We set the standard for academic excellence through experiential, collaborative education that transforms diverse learners into leaders.


We set the standard for academic excellence through experiential, collaborative education that transforms diverse learners into leaders.

What to Expect from Your Admissions Experience at Prescott College

At the core of our admissions process we seek to gain an understanding of what motivates you. Prescott College students are typically lifelong learners, whose passion for sustainability, humanities, social justice and the environment move them to find and create solutions to environmental and social justice issues locally, regionally, and globally.


Application Requirements

Once you submit your application form above, you will gain access to your applicant portal, where you can view and upload materials.

Each program requires supplemental materials to complete your application. In most cases, this includes an essay and unofficial transcripts. For some graduate programs, this may also include a current CV or resume, and letters of recommendation. Essay prompts and requirements can be found in your applicant portal.

Once your application is complete, we can typically provide you with an admission decision within 2-3 weeks.

If you have questions about how to apply, your application status, or next steps, please feel welcome to reach out to and we can connect you to your admissions counselor.

Admissions Deadlines:

On-Campus Undergrads
Last day to be admitted:
10 business days before orientation

Online Undergrads
Last day to be admitted:
1 business day before orientation

Summer 2023
All Graduate Programs:
May 3, 2023

Fall 2023
MS Counseling
Priority Deadline: June 1, 2023
Final Deadline: July 15, 2023

All Other Graduate Programs
Final Deadline: August 9, 2023

*Orientation is mandatory and those who cannot commit to attending will have their admission deferred.

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Your Story is Important

Your academic preparation is just as important as how you see the world and how you envision creating positive change that aligns with our values and mission. We believe in you! Let's discover how we can make your dream a reality, together. We offer a variety of scholarships to make your educational experience at Prescott College affordable.


Take the Next Step

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Come to an Event

We have several Admissions events on campus and online throughout the year. Each Open House, Preview Day, and Information Session is designed to help you get to know us and interact with members of our community.

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Connect With Us

Whether you’re just beginning to consider one (or more) of our programs or are curious about specific details, we look forward to connecting with you. The Admissions team is here to help you every step of the way.

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Apply for Financial Aid

While not required for admission, we strongly encourage all of our applicants to complete the FAFSA for their upcoming enrollment year. If you have questions about aid, please don’t hesitate to contact us at

Our Community in a Video

Fifteen minutes will open your eyes to an education that most don't know even exists -- an education for adventurous, engaged learners seeking to immerse themselves in an intense and transformative experience, and to connect with their society, their environment, and their own potential.

Are you interested in being part of our community?

One thing we all have in common is our passion - passion for helping others, passion for the environment, passion for social justice and a passion for a different kind of learning experience.


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