Application Requirements

 

Program specific application requirements can be found below.

If you applied prior to March 1, 2021, continue sending your application materials to admissions@prescott.edu. Graduate students applying after March 1st will have access to a portal to upload all of your application materials. 

Please feel free to give us a call if you have any questions: 928-350-2100

 
Application Requirements
  • Autobiographical Essay: Please choose from one of the following essay prompts and send to admissions@prescott.edu. Essays should be 2-4 pages, double-spaced, and can be accepted in Word, Google Doc, or PDF format:
    • 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? 
  • Test Scores (optional): Prescott College does not require applicants to submit SAT or ACT scores for admission. Applicants are welcome to submit their scores to admissions@prescott.edu as part of their application. Our SAT code is 0484 and our  ACT code is 5022.
  • Reference: Applicants must provide the name and contact information for one reference who can speak to your academic potential (a school counselor, teacher, professor, etc.).  We will only contact this person if we need additional context about your application to make an admissions decision. Your reference's information can be emailed to admissions@prescott.edu.
  • Unofficial Transcripts (optional): Applications can be reviewed for an admissions decision with an unofficial high school and college transfer GPA. You can email your unofficial transcripts to admissions@prescott.edu.
  • Official Transcripts: Official high school and college transcripts will be required prior to beginning courses with Prescott College. Official transcripts can be submitted electronically by the issuing institution via Parchment or through the mail at:

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

  • All transcripts submitted by mail must arrive in an official sealed envelope from the issuing institution.
  • While 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.
     
  • Academic focus essay: Submit a 2-3 page essay (typed, double-spaced) around these two major themes to admissions@prescott.edu:
    • Write about your educational goals: What are your educational goals 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, Limited-Residency 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?
  • Reference: Applicants must provide the name and contact information for one reference who can speak to your academic potential (a school counselor, teacher, professor, etc.) or professional experience.  We will only contact this person if we need additional context about your application to make an admissions decision. Your reference's information can be emailed to admissions@prescott.edu.
  • Unofficial Transcripts (optional): Applications can be reviewed for an admissions decision with an unofficial high school and college transfer GPA. You can email your unofficial transcripts to admissions@prescott.edu.
  • Official Transcripts: Official high school and college transcripts will be required prior to beginning courses with Prescott College. Official transcripts can be submitted electronically by the issuing institution via Parchment or through the mail at:

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

  • All transcripts submitted by mail must arrive in an official sealed envelope from the issuing institution.
  • While 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.

To complete your application:

Below are the required application materials: 

  • Academic focus essay, 2-3 pages:  (typed, double-spaced) around these major themes
    • What do your professional goals look like in the future? 
    • Why do you want to be a teacher? 
    • What grade levels are you interested in working with? Why?
    • What has been your experience with online coursework?
    • How will your strengths help you succeed in an online program? 
    • What challenges do you anticipate in your learning?
    • What forms of assistance can you anticipate requiring in order to overcome these challenges?
  • Current Resume
  • Reference Forms: At time of application, two references will be required and will be reached out to online. 
  • Unofficial Transcripts (optional): Applications can be reviewed for an admissions decision with an unofficial college transcript.
  • Official Transcripts: Official college transcripts showing undergraduate degree conferral will be required prior to beginning courses with Prescott College. Official transcripts can be submitted electronically by the issuing institution via Parchment or through the mail at:

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

  • All transcripts submitted by mail must arrive in an official sealed envelope from the issuing institution.
  • While 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.

To complete your application:

Below are the required application materials:

  • Academic Focus Essay: In three pages or less, please explain your interest in the Social Justice and Community Organizing Masters Program.  What are your educational and career goals and how do you think graduate studies in SJCO will enable you to fulfill them?  What skills and/or motivations and/or experiences make you a good match for the program?
    - Please note that the faculty reading your essays are assessing that both your writing voice is passionate and personal as well as your writing skills, to ensure your success in a graduate program. If you have a sample of a scholarly paper from prior undergraduate or graduate work, please submit that in addition to your essay although this is not a requirement. Upload your essay on your applicant portal.
  • List of References: Applicants must submit a list of two to four academic or professional references who could be called upon to address your capability to complete graduate-level work. The list must contain the writer’s contact information and must briefly explain the relationship to you. 
  • Current Resume: Upload your resume on your applicant portal.
  • Official Transcripts: Official college transcripts showing undergraduate degree conferral will be required prior to beginning courses with Prescott College. Official transcripts can be submitted electronically by the issuing institution via Parchment or through the mail at:

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

  • All transcripts submitted by mail must arrive in an official sealed envelope from the issuing institution.
  • While 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.

