PreCollege Summer Program
July 8 – August 2, 2013
High school students have an invaluable opportunity to sharpen their portfolios, get a taste of college life, and earn 4 college credits.
Scholarships are available. Tuition: $3,142 plus fees. For more information and a program brochure, contact our Brooklyn office at 718-636-3453 or email email@example.com.
Every summer, Pratt sponsors a college-level program for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors at its Brooklyn campus. It is an intensive immersion experience; approximately 400 high school students, ages 16 - 18, seize the opportunity to experience college-level study in Pratt Institute's PreCollege program. Students are immersed in a program of art, design, architecture, or creative writing, modeled after Pratt's undergraduate offerings. Upon completion of the program, students earn 4 elective college credits.
The summer PreCollege program consists of 4 classes, as well as lectures and cultural and social events. Students pick one of the credit-bearing electives offered (downlaod the .pdf for a list of elective choices); and are automatically enrolled in a Foundation class (also credit-bearing), an Art History /Appreciation class, and a Portfolio Development class, (both are non-credit, pass /fail courses) to complement their chosen elective.
- High school students who are at least sixteen years old, and have completed their sophomore year, as well as graduating seniors (minimum age: 16 years by July 1, 2013; maximum age: 18 years. No exceptions.)
- Self-motivated and responsible students willing to immerse themselves in college-level study with other students who have similar interests
- All levels of experience welcome
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Application Deadline EXTENDED!!!! Apply today!!!
There's still room in some areas such as Photography, Fine Arts: Painting and Drawing, Sculpture, Jewelry/ Metal Arts, and Media Arts/Video, and a new elective course:
Digital Imaging & Photography
Learn the basics of digital imaging: scanning, shooting with a digital camera, using graphic software, and various forms of manipulating and outputting images. Using primarily Adobe Photoshop, and Lightroom students will develop imagery and improve conceptual and technical skills, while incorporating art elements and the principles of design. Familiarity with computer is helpful, but not necessary. Students must have access to a digital camera.
Applications will be accepted up until June 1st; after this date we may still accept applications as long as there is space available in the program. Since many classes fill quickly, we strongly encourage you to apply as soon as possible in order to get your first choice for your elective course, and to reserve housing if needed. Download the list courses .pdf to view available courses!
July 8 - August 2
Check-in and Orientation (mandatory)
Brooklyn Campus: Monday, July 8
The Orientation schedule and further program details will be included in the student's welcome packet upon acceptance.
Tuesday, July 9: Classes begin
Friday, August 2: Closing exhibition and reception (mandatory) 10am - 12-noon, located on the Brooklyn Campus. Between 12n and 2pm, residential students must check out of residence halls.
Four Credits: $ 3,142 plus fees
Additional Fees* for All Students
$ 40 Application Fee (non-refundable; due with application)
$ 500 Deposit (non-refundable; due with application, applied to tuition)
$ 325 Student Administration Fee
Additional Fees* for Students who will require housing on the Brooklyn Campus
$ 841 Housing
$ 700 Meal Plan: Brooklyn resident students (mandatory)
$ 112 Local Transportation Fee* (30-day MetroCard for Brooklyn residential students only)
$ 175 Optional Board (lunch) only for commuters to Brooklyn campus
Pratt Health Coverage: Health insurance is required for all students attending the PreCollege program. If a student is not currently insured, a short-term policy with variable costs through an outside vendor may be available. Further information will be provided upon acceptance into the program.
* Tuition and fees are subject to change.
Scholarships are available -see below.
Application & Payment Deadlines
Mail Applications to:
CCPS-PreCollege Program, ISC Building, Room 205, Pratt Institute, 200 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205-9975
March 15: Scholarship Deadline
April 1: Application Deadline:EXTENDED until JUNE 1, 2013. The completed application form, along with the $ 40 application fee and $ 500 deposit are due. (Please note that the initial $540 payment is nonrefundable.) After this date, applications will be accepted only if there is space available in the program. Since many classes fill quickly, we strongly encourage you to apply early in order to get your first choice for your elective course, and to reserve housing if needed.
April 25: International Student Forms are due (for I-20 requests, required for all non-US students)
May 1: Full payment of all tuition and fees are due
May 15: $ 40 late fee if payment isn't received
June 1: $ 75 late fee if payment isn't received
June 1: Late Application Deadline
June 15: $ 100 late fee if payment isn't received
June 20: If full payment is not received by June 20, your registration is subject to cancellation without refund.
Cancellation and Refund Policy
Please note that cancellations must be in writing (may be faxed to 718-399-4410)
Before June 1: Refund of payments made minus the non-refundable $ 540 (deposit & application fee.)
Between June 1 and June 25: 50% refund of payments made minus the non-refundable $ 540 (deposit & application fee.)
As of June 25: NO REFUND
The Pre-College program is a full time /immersion program. Students carry a full schedule Monday - Friday with two classes each day, with a break for lunch. Evening and weekend events /activities are considered as part of the program experience and are mandatory for Brooklyn residential students.
Program Elective choices include: architecture, creative writing, fashion design, fine arts, graphic design, sculpture /3D processes, traditional/ digital illustration, and photography. For a complete list and descriptions of elective choices, please download the PreCollege Su13 courses.pdf.
Students who enroll in an elective course in art or design will automatically be enrolled in the Foundation of Art and Design course. Students will develop their skills in using color, shape, line, movement, and other formal concepts basic to professional study in all areas of art and design.
Students enrolled in Creative Writing will be automatically be enrolled in a Foundation of Writing course. Students will further develop fundamental writing and critical analysis skills for application to their area of study.
Modeled after Pratt's first year Foundation program and taught by professional artists, designers, or writers, this course will expand your thinking, strengthen your portfolio, and provide a basis for further study. The Foundation course is worth 2 credits, and is designed to complement your 2 credit elective choice. Your transcript will reflect both course grades and a total of 4 elective college credits.
Art History /Appreciation
This course will use the culturally rich resources of NYC to help students experience key elements of the history of art. Students will explore the many functions of art and the stylistic differences and similarities across historical periods. The course also serves as a complement to studio classes, helping students find meaningful connections between art history and the development of their own work.
A professional portfolio can be vital in gaining admission into college. This course is designed to introduce the fundamentals of portfolio development. Students will learn what to include in their portfolios - based on standards set by top colleges - and investigate the basic technical skills for developing a professional portfolio. Upon completion of this course, students will be given the opportunity to have their portfolios reviewed by a Pratt admissions counselor to help them gain a first-hand understanding of what might be expected by one of the top colleges.
Application Deadline EXTENDED!... Stick with your talent this summer…
There are two types of scholarships:
1. Merit Scholarship: DEADLINE MARCH 15- Notifications will be mailed out AFTER April 1st - do not try to contact the office before then regarding your scholarship application:
Merit Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis. Your application and work samples must be postmarked by the MARCH 15 deadline to qualify. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
All Merit Scholarships are partial scholarships, applied toward tuition only; they do not cover supplies or the campus residence package (room and board.)
Please note: even if you are applying for a scholarship, you must include the initial $540 non-refundable deposit and application fee in order to be considered for the program, and to hold your space upon acceptance into the program. Scholarship applications without the deposit and application fee will not be reviewed.
2. BAP Scholarship : DEADLINE APRIL 22
The Black Alumni at Pratt (BAP) sponsor a full scholarship program for New York State resident minority students. Please contact BAP directly at 718-636-3479 for more information.
Please note: Previous PreCollege participants are not eligible for these scholarships.