Changing degree programme to degree programmes in Architectural Design and Building Engineering/Architecture

The information available in this page refers to the 2023/2024 a.y.
The admission modalities for the 2024/2025 a.y. will be published in a few months.

If you are a student who is already enrolled at the Politecnico di Milano and you wish to transfer to the study programme in Architectural Design or to the 5-year single cycle programme in Building Engineering/Architecture, you must submit your request through the Online Services between 15 May and 31 July 2023. 

You can change the programme:

  • by taking the Architecture entrance test (ARCHED) 
    If you have taken the Architecture Test and your position in the ranking list allows for enrolment, you must then follow the instructions shown in the page "When and how to enrol", as well as the information below (in the section "Deadlines" and "Procedures to request an evaluation of your previous career").
  • without takingthe Architecture entrance test (ARCHED) if you have the requirements listed in the table concerning transfers of the Guide for changing BSc

Notes for all students

A change of study programme can be requested only before the beginning of the academic year, according to specific procedures.

Even if the study plan (submitted after the conclusion of the change procedure) is complete with all the ECTS required for graduation, admission to the final exam is not allowed until the English OFA has been completed.


You can request an evaluation of your previous career between 15 May and 20 July 2023.



Using your person code and password, log in to Online Services and select "Laurea (equivalent to a Bachelor of science) and five-year single-cycle programmes: previous career assessment for Admissions and Transfers". You can request evaluation of your academic career for a maximum of 3 degree programmes. You will be required to pay €60.00 for each evaluation request. This fee is non-refundable.

Follow the screens and carefully read the information shown on each page. The application will ask you to declare if you want an evaluation of your previous career.

If you declare that you "want the evaluation"

This means that your previous academic career will be evaluated and the result may imply that certain courses can be recognised. As a student enrolled at the Politecnico, you will see your entire previous career diss means that your previous career will be evaluated and the result may imply that certain courses can be recognised. played on the screen. Please remember to state, among the exams that you have yet to pass, which ones you are going to take after the submission date of the application for your career evaluation; you can do this through the “+” button next to the course. In case of non-selection, you cannot take any exam of the study programme of origin in exam dates after the submission date of application. If you have undeclared careers at other Universities and you require the exams taken during that educational career to be validated, you can apply for this during the evaluation request procedure by clicking on "edit/add titles" providing the University data and that of the Laurea study programme by manually adding the data related to the passed exams mentioned above. Click on the "confirm" button to complete the career evaluation application and proceed with the payment.  

This operation must be carried out for each new study programme for which you apply for admission. If you request an evaluation of three different study programmes, you must go through this procedure three times, by clicking on the "New request" button.

For each programme for which you request an evaluation, you will be required to pay 60,00 €. The fee is non-refundable. Once the payment is received by the Politecnico di Milano, it will no longer be possible to modify the evaluation request, given that it will be sent to the commission.

The time required to process each evaluation may vary. If you have requested multiple evaluations, the acceptance of one evaluation will automatically invalidate any others. Academic records will be evaluated by 7 September 2023. We recommend that you wait for the results of all evaluations before accepting any of them.

By 13 September 2023 (for those who pass without a test) or within the deadlines provided for each update of the ranking list (for those who are required to take the test), you must check the status and the possible result of your evaluation application by accessing your application. Once you received the result you must: reject the evaluation result / accept the evaluation result.

If you have accepted the result of the career evaluation, the exams of the study programme of origin that have obtained OPTIONAL VALIDATION (see optional validation column YES and relative validated exam) can be taken in the exam dates provided by the academic calendar, 2022/2023 even after the date of acceptance of the request for a career evaluation. If passed they will be validated; if not passed they will become New Attendances in the new study programme.

If you declare that you "do not want the evaluation"

You are declaring that you do not want the exams of your previous career to be recognised. This choice cannot be changed at a later date. In this case, the only way to transfer is to pass the Architecture entrance test and if you are included in the ranking lists according to the different registration periods.

Paying the enrolment fee

If you have taken the ARCHED test and are placed in the ranking, you must proceed with the change of programme, according to the deadlines for each ranking; and can proceed with payment of the enrolment fee by 13 September 2023, by downloading the IUV payment slip found at Online Services > Tuition fees > Last unpaid application, valid as enrolment for the Academic Year 2023/2024.

If you are not required to take the ARCHED test, you may proceed with the change of programme and pay the first enrolment fee by 13 September 2023 by downloading the IUV payment slip from Online Services > Tuition fees > Last unpaid application, which counts as enrolment for the Academic Year 2023/2024.