 

**Current students applying to an accelerated program:

  • List of References: Applicants must submit a list of two to four academic or professional references who could be called upon to address your capability to complete graduate-level work. The list must contain the writer’s contact information and must briefly explain the relationship to you. Upload your reference contact information in your applicant portal.
  • Academic Focus Essay: In three pages or less, please explain your interest in the Social Justice and Community Organizing Masters Program.  What are your educational and career goals and how do you think graduate studies in SJCO will enable you to fulfill them?  What skills and/or motivations and/or experiences make you a good match for the program?
    - Please note that the faculty reading your essays are assessing that both your writing voice is passionate and personal as well as your writing skills, to ensure your success in a graduate program. If you have a sample of a scholarly paper from prior undergraduate or graduate work, please submit that in addition to your essay although this is not a requirement.
  • Current Resume: Upload your essay on your applicant portal.
  • Academic Degree Plan: Contact your faculty advisor for additional information.
  • Personal Essay: This essay will allow the admissions committee to assess your academic writing skills to succeed in an academically rigorous graduate level program. We understand current and previous academic preparation, professional work experience, and personal life experience often informs a student’s decision to aspire to enroll into a graduate program. Therefore, in order for us to gain a better understanding of your personal and professional motivations and readiness for applying, we ask you to submit a well thought out essay of two to five pages, double- spaced that responds to the following essential aspects to be successful in our graduate program. Applicants are free to frame their response within the context of a proposed thesis topic if they wish. Upload your essay on your applicant portal.
    -Your motivations for pursuing a graduate degree in this field of study.
    -Your background, experience, skills, and qualifications in the field, if any.
    -Your professional, academic, or personal aspirations as a result of obtaining this degree.
    -Your readiness to thrive in a graduate program which requires high levels of self-direction, motivation and academic rigor.
    -Your strengths and weaknesses as related to being successful in the program.
    -Your functional knowledge of an online learning module (Moodle), video conferencing (Zoom), electronic communications (Gmail), and desktop publishing software (MS Office suite).
  • List of References: Applicants must submit a list of two to four academic or professional references who could be called upon to address your capability to complete graduate-level work. The list must contain the writer’s contact information and must briefly explain the relationship to you. Upload your reference contact information in your applicant portal.
  • Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae: Includes a reliable list of two to four professional or academic references with current contact information. Upload your resume on your applicant portal.
  • Official Transcripts: Official college transcripts showing undergraduate degree conferral will be required prior to beginning courses with Prescott College. Official transcripts can be submitted electronically by the issuing institution via Parchment or through the mail at:

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

  • All transcripts submitted by mail must arrive in an official sealed envelope from the issuing institution.
  • While 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.

 

**Current students applying to an accelerated program:

  • List of References: Applicants must submit a list of two to four academic or professional references who could be called upon to address your capability to complete graduate level work. The list must contain the writer’s contact information and must briefly explain the relationship to you. 
  • Personal Essay: This essay will allow the admissions committee to assess your academic writing skills to succeed in an academically rigorous graduate level program. We understand current and previous academic preparation, professional work experience, and personal life experience often informs a student’s decision to aspire to enroll into a graduate program. Therefore, in order for us to gain a better understanding of your personal and professional motivations and readiness for applying, we ask you to submit a well thought out essay of two to five pages, double- spaces that responds to the following essential aspects to be successful in our graduate program. Applicants are free to frame their response within the context of a proposed thesis topic, if they wish. Upload your essay on your applicant portal.
    -Your motivations for pursuing a graduate degree in this field of study.
    -Your background, experience, skills, and qualifications in the field, if any.
    -Your professional, academic, or personal aspirations as a result of obtaining this degree.
    -Your readiness to thrive in a graduate program which requires high levels of self-direction, motivation and academic rigor.
    -Your strengths and weaknesses as related to being successful in the program.
    -Your functional knowledge of an online learning module (Moodle), video conferencing (Zoom), electronic communications (Gmail), and desktop publishing software (MS Office suite).
  • Current Resume: Upload your resume to your applicant portal.
  • Academic Degree Plan: Contact your faculty advisor for additional information.

Fall 2021 Priority Deadline: June 1, 2021

Fall 2021 Final Deadline: July 10, 2021

 

Requirements for future students seeking admission to Master of Science in Counseling with or without a certification:

Admissions Essay: This essay will allow the admissions committee to assess your academic writing skills to succeed in an academically rigorous graduate-level program. We understand current and previous academic preparation, professional work experience, and personal life experience often informs a student’s decision to aspire to enroll in a graduate program. Therefore, in order for us to gain a better understanding of your personal and professional motivations and readiness for applying, we ask you to submit a clear, concise essay of three to four pages, double-spaced, with 1-inch margins, in 12-point Times New Roman font, that adheres to APA format and responds to the following essential aspects, in four distinct, individually-titled portions. Upload your essay on your applicant portal.

    • What does it mean to you to be a professional counselor?

    • What do you think is the most challenging aspect of being a professional counselor will be, and how will you address this?

