Precollege Program Details

Precollege Programs are offered in the fall, spring, and summer terms. To view specific program dates and registration periods, visit our Precollege Calendar.

Learn more about FIT's COVID-19 communications, policies, and protocols. 

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Select a topic below to learn more about our programs.  Can’t find what you’re looking for? Simply email us at [email protected] for assistance.

On the first day of each program students check-in and confirm all required paperwork is submitted.  To ensure your child has a smooth first day, we encourage families to familiarize themselves with program requirements and rules.

Being prepared alleviates frustration and confusion, together, we can make this day exciting and fun! Please review the following checklist.

This event provides an opportunity for families to meet our Precollege staff, review our guidelines and policies, and resolve any outstanding registration items. We recommend families use this day as a “dress rehearsal.”

Virtual Orientation will be held for remote and in-person students. Students will connect through the Google Classroom Cafeteria. 

If you’ve attended our programs before, no need to attend another New Student Orientation Session. 

Student may add, transfer or drop courses on their own in our CCPS Registration System. Learn more about using our online registration system.

FIT Precollege students requiring reasonable accommodations based on disability either for in-classroom or on-campus accommodations should contact the Office of Student Disability Support Services (known as FIT-ABLE) as soon as you register for FIT's Precollege Programs.

The FIT-ABLE Office is located in the Dubinsky Center, Room A570. Please call the main FIT-ABLE office number at (212) 217-4090 or email [email protected] to schedule an appointment to meet with a counselor to discuss your accommodation needs.

Prior to the meeting please provide a copy of your current disability documentation. Documentation may include an IEP or 504 Plan, an educational or psychoeducational evaluation, or a medical report. All documentation should be faxed in advance for review to (212) 217-4091.

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.

Learn more here about participating ages and international students

Many Precollege classes take field trips to enhance the course curriculum. Locations may include nearby museums, retailers, industry showrooms, or studios. In addition, many classes visit other areas of the college, such as the Gladys Marcus Library or the Museum at FIT. 

Learn more about field trips and volunteering to chaperone.

Depending on which program a student enrolls in, they are either required to enter the campus with the plastic photo ID or a temporary paper ID card.

Learn more about FIT ID cards for Precollege students.

Thinking of taking a class with a friend? Click here for more information on registering together.

FIT does not provide, nor is it affiliated with any housing opportunities. View housing recommendations here.

International students are welcome to enroll in non-credit Precollege courses. Learn more here: Precollege International Student Information

Lunch hour for all Precollege students (high school and middle school) who are enrolled in two sessions per day will be at the same time, so they may socialize with other Precollege students. Common lunch hour is from 12:30-1:30 pm daily in all fall, spring and summer programs. Learn more about FIT dining options here.

Learn more about staying involved as a Precollege parent.

High school and middle school courses might require supplies which students purchase on their own, particularly our art and design courses. Learn more about supplies here.

Precollege students will be required to provide a proof of COVID-19 vaccination to participate in in-person classes. Read more about the COVID-19 vaccination requirement.

Our remote Precollege courses happen in real time and students will be required to log on during specific class times to participate in virtual discussions and lectures, complete assignments, and interact with the instructor and other students.

Learn more about Precollege remote courses.

View the Precollege Grading Policy here

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Can’t find what you’re looking for? Simply email us at [email protected] for assistance.