Incoming Freshmen Registration

All undergraduate freshman students must fill out the pre-registration form online.  Your academic advisor will use this information to register you for your classes.  Check the Admissions website for New Students information on the Welcome Entering Students! page.

Undergraduate Domestic Freshmen and Transfer students will be registered for classes by the end of June. Complete the Pre-Registration form by June 16.

Transfer students make sure that your final official transcripts from other college attended have been sent to Pratt’s Registrar’s Office.

New Graduate Student Registration

Domestic students must contact their advisors about registration. The registration information packet will outline the information required to complete your registration.

International Students

All International students, graduate and undergraduate, must complete a check-in process and attend a mandatory information session during Orientation with the Office of International Affairs. Visit the International Students page and read "After Arrival" at the bottom of the page for instructions. 

You also may need to take the English Placement exam if you have not done so already. Read about the English Placement Exam and waiver qualifications

Current Students at Pratt Institute

Students are responsible for knowing regulations regarding withdrawals, refund deadlines, program changes, and academic policies. Additional information can be reviewed:

  • Student Planning – plan academic program, choose semester courses, review degree audit, submit semester courses for Advisor approval, and download an unofficial transcript.
Full-Time and Part-Time Academic Enrollment
  1. Formally approved for Admissions:

    Matriculated students receive an acceptance letter that includes a OneKey (username) and ID number (initial password).
    Non-matriculated student’s OneKey information is sent after the non-matriculated student application form is submitted to the Registrar’s office with application fee.
  2. Review program of courses with Academic Advisor for approval.  Course planning by semester can be outlined in Student Planning and submitted to an Academic Advisor online.  Students should contact their Academic department for assistance.  
  3. To register for approved courses, students are given a registration time ticket via their Pratt email that assigns them when to registrar for semester classes at, log in and click on Academic Tools and Student Planning.
  4. Pay prescribed tuition and fees—Student Financial Services (Students are fully responsible for tuition and fees after completion of Steps 1–3)

Instructors will not admit unregistered students into classes. Proof of official registration may be obtained in the Office of the Registrar or online at Credits and grades will not be recorded for courses taken without a valid registration. 

Continuing and Professional Studies Enrollment

The School of Continuing and Professional Studies offers continuing education and professional development courses and programs on the Brooklyn and Manhattan campus. 

Searching for Classes

Students may search the course catalog to view all academic department courses. Courses offered by semester can be viewed in the course catalog in Student Planning.

Add/Drop Procedures

The Pratt academic add/drop deadlines can be viewed on the academic calendar. It is the student’s responsibility to know these dates and to know what classes/sections are listed on his or her schedule. 

Permission to drop a class obtained from an academic advisor, department chair, or faculty member does not relieve students of financial responsibility. Non-attendance also does not constitute a drop or an official withdrawal from a class and does not relieve the student of his/her financial responsibility. Generally, course additions or section changes are allowed during the first two weeks of fall and spring semesters and the first week of summer terms. Courses dropped during this time period will not show up on the transcript. Courses dropped after the second week but before the last day to drop a course will result in a “WD” (withdrawn grade) on the transcript.

No course withdrawals are allowed after the published deadline. Grades will be given for these courses dropped after the deadline. Failure to properly withdraw from a course will result in a “WF” grade on the transcript.

Students may add courses online during the first two weeks of each semester. Students may drop classes online during the first two weeks of the semester and withdraw from courses online until the last day to withdraw for the semester. Students should be sure to meet with their academic advisor to obtain the needed approval and should view their bill online after they have made the change to see what effect the changes had to their charges.

There is no need for an add/drop form to be completed and brought to the Registrar’s Office during the add/drop period.

Students should view their schedule regularly during the first two weeks of classes since courses are subject to cancellation by departments. If a course that a student is registered for is cancelled, the student should immediately go online to try to register for a new section. If you are unable to register for a new section, contact your academic advisor to try to obtain entry into another section or a different course.

Forfeiture Fees

Students who drop a spring or fall course after the first day of the semester may receive a tuition forfeiture fee.

Role of the Registrar

The Office of the Registrar supports the academic mission and the educational programs of Pratt Institute. The Registrar enforces policies and procedures set forth by the Institute that relate to academic records, registration, graduation, course scheduling, course enrollment, and grade reporting. It is the responsibility of this office to interpret Institute and governmental policies for faculty, staff, students, parents, and the general public. The Registrar’s Office staff interacts most frequently with students by providing transcripts and enrollment verifications and assisting with registration. The general email is (remember to use your Pratt email) and the main phone number is 718.636.3663.

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