    • Describe your readiness to thrive in a graduate level program that will often require that you work independently in a self-directed manner.

    • What strengths, resources, and/or supports will you draw upon to be successful with your program of study? Please include any challenges you foresee and how you will address them.

List of References: Applicants must submit a list of two academic or professional references. Once the application is submitted, the references will receive an email inviting them to complete a few questions to address your capability to complete graduate-level work. The list must contain the writer’s contact information and must briefly explain the relationship to you. Upload your reference's contact information on your applicant portal.

Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae: Please email to admissions@prescott.edu.

Official Transcripts: Official college transcripts showing undergraduate degree conferral will be required prior to beginning courses with Prescott College. Official transcripts can be submitted electronically by the issuing institution via Parchment or through the mail at:
 

Office of Admissions
Prescott College

220 Grove Avenue

Prescott, Arizona 86301

 

  • All transcripts submitted by mail must arrive in an official sealed envelope from the issuing institution.

  • While 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.

 

Requirements for future students seeking admission to Post-Master's Certifications:

Prerequisites for all Post-Master's Certifications: A counseling-related graduate degree. Call your admissions counselor for details.

 

Admissions Essay: Submit a clear, concise essay of 2-3 pages, double-spaced, with 1-inch margins, in 12-point Times New Roman font, that adheres to APA format and responds to the following essential aspects, in four distinct, individually-titled portions.

 

    • What does it mean to you to pursue a graduate certificate in your chosen field of study (Adventure-based Counseling, Nature-based Counseling, or Expressive Art Therapy)?

    • Describe your readiness to thrive in a graduate level program that will often require that you work independently in a self-directed manner.

    • What strengths, resources, and/or supports will you draw upon to be successful with your program of study? Please include any challenges you foresee and how you will address them.

List of References: Applicants must submit a list of two academic or professional references. Once the application is submitted, the references will receive an email inviting them to complete a few questions to address your capability to complete graduate-level work. The list must contain the writer’s contact information and must briefly explain the relationship to you. Upload your reference's contact information on your applicant portal.

Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae: Upload your essay on your applicant portal.

Official Transcripts: Official college transcripts showing graduate degree conferral will be required prior to beginning courses with Prescott College. Official transcripts can be submitted electronically by the issuing institution via Parchment or through the mail at:

 

Office of Admissions

Prescott College

220 Grove Avenue

Prescott, Arizona 86301

 

*Expressive Art Therapy Applicants: In addition to the requirements above, you will also need to submit a portfolio with 12-15 examples of your artwork. You may also have additional transcript requirements. Please contact your admissions counselor or admissions@prescott.edu for details.

 

**Current Undergraduate Students: Upload your degree plan on your applicant portal to apply to the accelerated program. 

  • List of References: Applicants must submit a list of two academic or professional references. Once the application is submitted, the references will receive an email inviting them to complete a few questions to address your capability to complete graduate-level work. The list must contain the writer’s contact information. Upload your reference's contact information on your applicant portal.
  • Personal Statement: In three to five pages, the applicant must integrate their thoughts around the two major themes described below into a comprehensive personal statement. The applicant should address each of the specific parts identified within each theme. Upload your essay on your applicant portal.
    Educational Goals:
    -The events in your life that lead you to want to earn a graduate degree.
    -How do you envision your life goals and professional aspirations changing as a result of this educational experience?
    -Readiness to thrive in a graduate program in which the student, to a great degree, works independently and is required to demonstrate high levels of self-direction and motivation.
    -Describe your experiences completing independent projects.
    -Discuss how your existing support network will help you handle the sense of isolation that can occur when completing projects independently.
    -What do you see as your strengths that will benefit you in a program such as this? What areas, if any, do you foresee that might pose a challenge to your success?
    -Share your initial thoughts about the Student Teaching, School Counseling, non-certification practica, or Principal Internship experiences you will complete during your program. How will these experiences offer you the opportunity to explore the theories and demonstrate your learning in your field of study in a practical, real-world context?  
  • Current Resume: Upload your resume on your applicant portal.
  • Official Transcripts: Official college transcripts showing undergraduate degree conferral will be required prior to beginning courses with Prescott College. Official transcripts can be submitted electronically by the issuing institution via Parchment or through the mail at:

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

 

  • All transcripts submitted by mail must arrive in an official sealed envelope from the issuing institution.
  • While 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.

