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  1. What are the dates of Fall 2018 semester classes?

Fall 2018 semester dates are Monday, August 27 through Thursday, December 20, 2018. Senior Learners will begin their classes the week after add/drop. Senior Learners start date is Tuesday, September 4th, unless you have registered for a late afternoon/evening course on Friday, August 31 or a weekend course starting on Saturday, September 1 or Sunday, September 2, 2018. This timing ensures that courses for matriculated students are prioritized.

2. What does it cost to register and audit a course?

The cost is $55 for a Senior Learner to audit a course offered by the school of Liberal Arts, Art and Design, or Business and Technology. The cost is $50 for computer training courses for seniors (CTS courses only) offered by Enterprise Studies and Digital Design. Payment is by credit card, check, or money order. We cannot accept cash. The registration fee is not refundable, and no changes may be made after the initial course selection. We are encouraging all Senior Learners to pay by check or money order, payable to “FIT”. This will alleviate the long payment lines at registration.

3. As a senior learner, I know that I am a student who audits a course. What does this mean?

Auditing a course allows the learner to take a class without the benefit of a grade or credit for a course. Auditors are silent participants in class and may only join in discussions and projects at the discretion of the instructor.

4. What courses are available to Senior Learners at FIT?

The final list of courses will be available at registration on August 31, 2018. Starting August 2018, the course listing will also be available online and regularly updated at www.fitnyc.edu/seniors.   

5. Are there prerequisites for taking a course?

Some Liberal Arts courses, including language courses, have prerequisites and require completion of a specific course or courses prior to enrolling. If you are taking a course that requires a pre-requisite, you MUST have taken the pre-requisite courses previously or have a signed waiver from the department representative allowing you into the course. You can obtain a waiver on August 31st at the Senior Learners registration event. A representative will be at the “Modern Languages” table to assist you. To request a waiver in advance of the event, contact the Liberal Arts department directly (www.fitnyc.edu/liberal-arts). If the waiver is granted, present a printed copy of the waiver approval at the time of registration. 

6. Will I receive a grade of academic credit?

As a Senior Learner auditor, no examinations or papers are required. No grade is assigned and no credit is granted for course completion.

7. Where do I come for registration on Friday, August 31, 2018?

Registration will take place in the FIT Conference Center, John E. Reeves Great Hall. Please enter the college at 28th Street and Seventh Avenue. Please see map on the reverse side, which shows where you may enter.

8. What happens if I did not complete and return the Spring 2018 Senior Learners Data form?

You will be asked to complete the Fall 2018 Senior Learners Data form and present your residency documents when you arrive for registration on August 31st. Your form will then be processed and you will be allowed to register after those candidates who have pre-registered. Failure to complete and return the registration form can result in the inability to register for the course of your choice.

9. Are there any other costs?

Additional books and materials may be required for full participation in a course. These materials may be costly and are not covered by the Senior Learners program fee. Each student would need to purchase those items on his/her own if he/she plans to fully participate in the course.     

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