How to Apply
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STEP ONE - File the SUNY Application Online.
After you apply, you’ll receive two letters confirming that your application has been received. The first letter will come from the SUNY Application Services Center. The second letter will be sent from FIT to the email address indicated on your SUNY application. The FIT email will include:
- Your assigned Student Identification Number
- FIT Username and Password
It can take 7-10 days to receive the first email from FIT after submitting the SUNY application.
STEP TWO – Submit FIT’s Supplemental Admissions Materials
- Online Academic History and Essay form.
The Academic History and Essay form will be made available online after you have received your email from FIT mentioned in STEP 1. To submit these forms, you’ll need to access MyFIT using your FIT Username and Password.
The topic of the essay will answer the following questions: What makes you a perfect candidate for FIT? Why are you interested in the major you are applying to? The essay is also your chance to tell us more about your experiences, activities and accomplishments. (No more than 750 words, please.) For the academic history form, you will be required to provide information for all secondary and post-secondary schools attended. Please be specific regarding dates of attendance, location and degrees awarded.
- School transcripts
Arrange to have all official secondary and post-secondary transcripts sent in sealed envelopes directly from your schools to:
Fashion Institute of Technology
Office of Admissions, Room C139
227 W. 27th St.
New York City 10001-5992
FIT will only accept academic documents that have been officially attested (bearing the stamp and signature of the Registrar or designated officer) and placed in a sealed envelope by the issuing institution or awarding authority.
Documents from all institutions must be provided (with no exceptions), regardless of the type of institution, subjects taken, or their relevance to FIT. Such documents should include all subjects taken, all grades/marks earned, and any degrees awarded. If you are a high school student earning college credit, please foward a transcript from the awarding college or university.
Home-schooled applicants are encouraged to review the SUNY policy for providing appropriate proof of graduation.
Official AP and/or CLEP scores, if any, are required when available. Official IB (International Baccalaureate) diplomas or certificates, if any, must be provided by the IBO.
If you have studied abroad, or you attended secondary or post-secondary school(s) outside the U.S., please submit your academic documents from schools outside the U.S. to World Education Services (WES) not to FIT. See Undergraduate International Applicants for more information on submitting transcripts.
Additional application materials:
Art and Design applicants must submit a portfolio. You will be invited to submit your portfolio once your SUNY application has been received and processed by FIT. Please do not submit any slides or artwork with your application.
*Business and Technology applicants are not required to submit a portfolio and materials received for these majors will not be reviewed or considered.
- English Proficiency - TOEFL Score or IELTS Score
*SAT and ACT test scores are not required for admissions purposes. They are, however, required for the Honors Program. They are also required for placement into your English and Math classes at FIT. Learn more.
International Students who have not taken the SAT or ACT exams will take the FIT Placement Exams before registering for any English, Math and Science courses.
*Please be aware that documents submitted become the property of FIT and will not be returned. This includes official transcripts, test scores and portfolio submissions.
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