Relocating to the Brooklyn Campus

Information about the transition to Pratt’s Brooklyn campus for your junior year, including billing, financial aid, student life, registration and more can be found below.

PrattMWP and Pratt Institute’s administrative offices work closely to ensure a smooth transition.  A group visit to Pratt Institute is organized by PrattMWP’s Student Life Office so that you may visit the Brooklyn campus in your sophomore year. You will tour campus, meet with faculty, administration and current students. The trip will also allow you to spend time in your specific departments and learn what to expect throughout your junior and senior years in Brooklyn.

During your last semester at PrattMWP, the residential life, financial aid, registrar and advising offices from both Pratt Institute and PrattMWP will work together on the Utica campus to ensure that you are prepared for the start of your junior year in Brooklyn. At this time you will secure housing and financial aid and register for classes. 

How does it Work?
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.

Changing Your Major at Brooklyn
If you decide to change your major when you relocate to Brooklyn, you will not complete your degree in two years.  Changing your major will add an additional year because of the difference in curriculum beginning your sophomore year.  Changing your major to fashion will require four years at Brooklyn and Architecture is a completely different curriculum and will require a total of five years on the Brooklyn campus. 

Note: Acceptance to a different program at the Brooklyn campus is not guaranteed, but departments make every effort to accommodate you. Contact the PrattMWP Registrar, for more information.   

Relocation Scholarships: When you relocate to Brooklyn, you will be considered for scholarships based on your cumulative GPA at the end of the first semester of your second year at PrattMWP. They are based on GPA only. For students relocating to Brooklyn for the fall 2018 semester, scholarships ranged up to $26,000, the complete breakdown is listed below. Students who submit the FAFSA will also be considered for federal aid.

3.9 and higher

$26,000

3.8-3.89

$23,000

3.7-3.79

$22,000

3.5-3.69

$18,000

3.3-3.49

$14,000

3.0-3.29

$11,000

Financial Aid: Make sure to submit the FAFSA if you are a US citizen or permanent resident. Financial Aid Director, will give you information about financing your education at the Brooklyn campus, however if you have specific questions, please contact the Financial Aid Office in Brooklyn at sfs@pratt.edu or by calling 718.636.3599.  Pratt Institutes Financial Aid Office visits PrattMWP in the spring to meet with students and to answer questions about financial aid in Brooklyn.   They will ensure that you have taken all the necessary steps.  Brooklyn’s Financial Aid Office generally provides your with a financial aid package at this time.

Billing: You may view your bill online using your myPratt (www.pratt.edu/mypratt/) account as soon as you are registered for your junior year. Your payment is due August 1 for fall entrants. Payments received after August 1 are subject to a $75 late fee and a 1.25 percent interest charge monthly. Bills are based on a full-time credit load and are adjusted if you drop or add credits below 12 or over 18.  Billing questions may be directed to Pratt Institute’s Bursar Office at bursar@pratt.edu.

Housing on the Brooklyn campus: Pratt Institute’s Residential Life Office will contact you with details about reserving your room on the Brooklyn campus as well as information about roommate selection and housing placement, etc.  For more information you may contact Tuan Vu in Pratt Institute’s Residential Life Office at 718.636.3600 (x2111) or by emailing tuanvu@pratt.edu

Your Class Schedule and Registration: Pratt Institute’s Academic Advisement Office visits PrattMWP in the spring to prepare you to register for classes and to answer questions and ensure you are registered properly for your junior year.  Questions may be directed to Tammy Bennett, Registrar at PrattMWP, (tbennett@mwpai.edu) or Mike Farnham, Academic Advisement Director at Pratt Institute’s (mfarnham@pratt.edu). 

International Affairs (international students only): Pratt Institute’s Office of International Affairs will generate a new Form I-20 that is valid for the Brooklyn campus.  Questions may be directed to oia@pratt.edu.

Health Services: Your student health records will automatically be sent to Pratt Institute. Students will not be required to submit additional documents for relocation.   If you have health insurance through the Pratt, you will need to re-enroll each year or waive the insurance fee if you have a separate policy. (www.pratt.edu/health). For more information you may contact health@pratt.edu.

Move-in and Orientation at the Brooklyn Campus: Move-in and orientation dates for students relocating to Brooklyn are listed at https://www.pratt.edu/student-life/orientation/mwp-students/. Please email (orientation@pratt.edu) or call (718.636.3422) the Brooklyn campus Student Affairs Office if you have questions about move-in or orientation.

Academic Calendar: The academic calendar for Pratt Institute is available at https://www.pratt.edu/academics/academic-resources/academic-calendar/

MyPratt, Pratt Email Address and Onekey Login: The myPratt portal contains your student financial account, class schedule as soon as you are registered, and for international students the I-20 request forms, as well as our learning management system and other information. The portal is accessed on the main website (www.pratt.edu) at the bottom of the page by logging in. Your Pratt email and login will remain the same at the Brooklyn campus.

Granting Parent Rights: You have the option of granting a parent or other guardian the right to access academic records, financial records, or both without providing him or her with your login and password. This can be done through the Academic Tools student menu (under My Personal Information) if you have not already done so. If the person is not already in your records, you must first "Request Add Parent." If your parents pay your bills, it is very important that they be able to access your financial account online.

We wish you the best of luck with completing your prestigious Pratt degree at Pratt’s Brooklyn campus!