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Application Process

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Admissions and Scholarship Deadlines

Prescott College practices rolling admissions which means that you may apply at any time prior to the published last day to apply. However, there are recommended Priority Dates for all applicants. Applicants meeting these deadlines have the best chance of gaining admission and may be considered for merit scholarships. Click here for more information.

STEP 1: Start your online application!

Common Application - apply here

If you require a paper based application, please contact the admissions office at 1-877-350-2100 or admissions@prescott.edu.

Continuing applicants - click here to finish your application.

STEP 2: Submit application materials 

Be proactive! Review our list of required supplemental application materials before starting your application process. All application materials should be submitted through the online application portal. You must mail official transcripts and materials to Prescott College, Office of Admissions 220 Grove Avenue, Prescott, Arizona, 86301

  1. Autobiographical Essay: Submit a two to four page autobiographical essay reflecting on your past academic experiences and your educational goals
  2. One letter of recommendation: First-time Freshmen must have a letter written by a teacher or counselor; transfer students may have a letter from anyone except family or a significant other. Please note you will have an opportunity to gather letters of recommendation by email through the online application.  
  3. Test Scores: First-time Freshmen must submit SAT or ACT scores. In the event you are unable to submit SAT or ACT scores, contact the Admissions Office to discuss options.
  4. Official transcripts can be submitted electronically by the issuing institution via Scrip-Safe or through the mail at:

    Office of Admissions
     Prescott College
     202 Grove Avenue
     Prescott, Arizona 86301

    All transcripts submitted by mail must arrived in an official sealed from the issuing institution.

    Please note: unofficial transcripts may be submitted for the admissions committee to begin a preliminary evaluation of an application. Official transcripts will be required to provide an official offer of admission.

    Let’s get going! We are here to support you during the admissions process. If you have any questions, please contact us at 1-877-350-2100 or admissions@prescott.edu for assistance.

Additional admissions information

Computer Literacy

Students are expected to enter the College with a level of technology competency sufficient to function effectively in the program. Proficiency is defined as a comfort and knowledge of using email, navigating the Internet, and basic word processing skills. Students must be able to use message boards or computer conferencing tools to communicate with others, download and upload files, and attach files to email. Students are required to have full-time access to a computer that has a reliable Internet connection.

Deferred Matriculation

Students wishing to defer matriculation may do so by sending a written request to the Director of Admission. Matriculation will be postponed for up to a full academic year, subject to successful completion of any academic work undertaken during that time.

Transfer Credit

Dual Enrollment

High school students who enrolled in college-level credit from regionally accredited US colleges or universities for courses in which a grade of C or the equivalent was obtained. Students desiring to transfer such credits should contact the Office of Admissions to determine the applicability of this policy to their educational background. Once enrolled, students work with their academic advisor to determine how their transfer credits will apply to their degree plan.

Regionally Accredited US Colleges or Universities

Prescott College will transfer in college-level credit from regionally accredited US colleges or universities for courses in which a grade of C or the equivalent was obtained. In some cases college-level credit from US colleges and universities that are not regionally accredited may be transferable via Prescott College's Conversion Portfolio Policy. Students desiring to transfer such credits should contact the Office of Admissions to determine the applicability of this policy to their educational background. Once enrolled, students work with their academic advisor to determine how their transfer credits will apply to their degree plan.

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Prescott College accepts a full range of College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests, which measure mastery of college-level introductory course content in a wide range of disciplines. To receive credit for successful performance on a CLEP examination an official transcript must be scent by the CLEP Transcript Service. Prescott College will not accept a transcript or score report submitted by the student, nor will credit be awarded based on another institution's prior evaluation.

Military Transfer Credit

In accordance with Title 38, Code of Federal Regulations, all veterans utilizing GI Bill Education Benefits must submit for military transcripts while entering Prescott College.

Prescott College awards transfer credits for US military services training via the American Council on Education (ACE) endorsement transcripts, AART (Army ACE Registry Transcript), SMART (Sailors/Marines ACE Registry Transcript), and Air University. Prescott College also awards transfer credit for tests administered to military personnel by DANTES (Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support). AART and SMART transcripts and DANTES scores will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis with faculty input. Only those courses that pertain to a student's degree program will be awarded transfer credit.

International Transfer Credits

College-level credit from non-US institutions will be transferred according to current guidelines of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Offices (AACRAO). Transcripts from other countries must be evaluated by an international credential evaluation service. They produce an "official report" which we use for evaluation. The student is responsible for all costs associated with this evaluation. The evaluation process can take several weeks to complete.

Additional information for:

Home-Schooled Candidates

Prescott College welcomes home schooled students and other students with non-traditional high school equivalencies. Official high school transcripts come from a homeschool clearinghouse, guild, or association. If transcripts are unavailable, we encourage you to consider FastTranscripts.com, offered in concert with the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA).  You may also submit evidence of academic readiness through a portfolio. At minimum, the portfolio should be 5 to 10 pages and include: course titles, course descriptions, and bibliography. Some prior applicants have chosen to also include writing samples, photography, and CD-ROMs of artwork.

International Students

Applications from international students are welcomed. International applicants whose primary language is not English, or who attended school in a non-English speaking country, must prove English proficiency.

English Language Proficiency

Applicants must demonstrate the following minimum scores taken within the last two years to demonstrate their English proficiency to demonstrate academic readiness to pursue their undergraduate or graduate level studies at our institution.

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of at least 550 on the paper-based, 213 on the computer-based, 79 on the Internet-based, or 20 in each section of the revised paper-delivered test.
  • IELTS academic band score of a 6.5
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (ESOL) score of a B or higher
  • PTE score of at least 53

International Educational Evaluation

Transcripts from other countries must be evaluated by an international credential evaluation service. Original or certified educational documents of high school and/or college transcripts and proof of a conferred degree is required. All international applicants or students who are U. S. citizens who have obtained high school or college/university credit from an institution outside of the United States must submit official transcripts for an evaluation by an approved and accredited NACES agency, click here for a full listing.

Recommended providers
Educational Credential Evaluators (http://www.ece.org)
International Educational Research Foundation (http://www.ierf.org/)
Josef Silny (http://www.jsilny.com/)
World Education Services (www.wes.org)

A course-by-course evaluation report is required. Since the evaluation process may take several weeks to complete, please your application completion process accordingly to our priority deadlines.

Demonstrated Financial Support

All accepted international students (including students living in Canada and Mexico) must demonstrate ability to meet educational expenses while studying at Prescott College for the first year. This is called “financial certification.” This is the same standard that consular and Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) officers will use to determine a student’s financial stability.
Students should anticipate that they will be required to present documentary evidence of financial support at the time they apply for a visa and again to the CIS when they arrive in the United States. Funds may come from any dependable source, including scholarships, fellowships, sponsoring agencies, personal funds, or funds from the student’s family.
Documentation of personal or family funds should be on bank letterhead stationery, or in the form of legally binding affidavit from CIS. It may be wise to get several sets of original financial documents.

Identification Documentation
All accepted international students will be required to proof of their identity through a valid passport to apply for a F-1 student visa. Students with a current active F-1 student visa from another U. S. college or university may request a transfer through the institution’s designated school officer. Additional information on the F-1 student visa process can be found on the U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement web site.