Our Mission

The department of Academic Advising fosters a holistic approach to education and student success by assisting students in building meaningful and professional relationships, teaching skills that encourage lifelong learning and success, and inspire students to recognize their full potential.

Through providing academic planning, goal oriented, interest focused, and academic success services and colloquia, Academic Advising advances the work of Pratt Institute by promoting self advocacy, respecting individuality, and empowering students to meet their individual goals and challenges.

Our Vision

Academic Advising supports the pillars of Pratt’s strategic plan through a value system of caring, commitment, empowerment, integrity, inclusivity, professionalism, and respect (NACADA, 2017.)  These values are set forth by the global education organization, NACADA, which cultivates Pratt’s commitment to academic excellence, student success, diversity, equity and inclusion, global education, and civic engagement.

Our department's values recognize holistic excellence in life and academics and work to actively expand the academic journey of Pratt writers, artists, designers, and architects to make informed and purposeful decisions that align with their academic plan, personal needs, and the complex and fast changing world.  We do this by teaching students to critically think, problem solve, set goals, and exercise their agency in advocating for themselves and others, which will transcend from their academic life and prosper through their personal and professional lives.

Undergraduate Advisors

Entering freshmen are assigned an advisor immediately upon acceptance based on their declared major. You can find your advisor on one.pratt.edu or SSSpro and meet with us either online or in-person. Your advisor’s availability and appointment booking can be viewed through Starfish. Advisement periods will occur in the weeks leading up to registration. A unique registration date and time will be assigned to you by the registrar’s office each semester. You will need to meet with your advisor before you can register, and you will need to schedule an appointment to do so.

Please check your Pratt email regularly. This is our primary form of communication with you; we send important information about advisement and registration to your Pratt emails and expect you to be responsible for that information as well as important deadlines which are listed in the academic calendar. Please note: once you are a Pratt student, we will not respond to or use non-Pratt email.

FINE ARTS, HISTORY OF ART AND DESIGN, AND ART AND DESIGN EDUCATION

Meredith Hoffheins
Associate Director of Undergraduate Advisement
mhoffhei@pratt.edu
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ARCHITECTURE

Juliet Medel
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Advisement
Students with Last Names M-Z
Higgins Hall North, 1st Floor
jmedel@pratt.edu
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Terilyn Stewart
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Advisement
Students with Last Names A-L
Higgins Hall North, 1st Floor
tstewa11@pratt.edu
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COMMUNICATION DESIGN: ILLUSTRATION AND PHOTOGRAPHY

Nicholai Patchen
Undergraduate Advisor
npatchen@pratt.edu
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Communications Design: Graphic Design and Communications Design: Advertising/Art Direction

Megan Kincheloe
Undergraduate Advisor
mkinchel@pratt.edu
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ASSOCIATE DEGREES AND INTERIOR DESIGN

Zachary Lucero
Undergraduate Advisor
zlucero@pratt.edu
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INDUSTRIAL DESIGN AND UNDECIDED

Mike Farnham
Director of Undergraduate Advisement
mfarnham@pratt.edu
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FILM AND VIDEO, WRITING PROGRAM, AND CRITICAL AND VISUAL STUDIES

Erich Kuersten
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Advisement
ekuerste@pratt.edu
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DIGITAL ARTS AND FASHION DESIGN

Gwen Shockey
Undergraduate Advisor
gshockey@pratt.edu
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CONSTRUCTION/FACILITIES MANAGEMENT

Philip Ramus
Assistant to the Chairperson- Construction/Facilities Management
Manhattan Campus, 4th floor, Room 401
pramus@pratt.edu
(212) 647-7533


Contact Us

Undergraduate Advisement
Myrtle Hall, 6th Floor​
718.636.3611
adadvise@pratt.edu

Office hours: Monday–Friday, 9 AM–5 PM
Summer office hours: Monday–Friday, 9 AM–4 PM