Spring 24: December 21, 2023
Fall 24: August 1, 2024
Spring 24: January 5, 2024
Summer 24: May 10, 2024
Fall 24: August 9, 2024
*Orientation is mandatory and those who cannot commit to attending will have their admission deferred.
Now Accepting Applications for Spring 2024 and Fall 2024
At Prescott College, we believe that your undergraduate degree should be one of the most formative and fun experiences of your life. Why spend four years just coasting when you could be exploring your passions, developing your skills, and impacting real change?
How to Reach Us
General Email: [email protected]
Application Process at Prescott College
Once you start your application, you’ll receive access to your applicant portal, where you can view the status of your materials and upload any outstanding items. If you ever have questions throughout this process, don’t hesitate to reach out to your admissions counselor.
A complete application to Prescott College requires:
- If you are currently a high school student, we only require your unofficial in-progress high school transcripts at the time of your application. You can usually get these from your high school student account or from your counselor
- If you are a transfer student with fewer than 60 college credits completed after high school, we require your unofficial high school and college transcripts from all colleges attended
- If you are a transfer student with more than 60 college credits, we only require unofficial transcripts from all colleges attended
NOTE: We only require unofficial transcripts at the time of admission. When you choose to enroll at Prescott, we will need official transcripts prior to the start of your first term. Emailed transcripts are not considered official. Official transcripts can be sent through a secure portal like Parchment or National Student Clearinghouse, or can be mailed to:
Office of Admissions
220 Grove Ave
Prescott, AZ 86301
We only require the contact information – name, email address, phone number – for an academic or professional reference with your application. We do not require full letters of recommendation.
An appropriate reference can be a teacher, counselor, coach, or employer.
You can add your reference information when you submit the application form, or can do so later through your applicant portal.
Your essay is a time to shine, but it shouldn’t be something that causes a lot of anxiety or frustration! At Prescott, we want you to be your authentic self from Day 1, so bring that voice and experience into your essay.
TIPS: Remember to proofread, or better yet, have a friend, parent, or counselor review it with you, to ensure it’s A+ work! Additionally, in some programs we may offer special institutional financial aid to students who write high-fit essays, so consider what about Prescott’s mission, vision, and values really speak to you when you’re writing your essay.
Essays should be 2-4 pages, double-spaced, and can be accepted in a Word, Google Doc, or PDF format. You can upload it to your portal, or send it to your admissions counselor.
On-Campus Undergraduate Essay Prompts (choose from one of the following):
- Tell us about a time when an accomplishment, obstacle, or realization challenged your pre-existing worldview and how it sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others.
- Reflecting on your past academic or life experiences, how do your current educational goals align with Prescott College, and how do you see yourself as a changemaker?
Online Undergraduate Essay Prompts:
- Write about your educational goals: What are they and how do you see your life changing after graduation? What areas of study would you like to pursue as a major? As a minor? What is the role that this area of study now plays in your life and what has been your experience, if any, in this discipline?
- Write about your readiness to thrive in the self-designed, online undergraduate degree which we offer at Prescott College: What led you to pursue your degree at Prescott College? What kind of experience and success do you have working or learning independently? How will your strengths help you succeed in our program? What kind of help will you need to overcome any weaknesses?
Once an application is complete, we can typically get you an admissions decision within 2-3 weeks. Your admissions counselor will contact you with your decision, and if accepted, will go over your next steps. These next steps often include:
- Completing the FAFSA and applying for outside or private scholarships. Check out our Financial Aid page for more information and recommended timelines.
- Connecting with an advisor and planning your courses. If you’re a transfer student, we conduct a free transfer evaluation once you are accepted.
- Chatting with a Financial Aid counselor about your budget worksheet and cost of attendance
- Coming to campus if you’re able
- On-Campus Students: Preparing for Orientation (trust us, you’re definitely going to want to check out this page)
- Accepting your offer and confirming your plans to enroll!
You can view other next steps on our Accepted Student Page
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