**Current students applying to an accelerated program:

  • List of References: Applicants must submit a list of two academic or professional references. Once the application is submitted, the references will receive an email inviting them to complete a few questions to address your capability to complete graduate-level work. The list must contain the writer’s contact information. You can upload your reference's contact in your applicant portal.
  • Personal Statement: In three to five pages, the applicant must integrate their thoughts around the two major themes described below into a comprehensive personal statement. The applicant should address each of the specific parts identified within each theme. Upload your essay on your applicant portal.
    Educational Goals:
    -The events in your life that lead you to want to earn a graduate degree.
    -How do you envision your life goals and professional aspirations changing as a result of this educational experience?
    -Readiness to thrive in a graduate program in which the student, to a great degree, works independently and is required to demonstrate high levels of self-direction and motivation.
    -Describe your experiences completing independent projects.
    -Discuss how your existing support network will help you handle the sense of isolation that can occur when completing projects independently.
    -What do you see as your strengths that will benefit you in a program such as this? What areas, if any, do you foresee that might pose a challenge to your success?
    -Share your initial thoughts about the Student Teaching, School Counseling, non-certification practica, or Principal Internship experiences you will complete during your program. How will these experiences offer you the opportunity to explore the theories and demonstrate your learning in your field of study in a practical, real-world context?  
  • Current Resume: Upload your resume on your applicant portal.
  • Academic Degree Plan: Contact your faculty advisor for additional information.
  • Admissions Essay: This essay will allow the admissions committee to assess your academic writing skills to succeed in an academically rigorous graduate level program. We understand current and previous academic preparation, professional work experience, and personal life experience often informs a student’s decision to aspire to enroll into a graduate program. Therefore, in order for us to gain a better understanding of your personal and professional motivations and readiness for applying, we ask you to submit a well thought out essay of two to five pages, double- spaces that responds to the following essential aspects to be successful in our graduate program. Applicants are free to frame their response within the context of a proposed thesis topic, if they wish. Upload your essay on your applicant portal.
    -Your motivations for pursuing a graduate degree in this field of study.
    -Your background, experience, skills, and qualifications in the field, if any.
    -Your professional, academic, or personal aspirations as a result of obtaining this degree.
    -Your readiness to thrive in a graduate program which requires high levels of self-direction, motivation and academic rigor.
    -Your strengths and weaknesses as related to being successful in the program.
    -Your functional knowledge of an online learning module (Moodle), video conferencing (Zoom), electronic communications (Gmail), and desktop publishing software (MS Office suite).
  • List of References: Applicants must submit a list of two to four academic or professional references who could be called upon to address your capability to complete graduate-level work. The list must contain the writer’s contact information and must briefly explain the relationship to you. Upload your reference's contact information on your applicant portal.
  • Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae: Upload your resume on your applicant portal.
  • Official Transcripts: Official college transcripts showing undergraduate degree conferral will be required prior to beginning courses with Prescott College. Official transcripts can be submitted electronically by the issuing institution via Parchment or through the mail at:

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

  • All transcripts submitted by mail must arrive in an official sealed envelope from the issuing institution.
  • While 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.

**Current students applying to an accelerated program:

  • List of References: Applicants must submit a list of two to four academic or professional references who could be called upon to address your capability to complete graduate level work. The list must contain the writer’s contact information and must briefly explain the relationship to you. 
  • Admissions Essay: This essay will allow the admissions committee to assess your academic writing skills to succeed in an academically rigorous graduate level program. We understand current and previous academic preparation, professional work experience, and personal life experience often informs a student’s decision to aspire to enroll into a graduate program. Therefore, in order for us to gain a better understanding of your personal and professional motivations and readiness for applying, we ask you to submit a well thought out essay of two to five pages, double- spaces that responds to the following essential aspects to be successful in our graduate program. Applicants are free to frame their response within the context of a proposed thesis topic, if they wish. Upload your essay on your applicant portal.
    -Your motivations for pursuing a graduate degree in this field of study.
    -Your background, experience, skills, and qualifications in the field, if any.
    -Your professional, academic, or personal aspirations as a result of obtaining this degree.
    -Your readiness to thrive in a graduate program which requires high levels of self-direction, motivation and academic rigor.
    -Your strengths and weaknesses as related to being successful in the program.
    -Your functional knowledge of an online learning module (Moodle), video conferencing (Zoom), electronic communications (Gmail), and desktop publishing software (MS Office suite).
  • Current Resume: Upload your resume on your applicant portal.
  • Academic Degree Plan: Contact your faculty advisor for additional information.
  • Admissions Essay: This essay will allow the admissions committee to assess your academic writing skills to succeed in an academically rigorous graduate level program. We understand current and previous academic preparation, professional work experience, and personal life experience often informs a student’s decision to aspire to enroll into a graduate program. Therefore, in order for us to gain a better understanding of your personal and professional motivations and readiness for applying, we ask you to submit a well thought out essay of two to five pages, double- spaces that responds to the following essential aspects to be successful in our graduate program. Applicants are free to frame their response within the context of a proposed thesis topic, if they wish. Please submit your essay on your student portal.
    -Your motivations for pursuing a graduate degree in this field of study.
    -Your background, experience, skills, and qualifications in the field, if any.
    -Your professional, academic, or personal aspirations as a result of obtaining this degree.
    -Your readiness to thrive in a graduate program which requires high levels of self-direction, motivation and academic rigor.
    -Your strengths and weaknesses as related to being successful in the program.
    -Your functional knowledge of an online learning module (Moodle), video conferencing (Zoom), electronic communications (Gmail), and desktop publishing software (MS Office suite).
  • List of References: Applicants must submit a list at least two academic or professional references who could be called upon to address your capability to complete graduate-level work. The list must contain the writer’s contact information and must briefly explain the relationship to you. You can submit your references during the application process or in your student portal. 
  • Prerequisite coursework: Applicants for the MBA in Sustainability Leadership Program must demonstrate basic competency in the subjects of accounting, economics, and quantitative methods (e.g. statistics) preferably prior to commencing the MBA Program.  As an exception - students may be permitted to satisfy this requirement during the first year of the MBA Program. This demonstration of competency can be accomplished in one or a combination of the following ways for all three subjects: 
    • Submission of official transcripts demonstrating completion of undergraduate courses in any or all of accounting, economics, or quantitative methods; and/or
    • Submission of official transcripts demonstrating completion of any or all of accounting, economics or quantitative methods course(s) through a local community college prior to or during enrollment in the MBA Program; and/or
    • Evidence of completion of any or all of accounting, economics or quantitative methods course(s) through StraighterLine online course offerings which can be found at https://www.straighterline.com/; and/or
    • A Quantitative Analytical Skills Statement accompanying the Application for Admission describing how the applicant’s work experience has included any or all of accounting, economics or quantitative methods in a substantive manner; and/or
    • Completion of Prescott College’s online MBA Preparation Course by the end of the student’s first year of enrollment in the MBA program.

