Next Steps

Pratt Email and Onekey: You will receive an email with your Pratt email address and OneKey login and ID (password). You may access the Pratt portal at MyPratt located at www.pratt.edu/mypratt. Make sure you change your password to something you will remember once you sign up for email at my.pratt.edu. 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.

All forms for fall entrance for deposited students only are available in the download box below.

Orientation and Move-In Information (Fall 2014)

Items to Submit

The following is a checklist of items you will need to submit before school starts.  Most of this information can be found in this packet as well as on our website.

(1) Health Form: Enclosed in the packet and available online is your health form (www.pratt.edu/health). It is due by June 15.

(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. Have them mailed to: Pratt Institute, Office of Graduate Admissions, 200 Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205. If you do not graduate for any reason, you must notify Young Hah, the Director of Graduate Admissions immediately at yhah@pratt.edu. You may not attend graduate classes until we have received your final transcript with your degree listed.

(3) The health insurance waiver, which is online at www.pratt.edu/health (usually posted in July), for students who already have health insurance. All students are required to have health insurance. The insurance charge will be placed on your account until the waiver is entered. The charge will be dropped after the add-drop period. If you don't have health insurance, you must either obtain it on your own and submit the waiver or apply for health insurance at www.pratt.edu/health.

(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 https://www.pratt.edu/the-institute/campus-directory/ or under the department itself.

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 https://www.pratt.edu/academics/technology-resources/laptop-programs/ 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): Room assignments are mailed out in December for Spring entrants and July for Fall entrants. You should 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. Note: the meal plan is required in certain residence halls. You can find information online at Meal Plans. You will receive an email at your Pratt account with information on dining options at Pratt.

Move-in Dates

International Students: August 16 (see international section below for more specific information on check-in and move-in)

U.S. citizens and Permanent Residents: August 19

Orientation

Graduate Student Orientation (Brooklyn programs): August 20

New Student Orientation for all new students: August 20–22

Graduate Student Orientation (Manhattan Programs): August 20–22

First day of Classes: August 25 (except for Design Management, Arts and Cultural Management and Post- Professional Architecture and Urban Design programs.)  

International Students Only: 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 you submitted a TOEFL score of at least 600 or IELTS score of 7.5. You may be required to take Intensive English Program (IEP) classes concurrently with your degree program courses. Students with a TOEFL score below 600 are encouraged to join the Summer Certificate of English Proficiency (SCP) Program to get a head start on English. For more information about the English Placement Test, the SCP and IEP Programs, and for the SCP application form, please check out our website at www.pratt.edu/iep. Please note that students joining the summer SCP must apply to this program before they begin their I-20 Request process, as the process will be different. Students who are taking the English exam will make an appointment for Thursday, August 14, Friday, August 15, or Saturday, August 16. Check www.pratt.edu/iep to see if you qualify to be waived from the English Exam.

International Student Check-In at the Office of International Affairs is Friday, August 15th, for students taking the English placement exams on August 14–16. Students waived from the exam may sign up for International Check-In on Monday, August 18th or Tuesday, August 19th. This is an Immigration Check-In; you must bring your passport and I-20 to the appointment. Silvana Grima, SEVIS Coordinator, from Office of International Affairs will send you an e-mail on how to sign up for the mandatory check-in appointment. For a complete list of dates, see https://www.pratt.edu/student-life/orientation/international-students/

Making Your Visa Appointment: Allow six weeks for us to issue the I-20 after we receive all the documents. Students should not make an appointment before the I-20 is issued. When the I-20 is mailed, a tracking number and the SEVIS number is sent to the student by e-mail. This is the time to make the visa appointment.

Fall 2014 Billing:
You may view your online bill once you are registered at my.pratt.edu. Your payment is due by August 1 or immediately after you register. Payments received after that are subject to a $75 late fee and a 1.25 percent interest charge monthly. 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. It is your responsibility to check your account online regularly (monthly) to make sure you do not owe a balance. Read more about billing.
 
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 left side of 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 or withdrawing: If for some reason, you must withdraw from Pratt or wish to request a deferral to the following year, please contact admissions in order that we may stop the early registration process for you and avoid billing you. Send an email to Young Hah at yhah@pratt.edu.

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