Welcome to Prescott College

 

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.
 

View the Prescott College Library Orientation video.


Requirements

All Programs: Your Next Steps

  • 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. You will need your student ID number to complete your deposit.

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

  • 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.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.edu928-350-4000, 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.

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

If you are an on-campus student, please view the following information under On-Campus Students: Additional Steps.

If you are an online student, please view the following information under Online Students: Additional Steps.

On-Campus Students: Additional Requirements

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 Fall 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 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 July 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 Fall 2022 is Thursday, August 18, 2022. 

Find out a little more about Student Housing here.

 

Complete the following required forms:

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)

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 Fall 2022 students, the insurance portal and waiver form be open from July 20 - September 30. Please contact your admissions counselor if you have questions about this process.

Online Students: Additional Requirements

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!


Fall 2022 Orientation Schedule: 

Wednesday, August 17, from 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. PDT time

(3:30pm PDT; 4:30pm MDT; 5:30pm CDT; 6:30pm EDT)
 

Click here for the agenda and schedule of program-specific sessions.

Click here to view the Prescott College Library Orientation video.


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

  • Canvas Tour  |  August 18, 2022 & May 16, 2022 at 8 a.m. PDT | Join from your Application Portal here.
    Get familiar with your online classroom before classes start! Hosted by: Danica Stitz, Director of Instructional Design and Technology Solutions 

  • Academic Support Services | August 18, 2022 & August19, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. PDT |  Join from your Application Portal hereDiscover resources to help you thrive as an online student! Hosted by: Lisa Whittaker, Disabilities Resource Specialist

  • Meet and Greet, Undergraduate Success Coaches |  August 18, 2022 at 12:30 p.m. PDT |  Join from your Application Portal here.
    Meet your support team and learn more about their role and how they will support you throughout your program. Hosted by: Kay Boyle and Jason St Clair

  • Career Services Overview  |  August 18, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. PDT  | Join from your Application Portal here.
    Hosted by Rich Ormond, Director of Career Services
    For everyone, whether they're on their career path or not! Come meet Rich Ormond, our Director of Career Services.

  • Meet and Greet - Kacey Miller  | August 18 at 3:30 p.m. PDT | Join from your Application Portal here. 
    Meet your Wonderwoman support powerhouse! Kacey is assigned to all graduate students. Meet her and learn more about her role and how she will support you throughout your program. Hosted by: Kacey Miller, Director of Graduate Advising and Support.

  • Canvas - Intro to Portfolios | August 19 at 8:00 a.m. PDT  | Join from your Application Portal here. 
    Learn about your online classroom’s Portfolio feature and how to use it! Hosted by: Danica Stitz, Director of Instructional Design and Technology Solutions

  • Getting the Most Out of Your Program: A Student Panel | August 22, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. PDT | Join from your Application Portal here. 
    Ask the experts! Join current students and ask them for advice on how to set yourself up for success, avoid pitfalls, and get real about graduate studies. Hosted by: Pamela Delany, Dean of Enrollment Management

  • Academic Accountability Coaching August 22, 2022 & August 23, 2022 at 12:30 a.m. PDT | Join from your Application Portal here
    Learn tips and tricks to keep you on track and work out strategies to stop procrastinating! Hosted by: Lisa Whittaker Disabilities Resource Specialist

  • The Writing Center | August 22, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. PDT | Join from your Application Portal here.
    Learn how to take advantage of the writing center to prepare yourself for academic excellence! Hosted by: Catherine Jockell, Director, Writing and Tutoring Center

  • The Library | August 23, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. PDT | Join from your Application Portal here.
    One of the most beloved resources for our online students! Join us to learn how to utilize all the library has to offer. Hosted by: Ricard Lewis, Library Director


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

Education Student Orientation and Colloquium Information for all incoming students

(Undergraduate Education Programs, Master's of Arts in Education, MEd)

Education Orientation will be May 2022 - date/time TBD (held virtually/online).

Congratulations on being accepted to the Education 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 gain 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. 

Please contact Andy Smith at andy.smith@prescott.edu if you haven't yet received the zoom link for this orientation. 

Education Colloquium will be held May 2-6 with each day beginning at 9 AM and ending at 4:00 PM AZ time (held virtually/online)

Colloquia (residencies) are a special aspect of the Education 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 educators, school counselors, school leaders, and lifelong learners.

All graduate students in Certification, Ed Leadership, and School Counseling programs are required to attend Colloquium each year. Graduate students in Experiential Education Programs (Environmental Ed and Self-directed Ed) may choose between this colloquium and the Prescott Graduate Colloquium, held annually in November, making sure to attend one colloquium a year. Undergraduates in Education are required to attend this colloquium one time during the duration of their program. 

Information and a schedule are forthcoming. 

Who should I contact if I have questions?

We are happy to meet you and answer all your questions! Please don't hesitate to reach out. 

Dr. Andy Smith: Teacher Education Programs (andy.smith@prescott.edu)

Dr. Lynne McMahan: Specialty Certification (Educational Leadership & School Counseling) (lynne.mcmahan@prescott.edu)

Paul Ohm: Early Childhood Ed & Early Childhood Special Ed (paul.ohm@prescott.edu

Dr. Abby Yost: Experiential Programs (Environmental Ed, Social Justice Ed, and Self-Directed Ed); Accelerated Masters (abby.yost@prescott.edu)

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, August 17, 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.

Click to Register - August 17, 2022 - 9 AM Arizona Time/MT

MS Counseling Colloquium will be held August 18-20 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:

MACP50000: Professional Orientation to Mental Health Counseling, 3-credits (required as the first class for all students)
MACP50020 Human Growth and Development, 3-credits
MACP50060: Helping Relationships: Basic Counseling Skills, 3-credits
MACP51010 Counseling Theories, 3-credits
MACP51190 Professional Counseling Ethics, 3-credits

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. 

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*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.
 


Contact Us

Questions?

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!

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Address

220 Grove Avenue
Prescott, AZ 86301