Students sitting on the grass on Pratt Institute campusFall 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.

All programs offer fall entrance. The following programs will consider freshmen for spring entrance: two-year associate degrees and Construction Management. All programs will consider transfer students for spring except architecture (read transfer requirements for more detail). Students who select these majors may not change their major after accetpance 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 accepts students for fall only, you must 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 by visiting the links below. Questions? Email us at admissions@pratt.edu or check our FAQ.

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. Also note that  it takes up to three weeks from the date we receive your materials for your checklist to update.

Check my application status

Undergraduate Programs of Study

Pratt Institute

Pratt has a wide variety of highly ranked programs (Associate's and Bachelor's) from which to choose.  Read about all programs on our Academics page. Students can explore their artistic interests by taking courses in other majors. Students apply as "undecided" if they are unsure of their major in the Schools of Art and Design, but we strongly suggest reading about our majors to try to apply to a specific major.. Students interested in architecture, construction management, fashion, writing, or critical and visual studies should not select the “undecided” option as these majors 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.

Brooklyn Campus

Manhattan Campus

Two-year Programs

Four-Year Programs


Extension Center

PrattMWP College of Art and Design: Pratt’s Upstate New York Extension Campus

PrattMWP, Pratt Institute’s extension campus in Utica, New York, and offers the first two years of Pratt Institute's renowned BFA in

After students complete their first two years at PrattMWP, 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 will not be permitted 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 29 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 studio work 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 at pratt.slideroom.com no later than June 1 for the fall term and December 15 for the spring term. Students must meet the admissions criteria for the program to which they are applying including submission of the application requirements. Portfolios may be uploaded at pratt.slideroom.com. 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.

Ranked one of the top design schools by Businessweek.