Pratt Institute student working next to a tree in the spring

PreCollege Fall and Spring Programs

Fall and Spring PreCollege programs at Pratt are for commuter students, and they are held on weekends at Pratt's Manhattan campus on West 14 th Street. The summer program is a month-long intensive for both commuter and resident students located on the Brooklyn campus.

The PreCollege Summer Program

Each summer, over 400 high school students seize the opportunity to experience college-level study and residential life in Pratt Institute's PreCollege program at Pratt’s main campus in Brooklyn. Students are immersed in a program of art, design, architecture, creative writing, fashion or critical and visual studies, modeled after Pratt's undergraduate offerings. Upon completion of the program, students earn four elective college credits.

The summer PreCollege program consists of four classes, as well as lectures and cultural and social events. Students pick one of the credit-bearing electives offered; and they are automatically enrolled in a foundation class (also credit-bearing), an art history/appreciation class, and a portfolio development class, (both are non-credit, pass / fail courses) to complement their elective of choice.


Read more about the PreCollege program and register online.