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Eligibility & Guidelines

  1. Eligibility: Candidates with questions should contact the Program Coordinator to review their eligibility for the certificate.
  2. Credit Certificate Declaration: Candidates interested in a Credit Certificate need to fill out the Credit Certificate Declaration form to be properly coded as a certificate student.
  3. Financial Aid: Financial Aid is not available for certificate programs.
  4. F-1 Visa: FIT cannot issue an an I-20 or help a student attain an F-1 Visa for studies in certificate programs.
  5. Industry experience: Courses in the certificate programs cannot be waived for prior or current industry experience.
  6. Course Substitutions or Transfer Credits: Courses taken in other majors or at other schools cannot be substituted or transferred to replace certificate courses.
  7. Grade Requirements: Students must complete all courses with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 (C) before a certificate will be issued.
  8. Certificate Completion: Students must submit a Application for Certificate at the Registrar's Office when their program of study has been successfully completed so that the certificate can be awarded.
  9. High School Diploma or GED: All non-degree students must have earned a high school diploma or a GED prior to taking courses at FIT.
  10. Prerequisites: Most programs assume a certain level of knowledge about fashion and design and may have prerequisite courses outside the certificate program.  If the student has not taken those prerequisites, they will need to obtain a waiver from the Department chairperson for the prerequisites.
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