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Why is an on-campus orientation required for some programs?

On Campus Orientation gives students the opportunity to meet their faculty and interact with their peers who will be a part of their cohort. Students can learn about the resources available at Prescott College to support them in their academic journey, and complete needed tasks with campus offices like Academic Operations, Financial Aid, the Registrar, and the Business Office.

What does limited-residency mean?

Limited-Residency means that, while you complete the bulk of your coursework in your home community, interacting with our faculty online and with your mentors either face to face or at a distance, you do come to our campus in the Arizona Central Highlands periodically for Orientation and Collouqia or Symposia. These events take place once per semester in our limited-residency graduate programs.

What is colloquium? 

Colloquia provide an opportunity for graduate students to meet with their faculty and peers. Students who are completing their studies present their theses, and keynote speakers on emerging topics in your field share their expertise. Students leave colloquium inspired and energized for the next phase of their academic work. 

Where is Prescott, Arizona?

Prescott is located in the Bradshaw mountains of central Arizona. We are approximately 100 miles from the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. Shuttle vans run several times daily between various locations in Prescott and Sky Harbor Airport. Travel to and from the airport and Prescott is approximately 2 hours.

Is Prescott College Online accredited? 

All Prescott College programs are fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

What is the Prior Learning Assessment?

Prescott College’s commitment to student-centered, experiential learning includes a respect for the adult student’s prior learning, whether that learning occurred in non-college settings, recognized Massive Open Online Courses, or in extended, demanding professional experiences. After the first semester, undergraduate students may apply to begin a process in which they document and request assessment of their prior learning in order to earn Prescott College credits.This process is known as Prior Learning Assessment (PLA).

How do I file a grievance?

Students may file a grievance in response to any perceived infringement of their rights, whether the perceived infringement is of their rights according to federal law, their rights as students according to College policies, or simply their personal rights to fair and humane treatment. You can find more information here

Where do I find information on consumer protection? 

You can find contact information for state consumer protection agencies here.