Deposited Undergraduate Students
Welcome Fall 2013 Entering Students!
As a deposited student, you may now access our portal (my.pratt.edu) if you have your OneKey information. The portal contains your student financial account, class schedule as soon as you have registered, and for international students the I-20 request forms as well as our learning management system and other information.
Granting Parent Rights: Students have the option of granting a parent or other guardian the right to access academic records, financial records, or both without providing him or her with the student's login and password. This can be done through the Academic Tools student menu (under My Personal Information). If the person is not already in your records, you must first "Request add of Parent". If your parents pay your bills, it is very important that they be able to access your financial account online.
Each deposited student receives an email with their login and password so they can access the portal. If you did not receive one, please be patient. Emails go out on the week-end with the information, and letters and packets go out weekly.
All information below is found in the Deposited Student Enrollment Guide, which is mailed to students after they deposit.
Orientation and Move-In Schedule for Fall 2013
- August 14-16 International Student Check-in and English Placement Exam*
- August 18 International student move-in day and dinner
August 19-20 International student check-in for students exempt from
- August 20 Domestic student move-in day, family orientation and dinner
- August 21-23 Orientation, department meetings
- August 26 First day of classes
You will receive an email and letter after you deposit with your Pratt OneKey and password. Emails will begin to be sent out beginning in mid-April. Your OneKey will be used to access my.pratt.edu. Your password is your ID, which we supplied to you when you were accepted. Once you log on, you may change your password to something you will remember. If you cannot remember your password after you change it, please use the "lost password" link.
International Students Only:
*All international students must plan to arrive to check in with the Office of International Affairs (OIA). International students will need to attend only ONE "Mandatory Check-in and Clearance". Information about making an appointment with OIA will be sent to you after May 1.
Making Your Visa Appointment: Please allow two to three weeks for the processing of Pratt's I-20. The I-20 can only be processed once all required documents are received. Students should not make an appointment with the American Embassy/Consulate before the I-20 is issued. When the I-20 is mailed, a tracking number and the SEVIS number is sent to the student by e-mail. Once you have your SEVIS number, Pratt's school code and you've paid the SEVIS fee, you can make an appointment with the American Embassy/Consulate.
Students who are required to take the English Placement Exam must plan to arrive for the test which will be given August 14th-16th. Your status with regards to the exam will be posted on the dashboard section of my.pratt.edu once your passport information is entered into the database.
Exam waivers will automatically be given to students with TOEFL scores above 600 and to those who are native English speakers from a country where English is an official language. Students who have graduated from a four-year degree program or a graduate program in the US within the last twelve months may be issued a waiver upon review. See the full list of waiver criteria online.
Please note: Students who receive TOEFL waivers during the admissions process may not automatically qualify for the English Placement Exam waiver.
Depending on the results of the exam, you may be required to take Intensive English Program (IEP) classes concurrently with your degree program courses. Information on the required English Placement Exam is online.
Students who have been accepted for fall with a TOEFL score below 600 are encouraged to join the Summer Certificate of English Proficiency (SCP) Program to get a head start on English. Students who join the SCP will not be required to take the English Placement Exam. For more information about the English Placement Test, the SCP and IEP Programs, and for the SCP application form, please check out our website. Please note that students joining the SCP Program must apply to this program before they begin their I-20 Request process.
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Registration: Freshmen will receive a letter with instructions about registration or will register when they arrive. Transfers will be contacted by their advisors and will be given the choice to come in or have their advisor register them. An email will be sent with instructions. Please make sure you are familiar with the Add/Drop deadlines. After the add period is over, you may not add additional courses. (Always add first and drop second so you don't drop below full-time status, which will jeopardize your aid and may result in a bursar hold.)
Academic Calendar: The Fall 13-14 tentative calendar is posted for your reference.
