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 $200 deposit that goes directly towards your tuition. To pay your deposit, click here.

  • If you have any difficulty with this process, 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.

  • Contact Student Accounts if you would like to discuss setting up a payment plan or have questions about your bill at studentaccounts@prescott.edu, 928-350-4000, or schedule a virtual appointment with them here, calendly.com/studentaccounts-pc.

 

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 gear lists.

You must complete an Orientation Application here. 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.

Residence halls open for the Fall 2020 semester on August 21 and the Spring 2021 Semester on January 8 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Find out a little more about Student Housing 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 for Spring 2021. 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. Please contact your admissions counselor if you have questions about this process.

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 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, 928-350-1111, or schedule a virtual appointment with them here, calendly.com/pcfinaid.

  • Contact Student Accounts if you would like to discuss setting up a payment plan or have questions about your bill at studentaccounts@prescott.edu, 928-350-4000, or schedule a virtual appointment with them here, calendly.com/studentaccounts-pc

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. 

 

Spring 2021 Orientation for all students is scheduled for: 

Wednesday, January 6, from 3:30pm - 4:30pm AZ time

(2:30pm PT; 3:30pm MT, 4:30pm CT, 5:30pm ET)

Register here

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. Additionally, each academic program will host its own session between January 4th-11th to allow students to meet with program directors and other students. 

Agenda and schedule of program-specific sessions will be posted here by early November.


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  |  Monday, December 14  -  3:00pm - 3:30pm  -  Join here
    Moodle is the platform on which our online classes are hosted. Join an admissions counselor who will 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  |  Monday, December 21  -  4:00pm - 5:00pm  -  Join here
    Kacey is the Advisor assigned to all online students. Meet her, learn more about her role, and how she will support you throughout your program.

  • Academic Support Services  |  Thursday, January 7  -  10:00am - 11:00am  -  Join here
    Hosted by Mari Longpre, Learning Specialist, Advising and Academic Achievement
    Learn about resources to help you thrive as an online student!

  • Career Services Overview  |  Friday, January 8  -  10:00am - 11:00am  -  Join here
    Hosted by Rich Ormond, Director of Career Services
    For everyone, whether they're on their career path or not!

  • Game Night  |  Friday, January 8  -  2:45pm - 3:30pm  -  Join here
    Hosted by Fionna Gault
    Unwind with your new classmates for a fun virtual game night. Prizes awarded to winners!

  • Getting the Most Out of Your Program: A Student Panel  |  Monday, January 11  -  9:30am - 10:30am  -  Join here
    Hosted by Pamela Delany, Dean of Enrollment
    Students share about the online student experience.


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

In addition to the Orientation Session for all students on Jan. 6 from 3:30pm - 4:30pm AZ time, Spring 2021 MS Counseling students attend a full day of sessions scheduled for: 

Wednesday, January 6, from 9:00am - 3:15pm AZ time (MT)

Join here

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. 

 

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 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/