The Engineering Quad on Pratt Institute campus


 

Next Steps

Pratt Email and Onekey: You will receive an email from onekey@pratt.edu with your Pratt email address and OneKey login and ID (password) shortly after submitting your deposit, which enables you to access the Pratt portal at MyPratt located at www.pratt.edu/mypratt with the Onekey login and password. Make sure you change your password to something you will remember once you sign up for email at my.pratt.edu. Write down your new password. You will begin receiving email from Pratt at your Pratt email account, and you are responsible for checking that account regularly. You will receive orientation information there as well as other information on billing, etc. If you change your password and then do not remember it, you must contact the help desk at 718.636.3765. The admissions office is unable to help you with a lost password unless it is the original one.

Orientation and Move-In InformationInformation about general student orientation can be found online. Department-specific orientations are organized by the program departments, who can be contacted through our faculty/staff directory.

Items to Submit

The following is a checklist of items you will need to submit before school starts. ​

(1) Health Evaluation Forms: The health evaluation packet is due by June 15 for fall entrants and January 1 for spring entrants. The health evaluation packet has three individual forms: the Immunization Record, the Tuberculosis Screening, and the Physical Examination. It is strongly preferred that you download the packet and take it to your health care provider for completion. Alternatively, upload your validated immunization records at the link below and call your healthcare provider for an appointment and the completion of the remainder of your health packet. You can download a copy of the health evaluation packet, view detailed directions on how to complete it, and upload your completed forms on this page:

*Remember, the separate forms may be uploaded as they are completed. They do not have to be uploaded all at once. Students will be notified of the status of the review process via their Pratt email address. Any questions or concerns can be directed to the Health Office at health@pratt.edu.

(2) Your final official transcript(s) from your university or universities. Make sure you send all final official transcripts listing your degree. Please submit as soon as possible after you complete your last term. Do not send any irreplaceable documents, such as a one-of-a-kind diploma, as they become property of Pratt Institute and will not be returned to the student. You may request your transcripts be sent directly to Pratt through the following services if your school is listed: 

  1. National Student Clearinghouse 
  2. Parchment 
  3. e-Scrip-Safe  
  4. If your school is not listed with any of these, please request through your Registrar’s office or other appropriate office that they mail your final official transcript to:

                Pratt Institute
                Office of Graduate Admissions
                200 Willoughby Avenue
                Brooklyn, NY 11205

If you will not be graduated for any reason, you must notify Natalie Capannelli with an explanation and request to either withdraw or defer at ncapanne@pratt.edu.  

You may not attend graduate classes until we have received your final transcript with your degree listed.

(3) Health Insurance: All students are required to have health insurance. You will receive notification about our electronic process for waiving health insurance or signing up for it.  

(4) If you are planning to request credit for graduate courses taken elsewhere, contact your department chair for an evaluation of your transcript before the first semester at Pratt. All department contact information may be found at www.pratt.edu/the-institute/campus-directory or under the department itself.

(5) Learning/Access Center: Students with disabilities choose among many approaches to coping with the demands of graduate programs. Some use our services, while others prefer to advocate for themselves. Whichever method you choose, we encourage you to call the Learning/Access Center (L/AC) at 718.802.3123 to make an appointment to discuss your needs and how the L/AC can best serve you. In order to be eligible to receive classroom accommodations or other support services, you must register with the Learning/Access Center (L/AC). Please complete the electronic form below to register.

(6) FAFSA: US citizens and permanent residents must complete the FAFSA in order to receive federal loans. Eligible students may borrow up to the full cost of attendance. The complete loan process is described online. If you did not submit the FAFSA yet, please submit it immediately so you can begin the loan process or be eligible for certain need-based restricted scholarships.

Computers: Pratt has labs throughout the Brooklyn and the 14th Street campus. The Brooklyn campus is wireless in the library, Myrtle Hall, Grand Avenue (graduate residence hall), cafeteria, main building, and is becoming wireless in other areas. Pratt Manhattan is completely wireless. Certain programs require laptops (architecture, architecture and urban design, and interior design). See the Laptop Programs page for details. Only certain programs require students to purchase laptops, but most students do bring them. Pratt has discounted computers available from Dell and Apple at the same site.

Room Assignments and Meal Plans (spring and fall): 

Pratt has extremely limited space for graduate students. If you submitted a deposit for housing, you will be notified by Residential Life by June 1 for fall and mid-December for spring as to your status. Residential Life can also connect you with an advisor who can help you find roommates or help you find a rental apartment in the nearby area. If you are assigned to housing on the Pratt campus, room assignments are mailed out in December for spring entrants and July for fall entrants. You will also have an email at your Pratt account with information on your assignment. Residential and other students who wish to purchase a meal plan may do so during orientation if they did not already sign up. You can find information online at Meal Plans. You will receive an email at your Pratt account with information on dining options at Pratt.


