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It all starts here

Being a student at Pratt means being challenged to grow every day with the support of our faculty, staff, and broader community behind you. As you take your first step in applying to Pratt, our admissions team is here to help you succeed. We encourage you to explore our resources and get in touch if you have any questions along the way.

New first year students

You have two options to apply to Pratt: Early Action or Regular Decision. Both of these options are non-binding and you’ll submit your application the same way.

To submit your application, apply through the Common App. There, you’ll find instructions for any portfolio requirements and additional documents to include.

November 1
Fall early action (non-binding)

November 1
Fall early action FAFSA (financial aid)

January 5
Fall regular decision

March 1
Fall regular decision FAFSA (financial aid)

October 1
Spring application deadline (only for Construction Management and the Associate AOS)


Transfer students

If you’re applying to transfer to Pratt from another college, your application deadline and requirements depend on the program you’re applying to join. All programs accept transfer applications for the fall semester, while only Construction Management and the Associate AOS programs take applications in the spring.

To apply to transfer to Pratt, submit your application through the Pratt online application below.

February 1
Fall semester deadline

October 1
Spring semester deadline (September 1 recommended for international students)

October 1
Spring application deadline (only for Construction Management and AOS)

Work by Emin Khananayev, BArch ’20, and Sidhant Seth, BArch ’20

For Associate degree students

We encourage associate degree applicants to apply by the priority deadlines; however, applications will be accepted after that as long as there is room in the program. The associate degree programs (AOS only) also offer spring admission.

January 5
Fall semester deadline

October 1
Spring semester deadline (September 1 recommended for international students)


Choosing your major

During your application process, you’ll be asked to choose a major. You can learn about all of the programs we have at Pratt on our website and from the work our students are doing. Keep in mind, you’ll also have the opportunity to take classes in other majors and explore your artistic interests in almost any major you choose.

While you may apply as “undecided” if you’re applying to the Schools of Art and Design, we advise against it. You cannot pursue architecture, construction management, writing, digital arts, or critical and visual studies if you apply undecided. Though we do our best to accommodate, we also can’t guarantee that you’ll be able to select your first-choice major in the second year if you’ve applied undecided.

Check your application status

After you’ve applied, you can check the status of your application anytime. Just log into the link below using your email address and the password you used when you applied. It’s important to note that it can take up to three weeks from the date we receive your materials for your checklist to update, so your status may have some delay.

Life at Pratt is equal parts campus and culture

Get a window into our world in this introductory video, where you’ll meet members of our community and hear what makes Pratt unlike anywhere else.

  1. The Pratt community is made up of 3,675 undergrad students and 1,462 grad students.