      For example, to demonstrate the required competency in all three subjects, a student may use one method listed above, or alternatively, a combination of an official undergraduate transcript demonstrating completion of an accounting course, evidence of the completion of a StraighterLine course in economics, and a Quantitative Analysis Skills Statement demonstrating the use of quantitative methods during the applicant’s work experience.

      Should a student fail to demonstrate these competencies as required above by the end of the first year of the MBA Program, student continuation in and/or graduation from the MBA Program may be delayed until such time as the student presents evidence of meeting the requirements set forth above.

  • Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae: Please submit during the application process or in your student portal. 
  • Transcripts: You may submit unofficial or official for admission into Prescott College. Official college transcripts showing undergraduate degree conferral will be required by the end of the first term to continue courses with Prescott College. Official transcripts can be submitted electronically by the issuing institution via Parchment or through the mail at:

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

  • All transcripts submitted by mail must arrive in an official sealed envelope from the issuing institution.
  • While 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.

**Current students applying to an accelerated program:

  • Two References: Applicants must submit at least two references. References should be individuals who know you and are qualified to evaluate your academic competence, character and/or experience in professional or leadership roles. Professors, supervisors, and employers are often the best sources. References from a current personal therapist, family members, or friends are not accepted.
  • Admissions Essay: This essay will allow the admissions committee to assess your academic writing skills to succeed in an academically rigorous graduate level program. We understand current and previous academic preparation, professional work experience, and personal life experience often informs a student’s decision to aspire to enroll into a graduate program. Therefore, in order for us to gain a better understanding of your personal and professional motivations and readiness for applying, we ask you to submit a well thought out essay of two to five pages, double- spaces that responds to the following essential aspects to be successful in our graduate program. Applicants are free to frame their response within the context of a proposed thesis topic, if they wish. Please submit your essay during the application process or through your student portal.
    -Your motivations for pursuing a graduate degree in this field of study.
    -Your background, experience, skills, and qualifications in the field, if any.
    -Your professional, academic, or personal aspirations as a result of obtaining this degree.
    -Your readiness to thrive in a graduate program which requires high levels of self-direction, motivation and academic rigor.
    -Your strengths and weaknesses as related to being successful in the program.
    -Your functional knowledge of an online learning module (Moodle), video conferencing (Zoom), electronic communications (Gmail), and desktop publishing software (MS Office suite).
  • Current Resume: Submit during the application process or through your student portal. 
  • Academic Degree Plan: Contact your faculty advisor for additional information.
  • Prerequisite coursework: Applicants for the MBA in Sustainability Leadership Program must demonstrate basic competency in the subjects of accounting, economics, and quantitative methods (e.g. statistics) preferably prior to commencing the MBA Program.  As an exception - students may be permitted to satisfy this requirement during the first year of the MBA Program. This demonstration of competency can be accomplished in one or a combination of the following ways for all three subjects: 
    • Submission of official transcripts demonstrating completion of undergraduate courses in any or all of accounting, economics, or quantitative methods; and/or
    • Submission of official transcripts demonstrating completion of any or all of accounting, economics or quantitative methods course(s) through a local community college prior to or during enrollment in the MBA Program; and/or
    • Evidence of completion of any or all of accounting, economics or quantitative methods course(s) through StraighterLine online course offerings which can be found at https://www.straighterline.com/; and/or
    • A Quantitative Analytical Skills Statement accompanying the Application for Admission describing how the applicant’s work experience has included any or all of accounting, economics or quantitative methods in a substantive manner; and/or
    • Completion of Prescott College’s online MBA Preparation Course by the end of the student’s first year of enrollment in the MBA program.
      For example, to demonstrate the required competency in all three subjects, a student may use one method listed above, or alternatively, a combination of an official undergraduate transcript demonstrating completion of an accounting course, evidence of the completion of a StraighterLine course in economics, and a Quantitative Analysis Skills Statement demonstrating the use of quantitative methods during the applicant’s work experience.
      Should a student fail to demonstrate these competencies as required above by the end of the first year of the MBA Program, student continuation in and/or graduation from the MBA Program may be delayed until such time as the student presents evidence of meeting the requirements set forth above.

