Accepted Students

We are excited to have you join the Prescott College community!

 

Below you will find access to resources and information to help you plan the next step of your educational journey. There is separate information for students in the On-Campus Undergraduate Program and for students in our various online programs. 

Please review the steps below to confirm your spot and to prepare for the start of your program.

On Campus

We're excited to have you join the Prescott College community!

The first step on your journey as a new Prescott College On-campus Undergraduate student is to pay your Tuition Deposit. Your tuition deposit secures your spot in the program for your chosen semester and opens you up to a Prescott College email address and a MyPrescott login. 

Step 1 - Confirm Your Attendance: Contact your admissions counselor to let them know if you intend to enroll. Pay your deposit here: https://prescott.afford.com/PPT/MakeAPayment. This non-refundable deposit is required to establish your college email and service accounts.

Step 2 - IT onboard: After your deposit is received, the Prescott College IT department will email you to setup your prescott.edu e-mail address and MyPrescott school accounts. Please follow the instructions provided in their e-mail to ensure that your accounts are established.

Step 3 - FAFSA and Financial Aid: If you have not finished your FAFSA form, you must complete it at https://fafsa.ed.gov/. Use school code 013659. Once you have completed the FAFSA form you are welcome to contact our Financial Aid Department at 928-350-1111 or finaid@prescott.edu with any additional questions or concerns.

Step 4 - Complete your medical history form. You can access a copy here

Step 5 - Please take a few minutes to fill out these required forms prior to orientation. 

Student I.D. Card  (to access library resources and student discounts)

Participant Agreement Form 

This form needs to be downloaded, signed, and mailed to:          
Prescott College Admissions Office 
220 Grove Avenue, Prescott, AZ 86301

Or it can be downloaded, signed, and brought with you to the college. 

The Village, Tsegi and Cholla Cottages, and other near-campus housing feature a unique mix of residents, including both first-year and continuing students. All freshmen are part of the First Year Experience. The First Year Experience (FYE) focuses on assisting students in their transition to Prescott College by providing seminars, events, and activities geared to meet their needs and build a strong community. Students in the FYE live together by academic program (when possible) and have a staff that is specifically trained to handle First Year and Transfer Student transitional concerns. All first-time students are required to live on campus.

Residence halls open for the spring 2020 semester on January 10 and for the fall 2020 semester on August 21 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Find out a little more about Student Housing: https://www.prescott.edu/experience/studentlife/housing.

Step 1 - Access the online Housing Application here

Step 2 - Pay your housing deposit here

Step 3 - Submit your Wireless Data and Acceptable Use Policy Agreement here

Step 4 - Submit your Vaccination Verification Form here.

A few quick reminders regarding on-campus housing:

All rooms are furnished with a bed, a desk, 2 small dressers, a chair and a locking closet. Additionally, the community space is furnished with a dining table, chairs and living room seating space.

Secured wireless internet is available throughout the residence halls and unsecured wireless internet is available throughout the campus. Cable TV is not provided.

If you’d like to ship items prior to your arrival for pickup at the Service Center, please address accordingly:

Student Name, Incoming Student
220 Grove Avenue
Prescott, AZ 86301

Due to storage space limitations in the Service Center, please limit shipments to 2 medium-sized boxes and ship no earlier than 2 weeks prior to your arrival.
 

What to Bring 

  • Extra-long twin bed linens
  • Pillow
  • Towel
  • Personal hygiene Items
  • Kitchen/cooking supplies
  • Dishes & utensils
  • Floor Lamp
  • Desk Lamp
  • School Supplies
  • Painter’s Tape
  • 3m Brand Damage-Free Hanging Solutions Adhesive
  • Small Sewing Kit
  • Small First Aid Kit
  • Laundry basket and detergent
  • Clothes drying rack
  • Computer with wireless internet device
  • Cell Phone
  • Bike Lock

What to Leave Behind/Prohibited Items

  • Guns, Knives, other types of Weapons
  • Alcohol
  • Alcohol Paraphernalia or Advertisements
  • Drugs
  • Drug Paraphernalia or Advertisements
  • Medical Marijuana
  • Candles
  • Incense/Hot wax
  • Any item that produces smoke
  • Hot plates/burners (anything with exposed heating elements)
  • Grills (George Foreman, Camping, Hibachi, etc.)
  • Tape (other than painters tape)
  • Amplified Instruments/Drum Sets
  • Pets/Animals of any kind (unless permission has been secured for a Service or Emotional Support Animal)
  • Microwave
  • Mini-fridge
  • Refrigerator

