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It all starts here

Your application is the beginning of a lasting relationship you’ll build with the Pratt community. Amidst the deadlines, essays, and supplemental materials, we’d like to emphasize this above all: we are grateful for your time and effort, and we are eager to get to know you.

New first year students

You have two options to apply to Pratt: Early Action or Regular Decision. Both of these options are non-binding and you’ll submit your application the same way. Pratt suggests the deadlines below for priority consideration for both admission and scholarship. However, applications will continue to be accepted throughout the season. As applications are completed, decisions will be issued on an ongoing basis until programs are full.

To submit your application, apply through the Common App. There, you’ll find instructions for any portfolio requirements and additional documents to include.

December 1 

Fall early action application submission priority deadline (non-binding)

(Decisions will be released as applications are completed)

(Early Action is closed for fall 2023)

November 1 or ASAP

First-time first-year fall early action FAFSA deadline (financial aid)

January 5 priority deadline

First-time first-year fall regular decision application submission deadline, but applications are accepted throughout the season until programs are full. We are currently accepting applications.

(Decisions will be released on an ongoing basis as applications are completed)

March 1 or ASAP

FAFSA deadline for fall (financial aid)

October 1

Spring application deadline (only for Construction Management and the Associate AOS)

 (Applications are now closed for spring 2023)


Transfer students

If you’re applying to transfer to Pratt from another college, your application deadline and requirements depend on the program you’re applying to join. All programs accept transfer applications for the fall semester, however Architecture, Fashion Design, Interior Design, Industrial Design, and the AAS degree programs will not accept applications for Spring start. Please note transfer seats are very limited, so applying earlier is suggested.

To apply to transfer to Pratt, submit your application through the Pratt online application below.

February 1 priority deadline

Transfer student fall application submission deadline, however applications will be accepted throughout the season until programs are full.

(Transfer decisions will be released after February 1 on an ongoing basis as applications are completed)

October 1

Transfer student spring semester application deadline (September 1 recommended for international students)

(Decisions will be released on an ongoing basis as applications are completed)

(Transfer applications are now closed for spring 2023)

Work by Emin Khananayev, BArch ’20, and Sidhant Seth, BArch ’20

For Associate degree students

We encourage associate degree applicants to apply by the priority deadlines; however, applications will be accepted after that as long as there is room in the program. The associate degree programs (AOS only) also offer spring admission.

January 5

Associate degree student fall deadline

(Decisions will be made as applications are completed)

October 1 

Spring semester deadline (September 1 recommended for international students)

(No longer accepting applications for spring 2023)


Choosing your major

During your application process, you’ll be asked to choose a major. You can learn about all of the programs we have at Pratt on our website and from the work our students are doing. Keep in mind, you’ll also have the opportunity to take classes in other majors and explore your artistic interests in almost any major you choose.

While you may apply as “undecided” if you’re applying to the Schools of Art and Design, we advise against it. You cannot pursue architecture, construction management, writing, digital arts, or critical and visual studies if you apply undecided. Though we do our best to accommodate, we also can’t guarantee that you’ll be able to select your first-choice major in the second year if you’ve applied undecided.

Check your application status

After you’ve applied, you can check the status of your application anytime. Just log into the link below using your email address and the password you used when you applied. It’s important to note that it can take up to three weeks from the date we receive your materials for your checklist to update, so your status may have some delay.

Life at Pratt is equal parts campus and culture

Get a window into our world in this introductory video, where you’ll meet members of our community and hear what makes Pratt unlike anywhere else.

  1. The Pratt community is made up of 3,675 undergrad students and 1,462 grad students.