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Graduate Preparatory Courses

Give yourself an edge. Hone an essential skill before you begin a graduate (or undergraduate) program of study. Pratt’s Grad Prep courses support your academic success with foundational classes curated and taught by Pratt’s distinguished faculty.

This program features small, interactive classes, real-time instruction (either in-person, or on Zoom), free access to software for remote use, and free access to designated campus labs. 


Architecture students entering MSARCH, MLA, MSAUD, or MSARCH programs are highly encouraged to get a head start by taking Architectural Mediums Primer. The general public is invited to experience the same instruction and curriculum in Architecture Immersion Studio. Both are offered through the Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Design (GAUD).

ELL Portfolio

English language learners (ELL) who do not satisfy Pratt’s TOEFL requirements for admission can utilize this program. Through a portfolio review of completed class assignments, ELL students may either increase in level towards fulfilling a TOEFL requirement, or earn a TOEFL exemption. Students who wish to test out of the TOEFL requirement may elect to take the ELL Portfolio Assessment as a standalone option. This option, however, provides no instructional support towards developing English fluency. Students are advised to enroll in the ELL Portfolio Certificate Course to receive full support towards improving English fluency.

  • ELL Portfolio Assessment
  • ELL Portfolio Certificate Course

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