How to Apply
At Prescott College you are much more than a number—even in the application process. The Admissions Committee thoughtfully and carefully considers all applications to the College, looking beyond the paperwork to see the individual who wants to be a member of this community. In addition to the Admission criteria listed below we also consider a student's potential for growth and success at Prescott College.
Admission criteria include, but are not limited to—
- Evidence of previous academic success and promise
- Good citizenship and community involvement
- Commitment to interdisciplinary academic pursuits
- Clearly articulated academic goals
- Evidence of self-direction
- Well-developed college essays
The majority of our applicants have received B or higher grades in previous academic work. While transcripts have an important role in the admission process, we utilize a holistic review process that acknowledges other strengths and characteristics of students' ability to be successful at Prescott College. Of the 400-500 applications received for the Resident Degree Program each year, 60-75% are fully accepted, 20-25% are conditionally accepted, and 5-10% are not admissible.
Prescott College admits as a regular student only individuals with a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent.
Required application items
- Completed application form Application: Resident Undergraduate Application: Resident Undergraduate Supplement
- One essay—a two to four page autobiographical essay reflecting on your past academic experiences and your educational goals
- 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
- Official transcripts of all high school and college work
- 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.)
Please contact the Admissions Office with any questions via E-mail.In certain cases one or more requirements may be waived.