International Students Only

Obtaining Your Visa: please read the information on requesting an I-20 immediately as it can take up to six weeks to receive the I-20. Make sure you submit all requested documents as specified. The I-20 request process is electronic and takes place online at my.pratt.edu. 

Making Your Visa Appointment: Students should not make an appointment before the I-20 is issued. The I-20 will be mailed using the shipping label you ordered. When your Dashboard shows a Process Status of COMPLETE, this indicates your I-20 has been issued. Only then should you contact the Office of International Affairs via email at oia@pratt.edu to request your SEVIS ID Number and School Code to make your visa appointment, or you can wait to receive your I-20 to get this information. This is the time to make the visa appointment.

Financial Statements for OIA: Please be advised no financial documents are required for the admissions and review process. These documents are required if/when a student is accepted only. Upon depositing, you will be able to login to my.pratt.edu and begin the I-20 request. Please visit www.pratt.edu/oia for all required information. Find the required financial amounts for the I-20 under “New Students” in the left menu. The “UG + GR Estimated Expenses” PDF is located at the bottom of the New Students page. The amounts will increase by a small percentage each year when tuition is set, but you can use the previous year’s PDF amount as an estimate.

English Placement Test: International students whose first language is not English are required to take our in-house English Placement Test to assess the level of English proficiency unless they submitted a TOEFL score of at least 100 (Internet) or the equivalent, or met our other criteria. You may be required to take Intensive English Program (IEP) classes concurrently with your degree program courses.  For more information about the English Placement Test, the SCP and IEP Program, or the waiver criteria, please check our website at www.pratt.edu/iep. Check www.pratt.edu/iep to see if you qualify to be waived from the English Exam.


Billing: You may view your online bill once you are registered at my.pratt.edu. Your payment is due by August 1 for fall and December 19 for spring. Accounts that are not paid by the deadline or are not on a payment plan will be placed on a bursar hold and students will not be permitted to add or drop courses or register for the next term. You may pay your bill online at my.pratt.edu once you are registered. It is your responsibility to check your account online regularly (monthly) to make sure you do not owe a balance. Read more about billing

If your parents will pay your bill, make sure you authorize them to access the financial accounts section of my.pratt.edu. You can authorize them by going to Academic tools in MyPratt and then selecting Grant Parents/Sponsor Rights on the right-hand side of the page. 

Calculating Your Payment: If you received a scholarship or any other kind of aid, it will be posted to your bill ten days before the start of classes, but since your payment is due before that, you can calculate an adjusted balance as follows:

Deduct half your scholarship and/or financial aid from the online bill since you pay one semester at a time. Pay that amount. Make sure you check your balance monthly so that your account stays up to date. 

PrattCard: Your PrattCard is your Pratt ID card, which you receive at orientation. To find out more about the PrattCard, visit my.pratt.edu (PrattCard is on the left side of the page) and login. You may use the site to add value to your Pratt Bucks or Existing Meal Plan accounts and the funds will be available for immediate use. Note: Pratt Bucks may not be used in the dining facilities and Meal Plan points cannot be used in the Bookstore or print labs so choose carefully where you want your money to go. You will have the ability to grant access to four additional people to add funds to your accounts.

Shipping items before you arrive: You will receive an email containing your campus mailbox and mailing instructions. The mail center will be open on check-in day for you to retrieve your things.

Deferring to Another Term: For those accepted before April 15, there is a deferral deadline of July 15. For those accepted on or after April 15, the deferral deadline is August 1. If you decide not to enroll at Pratt or wish to defer to the following term or year, please use our electronic form after reading the information below. Please note that any merit scholarship you may have received will be deferred. The financial aid office will need to recalculate your financial aid, however, if you are a US citizen or permanent resident who submitted the FAFSA.

You must submit your enrollment deposit prior to deferring. You will need your Pratt Onekey information (sent after depositing) to fill out the deferment form. Submitting your enrollment deposit secures your place in the program for the term to which you defer. We are unable to defer applications for students who do not submit the required enrollment deposit of $500. 

Individual departments can confirm their policy on reviewing transfer work after a student is deferred. Related coursework completed during a deferral at another institution is not guaranteed to transfer into Pratt graduate programs. Students may take regionally accredited, graduate level transcripts to the department Chairperson for consideration, but any transfer credit would be awarded exclusively at their discretion.

Withdrawing Your Application: Should you choose to completely withdraw, please email Chris Paisley at cpaisley@pratt.edu.

See Pratt's response to COVID-19 at our Back to Pratt site.


Haven’t deposited yet?

Please visit our Accepted Graduate Students page.