International Undergraduate Applicants
The Office of Admissions handles all inquiries and admissions decisions. The Office of International Affairs handles all immigration issues including the preparation of I-20s for international students. Once the student is enrolled, the Office of International Affairs provides a wide variety of services to help the student adjust to his or her new educational, cultural, and social environment from international food fairs to orientation on subway travel.
Applying to Pratt
To apply as an international student, complete the online application after reading the application requirements for your level: freshman or transfer. Note: Please make sure you use a credit card. The site does not accept international debit cards.
English Language Test Scores
Freshman Requirements: All international freshman applicants must submit results from either the TOEFL, IELTS, Pearson Test of English (PTE) or SAT.
Transfer Requirements: International transfer applicants whose first language is English are not required to submit any test scores. International transfer applicants whose first language is not English must take either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam, IELTS or SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) and have the results sent by the application deadline of February 1 for fall and October 1 for spring. Register online at www.toefl.org for the TOEFL.
A TOEFL score of 550 (paper), 79 (Internet) or 213 (computer) is required for four-year programs.
The two-year associate's degree programs require a TOEFL score of 530 (paper), 71 (Internet), or 197 (computer) Pratt's TOEFL code is 2669.
The required IELTS score for four-year programs is 6.5 and 6 for the associate's degree programs. The required PTE is 53 for four-year programs and 48 for two-year.
The minimum SAT score for consideration is a critical reading score of 450.
Pratt welcomes its international students. Twenty-one percent of the freshman class is international.
International applicants must submit official transcripts (academic records) of all secondary school studies as well as any post-secondary studies. Applicants also must submit official results of all external examinations. These would include: General Certificate of Education, Hong Kong School Certificate of Education, Israeli matriculation or Bagrut, Secondary School Certificates and Baccalaureate Part I and Part II.
Transcripts must be translated into English for both freshman and transfer applicants. Freshmen are no longer required to submit a WES or other evaluation of their high school transcript. (Nov. 5, 2011)
Transfer students who have studied outside the US (other than Japan and Korea) are asked
to submit an evaluation of their post-secondary (college) transcript(s). This evaluation may be done by World Education Services (WES) or any other evaluation agency recommended by NACES.org. WES evaluations do not include translations. The document must be officially translated into English before submitting to WES or any other reputable education evaluation service, e.g., your embassy.
Pratt awards generous merit-based scholarships to international accepted applicants based on their portfolios, grades, and TOEFL scores. There is no application necessary. All international applicants who are accepted will be considered at the time of acceptance.