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Undergraduate Application Requirements: International Applicants


Am I an international student?

You are considered an international student if you are a citizen of any country other than the United States. However, those who hold dual citizenship or are a permanent resident of the United States should apply as a domestic applicant, regardless of your country of residence. For those who are living in the U.S. in undocumented status, you will be reviewed as a domestic student, although you will not be eligible for Federal Aid. Citizenship or visa status does not factor into the admissions review – applicants are considered based on the materials submitted in their application.  

International Students Applying to Pratt

International students will apply as either a first-time high school applicant or transfer applicant. You are considered a transfer applicant if you have completed (or will complete) 12 or more credit hours of study at a college or university.

International Requirements

International students follow the same application requirements as domestic applicants. Visit High School Applicant Requirements or our Transfer Student Requirements for full details and information regarding English proficiency. 

Preferred Names and Personal Information 

It’s important for international students who will go through a visa process and submit official documents to take extra care when including personal information in their application materials. Included below are some helpful tips to make sure your application and enrollment process are smooth.

A discrepancy between names, dates, or email addresses or other personal information can cause delays or mis-matching of documents during the application or visa process. It’s important that your information is consistent across all materials submitted. 

The applications have a space for preferred names, nicknames, and legal names. Things that can prevent us from matching your documents, portfolio or other materials to your file are:

  • Special characters like hyphens, spaces, or accents  
  • Reversal of given and family names 
  • Reversal of month and day for your date of birth (In the US, dates are formatted as MM/DD/YYYY)

International Scholarships

Pratt awards generous merit-based scholarships to international accepted applicants based on a comprehensive evaluation of their application materials. There is no separate application necessary for scholarship consideration. All international applicants who are admitted will be automatically considered for scholarship. If you are the recipient of an award, it will be included in your acceptance letter. Please visit our scholarship page for more information.

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