Things to bring but may NOT enter the Halls

  • Bicycles (there are bike racks in the Village and around campus)
  • Any kind of vehicle
  • Fuel /Grills (may be stored only at the Warehouse)
     

Each fall and spring, all new Prescott College students find themselves on Orientation as they begin the unique journey of developing relationships with their new home, community and academic career.  For over 50 years, new students at Prescott College have built transformative connections to the  college, their environment, and each other. Orientation gives students the opportunity to build foundational communities that help to sustain them throughout their academic journey at Prescott College.

Orientation is the first class you take as a resident undergraduate Prescott College student. Learn more about Wilderness or Community Orientation and review the schedule

Register for Wilderness or Community Orientation by clicking this link: https://form.jotform.com/52976401098159

Every On-campus Undergraduate student enrolled in Prescott College is required to carry health insurance. This can be supplied through a personal policy. If you do not have a personal policy on your own or through your parents, you will be required to carry the insurance provided through the insurance carrier contracted by Prescott College. 

Student health insurance is automatically added to all student bills each year. If you carry a personal insurance policy, you must waive out of the Prescott College insurance.

Designed to simplify registration and financial processes, Prescott College’s Center for Student Success, our “One Stop” coordinates the services of Financial Aid, the Registrar’s Office and Student Accounts. The One Stop is located on our central campus in the Penstemon building across the courtyard from the Advising and Learning Commons. Combining these service areas on one office, as well as the central campus location, provides convenient access for students to maintain and update their registration and financial status. 

Stop by the Penstemon building during business hours or contact us with any questions or concerns. Use the contact information below for specific questions, or contact registrar@prescott.edu for general questions.

Financial Aid
finaid@prescott.edu
928-350-1111 

Registrar
registrar@prescot.edu
928-350-1102

Student Accounts
studentbilling@prescott.edu
928-350-4011

For detailed information about Prescott, lodging, dining, and more, please click the link below. 

Visiting Prescott

Phoenix’s Sky Harbor Airport is the nearest large airport, about 100 miles south of Prescott. Plan to make shuttle arrangements coinciding with airline arrival and departure. Shuttle vans run several times daily between various locations in Prescott and Sky Harbor Airport (see below). Travel to and from the airport and Prescott is approximately 2 hours.
 
Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport is a smaller airport in the Phoenix area which houses Allegiant, Spirit, and Frontier Airlines. There are no direct shuttles between Prescott and this airport, but students can take a shuttle between Sky Harbor and Gateway (Phoenix Gateway Direct or 855-982-2555). The shuttle between airports takes about 45 minutes.
 
There is also a small airfield near Prescott, Ernest A. Love Field, with direct flights to a few international airports, including Los Angeles and Denver.

Shuttle Service: 
Groome Transportation 928.350.8466 or https://groometransportation.com/prescott/

Directions to Prescott College: (From Phoenix)
Take Interstate I-17 north toward Flagstaff (approximately 62 miles)
Take exit #262 onto AZ-69 west toward Prescott – go 33.8 miles
Take ramp onto Gurley St. (AZ-69 becomes Gurley St.) – go 1.8 miles
Continue west on Gurley Street (past the courthouse square and Whiskey Row) to Grove Ave.
Turn right on Grove – Prescott College is located on the second and third blocks on the left
 
Directions to Prescott College: (From Flagstaff)
Take Interstate I-17 south towards Phoenix (approximately 62 miles)
Take exit #278 onto AZ-169 toward Prescott
Turn right on Cherry Rd. (AZ-169) - go 15 miles
Turn right on AZ-69 – go 14.8 miles
Take ramp onto Gurley St. (AZ-69 becomes Gurley St.) – go 1.8 miles
Continue west on Gurley Street (past the courthouse square and Whiskey Row) to Grove Ave.
Turn right on Grove – Prescott College is located on the second and third blocks on the left

Online

We're excited to have you join the Prescott College community! Below you will find next steps and resources to help you plan the next step of your educational journey. 

