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Accepted Graduate Students

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Welcome to all accepted students for fall and spring, and congratulations! We hope that you are seriously considering Pratt as your first choice. Your academic department has emailed your acceptance letter, which is your official decision letter.  If you plan to enroll at Pratt Institute, please submit your deposit online. 

Submit Your Deposit(s)

Due December 1 for Spring 2023 and April 15 for Fall 2023

To enroll at Pratt Institute, please submit your enrollment deposit. The $500 admissions deposit is non-refundable, and there is also a $300 housing deposit if you intend to live on campus (please note on-campus housing is limited): 

Submit Your Deposit(s) Online

Preferred Method

  • You will need your Pratt ID (included in acceptance letter) and date of birth.
  • Deposits are due by December 1 for Spring 2023 and April 15 for Fall 2023 or one week after acceptance, whichever is later.

Submit Deposit by Wire Transfer

Only from foreign countries where online deposit is not possible

Submit Deposit by Check

Only when the above options are not available

  • Checks should be made payable to “Pratt Institute”
  • Fill out the Pratt Enrollment Housing Deposit Form (PDF). Mail the check and completed form to: 

    Pratt Institute, Office of Graduate Admissions
    200 Willoughby Avenue
    Brooklyn, NY 11205

Note: Please protect yourself against financial scams by phone and email, by people posing as government agencies or schools, and never make payments or share personal information with a source you do not know or trust. Pratt or any government agency will never ask you to complete a payment immediately without the ability to verify its validity.

Next Steps After Deposit

After your deposit has been submitted, you will receive your Onekey login and email address within 1-5 business days for access to our portal, as well as next steps.  If you want to get started or review what will need to be submitted, please visit our Deposited Students Page.

Financial Aid

Graduate student aid consists of department scholarships or government loans for US citizens and permanent residents.  If you have been awarded a department scholarship, it will be included in your letter. To borrow funds up to the cost of attendance, you must have filed the FAFSA first at fafsa.ed.gov. The loan process is outlined on our website.

Graduate Scholarship Terms + Conditions

Department scholarships are not need-based. They are distributed to incoming students and awarded prior to deposit. Once a deposit has been made, a department scholarship cannot be adjusted. Deferred StudentsLeave of Absence students and Readmitted Students will not be reconsidered for department scholarship; Pratt will honor the original award offered.

Department scholarships should not be conflated with “restricted and endowed awards and scholarship” or “assistantships”, which continuing students are considered for based on particular criteria. Department scholarships are distributed to new, incoming students upon acceptance per the discretion of each academic department. Semester awards cannot be transferred to other semesters. Department scholarships are applied to offset tuition charges only and are not cash awards to be used for any other purposes. Scholarships are contingent on maintaining a 3.0 GPA and 9 credit hours. If a course load falls below 9 credits, the semester award in question will be forfeited, unless it occurs in the final semester due to the department’s course sequencing, in which case it will be prorated accordingly. In the case of Arts and Cultural Management or Design Management, we require students to follow the sequenced curriculum as prescribed in the catalog to retain awards, maintaining the full time credit load offered by the department as designed. 

Questions or negotiations related to an award can be discussed with the academic department who awarded it prior to deposit. Questions about the terms of scholarship, prorated amounts, billing, or reapplication pertaining to awards cannot be discussed with academic departments, and should be discussed exclusively with Student Financial Services sfs@pratt.edu

Find the above terms along with additional information about graduate scholarships at the following link: Graduate Scholarships

On-Campus Housing

On-campus housing is very limited for graduate students. If you deposited for housing, you will receive an update about the status of your application in confirmation of on-campus housing until June, and housing is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, please visit Residential Life and Housing.

Off-Campus Housing

In addition to on-campus housing, off-campus housing is available in the immediate area, and you can access Pratt’s resources here. Many graduate students live off-campus, and Residential Life or your program department may be able to connect you with students who are looking for roommates. Pratt students often connect with one another on their Pratt Roommate Facebook group, although this isn’t organized by the institute.

Tuition Cost by Graduate Program

Read about our cost of attendance. This link includes Tuition by Program for year one, required fees, and estimated cost of living. There are links in the menu to detailed tuition and fees breakdown. This page also includes links to a number of useful resources.

Course Registration and Lifting Health Holds

Once you’ve deposited and received your OneKey, please visit our Deposited Graduate Student page for next steps. You will have the opportunity to register for classes after reaching out to your program department for advisement. Registration for new students begins in the summer. 

Important: It is imperative that you submit all required health forms by the deadline to ensure there is no delay in registering you for classes. Those who have not yet cleared their health holds by satisfying all health office requirements before the time of registration will be prevented from registering for class until all requirements are satisfied. We recommend completing health forms as early as possible to avoid any delays during registration. Please make sure to also review our Back to Pratt section of the website for the most up-to-date communications to the community regarding course modalities and response to Covid-19. 

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

Pratt Institute will require all new and returning students, faculty, and staff who will be on our campuses to be fully vaccinated. Everyone will be required to submit an electronic copy of their COVID-19 vaccination documentation before they arrive on campus, with the exception of limited approved medical or religious exemptions. Students must submit their vaccination records now online

A note especially to our international students or any student traveling from abroad: please check for any COVID-related travel alerts. All non-immigrants must show proof of vaccination to enter the country.  Only specific vaccines meet the criteria for entry. If you are not properly vaccinated against COVID-19, you may not be allowed to board a flight to the United States, unless you meet the criteria for an exception. Further details are included in our Back to Pratt FAQs and the OIA Homepage. 

Learning/Access Center

If you’ll be seeking an accommodation plan for a documented disability for classes, please submit the Learning/Access Center form.  Priority deadline for disability-related classroom accommodations is August 1st.  Priority deadline for housing accommodations is May 1st.  Student inquiries and access to resources, including enrollment for accommodations, is available year round.  Please find the L/AC form and additional information about enrolling with the L/AC here.  If you have questions and would like to schedule a meeting to discuss your situation, please email lac@pratt.edu and request a welcome meeting.

Deferring to Another Term and Deadlines

For those accepted before April 15, there is a deferral deadline of July 15. For those accepted on or after April 15, the deferral deadline is August 1. If you decide not to enroll at Pratt or wish to defer to the following term or year, please use our electronic form after reading the information below. Please note that any merit scholarship you may have received will be deferred. The financial aid office will need to recalculate your financial aid, however, if you are a US citizen or permanent resident who submitted the FAFSA.

Note that you must submit your enrollment deposit prior to deferring. You will need your Pratt Onekey information (sent after depositing) to fill out the deferment form. Submitting your enrollment deposit secures your place in the program for the term to which you defer. We are unable to defer applications for students who do not submit the required enrollment deposit of $500. Pratt’s policy is that new, incoming graduate students can defer for up to one full year from the original date of acceptance.

If you attend another college during your deferral, please note Pratt is not obligated to honor credits completed at another institution. This is at the discretion of the department chairperson and the Registrar’s office. We recommend discussing plans prior to attending another program with your program chairperson. 

Withdrawing Your Application

Should your plans change and you elect to withdraw your enrollment, please email Chris Paisley at cpaisley@pratt.edu right away. Please note the enrollment deposit is non-refundable. Housing deposits may be refundable if the student has not yet applied for housing. Questions about housing deposit refunds can be directed to reslife@pratt.edu.


Already deposited?

Please visit our Deposited Graduate Students page.