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ESL Fashion Business Registration

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in New York City, the 2020 ESL/Fashion Business Certificate Program has been canceled for precautionary reasons. The program will be offered in the summer of 2021. Please check the website for updates in the coming months.

2020 Application Deadline

Applications are accepted until June 15, 2020. Cancelled


Applicants must have successfully completed a secondary (high school) education, be 18 years of age and have intermediate proficiency in English. The Program is not suitable for participants who have never studied English before or have very limited knowledge of the English language.

1. Complete and submit the online English Language Study application form. At the time of application, please submit a nonrefundable $65 (U.S) application fee at fitnyc.edu/noncreditregister
     I.   Click on ESL Programs
     II.  Choose ESL/Fashion Business Program Application Fee
     III. Submit Payment

You will be notified of acceptance into the program within one week.  Accepted participants will be sent a student ID number, username, password. 

Accepted Participants

You must submit the program fee online at fitnyc.edu/noncreditregister. Note that the $1,400 program fee (which includes a $40 materials fee) is separate from the cost of housing that can be reserved by visiting fitnyc.edu/eslsummerhousing.

1. Click on ESL Programs
2. Choose ESL Fashion Business Programs
3. Choose the afternoon Fashion Course you wish to register for
4. Submit Payment

If you are applying for the Global Fashion Business Marketing course, you must also send your professional resume and a one-page essay describing your fashion employment and experience to [email protected] Your acceptance will be acknowledged quickly. If denied, you will be offered your choice from the Standard Tracks. 



Details regarding housing can be found on Residential Life.


For additional information contact Professor Charlotte Brown at [email protected]

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