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Meet With A Counselor

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High school students and transfer students are invited to meet with an admissions counselor on Pratt’s Brooklyn campus from April 1 through December 1 or in an area close to you. Pratt’s admissions counselors meet with students and their families in many states in the US and in several countries to provide information on Pratt’s programs, application requirements, and to provide feedback on students’ portfolios. Appointments are required!

UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS COUNSELORS:

  • John Bezemes, jbezemes@pratt.edu; Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions
  • Michael Barry, mbarry@pratt.edu; Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions
  • Casey Inch, cinch@pratt.edu; Associate Director of International Undergraduate Admissions 
  • Rory Sommers, rsommer4@pratt.edu; Associate Director of Transfer Admissions

We do not provide portfolio reviews for graduate students or applicants interested in the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences (writing, critical and visual studies, BA in History of Art and Design). Construction Management does not require a portfolio. Please note that all portfolio reviews are for feedback and guidance only. They do not constitute a formal official review for admission and are not required.

Portfolio Review And Counselor Meeting Options:

1. On-Campus Portfolio Reviews: on-campus meetings/portfolio reviews are offered Monday through Friday from April 1 to December 1. All visitors to campus must be fully vaccinated as per the information on our campus tours page. 

2. Off-Campus Meetings/Portfolio Reviews in your area: Admissions counselors meet with prospective students in many areas of the country and around the world.  These meetings are ideal for undergraduate applicants looking for feedback on their visual portfolios or to discuss Pratt and its programs with a counselor. Appointments must be scheduled in advance. Each session lasts one half hour; please arrive ten minutes before your appointment. It is best to bring original artwork. If you have time-based work or digital work to show, please bring your laptop.

3. National Portfolio Days: Another way to have your work reviewed is to attend one of the National Portfolio Days in your area. Appointments are not necessary. Both in person and virtual options are available. See the link above. 

What should you bring to a portfolio review? When meeting with one of our admissions counselors for a portfolio review, please bring no more than 15–20 original pieces of your most recent work in 2-D or 3-D formats as well as sketchbook material, if you have it. Please note that all portfolio reviews are for feedback and guidance only. They do not constitute a formal official review for admission. If you are unable to bring original work, we are happy to view work on your iPad or laptop.

Read about Pratt’s portfolio requirements.

If you intend to meet with Pratt, you must fill out our electronic portfolio review form.

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