Next Steps

Pratt Email and Onekey: You will receive an email with your Pratt email address and OneKey login and ID (password) shortly after submitting your deposit. You may now access the Pratt portal at MyPratt located at with the onekey login and password. Make sure you change your password to something you will remember once you sign up for email at

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 spring entrance for deposited students only are available in the download box below.

Orientation and Move-In Information (Spring 2016): Move-in dates and orientation are listed at this link and in the enrollment guide pdf below. 

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 the attached guide below as well as on our website.

(1) Health Form: Enclosed in the pdf  and available also as a separate document is your health form ( It is due by January 1 for spring entrants and June 15 for fall entrants.

(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 are not graduated for any reason, you must notify Young Hah, the Director of Graduate Admissions immediately at 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 (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 This must be done each year.

(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 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 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): 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.

International Students Only

Please read the information on requesting an I-20 to receive your visa immediately as it can take a while to receive the I-20. Make sure you submit all requested documents as specified. 

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 600 or IELTS score of 7.5. You may be required to take Intensive English Program (IEP) classes concurrently with your degree program courses. Fall entering 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 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. Check to see if you qualify to be waived from the English Exam.

Making Your Visa Appointment: 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.

Billing: You may view your online bill once you are registered at Your payment is due by December 18 for spring or August 1 for fall. 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 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 (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 You may only defer once.

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