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Senior Learners

We are pleased to invite New York State residents, 60 years of age or older, to take part in Senior Learners at FIT.  Senior Learners may register to audit a single one-credit course per semester, subject to the availability of a seat in the class.

While we want to ensure that our Senior Learners have an engaged and positive experience in the courses they audit, certain courses from the School of Art and Design and the School of Business and Technology will not be available for senior enrollment. A wide variety of courses from the School of Liberal Arts, however, will be available.

By definition, auditors are silent participants in class and may join in discussions and projects at the discretion of the instructor. Auditors are encouraged to attend class and keep up with readings. No examinations or papers are required, no grade is assigned, and no credit is granted for course completion. Repeating a course you have previously audited will not be permitted.

Those who did not take a course in Fall 2014 are required to submit the Data Form as a part of the registration process. Visit us during an information session to do so, and to discuss course selection and have any questions answered.

Spring Semester registration will take place in-person on January 30, 2015 at 9am in the John E. Reeves Great Hall (entrance located just west of 7th Avenue on 28th Street). Please see the Registration Overview page for details on information sessions, and how to register for spring.

If you have a question about Senior Scholars at FIT, please telephone 212-217-3334 and choose Option 2 to speak with a member of the staff.

We look forward to seeing you on campus soon!


Giacomo M. Oliva, EdD
Vice President for Academic Affairs

Loretta Lawrence Keane
Vice President for Communications & External Relations

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