 

Admissions procedures for applicants seeking admission into the MBA-MSFS Dual Degree program:

 

  • Admissions Essay: This essay will allow the admissions committee to assess your academic writing skills to succeed in an academically rigorous graduate level program. We understand current and previous academic preparation, professional work experience, and personal life experience often informs a student’s decision to aspire to enroll into a graduate program. Therefore, in order for us to gain a better understanding of your personal and professional motivations and readiness for applying, we ask you to submit a well thought out essay of two to five pages, double- spaces that responds to the following essential aspects to be successful in our graduate program. Applicants are free to frame their response within the context of a proposed thesis topic, if they wish. Upload your essay on your applicant portal.
    • Your motivations for pursuing a graduate degree in these fields of study.
    • Your background, experience, skills, and qualifications in these fields, if any.
    • Your professional, academic, or personal aspirations as a result of obtaining these degrees.
    • Your readiness to thrive in a graduate program which requires high levels of self-direction, motivation and academic rigor.
    • Your strengths and weaknesses as related to being successful in the program.
    • Your functional knowledge of an online learning module (Moodle), video conferencing (Zoom), electronic communications (Gmail), and desktop publishing software (MS Office suite).  
  • List of References: Applicants must submit a list of two to four academic or professional references who could be called upon to address your capability to complete graduate-level work. The list must contain the writer’s contact information and must briefly explain the relationship to you. Upload your reference's contact information on your applicant portal.
  • Prerequisite coursework: Applicants for the MBA in Sustainability Leadership Program must demonstrate basic competency in the subjects of accounting, economics, and quantitative methods (e.g. statistics) preferably prior to commencing the MBA Program.  As an exception - students may be permitted to satisfy this requirement during the first year of the MBA Program. This demonstration of competency can be accomplished in one or a combination of the following ways for all three subjects: 
    • Submission of official transcripts demonstrating completion of undergraduate courses in any or all of accounting, economics, or quantitative methods; and/or
    • Submission of official transcripts demonstrating completion of any or all of accounting, economics or quantitative methods course(s) through a local community college prior to or during enrollment in the MBA Program; and/or
    • Evidence of completion of any or all of accounting, economics or quantitative methods course(s) through StraighterLine online course offerings which can be found at https://www.straighterline.com/; and/or
    • A Quantitative Analytical Skills Statement accompanying the Application for Admission describing how the applicant’s work experience has included any or all of accounting, economics or quantitative methods in a substantive manner; and/or
    • Completion of Prescott College’s online MBA Preparation Course by the end of the student’s first year of enrollment in the MBA program.

      For example, to demonstrate the required competency in all three subjects, a student may use one method listed above, or alternatively, a combination of an official undergraduate transcript demonstrating completion of an accounting course, evidence of the completion of a StraighterLine course in economics, and a Quantitative Analysis Skills Statement demonstrating the use of quantitative methods during the applicant’s work experience.

      Should a student fail to demonstrate these competencies as required above by the end of the first year of the MBA Program, student continuation in and/or graduation from the MBA Program may be delayed until such time as the student presents evidence of meeting the requirements set forth above.
       

  • Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae: Upload your essay on your applicant portal.
  • Official Transcripts: Official college transcripts showing undergraduate degree conferral will be required prior to beginning courses with Prescott College. Official transcripts can be submitted electronically by the issuing institution via Parchment or through the mail at:

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

  • All transcripts submitted by mail must arrive in an official sealed envelope from the issuing institution.
  • While 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.
     
  • Dual Degree Notes:
    • Admitted students in the Dual Degree program will work with the Program Directors of both programs to develop a degree completion plan to ensure graduation requirements of both programs are met through the Dual Degree Opportunity. Program Directors at Prescott College will work in close coordination to ensure student success and timely graduation.
    • The Program Directors of both programs associated with the Dual Degree program will work with the admissions office to approve or deny the Dual Degree program application, and/or state any conditions to admission that must be satisfied by the student.
    • Dual Degree applicants are subject to all policies, deadlines, and requirements of each of the programs, separately, which comprise the Dual Degree and/or as otherwise described in the specific Dual Degree program section of the Prescott College Catalog.

