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How to Apply

SPRING 2015 Registration is closed for people that need an I-20.
If you are already in the United States, with a Green Card, an I-20 or if you are a United States citizen needing English instruction, registration is open until January 16, 2015.

How to Apply

1.  Mail an official translated high school transcript to:
IEL at FIT, Fashion Institute of Technology
227 West 27th Street, Room B602
New York, NY 10001-5992


Submit an official high school transcript to World Education Services for review and translation. Visit for instructions.

2.  Complete and submit the online IEL application form, including the required essay, by November 22, 2014.

3.  Submit a nonrefundable $50 (U.S.) application fee according to the instructions on the application form.
(If you have not submitted payment, please visit, choose Special Programs/Events and then choose Intensive English Language Study at FIT Deposit and proceed to checkout.)

You will be notified of acceptance into the program within a few days.

Accepted Students

If you are accepted to the program, you must complete the following by December 1, 2014.

1.  Provide a nonrefundable $150 (U.S.) deposit.   

2.  Provide immunization records according to FIT Health Services guidelines.

3.  Submit a completed IEL International Student Financial Statement and supporting documentation (form available upon acceptance).

4.  Submit a copy of the biographical page of your passport.

5.  Either provide proof of health insurance or be prepared to purchase a student health insurance plan through FIT.

For additional information contact Professor Charlotte Brown at IEL@FITNYC.EDU

FIT reserves the right to request additional financial information and reject students who do not demonstrate an adequate level of proficiency in English.

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