULHS website you will need your AA membership number which can be found on your offer letter. Current students will be able to access this service from 19 August.

If you have any questions about finding accommodation in London please contact ULHS: * www.housing.lon.ac.uk

* Email: housing@london.ac.uk

* Tel: +44 (0)20 7862 8880 * Facebook: www.facebook.com/UoLHousingServices

* Twitter: @ulhs

Please note, due to this new agreement, the AA will no longer be running a separate Accommodation Office service during September. However, we will be organising an AA Accommodation Event during Introduction Week. Further details will be available soon.


STUDENT LIFE


The AA School is tremendously active, dynamic and noisy. Keep an eye on what’s happening around the School via: Facebook, Twitter, Events List, AA Life and AA Conversations. You can also view recent AA Public Programme events and lectures via YouTube

For a great overview of the AA School, we recommend you watch the QAA Student Submission 2016 video. Created and edited by student representatives for the QAA, it provides an overview of daily life, student experiences and our facilities.

STUDENT FORUM


The AA Student Forum is an important part of the school. Members of the Forum meet regularly throughout the year. For further information, and to get involved, please visit their Facebook page.

USEFUL DOCUMENTS:


INTRODUCTION WEEK


Introduction Week is a valuable opportunity to familiarise yourself with London and the AA, as well as to meet fellow new students. Official Registration and compulsory inductions to the library, workshop, computer room and health and safety take place this week. Visits are arranged to places of architectural interest and to architectural practices, and there are introductory talks about the different parts of the school.

The AA will welcome the 2016/17 cohort of new students on Monday 19 September 2016. Please come to 36 Bedford Square at 10am, where you will be able to collect a welcome pack, which will provide you with everything you need to know for the week. The admissions team will be around to answer any questions you may have.

On Monday the Director of the school will provide you with key information about the AA. You will also attend course/programme introductions providing an important opportunity to learn more about the course and meet AA tutors/programme directors. On Tuesday 20 September you will be required to attend registration and compulsory inductions throughout the day.

Trips to places of interest, exhibitions and office visits take place on Wednesday and Thursday of Intro Week. The office visits are unique opportunities to visit practices that have a connection with the AA. You are entitled to attend one visit out of the trips listed. However, you will not be able to sign up for a trip if it clashes with a compulsory library or workshop induction. Please be aware that you will not be able to sign up for a trip if you have not pre-registered.

On Friday of this week everyone is invited to attend the AA boat trip down the Thames followed by a picnic in Bedford Square. The Student Forum will also organise various events throughout the week. Further details will be available in the coming weeks.

Over the summer we recommend you keep an eye on the AA website and facebook page for updates and events. Full unit briefs for the 2016/17 academic year will be available via the website in early September.

All students are required to attend registration on Tuesday 20 September 2016. You will be required to arrive at the scheduled time for your course; this time will be confirmed soon.

To register you will need:

  • A pen.
  • Your passport and a photocopy of the photo page.
  • Your biometric residence permit and a photocopy of the front and back of the card (if applicable).
  • Any outstanding documents listed on your conditional offer letter or that we have specifically requested.
  • Proof of payment of your deposit and tuition fees (a receipt or statement), and a copy of your scholarship/bursary/loan letter (if applicable).

  • You may find that you owe the AA a small amount of money if, for example, the bank charged fees when you made a transfer, or if you have forgotten to pay the £95 membership and student forum fee. You will not be able to officially register as an AA student until you have paid all outstanding money.

    Once you have registered you will be able to sign up for reference and bank letters. These will be available for collection from the Admissions office on Thursday. We cannot issue letters before this date.

    Please check your email regularly for updates over the coming months. We look forward to meeting you all on Monday 19 September 2016!

    AA School Admissions


CONTACT


Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the Undergraduate Admissions Team via email undergraduateadmissions@aaschool.ac.uk or as below:

Kristelle Jacobs +44 (0)20 7887 4051 – First Year enquiries

Andrew Kershaw +44 (0)20 7887 4011 – Foundation Course and Intermediate School enquiries

Kirstie Little +44 (0)20 7887 4060 – Diploma School enquiries


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Contact

Undergrad Admissions

AA School of Architecture
36 Bedford Square
London WC1B 3ES

T: 020 7887 4051 / 4094
undergraduateadmissions
@aaschool.ac.uk

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Notes

In line with AA School regulations, a copy of your passport is required for all UK, EU and international undergraduate applications made to the Architectural Association.

AA reserves the right to ask you to gain an appropriate level of English before you apply or are interviewed, or to make a place in the School conditional on gaining a further English Language qualification, if deemed necessary.

The AA has undergone an educational oversight monitoring visit by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and have received its final report, which is available in full at:

http://www.qaa.ac.uk/reviews-and-reports/provider?UKPRN=10008071

The monitoring visit resulted in the following outcome:

The QAA monitoring team has concluded that we are making commendable progress in implementing the action plan from the Review for Educational Oversight.

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