  • Contact your admissions counselor to determine how to confirm your position. Some programs require a tuition deposit.

  • If you need to make a deposit, click here and follow these steps:

    1. Scroll to the "Make a Payment" box and find "Make a One-Time Payment." 

    2. Select "Prospective Students: Deposits" and click the "Make a One-Time Payment" box.

    3. Click "Continue" when prompted.

    4. Add the "Tuition Deposit - Masters" for $100.00 and enter student information. 

    5. Click "Continue" at the bottom of the page to enter your payment information.

  • If you have difficulty with this process, please reach out to your admissions counselor to submit your deposit over the phone.

  • After you have confirmed your plans to enroll, our IT department will email you with directions to set up your Prescott accounts.

  • You should receive this email within 7 days if you are confirming your position in the upcoming term (Fall 2020). If you do not see it in your inbox, please check your Spam folder.

  • If you have any issues or delays, please don't hesitate to reach out to helpdesk@prescott.edu for assistance. 

  • Setting up your email account signals the Registrar's Office to send you information about registering for classes, so keep an eye on your Prescott inbox.

  • If you have not completed your FAFSA, click here to finish and submit it. Prescott College's school code is 013659.

  • Financial Aid may require additional forms or documentation to complete your award package. Monitor your Prescott inbox, and read your award letter carefully.

  • If you have any questions about your aid, please contact our Financial Aid Department at finaid@prescott.edu or 928-350-1111.

  • Contact Student Accounts if you would like to discuss setting up a payment plan or have questions about your bill at studentaccounts@prescott.edu or 928-350-4000.

New Student Orientation is an opportunity for all incoming students to learn more about accessing the resources and support systems available to them at Prescott College.

All students entering one of Prescott College's online programs (undergraduate, post-bacc teaching certificates, master's, or Ph.D.) must attend the online orientation. 

 

Fall 2020 Orientation for all programs (except MS Counseling) is scheduled for: 

Monday, August 24, from 3:30pm - 5:00pm AZ time (PDT)

Register here

View Agenda

View breakout session links

Orientation is a multiple-event occasion; the required orientation session includes one hour of introductions from offices around campus, including the Registrar, Financial Aid, Student Accounts, the Library, Academic Advising and Student Support, and Academic Operations. Immediately following, students will join 30-minute breakout sessions to meet with program directors and other students in their program. Supplemental sessions are offered throughout the following week.

 

Fall 2020 Orientation for MS Counseling students is scheduled for: 

Wednesday, August 19, from 8:30pm - 3:00pm AZ time (PDT)

Register here

The first hour, or so, will be focused on welcoming new students and introducing them to important points of contact and resources within the college. The remainder of the day will be dedicated to new students meeting each other and program faculty. Opportunities will be provided for students to learn more about the values and philosophy of the program, as well as gaining greater understanding of the realities and expectations of being a graduate student in a professional preparation program. New students are expected to attend and participate throughout the day, with periodic schedule breaks. 

Important Note: Please read through the following section titled "Additional information for MS in Counseling Students" for information about the required Colloquium (residency) and for recommendations for first-term registration.

 


Supplemental sessions are offered throughout the week of August 24th (available to all students) - 

  • Online Student Success Strategies
    TBA

    Hosted by Mari Longpre, Learning Specialist, Advising and Academic Achievement
    Learn more about the academic support services available to you. We're here to help you thrive!

  • Learning Technologies Resources
    TBA

    Hosted by Michelle Whitman, Director of Instructional Learning Technologies
    Follow along with Michelle to become more comfortable with the MyClassroom platform.

  • Library and Research Skills Workshop
    TBA

    Hosted by Gretchen Gano and Maria Walker
    Walk through the library resources available to you, including navigating research databases and book rental as an online student.

  • Getting the Most Out of Your Program: A Student Panel
    TBA

    Hosted by Pamela Delany
    Hear directly from students across Prescott College's online programs about their experiences as a student at Prescott, and tips on how to be successful.

  • First-Week Wrap-Up
    TBA

    Hosted by Fionna Gault and Angelina Smith
    Join us for a fun trivia game capturing all the information you learned during orientation sessions this week. Prizes awarded to winners!


If you have questions about orientation, please contact Academic Operations, academic_operations@prescott.edu or 928-350-3224.