Billing: You can view your online bill once you are registered at my.pratt.edu. Regardless of whether you have registered or not, your payment is due by the start of school. Payments received after that are subject to a $75 late fee and a 1.25 percent interest charge monthly. Accounts that are not paid by the start of school or are not on a payment plan will be placed on a bursar hold and students Your bill will be posted on your account at my.pratt.edu if you have been registered, and it may be paid online. Bills for the fall semester will also be mailed with information on payment. Bills are based on a full-time credit load and are adjusted if you drop or add credits below 12 or over 18.
Student IDs and Parking Permits: You will receive your student ID card during orientation. Bring your tuition receipt or a residence hall room key. Parking permits may be purchased once you have received a student ID. Commuting students are given priority over residential students as parking is extremely limited on campus. Once the passes are exhausted, students will be put on a waiting list until spots are freed up.
Computers: You are not required to purchase a laptop unless you are an architecture student. Interior design students must also purchase a computer for their sophomore year. All other students are not required to purchase a laptop, but if you are planning to purchase one, we provide a "recommended laptop" list for all other students. The campus is wireless in the library, residence hall lounges, cafeteria, at Pratt Manhattan and is going wireless in all classrooms and some administrative areas. Information can be found at http://www.pratt.edu/academics/technology_resources/laptop/.
Shipping Items before You Arrive: You will receive an email in late December for spring entrants or late July for fall entrants containing your campus mailbox and mailing instructions. Once you have this information, you can mail packages to yourself. Our mail center cannot accept items received earlier than August 17 for fall entrants. The mail center will be open on check-in day for you to retrieve your things.
Paying Your Bill
Payment for the fall semester is due by the start of school regardless of whether you have been registered. Your bill will be posted on your account at my.pratt.edu if you have been registered, and it may be paid online. Bills for the fall semester will also be mailed at the end of June with information on payment. Bills are based on a full-time credit load and are adjusted if you drop or add credits above 18 or below 12.
If you have not been registered by the time you need to pay your bill, the following is an estimated charge.
Full-time Residential Students: $26,967 for fall term. See cost of attendance 13-14 for breakdown. (Deduct scholarships and financial aid for semester-divide scholarships and aid in half.)
Full-time Commuter Students: $21,563 (Deduct scholarships and financial aid for semester-divide scholarships and aid in half.)
1. Pay online at my.pratt.edu. You can only pay online if you have been registered. This option accepts credit cards, checks, and debit cards with the MasterCard or Visa logo. The preferred option is the electronic funds transfer through check to avoid convenience fees.
2. Cash and wire transfers are also accepted. Information on wire transfer is in your packet or you may email firstname.lastname@example.org for the information.
Your name and ID# must be on the wire. The wire should be in U.S. Dollars.
Please email us at email@example.com once the wire has been sent with the dollar amount and date the wire was sent. Please mention the country of origin from which the wire is being sent.
3. All paper checks must be payable to Pratt Institute in U.S. dollars and drawn on a U.S. bank. Please include your student ID number on the check.
4. You may mail your check or credit card authorization form found at http://www.pratt.edu/student_life/student_services/bursar/ to:
Office of the Bursar
Myrtle Hall, 2nd floor
200 Willoughby Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205
If you have any questions about your bill, please contact the bursar's office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 718-636-3539.
5. Tuition Payment Plan: Pratt offers a monthly tuition payment plan for your convenience. You may apply at the following link: http://www.afford.com/pratt Pleas.e contact the Bursar's Office if you have questions about this plan at email@example.com or 718-636-3539.
Deferring to another term or withdrawing: If you decide not to enroll at Pratt or wish to defer to the following term or year, please contact Chris Paisley by emailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org Only freshmen may defer admission, and they may not attend another school during the deferred year. Transfer students may request to have their application reconsidered for the following fall.
Off-Campus Housing: The best way to find off-campus housing is to check the Office of Residential Life website for listings or become a member (free) of Live Journal. Pratt students advertise rooms available on that site and you can find both a room and roommate that way.