Summer Program Dates

PreCollege is a full-time immersion program. Students carry a full academic schedule, with classes Monday–Friday and enrichment events and excursions on evenings and weekends.

July 6 - Move-in and Welcome Day

Residential students receive their residence hall assignments and move into housing. All students participate in PreCollege welcome activities.

July 7 - Orientation Day

A full day of workshops and fun activities will help students get settled into the Pratt experience and equip them to be successful during the PreCollege program.

July 8 - Classes Start

In addition to classes, residential students are required to attend enriching workshops, excursions, and activities on evenings and weekends. While not mandatory, commuter students are encouraged to attend. Weeknight Studio Space is mandatory for residential students and highly recommended for commuter students, providing them with space to complete their homework assignments with mentor support.

July 31 - Final Exhibition and Move-out day

PreCollege students celebrate their accomplishments with friends, family, and faculty during the Final Exhibition. All students must move out of residence halls by 3 PM.

Sample Schedule

Application Timeline

March 1 - Application Deadline

Application and supporting materials are due, including a non-refundable $50 application fee. (Applications received after this deadline will be considered as space permits, but are not eligible for a scholarship award. For those applying late please contact the PreCollege department first as some concentrations may fill and housing is limited).

March 23 - Program Deposit and Accepted Student Packet

Non-refundable $600 deposit is due. Students must submit all required forms and documentation as outlined in the Accepted Student Packet. Please note, both the deposit and a copy of proof of valid health insurance coverage are necessary to reserve your placement in summer PreCollege classes.

April 13 - Health evaluation and I-20 application due

International students must complete and submit the I-20 application forms by this date to allow time for I-20 creation and F-1 visa process.

May 11 - Full Payment

Full payment of all tuition and fees due. $100 Late fees will be added to payments received after May 13.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Please note that requests for cancellations must be emailed to Please put “Summer Cancellation” in your subject line.

Before June 1: Refund of payments made minus the nonrefundable $650 ($50 application fee and $600 deposit)

Between June 1 and June 15: 50% refund of payments made minus the nonrefundable $650 ($50 application fee and $600 deposit)

After June 15: No refund for any reason

Have a question? Visit our FAQ page.

For further information call 718.636.3504 or email