Fall 2020 Colloquium (residency)

The Fall 2020 Colloquium is scheduled for Thursday, August 20, through Saturday, August 22. Each day will begin at approximately 8:00am and end at 3:00pm Arizona time. Typically, colloquia are held in-person, but due to COVID-19, this colloquium is being held online.

Registration is required, so please review the schedule below and register for the sessions you plan on attending. Please note that attendance at the "The Nuts and Bolts of Graduate Level Writing & APA Formatting" AND "Orientation to Mental Health Counseling" sessions are required of all new students. Please make sure to register for both of these sessions and attendance is tracked. 

Click here for the Colloquium Schedule


Important Resources

MS Counseling Student Handbook

2014 American Counseling Association Code of Ethics


Recommendations for Registration

All new students must register for MACP50000 Professional Orientation to Mental health Counseling their first term. Beyond that, there is a lot of flexibility as to what students can enroll in, but it is recommended that they take the following prerequisites in NO particular order:

MACP50010 Psychopathology: Diagnostic and Treatment Planning

MACP50060 Helping Relationships: Basic Counseling Skills

MACP50080 Group Work: Clinical Theory and Practice

MACP51010 Counseling Theories

MACP51190 Professional Counseling Ethics

New students may also take other core courses if they like, such as:

MACP50020 Human Growth & Development

MACP50030 Social and Cultural Diversity in Counseling

MACP50070 Career and Lifestyle Development: Challenges of Adulthood

New students may also take a counseling elective course, or if a post-graduate certificate/concentration area (Adventure-based Psychotherapy, Ecotherapy, or Expressive Art Therapy) is also being pursued, it is strongly encouraged that students consider taking the corresponding Foundations course their first term to be connected to their passion from the beginning of their educational journey.

Important Note: All new students will be assigned a Faculty Advisor prior to New Student Orientation. During the first term, students are required to meet their Faculty Advisor to complete their Degree Plan to map out each subsequent semester until graduation. 

CP MyClassroom 


*Completion of a graduate-level counseling degree may not lead to licensure in all states/regions. All applicants are strongly encouraged to research licensure requirements in their own state. Those applicants planning to work for the Department of Veteran's Affairs are also encouraged to research employment requirements for military and veteran counselors.

Below is contact information for the departments involved in bringing you on board. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We are here for you!

For detailed information about Prescott, lodging, dining, and more, please click the link below. 

Visiting Prescott

Phoenix’s Sky Harbor Airport is the nearest large airport, about 100 miles south of Prescott. Plan to make shuttle arrangements coinciding with airline arrival and departure. Shuttle vans run several times daily between various locations in Prescott and Sky Harbor Airport (see below). Travel to and from the airport and Prescott is approximately 2 hours.
 
Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport is a smaller airport in the Phoenix area which houses Allegiant, Spirit, and Frontier Airlines. There are no direct shuttles between Prescott and this airport, but students can take a shuttle between Sky Harbor and Gateway (Phoenix Gateway Direct or 855-982-2555). The shuttle between airports takes about 45 minutes.
 
There is also a small airfield near Prescott, Ernest A. Love Field, with direct flights to a few international airports, including Los Angeles and Denver.

Shuttle Service: 
Groome Transportation 928.350.8466 or https://groometransportation.com/prescott/

Directions to Prescott College: (From Phoenix)
Take Interstate I-17 north toward Flagstaff (approximately 62 miles)
Take exit #262 onto AZ-69 west toward Prescott – go 33.8 miles
Take ramp onto Gurley St. (AZ-69 becomes Gurley St.) – go 1.8 miles
Continue west on Gurley Street (past the courthouse square and Whiskey Row) to Grove Ave.
Turn right on Grove – Prescott College is located on the second and third blocks on the left
 
Directions to Prescott College: (From Flagstaff)
Take Interstate I-17 south towards Phoenix (approximately 62 miles)
Take exit #278 onto AZ-169 toward Prescott
Turn right on Cherry Rd. (AZ-169) - go 15 miles
Turn right on AZ-69 – go 14.8 miles
Take ramp onto Gurley St. (AZ-69 becomes Gurley St.) – go 1.8 miles
Continue west on Gurley Street (past the courthouse square and Whiskey Row) to Grove Ave.
Turn right on Grove – Prescott College is located on the second and third blocks on the left