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New Student Advisement

Congratulations and welcome to the FIT community!

The Academic Advisement Center is looking forward to getting to know you and having the opportunity to work with you during your academic career.

Appointments can be made using our online appointment system (using your FIT e-mail credentials) to meet with an academic advisor. In addition to in-person appointments, we are also available to have an online or telephone advisement session with you. Please refer to the specific instructions on the appointment page if you are interested in online or telephone sessions. Appointments are made on Eastern Standard Time so please account for the time difference when scheduling an appointment depending on where you live.

The information on the following pages for recently admitted students will provide you with what you need to know and the steps you need to take to prepare for your arrival on campus. You can also expect to receive separate communications shortly about a host of items, including academic advisement, course registration and New Student Orientation.

Reminder: Please check your FIT assigned email account through Gmail for important updates. Learn how to sign into your FIT email account.

The team at the Academic Advisement Center wishes you and your family a terrific summer and we look forward to meeting with you.

Helpful Links:

How do I get a Degree Audit? (DARS)
DARS is the document used during your advisement session to review your transfer credits and degree curriculum requirements. This page will teach you how to retrieve this document using the MyFIT portal.  The Academic Advisement Center has also prepared a video to help you understand this process. Please bring a copy of your DARS when meeting with your advisor.

Program Requirements by Major
New students entering the Fall 2017 semester can find the degree requirements listed by degree type and School using this link. This includes the department recommended semester by semester suggested schedule.

Web Registration Instructions
Learn the steps required to register using your MyFIT online registration system.

Registration Errors Guide
Understand the most common registration errors to quickly resolve any registration restriction.  

Video tutorials
Follow step-by-step as we provide instructions on how to look up your class schedule prior to registration. You will also have access to the Would-be schedule worksheet, which can assist you in planning your schedule. 

We have also provided instructions to help you understand how to retrieve and interpret your Degree Audit Report also known as DARS. Please bring a copy of your DARS when meeting with your advisor.

Academic Minors
Students at FIT have the opportunity to pursue an academic minor, a selection of courses focused on a particular discipline or a combination of disciplines. This provides a more cohesive program of study and a deeper understanding of the chosen fields. 

Important dates:

May 15 Academic advisement begins for newly admitted students entering fall
May 31 Registration begins for one-year AAS and BS / BFA students
June 1 Registration begins for two-year AAS students

FIT will be closed on Fridays during the summer recess period on the following days: 5/26, 6/2, 6/9, 6/16, 6/23, 6/30, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28, 8/4 and 8/11           
Please view the Academic Calendar for more important dates.