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Academic Policies


Pratt strives to make all programs, services and activities accessible, and will provide assistance to accommodate any individuals with disabilities. Security personnel, located at booths at 200 Willoughby Avenue and other campus locations, are available for assistance. Additional accessibility resources are available at Additional accessibility resources are available at Students can also contact the Learning/Access Center by emailing 


Add/Drop refers to the period at the beginning of a semester when students can register for courses they were not initially registered for and drop courses for which they were previously registered without any academic penalties.

Part-time NonCredit students should refer to the Withdrawal Policy to adjust their course schedules. To drop a course, part-time students can request a refund or credit on account to use towards future courses. To add a class, part-time students can self-register online through the second week of classes. 

For courses that are four weeks or longer, students must add/drop classes before the start of their second class. For example, if the start of your second class is on Tuesday, the Monday prior at 11:59 p.m. ET would be the last day to add/drop a class. If your class falls on a Monday, you must submit your add/drop request on the Friday before. Exact dates will vary depending on the course start date. 

For courses that are less than four weeks, students must add/drop within five business days before the start of the first class. A refund will be issued minus the convenience fee. 

Any form submitted after the end of the Add/Drop period will not be accepted. Changes made outside of this period will not be eligible for a refund. Not all class changes are equal exchanges. Price adjustments may occur, resulting in a possible balance owed. Requests need to be approved and signed by the student’s academic advisor. Please allow 2-4 business days for changes to be made to your account after your request has been approved. 

Students enrolled in NonCredit programs should contact to request an add/drop form.

Students enrolled in Credit/PreCollege programs (PreCollege, Summer Credit Intensives (SCI), and Integrative Mind & Body (IMB)) should contact SCPS Credit to request an add/drop form. 

Once the add/drop period has ended, students have an additional window of time during which they can withdraw from a course. Withdrawing from a course will result in a ‘W’ grade on your academic transcript. 


Students in the Integrative Mind & Body (IMB) and NonCredit programs should maintain a cumulative 2.0 grade average to be considered in good standing. If the GPA falls below this threshold at any time, it may result in academic discipline or probation.


Course schedules for NonCredit students are available on the course registration page. Should a class fall on a school closure day, the session will not meet and may not be rescheduled.


Consistent attendance is essential for the completion of any course or program. In order to get the most out of a program, NonCredit students should attend at least 80% of classes and work with their instructors to make up any missed coursework. In the event of an absence, it is the student’s responsibility to follow up with their instructor(s) to confirm what they have missed. Makeup classes are not offered. 

Students enrolled in Credit programs should follow the attendance policy outlined on their course syllabi. Grades may be lowered a letter grade for each unexcused absence, at the discretion of the instructor. For more information regarding attendance policies for Credit programs,  please refer to the Institute’s Attendance Policy page. 


Students who successfully complete a certificate program of study are eligible to receive a certificate to commemorate their coursework. To request a certificate, email Students will be sent a certificate request form which should be filled out and sent back to


Pratt Institute, SCPS reserves the right to make changes to any of the information listed in this website when necessary. We make every effort to notify students of any changes in a timely fashion; however, courses are often cancelled as late as the day of the first meeting. For this reason, it is vital that we have the students’ correct phone number and email address on file at all times. Please visit our website for the most up-to-date information regarding course details.


Students may receive CEUs for any successfully completed course upon request. Pratt adheres to the industry formula of awarding 1 CEU for every 10 classroom hours. Additionally, Pratt Institute, SCPS is an authorized provider of CEUs for the American Institute of Architects (AIA). AIA approved courses are specifically noted throughout the catalog and website.


Pratt Institute, SCPS reserves the right to cancel any class that has insufficient enrollment. If you enroll in a course that is canceled, you are notified and given the option of substituting another course or receiving a refund. Refunds may take up to four-to-six weeks to process.


Detailed information regarding FERPA guidelines can be found here.


Grades are issued according to the type of program courses taken. Digital transcripts can be emailed to you, free of charge. 

To order transcripts, contact at us at with the following information: 

  • Name at time of enrollment 
  • Year and semester enrolled 
  • Phone number and email where you can be reached 
  • Contact name and address where transcript should be e-mailed


Check for Pratt Institute class cancellation messages on local media outlets. Visit our website or call 718.636.3600. We make every reasonable effort to reschedule classes cancelled due to inclement weather or other emergencies.


This document sets forth Pratt Institute’s policy regarding the Ownership and Use Rights of Intellectual Property created by members of its community. This Policy establishes general rules. Its intent is to act as the default for the vast majority of our Intellectual Property issues. It should be noted that the general rules set forth in this Policy may be superseded by individual agreements addressing ownership of Intellectual Property created in the Pratt community.


Specific programs are available to international students who meet the I-20 requirements of an F1 visa. Information regarding programs that are available to international students can be found here.


Photos and videos of students and their artwork may be taken for the purpose of promoting Pratt Institute, SCPS programming on our website, on social media and in our digital marketing campaigns. If you are currently registered for a Pratt Institute, SCPS course and would like to request that your photo or video not be taken or shared, please email us at All photos or videos are property of Pratt Institute, SCPS, and you may review the intellectual property policy of the institute here.


Student benefits and access to online classes requires a Pratt ID and OneKey access. Upon successful registration of a course, a login and password will be e-mailed to you. Allow 24 hours for processing after registration. Any problems with your OneKey should be communicated to the Pratt IT Services Desk via email at For NonCredit students, OneKey access ends 31 days after students are no longer enrolled in classes. Students can access additional information regarding OneKey and Pratt ID cards here.


Age appropriateness is required in all classrooms. Adult classes require all students to be 18+ years of age by the first day of class. The PreCollege Program requires all residential students to be at least 16 years old and no older than 18 years old by the first day of class and enrolled in high school (or an equivalent program). Commuter students and those enrolled in online programs are required to be 15-18 years of age by the first day of class. Many courses and certificates do not require formalized entrance requirements; however, advanced courses may list prerequisites or equivalent experience requirements. When required these are listed in the course descriptions. Certificate students, in particular, must be careful to follow specific requirements where necessary. 


Pratt Institute community members are expected to exhibit appropriate behavior at all times. Prohibited behavior includes:

  • Disruptions that interfere with the learning environment
  • Threats of safety to self and others
  • Foul or obscene language or gestures
  • Destruction of property or theft
  • Disrespect of others
  • Use or possession of any substance deemed illegal local authorities

Student status is a privilege subject to certain expectations. Pratt Institute reserves the right to suspend or dismiss students at any time for conduct that is deemed detrimental to the Pratt community or that violates laws of local authorities. Students suspended or dismissed for misconduct will not be refunded any tuition or fees.


Students may be required to purchase books and/or specific supplies for a course. Supply lists are usually distributed during the first class; however, suggestions may also be listed in the course description on the website.

Students can check out books from both Pratt’s Manhattan and Brooklyn libraries. In cases where students are unable to access either of the two physical library locations, they may request to have a book transferred from one library location to the other by submitting an Intercampus Loan request form.

Using their OneKey login, students can access the library’s online resources. Should a student encounter issues in accessing the library’s online resources or experience difficulties in borrowing books or other equipment, please email us at and we will connect you with the appropriate library staff member.