Prescott College is a comprehensive four-year institution offering on-campus and online bachelor's degrees in Adventure Education, Cultural & Regional Studies, Education, Environmental Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, and Psychology & Human Development through self-directed pathways that support first time and transfer students. We offer accelerated, tuition-free Master’s programs. Students learn through field-based experiences utilizing the Southwest and our field stations in Mexico and Kenya as our classrooms. In central Arizona at a mile high elevation, just 90 miles from Phoenix, Prescott offers over 800 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails, and myriad opportunities for kayaking, rock climbing, and other outdoor pursuits.

Academic Programs

  • Design
  • Research
  • Science
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Communication
  • Music
  • Art & Design
  • Government/Political Science
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts
  • Adventure Education
  • Environmental Science
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Cultural and Regional Studies
  • Psychology and Human Development
  • Environmental Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Teacher Preparation
  • Counseling

Student experience

  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines

First-year

At Prescott College, first-year students are those who have earned fewer than 6 college credits after high school graduation. First-year students apply by completing our free online application, or the Common Application, and providing a 2-4 page autobiographical essay, high school transcript (official or unofficial), and one letter of recommendation. Prescott College is a test-optional school. Prescott offers holistic reviews and seeks to admit students who have demonstrated academic success, leadership skills, and a commitment to making their world a better place.

Transfer

Transfer students are those who have earned more than 6 college credits after high school graduation. Apply by completing our free online application, or the Common Application, and providing a 2-4 page autobiographical essay, college transcripts (official or unofficial), and one letter of recommendation. Students with fewer than 60 transfer credits must submit an official high school transcript. Prescott seeks to admit students who have demonstrated academic success, leadership skills. You can also earn your degree without disrupting your life through our online bachelor’s program.

Additional Information

Prescott College offers the Changemaker scholarship and need based aid to support students success! Students who are admitted into Prescott College for spring 2020 or fall 2020 term may receive up to $16,000 per year. Scholarships will be available for those who apply after the priority application deadline on a first-come, first-serve basis*. The Changemaker scholarship will be renewed each year for students who maintain satisfactory academic progress as a full-time student at Prescott College. 

*Additional details on priority deadlines for the Changemaker scholarship:

Visit us

Take an individual campus tour with a member of our admissions team. Customize your experience with a classroom observation, a snack in our cafe, a meeting with a member of our faculty, financial aid, or student life staff. Take in our unique and welcoming campus environment. Join us for a Saturday Preview Day to empower your college choice. Located in central Arizona at a mile high elevation, just 90 minutes north of the Phoenix metropolitan area. Explore over 800 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails alongside a year around farmers market and arts, film, and music festivals!

The way learning is approached at Prescott College is so empowering. The trust and confidence the program placed in me, as a scholar, made me feel much more confident in my own abilities to set my own course and direct my own process.

Margaret Garvey, Student
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Admissions office

Visit us

School location
Address

220 Grove Ave
Prescott, AZ 86301, United States of America

Phone number

(877) 350-2100

Region

West

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