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Precollege Student Eligibility

AGES:
Fall/Spring Programs:  Saturday/Sunday Live and Precollege Workshops for high school students define participation by GRADE, not age. If you're in GRADE 9-10-11-12 at the time of registration, you qualify! If you're in GRADE 7-8-9*, you qualify for Middle School Precollege Workshops.

Summer Live Programs: Summer Live defines participation by GRADE, not age. If you are in GRADE 9-10-11-12 as of September of the year you are enrolling in, you qualify for the High School Summer Live and High School Precollege Workshop Programs. You may also join our summer program if you are graduating from high school in May/June immediately preceding the summer semester. 

If you'll be in GRADE 7-8-9* as of September, you'll qualify for the Middle School Precollege Workshops.

*9th grade students and their families have the option of choosing either program, based on the child's maturity and skill level. You may only participate in one program however, high school and middle school classes cannot be mixed in the same semester.


REQUIREMENTS:
Precollege enrollment is based on a first-come, first-serve basis. No special recommendations or portfolio reviews are required to join our programs. All of our courses are beginner-level courses unless stated otherwise in our course descriptions. 

Know Before you Enroll:

  • All classes are graded and official transcripts are generated to use at your discretion.
  • Attendance is key! Read more about our attendance policy in our Precollege Student Handbook 
  • Some topics offer various levels to fit your abilities. Look for “Level 1”, “Level 2”, etc… to find your best option.
  • Students and parents must read the Precollege Student Handbook and watch the Precollege Orientation video before arriving for the first day of class.
  • Lunch plans are up to the discretion of each family, but food service is available on-campus at the FIT Dining Hall


INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS:
FIT welcomes international students in its Precollege Programs, but please note that housing is not provided with our programs. FIT offers several noncredit Precollege Program courses appropriate for international students who wish to engage in a short course of study while visiting the United States for tourism, either on a B-2 tourist visa or as part of the visa waiver program.  Federal immigration requirements limit visitors to the United States to a course of study that meets less than 18 hours per week. 

Learn more about required documentation and program opportunities for international high school and middle school students...

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