 

We are not currently accepting applications for the MFA program. To receive updates, please submit the Request Information form and we will keep you informed about the program’s status.

  • Application Form: Online, Free
  • Admissions Essay: This essay will allow the admissions committee to assess your academic writing skills to succeed in an academically rigorous graduate level program. We understand current and previous academic preparation, professional work experience, and personal life experience often informs a student’s decision to aspire to enroll into a graduate program. You personal essay should address what you want to accomplish in the program and the change you expect to make through your work. Some additional items you may wish to address are listed below. Please email your essay to admissions@prescott.edu.
    -Your motivations for pursuing a graduate degree in this field of study.
    -Your background, experience, skills, and qualifications in the field, if any.
    -Your professional, academic, or personal aspirations as a result of obtaining this degree.
    -Your readiness to thrive in a graduate program which requires high levels of self-direction, motivation, and academic rigor.
    -Your strengths and weaknesses as related to being successful in the program.
    -Your functional knowledge of an online learning module (Moodle), video conferencing (Zoom), electronic communications (Gmail), and desktop publishing software (MS Office suite).
  • List of References: Applicants must submit a list of two to four academic or professional references who could be called upon to address your capability to complete graduate-level work. The list must contain the writer’s contact information and must briefly explain the relationship to you. You can email your references to admissions@prescott.edu.
  • Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae: Include a list of exhibitions, and/or your participation in social justice events. Please email to admissions@prescott.edu.
  • Portfolio: Digital Submission required. Applicants may submit 15 - 20 images, up to 5 minutes of film/video, or a sample of their writing
  • Official Transcripts: Official college transcripts showing undergraduate degree conferral will be required prior to beginning courses with Prescott College. Official transcripts can be submitted electronically by the issuing institution via Parchment or through the mail at:

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

  • All transcripts submitted by mail must arrive in an official sealed envelope from the issuing institution.
  • While 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.
  • Interview by request: Candidates may be contacted for an interview

 

**Current students applying to an accelerated program:

  • List of References: Applicants must submit a list of two to four academic or professional references who could be called upon to address your capability to complete graduate level work. The list must contain the writer’s contact information and must briefly explain the relationship to you. 
  • Admissions Essay: This essay will allow the admissions committee to assess your academic writing skills to succeed in an academically rigorous graduate level program. We understand current and previous academic preparation, professional work experience, and personal life experience often informs a student’s decision to aspire to enroll into a graduate program. You personal essay should address what you want to accomplish in the program and the change you expect to make through your work. Some additional items you may wish to address are listed below. Please email your essay to admissions@prescott.edu.
    -Your motivations for pursuing a graduate degree in this field of study.
    -Your background, experience, skills, and qualifications in the field, if any.
    -Your professional, academic, or personal aspirations as a result of obtaining this degree.
    -Your readiness to thrive in a graduate program which requires high levels of self-direction, motivation, and academic rigor.
    -Your strengths and weaknesses as related to being successful in the program.
    -Your functional knowledge of an online learning module (Moodle), video conferencing (Zoom), electronic communications (Gmail), and desktop publishing software (MS Office suite).
  • Current Resume: Send to admissions@prescott.edu.
  • Portfolio: Digital Submission required. Applicants may submit 15 - 20 images, up to 5 minutes of film/video, or a sample of their writing
  • Academic Degree Plan: Contact your faculty advisor for additional information.
  • Interview by request: Candidates may be contacted for an interview

  • List of References: Applicants must submit a list of two academic or professional references. Once the application is submitted, the references will receive an email inviting them to complete a few questions to address your capability to complete graduate-level work. The list must contain the writer’s contact information. You can upload your reference's contact information on your applicant portal.
  • Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae: Upload your essay on your applicant portal.
  • Personal Statement*: In one five to seven page paper (using a scholarly citation format such as APA or MLA), please address the following:
    - Why are you applying to this specific program? 
         Please address your: professional and scholarly background as they pertain to the program, distance learning readiness, and alignment with Prescott College’s social and environmental justice-oriented mission and values.
    - What areas of research in Sustainability Education interest you most?
         Please suggest some potential research questions associated with these areas. 
    - What are your goals for obtaining this degree? 
         Goals could address: professional, scholarly, community impact and outreach, dissemination of knowledge, applied research, social and environmental action, and other realms.
    *Note: Upon review of your application materials, the committee may request additional application support materials. These may include items such as undergraduate transcripts and/or examples of previous scholarly work. Please upload your personal statement on your applicant portal.
  • Official Transcripts: Official college transcripts showing all graduate-level, post-secondary coursework completed will be required prior to beginning courses with Prescott College. Official transcripts can be submitted electronically by the issuing institution via Parchment or through the mail at:

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

  • All transcripts submitted by mail must arrive in an official sealed envelope from the issuing institution.
  • While 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.

