Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Transcripts

Unofficial Transcripts

Currently enrolled students can view and print an unofficial transcript through Student Planning.

Official Transcripts

Official transcripts may be ordered in three ways: online, by mail, or in person. (Note: Records containing financial holds will not be processed until the hold is cleared.)

All transcript requests must have the following information to be processed:

  • Name while attending Pratt Institute
  • 9-digit social security number or 7-digit Pratt ID number
  • Date of birth
  • Telephone number
  • Dates of attendance and/or graduation date
  • Destination information where transcript is to be mailed

Online

The easiest and most affordable way for students and alumni to order an official Pratt transcript is through the National Student Clearinghouse. This requires a valid credit/debit card to place your order. Regular service (three to five business days) is $7.50 per copy. Expedited services are available for an additional cost. You can upload additional forms to accompany your transcript if needed.

By Mail

Official transcripts may be ordered by mail by completing a Transcript Request form available on our website. Delivery and pricing information is available on the request form. Send your request form with a check or money order (no cash) to:

Pratt Institute
Office of the Registrar
200 Willoughby Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205

In Person

Official transcripts may also be ordered in person at the Office of the Registrar, Myrtle Hall, 6th Floor, during registrar window hours. We can only accept cash or checks. (A credit card payment can be charged at the financial services window adjacent to the Registrar’s window.) Requests for immediate processing and pick up are $15 per copy. Requests to send official transcripts by regular mail service leaves Pratt in three to five business days.
 

Transcript Notation for Violent Offenses—Transcript Notation Process

As required by New York State Legislation Article 129-B, effective October 5, 2015, Pratt Institute will denote conduct outcomes on academic transcripts of students found in violation of any policy violation that is deemed a violent offense as defined by CLERY reportable crimes. Transcript notations are applied at the conclusion of the conduct proceedings and appeals processes.
The following are examples of language that may appear on an academic transcript:

  • “Expelled after a finding of responsibility for a code of conduct violation”
  • “Suspended after a finding of responsibility for a code of conduct violation”
  • “Withdrew with conduct charges pending”

Transcript notations for a student suspended or who chooses to withdraw pending conduct investigation will remain on a transcript for a minimum of one year. After one year’s time, a student may request to have the transcript notation removed by filing an appeal with the Vice President for Student Affairs. If an appeal is not filed, the notation will be removed after seven years.

Transcript Notation Appeals Process

To file an appeal to have the transcript notation removed from an academic transcript, a student must submit in writing to the Vice President for Student Affairs the following:

  • A statement describing the incident and what was learned over the time away from the institution.
  • Documentation of successful completion of an in/out patient program or therapy to address the conduct.
  • Students who withdrew from the Institute prior to resolution of the conduct process will need to fulfill the sanctions found in absentia before being permitted to appeal.
  • Transcript notations for students expelled are permanent and cannot be appealed.

Withdrawal Prior to Conduct Case Adjudication

A student who withdraws from the Institute prior to an outcome of a pending conduct case should understand that the investigation will continue without their participation. A student can still be found responsible in their absence. Withdrawal from the Institute will not protect a student from possible criminal or civil action(s).

Organization of Course Offerings

Courses numbered 100 through 499 are primarily reserved for under­graduates. Graduate students will not receive credit toward graduation for taking these courses.

Courses numbered 500 through 599 may be open to both undergraduates with junior or senior class standing and graduate students. Courses in this range are consider­ed either

  1. Technical Elective
  2. Qualifying
  3. Graduate courses whose content complements advanced under­graduate studies

Credit earned within the 500-numbered courses by undergraduate students may not be applied toward a graduate degree. Graduate students enrolled in 500-level courses are expected to perform with greater productivity and capacity for research and analysis than their undergraduate colleagues enrolled in the same courses. Significantly more is expected of graduate students in course projects, papers, and conferences.

Courses numbered 600 and above are generally for graduate students only. A graduate course embraces highly developed content that demands advanced qualitative and quantitative per­formance and specialization not normally appropriate to undergraduate courses.

Courses numbered 9000 and above are elective internship courses.

Semester Hour Credit

In accordance with federal regulations, a credit/semester hour is the amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement. Pratt Institute operates on a semester calendar and awards credit on a semester basis. Each semester is a minimum of 15 weeks. One credit is awarded for at least three hours of student work per week, or the equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time. Student work may take the form of classroom time, other direct faculty instruction, or out-of-class homework, assignments, or other student work. A minimum of one clock hour per week, or equivalent time in variable-length courses, represents classroom or direct instruction time.

To determine the appropriate amount of classroom time required for each course, Pratt follows the standards established by its accrediting agencies. Typically, for each credit hour awarded to lecture or seminar courses, the students receive 15 clock hours of direct instruction and are required to perform an additional 30 hours of out-of-class work. For each credit awarded to a studio course, undergraduate students typically receive 22.5 clock hours, and graduate students receive 15 hours of direct instruction and are required to complete a minimum of 30 additional hours of out-of-class work.