Welcome Fall 2022 Entering Students!

We are thrilled you have joined our incoming class of 2022 and excited to welcome you into our community of artists! Below is a list of steps you’ll need to take before arriving on campus this fall.

Items to Submit

Below, you will find a checklist of items you will need to submit before school starts. This information can also be found in the Enrollment Guide which will be sent to all deposited students in the first week of May. Please be sure to check the email address used to apply. Instructions on completing and returning all forms will be included. 

Final Official Transcript. High school students should inform their guidance counselors that they will be attending PrattMWP College of Art and Design. Transcripts should be mailed to PrattMWP, Office of Admissions, 310 Genesee Street, Utica NY 13502. If you do not graduate for any reason, you must email Brittany Gaffney, Admissions Director (bgaffney@mwpai.edu)

Transfer students must provide final official copies of all college transcripts if transcripts were not provided at the time of application. Please follow the instructions on the Transfer Credit /AP Exam Request Form, credit form. Please submit these documents as soon as possible after you finish the spring term if you did not already do so.

Enrollment Forms Include:

  1. Advisement Pre-Registration and Transfer Credit Request Form Please fill out the form on the website.
  2. Emergency Contact Form Please fill out the form on the website.
  3. Health Evaluation Form  Please fill out the form on the website. In addition to the Health Evaluation Packet, students must upload their COVID-19 vaccine information here. All students must be fully up-to-date with their COVID-19 vaccination, which includes booster doses when eligible. To inquire about medical or religious exemptions, please contact Student Life

  4. Residential Students
    Housing Request and Dietary Needs Form  Please fill out the form on the website.
    The Residence Life Coordinator assigns students to their room assignments after receiving this form. Assignments are made based upon specific requests stated on this form to the extent that it is possible to do so. All students assigned to a residence hall are automatically enrolled in the mandatory meal plan. Students will receive their room assignments towards the beginning of August.
    Housing License  Please review the Housing License and keep it for your own records.
    Gender Inclusive Housing Please fill out the form on the website.
    Guidelines for Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals Please fill out the form and email supporting documentation to studentlife@mwpai.edu or mail them to PrattMWP Student Life Office, 310 Genesee St. Utica, NY 13502.
  5. Commuter Students 
    Commuter Waiver Application  Please fill out the application to waive the Housing License if you plan to commute.
    Commuter Meal Plan  Please fill out the form on the website. Please contact studentlife@mwpai.edu with any questions regarding the optional Commuter Meal Plans
    Mandatory Commuter Understanding  Please fill out this form to confirm you have read and will abide by Institute policies as a Commuter.  
  6. Security ID Photo Requirements  Please email your Security ID photo to reslife@mwpai.edu
  7. Optional Accommodations Form  Please fill out the form on the website. Additionally, please email supporting documentation (i.e doctor's note, IEP, etc.) for your diagnosis to studentlife@mwpai.edu or mail them to PrattMWP Student Life Office, 310 Genesee St. Utica, NY 13502.
  8. Chosen Name Change  This form must be printed, completed, and returned to PrattMWP. Send to PrattMWP College of Art and Design, Student Life Office, 310 Genesee Street, Utica, NY 13502 or Faxed to (315) 797-9349.
  9. Student Health Insurance  Please fill out the form on the website. 
  10. International Student Form This form is for international students only.  Please fill out the form on the website.


Your first semester classes are pre-determined by the Registrar. Every PrattMWP student is assigned an academic advisor and will need to meet with their advisor to discuss classes needed every semester thereafter. Students will receive their class schedule at the beginning of August.

International students whose first language is not English will be required to take our in-house English Placement Test to assess the level of English proficiency unless they submitted a TOEFL score of at least 600 or an IELTS score of 7.5. You may be required to take Intensive English classes concurrently with your degree program courses

Once you have completed your Intensive English Program requirements or have tested out, you will be required to begin taking first-year English classes. Please also note that ENGL 100 and 102 are the equivalent of HMS 101B and HMS 103B.

Academic Calendar: 2022/2023 Academic Calendar Please contact our Registrar by email or calling 315-797-0000 x 2152 with any questions.

Move-in/OrientationInformation regarding Orientation, move-in day, and the first day of classes can be found on our Orientation web page.

Billing/Payment Options

Invoices will be generated and sent via postal mail in mid-June for the fall semester. Full payment of the invoice balance is due by July 15. Bills are based on a full-time credit load and are adjusted if you drop or add credits below 12 or over 18.

Payments can be made by cash (in person only), credit card, check, or wire transfer. PrattMWP also offers a monthly tuition payment plan through Tuition Management Systems (TMS) for your convenience. The first payment for the monthly payment plan is July 15th. Information on how to make your tuition payment is available on our Student Accounting web page. Please contact our Bursar Office if you have questions about billing/payment options by email or 315-797-0000 ext. 2174.

If you decide to defer your application to the following year or withdraw your application completely, please contact the Office of Admissions by email or calling 800-755-8920.  Only first-year students may defer admission. You may not attend another school during the deferred year. Students who wish to defer their application must submit the $300 Enrollment Deposit.


 The campus is wireless in the Studio and Academic Building, including the Library and most classrooms. Residence Halls are wireless.

Shipping Items before You Arrive

Students may begin shipping packages to their campus address no earlier than August 1. A daily fee will be charged to the student for storage of any package received before August 1 based on the package size. Small packages (all dimensions less than 24 inches) will be charged $3.50 per day. Large packages (any dimension 24 inches or greater) will be charged $7.00 per day. No fee will be charged for packages received on August 1 or later.

The mail center will be open on check-in day for you to retrieve your things. Packages can be addressed as follows:

Student’s Name
503 William Street
Utica, NY 13502

International Students

Both PrattMWP and Pratt Institute are here to assist you in many different ways throughout your education. It is essential that you submit all your required I-20 information quickly to ensure that there is enough time for you to obtain a visa and enter the US to begin your course of study.

We are excited to have you join us and wish you a pleasant journey!

All New Students: International Student Form

All new international students applying for an F-1 visa must complete the online International Student Form and submit all required documents in order to apply for the I-20. For instructions, please visit our Form I-20 and Visa Instructions webpage!


Deferring to Another Term:

If you decide to defer your enrollment/application to the following term please email Admissions Director, Brittany Gaffney (bgaffney@mwpai.edu) to notify us of your decision. The enrollment deposit of $300 is required to defer to the following term, securing your place in the program and any merit award scholarship you received. Requests for deferral must be submitted before August 1, 2021.


Relocating to the Brooklyn campus

The transition to the Brooklyn campus is automatic and seamless; no application is required to relocate. Approximately 95 percent of students choose to relocate to Brooklyn. When you relocate, you will start as a junior in your program as long as you remain in the major in which you were enrolled in at PrattMWP. You will complete your degree in two years as long as you meet all requirements for your degree. Upon graduation, your bachelor’s degree will be awarded by Pratt Institute. You must complete the first two years at PrattMWP before you will be able to relocate to Brooklyn. You may not relocate to Brooklyn after completing only one year at PrattMWP.

Click here for more information on relocating to the Brooklyn campus.