My son is enrolled for fall 2020 as a freshman Communication Design at Pratt main campus, and we have been told that they will start on time, whether it be remote learning or in-person. I wanted to get an idea from this year’s freshmen class how the remote learning worked out for them for foundation year. Many of the incoming fall 2020 freshman are thinking they may defer if it becomes remote learning because foundation year seems like it would be so difficult from a distance, such that they wouldn’t have access to all the equipment and interactions at campus. Any thoughts?
I hope it doesn’t seem like stalking, but I went through last year’s Pratt decision thread, and it seems like @awaitingoffers @ArtHead @pickpocket and @DadOfArtStudent perhaps were/had freshmen who just finished their foundation year via remote learning. Would be great to hear your thoughts, if any.
Also, we are thinking of getting a laptop for our son for high school graduation, since he will need one for Pratt. Pratt’s website indicate Macbook Pro as the preferred laptop for Comm D majors. Any ideas on specs? We are not an Apple family, and we don’t know what type of specs to give more importance to, as we need to limit $$. Right now, it may have to be the 13 inch…hoping that isn’t too small. i5 processor good enough? 512 gb vs 256 GB?
Thanks very much in advance!