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FAQs: Inbound Students

Q: Are all health documents requested by Pratt mandatory to submit?

A: Yes, all requested health documents are necessary and must be submitted prior to registering for classes.

Q: My Pratt OneKey Username and Password are not working, what should I do?
A: Contact Pratt's Technology Desk at services@pratt.edu or call  718.636.3765 and they will help you reset your password and username.

Q: I am seeing in my immigration documents under “Sources of Funding” that I need to provide proof of income for an entire year ($80,000). I thought I only needed to show at least $8,000.  Which is true?
A: You are correct. You only need to show $8,000 for your exchange semester. You can disregard the entire year amount stated on the form.

Q: Do I need to submit the Verification of English Language form and attend IEP courses?
A: J-1 exchange students need to submit a signed Verification Form for English Language Proficiency for J1 students by their home school's international office. You do not need to attend IEP courses if that form is submitted.


Q: I am trying to register for my classes but the “Register Now” button is gray. What should I do?
A: First make sure you have submitted your required health forms.  Upon doing as such, this button will still be grey as you cannot register for their own classes. You should contact Sabrina Coles in the Registrar's Office at scoles@pratt.edu. She will register you manually. If you have questions about specific course offerings you should contact the Chair or Assistant Chair of the Department you will be studying in. You can find their contact information below:  Liberal Arts Classes:
Q: Am I able to register for courses which have prerequisites?
A: Yes, in certain circumstances. You should also contact Sabrina Coles (scoles@pratt.edu) about this matter. She will contact the department and they will judge if your skills and transcripts warrant registering you for the course(s) you’re interested in.

Q:  Who should I contact if I want to live on Pratt's campus?
A:  Please send an email to Jason LeConey (jleconey@pratt.edu) telling him your Pratt ID, the term you will be studying at Pratt and that you are an inbound exchange student who would like to live on campus.


Q: When registering for on campus housing I am being asked to submit both a housing and enrollment deposit. What should I do?
A: You only need to submit a housing deposit. Do not submit an enrollment deposit. If you submitted an enrollment deposit it will be refunded.

Q: Where can I find resources for off campus housing?
A: Pratt has resources available here.
There are also a couple of Facebook groups:
  1. Pratt Institute Off-Campus Housing
  2. Pratt Institute, New York Housing, Rooms, Apartments, Sublets, Roommates
We also recommend using websites like- Apartments.com, Streeteasy.com, or Zillow.com

Q: I see a fee for health insurance and Dewar's tuition insurance on my bill.
A: That’s right. It is your responsibility to waive the health insurance unless you are choosing to enroll in Pratt’s health insurance. It is also your responsibility to waive the Dewar's tuition insurance, if you so choose. Please look at the Tuition & Fees section of this document for more details.

Q: When paying for housing or other Pratt expenses online there is a convenience fee. How can I avoid this?
A: The convenience fee is generated when you pay for expenses using a debit or credit card. It has nothing to do with international transactions. Use an electronic check to avoid the convenience fee.

Q: How do I make individual payments and what fees am I responsible for?
As per the Inbound Student Resources page, tuition and general fees are waived for exchange students at the end of the first full month of the term (September for Fall and February for Spring). However, students are responsible for individual course fees for your selected classes. Bauhaus University students also pay the student activity fee. For more information, please refer to the Inbound Student Resources page.

For instructions on how to make individual payments, see below:
  1. Log In to One Pratt's "Self Service" Portal from your laptop/computer
  2. Under "Student Finance", go to "Make a Payment"
  3. See instruction diagram below
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