Fall and Spring Applications
Pratt's online application is available below. All applicants to Pratt must apply using the online application. Applicants for PrattMWP, Pratt’s upstate New York extension campus in Utica, must apply using Pratt’s online application as well. Applicants will be able to select PrattMWP’s or Pratt Institute’s programs or both using one application.
Please note that most programs do not have a spring entrance. We will accept freshman applications for spring for Pratt Institute’s associate degrees and Construction Management programs (both housed at Pratt's Manhattan campus). Students who select these majors may not change their major once they apply to a major we do not accept for spring. Students who wish to change majors once they are enrolled must discuss it with their academic adviser. Most programs are limited in space. If you are interested in a program that only accepts students for fall, you should apply for fall.
Below are links to our requirements and our online application. We require all students to apply online since our process is electronic, including status checks. Full instructions are found below. If you're not sure of your major, read about our programs below. Questions? Email us at email@example.com or check our FAQ.
- Application and Portfolio Requirements
- Apply Online
- Recommendation Forms (pdf) (optional) - You may download the optional recommendation forms or have your recommender write a letter instead. We no longer require a recommendation letter.
Checking your Application Status
Check the status of your application online at the link below using your email address and the password you created when you submitted your application. Note that you will not be able to check your status until your application has been completed and submitted.
Undergraduate Programs of Study
Pratt has a wide variety of highly ranked programs (associate's and bachelor's) from which to choose in its four undergraduate schools: School of Architecture, School of Art, School of Design, and School of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Students can explore their artistic interests by taking courses in other majors. Students have the option to apply as "undecided" if they are unsure of their major in the Schools of Art and Design. Students interested in architecture, construction management, fashion, writing, or critical and visual studies must apply to those majors as they have a different first year. The Schools of Art and Design offer a "foundation year" for all majors but fashion. Below is a list of programs with links to the departments. If you're looking for admissions requirements, they can be found online as well.
- Architecture (B.Arch)
- Art And Design Education
- Critical and Visual Studies
- Communications Design (graphic design, illustration, and branding and art direction)
- Digital Arts (digital animation and motion arts, traditional animation, interactive media)
- Fashion Design
- Fine Arts (drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, jewelry)
- History of Art and Design (B.F.A.)
- Industrial Design
- Interior Design
- Graphic Design/Illustration A.A.S.
- Painting/Drawing A.A.S.
- Building and Construction A.A.S.
- Game Design and Interactive Media A.O.S.
- Graphic Design A.O.S.
- Illustration A.O.S.
PrattMWP is Pratt Institute’s extension campus in Utica, New York, and it offers the first two years of Pratt Institute's renowned BFA in
- Communications Design (graphic design, advertising art direction, illustration)
- Fine Arts (painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, printmaking)
- Art and Design Education (teacher certification)
- Undecided (students select from one of the above four programs at the end of the first year)
After students complete their first two years at Pratt Institute’s Utica campus, they seamlessly and automatically relocate to Pratt’s main campus in Brooklyn to complete the last two years of their BFA; students do not need to apply to the main Brooklyn campus but simply relocate. Students are not permitted to apply to transfer to the Brooklyn campus before the end of the second year. Upon graduation, students are awarded their bachelor’s degree by Pratt Institute. Visit www.mwpai.edu for more information.
Recognized internationally for the quality of its programs, faculty, and students, Pratt offers students:
- A world-class faculty of successful working professionals who ensure the highest professional standards in the classroom while connecting students with internships and eventually jobs.
- A choice of 27 majors and concentrations in its four schools: architecture, art, design, and liberal arts and sciences.
- Ideal locations—a beautifully landscaped Brooklyn campus (main campus) just minutes from Manhattan with historic buildings, tree-lined green spaces, a contemporary sculpture park, and outstanding facilities and a Manhattan campus in a recently renovated historic building in Chelsea. The Brooklyn campus houses all the four-year programs but construction management, which is offered in Manhattan. The two-year associate's programs are offered in Manhattan as well. PrattMWP, Pratt's extension campus in Utica, New York, offers a beautiful campus, four majors, generous housing, and a significantly lower cost as well as a more intimate and quieter environment for the first two years.
- An Outstanding Professional Education: Ranked programs are ranked within the top five or ten in the country.
- Students begin their professional studies in the first year—an intensive preparation that is highly valued by the professionals who hire Pratt graduates.
Change of Schools Within Pratt Institute: Pratt current students who wish to transfer from one school to another within the Institute should complete a Change of School Transfer Application and submit it to the Office of Admissions no later than June 1 for the fall term and December 15 for the spring term. A $50 application fee must accompany the application. Students must meet the admissions criteria for the program to which they are applying. Click here for admissions criteria for transfers. Portfolios may be uploaded at pratt.slideroom.com under the heading Undergraduate, put on a CD or printed out and submitted with the application. Credit transferred to the new program from either Pratt or other colleges is not computed in the new grade point average. If the transfer is approved, your form will be sent to the Registrar's Office for an evaluation of your transfer credit. A limit of one transfer between schools will be considered. Students requesting a second transfer will be required to obtain additional approval from both deans and the Office of the Provost.
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