Resident Undergraduate Application

Begin your bachelor's program by applying now

We take a holistic approach to admissions - looking beyond numbers and grades. We want to get to know you. We look at evidence of good citizenship and community involvement, your goals and passions, your ability to thrive in a self-directed program, and your unique talents. We thoughtfully and carefully consider all applications, looking beyond the paperwork to see the individual who wants to be a member of this community.

Priority Admissions and Important Dates

Prescott College accepts applications on a rolling basis; however applications received by the priority date are reviewed first and given an admissions decision before other applicants. If accepted, your spot will be held until the reply date, at which point you will need to submit a non-refundable $200 deposit to hold your spot and confirm your intention to enroll. Click here for more information.

Application Process

If you have questions or need assistance, don't hesitate to call us at 877-350-2100 or e-mail admissions@prescott.edu. We're here to help make the application process as easy as possible!

STEP 1: Review Application Requirements.

Carefully review and begin gathering all application requirements:

  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. Official transcripts: Mail all official high school and college transcripts to: Prescott College, Office of Admissions, 220 Grove Avenue, Prescott, Arizona 86301.  Students may submit GED transcripts through HiSET. Our Designated Institution (DI) Code is AZ1001003.
  4. 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.

STEP 2: Apply Online. It’s free!

There are two ways to apply online. If you are in need of a paper application please contact the admissions office. 

Option 1: Prescott College Online Application

Select your application below. If you have earned more than 6 college credits after you graduated from high school, you must select the transfer student application.
If you have any questions about which application to use, please choose the chat option on your screen or call us at 1-877-350-2100, option 1.

 

Option 2:  Common Application - apply here

STEP 3: Submit application materials

Submit all application requirements during the application or email separately to admissions@prescott.edu You must mail official transcripts and materials to Prescott College, Office of Admissions 220 Grove Avenue, Prescott, Arizona, 86301

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 welcome. Students whose native language is not English must exhibit a competency in the English language, with a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of at least 500 on the paper-based, 173 on the computer-based, or 61 on the Internet-based test. Applications should be submitted early to avoid problems caused by delays in processing Visa documents.

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.

Recommended credential evaluation service

PO Box 3665

Culver City, CA 90231

Tel: 310-258-9451

Transferring to Prescott College

Students seeking to transfer to the Resident Undergraduate Bachelor of Arts Program must complete the equivalent of two terms of full-time enrollment at Prescott College as a minimum enrollment requirement. Transfer students do not need an Associate’s degree to apply. Students are generally considered to be “transfer students” if they apply to Prescott College with college credit earned after high school.

All Undergraduate students must complete a minimum of 120 semester credits before becoming eligible to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree from Prescott College. Only courses that are numbered 100 level and above and completed with a C grade or higher will be accepted as transfer credit, and this credit must be from a regionally accredited school.

Transfer students who have successfully completed four terms of college study (90 transferable quarter credits or 60 transferable semester credits) are not required to submit high school transcripts. All other application requirements apply.

For more information about transferring to Prescott College, please contact the Admissions office at 928-350-2100 or admissions@prescott.edu.

Prescott College has transfer agreements with the following institutions:

Maricopa Community Colleges

Northland Pioneer College

Transcript evaluations are always free at Prescott College. Contact an admissions professional today to plan your seamless transfer to Prescott College.

Transfer Pathway Guides for Download

Transferring from Yavapai Community College

Transferring from Maricopa Community College

Transfer Credit

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.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Prescott College awards four semester credits to each International Baccalaureate (IB) "higher level" score of 5, 6, or 7, up to a maximum of 20 credits. Credit is awarded on a course-by-course basis. IB scores must be sent directly from the International Baccalaureate North American office to the Office of the Registrar. IB tests must have been taken within five years prior to admission to Prescott College. IB-awarded credits do not count towards Prescott College's two-year minimum enrollment requirement.

Advanced Placement (AP)

Prescott College awards 4 semester credits for each Advanced Placement (AP) score of 4 or 5, up to a maximum of 20 credits. Credit is awarded on a course-by-course basis. AP scores must be sent directly from the College Board/Advanced Placement to the Office of the Registrar. AP tests must have been taken within five years prior to admission to Prescott College. AP-awarded credits do not count towards Prescott College's two-year minimum enrollment requirements.

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.

Recommended credential evaluation service

PO Box 3665

Culver City, CA 90231

Tel: 310-258-9451

Early Decision

Students who have come to the decision that Prescott College is their first choice are invited to apply for the Fall Term under the College's Early Decision Plan. Students who file Early Decision applications with all accompanying credentials by December 1 will receive a decision by December 15. In submitting an Early Decision application, a student enters into an agreement whereby, if admitted, she or he will enroll at Prescott College and immediately withdraw all applications to other colleges. An applicant wishing to apply as an Early Decision candidate should check the appropriate box on page one of the Prescott College application or on the Common Application.

Deferred Matriculation

Students wishing to defer matriculation may do so by sending a written request to the Director of Admission and paying a $200 non-refundable deposit. Matriculation will be postponed for up to a full academic year, subject to successful completion of any academic work undertaken during that time.