In addition to the application requirements listed in the program of your choice above,
international applicants will be required to submit additional documentation as part of their application materials. For additional information about attending Prescott College as an international student, you may also click here.

English Language Proficiency

Applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate English language
proficiency by submitting the required minimum score on one of the following tests taken within
the past two years:

  • 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 therevised
  • 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

English Proficiency Waiver
International applicants who have completed three years or more of coursework (not ESL or remedial English) at a high school in the US, Canada (excluding Quebec), United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand, or Australia, Antigua &Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & Grenadines, and Trinidad & Tobago

  • International students transferring from a US college or university who completed the equivalent of English Composition I & II with a grade of C- or higher at regionally accredited US college or university
  • International applicants who hold a conferred Bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited US college or university or recognized university in Canada (excluding Quebec), Commonwealth Caribbean, United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand, or Australia

International Credential Evaluation 

All international applicants must send their official transcripts to a recognized NACES agency, click here for a full listing of recognized providers. The type of evaluation required depends on the level of education completed outside of the United States.

International applicants seeking admission into one of our undergraduate programs who completed high school or its equivalent outside of the United States but have not taken college or university-level credit can request a high school equivalency report.

International applicants seeking to transfer college/university credit from an institution outside of the United States to a Prescott College undergraduate degree, as well as applicants into any of our graduate programs (master's or PhD), will need to request a course-by-course equivalency evaluation of all university work completed.

Once the evaluation is completed, a copy of the report must be sent to the admissions office directly from the evaluating agency. The report can be emailed to admissions@prescott.edu or mailed to:

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

If you have questions about these requirements, please contact your admissions counselor or email the Office of Admissions at admissions@prescott.edu.

Student Visa Information
While not required for admission, students who plan to apply for an F1 student visa will be required to submit verification of funding for one year of tuition and living expenses at Prescott College in the form of a valid bank statement or scholarship/sponsorship letter and a photocopy of the identification page of their passport in order to receive an I-20 form from Prescott College.
 

**Current students applying to an accelerated program:

  • List of References: Applicants must submit a list of two to four academic or professional references who could be called upon to address your capability to complete graduate-level work. The list must contain the writer’s contact information and must briefly explain the relationship to you. Upload your reference's contact information on your applicant portal.
  • Admissions Essay: This essay will allow the admissions committee to assess your academic writing skills to succeed in an academically rigorous graduate level program. We understand current and previous academic preparation, professional work experience, and personal life experience often informs a student’s decision to aspire to enroll into a graduate program. Therefore, in order for us to gain a better understanding of your personal and professional motivations and readiness for applying, we ask you to submit a well thought out essay of two to five pages, double- spaces that responds to the following essential aspects to be successful in our graduate program. Applicants are free to frame their response within the context of a proposed thesis topic, if they wish. Upload your essay on your applicant portal.
    -Your motivations for pursuing a graduate degree in this field of study.
    -Your background, experience, skills, and qualifications in the field, if any.
    -Your professional, academic, or personal aspirations as a result of obtaining this degree.
    -Your readiness to thrive in a graduate program which requires high levels of self-direction, motivation and academic rigor.
    -Your strengths and weaknesses as related to being successful in the program.
    -Your functional knowledge of an online learning module (Moodle), video conferencing (Zoom), electronic communications (Gmail), and desktop publishing software (MS Office suite).
  • Current Resume: Upload your resume on your applicant portal.
  • Academic Degree Plan: Contact your faculty advisor for additional information.
  • Prerequisite coursework: Applicants should speak with their academic advisor to determine any missing coursework prior to application.

Upon application receipt, an admissions representative will reach out to the student to assist them through the process. The following is required before the student may enroll in the course:

1.  Program Director Approval

2.  Official transcripts:

       ●  Master’s courses: Transcripts showing bachelor’s degree conferral.

       ●  Doctoral courses: Transcripts showing master’s degree conferral.

Application materials should be sent to admissions@prescott.edu. Upon completion of application and all requirements, the student will be permitted to register for courses.

Note: Non-matriculated students are not eligible for Financial Aid. Tuition is charged at a per credit rate. Click here for current credit rates.

If a non-matriculating student is interested in continuing their studies as a degree-seeking student, they must complete the admissions process for their program of interest. Courses taken as a non-matriculated student are not guaranteed to transfer to a degree program. Formal admission to a program is subject to all admissions requirements and admissions committee evaluations. Students may take 9 credits maximum before or without formal enrollment in a program.

Questions? Click here to connect with your admissions counselor.