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Current Students


Pratt uses the Student Planning Self Service system for course planning and registration. This system allows you to create an academic plan, communicate with your advisor, have your course plans approved, and register for courses each semester. For detailed instructions, visit our registration tutorial

To get started, search for classes in the Self Service course catalog. Use the filters to narrow your options by semester, campus, or time of day. Plan your courses by clicking “Add Course to Plan” for the upcoming semester. 

When you have planned all of your courses, navigate to “Plan & Schedule,” click on the “Advising” tab, and send your advisor a request to review your course plan. In order to register for any course, you must get it approved by your academic advisor in Self Service.

You may register for your courses starting at the date and time assigned to you by the Registrar’s office. Registration time tickets are assigned according to the number of credits completed—the more credits a student has completed, the earlier their registration time will be. Please visit the Academic Calendar to learn when graduate and undergraduate registration begins for the upcoming semester.

Students must be officially registered for any classes they attend. Instructors will not admit unregistered students into classes. Credits and grades will not be recorded for courses taken without a valid registration. 


Students are responsible for knowing Pratt’s dates and deadlines for adding, dropping, or withdrawing from a class, as well as the tuition refund (tuition forfeiture) schedule. These dates can be found on the Academic Calendar. For further information on academic policies regarding registration, please visit the graduate or undergraduate Academic Catalog. 

Course additions or section changes are allowed until the last day of the add/drop period. Courses dropped during the add/drop period will not show up on the transcript. Courses dropped between the end of the add/drop period and the last day to withdraw from a class will result in a “WD” grade (withdrawal) on the transcript. You must drop the course on Self Service in order for it to be official. 

No course withdrawals are allowed after the withdrawal deadline. Non-attendance does not constitute a drop or an official withdrawal from a class and does not relieve the student of their financial responsibility. Failure to properly withdraw from a course will result in a “WF” grade (withdrawal fail) on the transcript.


Students must pay prescribed tuition and fees through Student Financial Services by the due date listed in the Academic Calendar. You may add and drop classes up until the first day of the semester without a tuition penalty. If you drop a class after the semester begins, you will receive a partial refund according to the refund schedule in the Academic Calendar. The penalty will appear on your bill as “tuition forfeiture.” Students should view their bill online after making any add/drop changes to review any impacts that registration may have had on the bill.


Pratt now offers a variety of course modalities to offer flexibility for students outside of the New York City area.

In-person courses require physical attendance for every class. You will see a building and room under the location for these courses in Self Service.

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Hybrid courses combine online learning with an in-person learning component that is integral to achieving course goals. To enroll in a hybrid course, you must be in the New York City area and able to access the in-person facilities for the semester. The proportion of in-person to online learning will vary by course. You will see two locations for these courses—one with a room assignment and one marked “HYBRID”—as shown in the example below. Instructors will provide details about the technology platforms and tools to be used in the course. 

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Online courses are offered entirely virtually at the designated time and day on your schedule. No access to campus is required. You will see “ONLINE” as the location for these courses in Self Service. Instructors will provide details about the technology platforms and tools to be used in the course. 

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There are a selected number of in-person and hybrid classes that students can join virtually if they are outside of the New York City area. These classes have linked online sections that are indicated with a “V” in the section number, as in “ARCH-805-01V” below. In this example, by registering for ARCH 805-01V, you will be in the same class section as the in-person students in ARCH 805-01, but you will attend every session virtually. Contact your instructor for more details.

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Students who study 100 percent remotely will not be charged the fees typically associated with on-campus learning and instruction.

Please contact your advisor with any questions about which classes would be best for your particular situation. Contact the Registrar’s office at with any questions on navigating or selecting classes for registration.

Incoming Students

In order to register for and attend any credit-bearing course at Pratt Institute, a student must be formally approved for admission. Admitted students will find their OneKey (username) and ID number (initial password) in their acceptance letter. 

Non-matriculated (or non-degree) students will receive their OneKey information after their non-matriculated student application form is received and processed by the Registrar’s office. See the academic catalog for policy and registration instructions for non-degree students seeking to take graduate and undergraduate classes.


All incoming freshman and transfer students must fill out the online pre-registration form by June 10. Your academic advisor will use this information to register you for your classes. If you are a transfer student, make sure that your final official transcripts from previous colleges attended have been sent to the Registrar’s Office.

More information for new students can be found on the Welcome Entering Students! page.


Please contact your department office for new student registration procedures. Each department handles incoming graduate registration differently, but see our registration tutorial for basic instructions on how to get registered for classes.


All international students, graduate and undergraduate, must complete a check-in process and attend a mandatory information session during New Student Orientation with the Office of International Affairs. Visit the International Students page and read “After Arrival” at the bottom of the page for instructions. 

You also may need to take the English Placement Exam if you have not done so already. Read about the English Placement Exam and waiver qualifications

Continuing and Professional Studies

Pratt Institute offers continuing education and professional development courses and programs on the Brooklyn and Manhattan campuses. Please visit the School of Continuing and Professional Studies for information on how to register for these courses.