The Office of Admissions handles all inquiries and admissions decisions. The Office of International Affairs handles all immigration issues including the preparation of I-20s for international students. Once you are enrolled, the Office of International Affairs provides a wide variety of services to help you adjust to your new educational, cultural, and social environment from international food fairs to orientation on subway travel.
Applying to Pratt
To apply as an international student, complete the online application after reading the application requirements for your level: Links to each level (high school applicant, transfer) are on the Navigation Menu. Note: Please make sure you use a credit card. The site does not accept international debit cards.
English Language Test Scores
High School Applicant Requirements: *All international high school applicants must submit results from either the TOEFL, TOEFL Home Edition, TOEFL ITP Plus, IELTS, IELTS Indicator, Pearson Test of English (PTE), Duolingo, or SAT/ACT. We encourage international students to submit both an English test and an SAT if they have taken it. International applicants whose first language is English should submit the SAT/ACT if possible, but we will accept any of the listed exams. Note that Pratt accepts the TOEFL My Best Score, and note that Pratt also superscores SAT and ACT.
*Note: international high school (freshman) applicants who have studied for at least three full years in a high school in the U.S. or other nation where English is an official language may waive the test requirement with official transcripts that demonstrate at least three full years of academic success at a high school in which English is the language of instruction. Transcripts must be accompanied by a letter from your school administrator confirming this. Note that Pratt does NOT waive the test requirement for students who have attended an English-speaking school in a non-English speaking country unless the school is US accredited (e.g. American schools) or an English-speaking IB World school). Students who have taken any English as a Second Language (ESL) courses while in high school, regardless of how long they have been in high school, must still submit a test score. If you intend to waive your score requirement, please email Casey Inch at firstname.lastname@example.org and let him know. Please note that although we may waive the test score to apply, this does not necessarily waive the Pratt English placement test requirement. You may still be required to take the English placement test if you enroll at Pratt. Depending on the results of your exam, you may be required to take additional courses in the Intensive English Program. Questions may be directed to Casey Inch at email@example.com.
Transfer Requirements: International transfer applicants whose first language is English are not required to submit any test scores. International transfer applicants whose first language is not English must take either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam, TOEFL Home Edition, TOEFL ITP Plus, Duolingo, IELTS, IELTS Indicator, PTE or SAT/ACT and have the results sent by the application deadline of February 1 for fall or October 1 for spring. Register online at www.toefl.org for the TOEFL. Applicants who have earned a 4-four-year Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in the US are exempt from submitting the English proficiency exam. Note that Pratt will also waive the test requirements for international transfer students who have studied their most recent four years in a high school, college and or university in the U.S. or other nations where English is the official language. Please note that Pratt does NOT waive the TOEFL/IELTS/PTE/Duolingo test requirement for students who have attended an English-speaking school in a non-English speaking country. Waiving this requirement is up to the discretion of the admissions office . Questions should be directed to the transfer counselor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A minimum TOEFL 79 (Internet-based test or Home Edition) is required for four-year programs. For TOEFL ITP Plus, a 550 is required.
The two-year associate's degree programs and PrattMWP require a minimum of 71 (Internet-based test or Home Edition). Pratt's TOEFL code is 2669.
The required IELTS or IELTS Indicator score for four-year programs is 6.5 and 6 for the associate's degree programs. The required PTE is 53 for four-year programs and 48 for two-year. The required Duolingo score is 105 for tests taken July 15, 2019 and beyond.
Pratt welcomes its international students. Approximately 34 percent of the freshman class is international.
International applicants must submit official transcripts (academic records) of all secondary school studies as well as any post-secondary studies. Applicants also must submit official results of all external examinations. These would include: General Certificate of Education, Hong Kong School Certificate of Education, Israeli matriculation or Bagrut, Secondary School Certificates and Baccalaureate Part I and Part II.
Transcripts must be translated into English for both high school and transfer applicants. High school applicants are no longer required to submit a WES or other evaluation of their high school transcript. (Nov. 5, 2011)
Transfer students who have studied outside the US (other than Japan and Korea) are asked to submit an evaluation of their post-secondary (college) transcript(s). This evaluation may be done by any evaluation agency recommended by NACES.org. Options for evaluation services include Span Tran for Pratt, WES, ECE, Josef Silny & Associates and Global Credential Evaluators. The document must be officially translated into English by a certified translation service before submitting to any evaluation agency recommended by NACES or any other reputable education evaluation service, e.g., your embassy. Pratt asks for a course-by-course evaluation.
APPLICANTS FROM CHINA AND KOREA: For students from Mainland China, Vericant will provide the TOEFL ITP Plus.
In order to provide an in-person interview opportunity for all Chinese and Korean applicants interested in Pratt Institute and assess English language skills, we have partnered with Vericant. Vericant will conduct video interviews and short writing samples with our applicants in Mainland China and other areas (see below). Vericant does not evaluate candidates but, instead, posts the interviews online for our admissions team to review. The Vericant interview will form part of your application package if you choose to be interviewed.
Although the Vericant interview is not required, we highly recommend it as it will give you an excellent opportunity to showcase your skills and interests to our admissions team and graduate departments To learn more about Vericant and to schedule an interview, please visit Vericant's Website.
Vericant provides interviews in the following cities.
China: Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Qingdao, Wuhan, Xi'an
Additional Cities: Hong Kong, Seoul, Taipei, San Francisco,
Pratt awards generous merit-based scholarships to international accepted applicants based on their portfolios, grades, and TOEFL scores. There is no application necessary. All international applicants who are accepted will be considered at the time of acceptance.