Accepted Students

 

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

Below you will find 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 us!

Please review the following sections carefully. If you have any questions, please contact your admissions counselor.

  • Contact your admissions counselor to let them know that you plan to enroll!

  • Confirmation requires a non-refundable deposit that goes directly towards your tuition. Click here to pay your deposit. You will need your student ID number and will need to enter the payment amount of $200.

  • If you have any difficulty with this process or don't know your student ID number, please reach out to your admissions counselor to submit your deposit over the phone.

  • After your deposit has been received, 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. 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.

  • Our Financial Aid Office 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 Office at finaid@prescott.edu, 928-350-1111, or schedule a virtual appointment with them here, calendly.com/pcfinaid.

  • You will receive an email from Student Accounts with details and directions on how to set up a payment plan. Please contact Student Accounts if you have questions about that process or your bill at studentaccounts@prescott.edu, 928-350-4000, or schedule a virtual appointment with them here, calendly.com/studentaccounts-pc.

 

We have been updating you on COVID protocols as community health, access to vaccines and CDC guidelines change. With the decline in daily positivity rates in Prescott, Arizona and country-wide, we are anticipating continuing active face-to-face courses in the spring term for On Campus students. The realization of this will be dependent upon continued community efforts and CDC guidance.

Beginning Fall 2021, we will be requiring all undergraduate and graduate students who plan to be on campus to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at the start of the semester. The CDC criteria for fully vaccinated individuals is as follows:

  • 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
  • 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson's Janssen vaccine

Reasonable accommodations for medical and religious exemptions from vaccinations will be accepted. Accommodation requests can be directed to accommodations@prescott.edu.

All students planning on attending in person classes Spring 2022 can upload proof of vaccination here.

We appreciate your continued effort in mitigating the transmission of COVID-19 and helping take the steps necessary to return to more face-to-face engagement. For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Kristine Preziosi at kpreziosi@prescott.edu.

Please note additional forms are required for orientation, housing, and student health insurance, found in the following related sections of this website.

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, review the schedule, and view the Winter Gear List and the Canoeing, Community, and Backcountry Gear List.

You must complete an Orientation Application here. We encourage your orientation application to be completed by December 1. Housing assignments are closely tied to orientation group assignments, so we encourage you to complete your orientation application as soon as possible.

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 first-time students are required to live on campus.

 

Move-in for Spring 2022 is Friday, January 7, 2022. 

Find out a little more about Student Housing here, and review Housing Terms & Conditions here.

 

Complete the following required forms:

A few quick reminders regarding on-campus housing:

We encourage you to watch this video that we prepared for our incoming Fall 2020 students, which, in many ways, still applies to students in the 21-22 year. It explains more about what to expect as you prepare to move-in, shipping items to campus, and how our cleaning protocols and social distancing guidelines are being implemented.

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)

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. 

Important Note: 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 plan here. For Spring 2022 students, the insurance portal and waiver form will open on November 12. Please contact your admissions counselor if you have questions about this process.

  • Once you have confirmed your plans to enroll, you will soon hear from your faculty advisor and academic advisor to help you plan which courses to register for. If you have questions about this, please contact advising@prescott.edu.

  • Once you have set up your Prescott College accounts, you will receive an email from the Registrar's Office that includes information on how to register. For tips, we encourage you to watch this video. If you still have trouble with this process, please contact the Registrar's Office, 928-350-1102, or schedule a virtual appointment with them here, calendly.com/pcregistrar.

  • You can view the textbook list in your MyPrescott account and searching for Textbooks, or you can see the list here.

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 see our Visiting Prescott document here

 

Airport Information

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.

 

Driving Directions

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

 

Shuttle Service: 

Groome Transportation provides one-way or round-trip shuttle service from the Phoenix area including Sky Harbor Airport. Note that there is not a drop-off location at Prescott College, so an additional cab or Uber is necessary. 928.350.8466 or https://groometransportation.com/prescott/

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 enrollment. All students are required to confirm their enrollment. Some programs require a tuition deposit.

  • Click here to pay your deposit. You will need your student ID number and will need to enter the appropriate deposit amount (if required). Please contact your admissions counselor if you don't know either of those items. 

  • If you have difficulty with this process, please reach out to your admissions counselor.

  • 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.edu928-350-1111, or schedule a virtual appointment with them here calendly.com/pcfinaid.

