Parents and Family

We are so excited your student is considering Pratt Community College for their college experience. The search for the perfect fit takes a lot of planning, preparation, and hard work.

Pratt Community College recognizes the ongoing importance of parents and family members in our students' lives. Your guidance and care have contributed to the development of your child's presence at PCC. We are invested in your children's success and satisfaction with their undergraduate experience and believe open communication with you is a critical part of that success.

You are an important part of the PCC community. We extend our warmest welcome and invite you to be a part of their college experience.


How to Get Help

Our admission team is here to help guide you and your student through this process. Support staff and your admission representative looks forward to answering your questions and assisting you as your student applies for admission at Pratt Community College. Call us at 620-450-2217 or email us at

Campus Visit

Nothing gives you and your student a better idea of what a campus is like than walking the grounds, sitting in a class, eating the food, and talking with students, faculty, and staff. Pratt Community College has multiple visit options that will range from a 30-minute self-guided tour to spending a full day of exploration. To learn more about campus visits see our Campus Visit Information.

Financing the College Education

You are a key partner for your student when it comes to financing their college education. Help your student research their options and stay on top of important deadlines and dates. Financial aid can be awarded at all stages of your student's academic career. Help them see the big picture and encourage them to apply for different types of aid throughout their academic career.

Research is one of the most important steps to earning financial aid. Investigate all options from scholarships and grants, to loans and work-study programs. Visit the Financial Information page for more information.

Fill out a Scholarship Application to be eligible for both departmental as well as activity/athletic scholarships.

It is important as a prospective student to fill out a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Your parents will need to utilize their income tax returns for the previous year (usually available after January 1st of your senior year) to fill out the online application.

The Beginning of the Journey

Pratt Community College is dedicated to working with you and your student to ensure they have a safe, happy, healthy, responsible, and fulfilling college experience. View our Contact Us page for more campus resources and contact information. Family is an important piece to the college puzzle. You can stay involved with Pratt Community College throughout your student's academic career by joining the Parents' Email.