Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Degree Audits

Degree audits are computerized checklists of graduation requirements. These reports are similar to transcripts because they list all academic activity. They are different from transcripts, however, because they organize the coursework attempted into logical blocks that represent what is required. They also clearly flag what has been taken and what has yet to be taken.

There are four parts to an audit:

  1. Student Information
    The top of the first page lists the student’s name, the academic program being evaluated, the catalog year that the requirements are being checked against, and the student’s anticipated graduation date (based on the date of admission). This section may also contain one or many text messages specific to the student, depending on his or her status at Pratt.
  2. Credit and GPA Information
    This area lists the total credits required for graduation, the number required to be taken at Pratt (residency), and the GPA required for graduation.
  3. Required Course Information
    This section is usually the longest. It lists the entire range of requirements and electives specific to the academic program being evaluated. Fulfilled require­ments will be listed with the grade earned (or CR for transfer credit). Missing requirements are also noted with credits needed.
  4. Other Courses
    Courses that usually do not count toward a program’s requirements are listed in this bottom section. Some­times a course will not count toward graduation because it was dropped, or carries a grade that makes it ineligible for consideration, such as an F or an INC. Also, some students choose to take an extra class for additional knowledge even though it doesn’t fulfill any particular degree requirement.

How to Get a Copy of a Degree Audit

Students may view or print an audit at any time using their Academic Tools.

  1. Log in with your OneKey at www.pratt.edu/myPratt;
  2. Click on “Academic Tools” on left side of page, and click “log in”;
  3. After the system logs you in, click on the “Students” menu on the sidebar;
  4. Click on “Degree Audit” under “Planning & Registration”;
  5. In order to review an audit for the current academic program (major), click appropriate radio button. In order to see what the results would look like in a different program, use the drop-down list of majors next to Evaluate New Program to select a potential major to review.

Students may go online and receive a degree audit at any time. If you do not have a computer or access to a computer lab, come to the Office of the Registrar. Students who have questions about how to read the audit should visit their academic adviser’s office or stop by the Office of the Registrar during office hours for an explanation.

Thesis Enrollment

Thesis must be completed within three years, the duration of which equals the initial semester of thesis registration plus five (5) consecutive semesters of Thesis in Progress. Grad­uate students must register without interruption and pay the Institute’s tuition and fees for each additional semester of continued thesis work following the initial semester of thesis registration. Any extension beyond the three-year duration is subject to an acceptable demon­stration of extenuating circumstances from the candidate and a written approval from the department chair and the dean.

First Registered Thesis Credit Semester

Graduate students will register for their thesis course. If the student does not complete the thesis by the end of that first semester, completion of the thesis is pending and the student will receive an IP (In Progress) grade. The student must enroll in Thesis in Progress the following semester.

Subsequent Semesters of Thesis in Progress

Registration for Thesis in Progress must be made for each consecutive semester following enrollment in Thesis. A student is expected to complete his or her thesis within the next five consecutive semesters. If at the end of five semesters the thesis is still pending completion, the student will be withdrawn from the original Thesis course. Re-enrol­l­ment in the Thesis course will only take place with the written permission of the department chair.

Certification of Enrollment for Registered Thesis Work

For certification purposes, Pratt considers students taking Thesis or Thesis in Progress to be full-time.

Thesis Submission and Final Grade

Students should refer to the latest version of the Graduate Theses Library Guidelines, available at the Pratt Library. Questions concerning organization and formatting of mat­erials should be discussed with the Information/Reference department of the Pratt Library before final typing.

Graduation File on or Before
Summer Term/October September 15
Fall Term/February January 15
Spring Term/May June 1

Students must submit their own thesis in person, unless it is submitted by a representative from the academic department.

For the Pratt Libraries to accept a thesis submittal after the deadline date, a Late Thesis Submittal Permission form must be submitted to the Library. The form is available at the Library Reference desk. The department chair’s signature is required to allow a late thesis submission.

Thesis and Thesis in Progress are graded IP. Thesis will remain IP until the thesis adviser assigns a final grade upon completion of the thesis project. A failing grade may be assigned if the student fails to remain in proper progress or communication, or fails to complete a satisfactory thesis.