  • You will receive an email from Student Accounts with details and directions on how to set up a payment plan. Please contact Student Accounts if you have questions about that process or your bill at studentaccounts@prescott.edu, 928-350-4000, or schedule a virtual appointment with them here, calendly.com/studentaccounts-pc.

  • Once you have confirmed your plans to enroll, you will soon hear from your faculty advisor and academic advisor to help you plan which courses to register for. If you have questions about this, please contact advising@prescott.edu.

  • Once you have set up your Prescott College accounts, you will receive an email from the Registrar's Office that includes information on how to register. For tips, we encourage you to watch this video. If you still have trouble with this process, please contact the Registrar's Office, 928-350-1102, or schedule a virtual appointment with them here, calendly.com/pcregistrar.

  • Registration for the summer typically opens the first week of March. Registration for the fall typically opens the first week of April.

  • You can view the textbook list in your MyPrescott account and searching for Textbooks, or you can see the list here.

Welcome! New Student Orientation consists of your General Orientation, Program-Specific Orientation, and Supplemental Sessions. All students entering one of Prescott College's online programs must attend General Orientation and your Program-Specific Orientation unless otherwise indicated by your Program Director. We can’t wait to show you around!


Spring 2022 Orientation for all students is scheduled for: 

Tuesday, January 4, from 4:30pm - 5:30pm AZ time

(3:30pm PT; 4:30pm MT, 5:30pm CT, 6:30pm ET)

Click here to register

Agenda and schedule of program-specific sessions - coming soon


Supplemental sessions are designed to provide you with a deeper dive into some information and resources to enhance your student experience at Prescott College. 
*All times listed in Arizona time

  • Moodle Tour  |  TBA
    Moodle is the platform on which our online classes are hosted. Join us to walk you through a live tour of the platform so that you feel familiar with it before your first day of class. 

  • Meet and Greet, Kacey Miller and Doss |  TBA
    Kacey and Doss are the Advisors assigned to all online students. Meet them, learn more about their role, and how they will support you throughout your program.

  • Career Services Overview  |  Watch the recording
    Hosted by Rich Ormond, Director of Career Services
    For everyone, whether they're on their career path or not!

  • Library Orientation  |  Watch the recording
    Hosted by Gretchen Gano, Director of Research
    Learn more about the library and research resources available to you as a Prescott College student.

  • Student Panel "Getting the Most Out of Your Program" | TBA
    Hosted by Pamela Delany, Dean of Enrollment

  • Academic Support Services | TBA


If you have questions about orientation, please contact Events Management, events@prescott.edu or 928-350-3216.

Information on Attendance at the MS Counseling Program’s New Student Orientation and Colloquium for all incoming students

MS Counseling Orientation will be on Wednesday, January 5, from 9 AM to 3:30 PM AZ time (held virtually/online)

Congratulations on being accepted to the MS Counseling Program! Attendance at the New Student Orientation is required of all incoming students. 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 a 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 scheduled breaks. More information about the schedule and days activities will be forthcoming.

Registration Link to Come - January 5, 2022 - 9 AM Arizona Time/MT

MS Counseling Colloquium will be held January 6-8 with each day beginning at 9 AM and ending at 3:30 PM AZ time (held virtually/online)

Colloquia (residencies) are a special aspect of the MS Counseling Program. It is at our Colloquia where students begin to build lifelong relationships with peers and faculty and gain critical knowledge and skills to help them become competent, ethical, and compassionate counselors.

All students beginning the MS Counseling Program are required to attend Colloquium immediately following New Student Orientation. Please review the schedule below and register for the sessions you plan on attending. Attendance at the "Orientation to Mental Health Counseling" session is also a requirement for all new students. Please make sure to register for this session, as attendance is tracked. 
Click here for the Colloquium Schedule - Coming Soon!
Click here to register for the Colloquium - Coming Soon!

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 Counseling, Nature-Based, or Expressive Art Therapy) is also being pursued, students should also register for 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 see our Visiting Prescott document here

 

Airport Information

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.

 

Driving Directions

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

 

Shuttle Service: 

Groome Transportation provides one-way or round-trip shuttle service from the Phoenix area including Sky Harbor Airport. Note that there is not a drop-off location at Prescott College, so an additional cab or Uber is necessary. 928.350.8466 or https://groometransportation.com/prescott/