FAQ

How can I find out more about the graduate programs?

In addition to the information found on our website, graduate programs host at least one information session per cycle, usually in the fall. For more information, visit our Admissions Events page.

Do you offer financial aid or scholarships?

Graduate students at FIT are eligible for federal financial aid programs administered by the Office of Financial Aid. International students are not eligible for federal financial aid, but may be eligible for scholarships through their programs, if available.

Scholarship and fellowships opportunities are also administered by the Graduate School and academic programs, and are only available to admitted and current students at the present time. Students will be notified as opportunities develop.

International students may also be eligible for private educational loans.

For more information about financial aid and private educational loans visit our Financial Aid page or call (212) 217-7439.

Is the GRE required?

No, the GRE exam is not required for any of our graduate programs.

When should international applicants take the TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo, or PTE exam?

To ensure that your test scores arrive on time, we strongly recommend that you take the test no later than 6-8 weeks before the application deadline date. We require that your official test scores be sent to us directly from the testing agency.

What are your institutional codes for standardized tests?

GRE scores can be submitted by paper or electronically from Educational Testing Service to institution code 2257.

TOEFL scores can be submitted by paper or electronically from Educational Testing Service to institution code 2257, department 99.

IELTS scores can be submitted by paper or electronically from the testing agency to the Fashion Institute of Technology - School of Graduate Studies.

Duolingo Exams may be submitted electronically to FIT-Undergraduate Admissions.

How do I send my scores?

Scores may be sent electronically. You may find the specific codes below:

TOEFL scores can be submitted in paper or electronically from Educational Testing Service to institution code 2257, department 99.

IELTS scores can be submitted in paper or electronically from the testing agency to the Fashion Institute of Technology - School of Graduate Studies.

Duolingo Exams may be submitted electronically to FIT-Undergraduate Admissions.

What is your mailing address? Is there an email where you can be reached?

Fashion Institute of Technology 
Office of Admissions, Room C139 
227 West 27th Street
New York City 10001-5992
[email protected]  

I already took a standardized exam, but did not send my scores to FIT. What can I do?

If you did not request that your test scores be sent to FIT when you took the test, you can request that scores be sent through the testing agency. Please review the guidelines for requesting additional score reports from the respective agency's website.

For GRE, visit www.gre.org

For TOEFL exams, visit www.toefl.org

For IELTS exams, visit www.IELTS.org.

For Duolingo, visit www.englishtest.duolingo.com

For PTE, visit www.pearsonpte.com

How long are my test scores valid?

TOEFL , IELTS, Duolingo, and PTE results are valid for two years prior to the semester of your application.

What are your minimum test score requirements?

Because our review process is holistic, the decision to admit a candidate is influenced by a number of factors, not just test scores.

The minimum scores for English language examinations are:

  • TOEFL: A minimum TOEFL IBT (internet-based test) score of 80
  • IELTS: A minimum band score of 6.5
  • Duolingo: A minimum score of 105
  • PTE: A minimum score of 53

Do you offer any graduate programs online?

The School of Graduate Studies does not offer online programs.

Is student housing available?

While there are residence halls on campus, priority is given to full-time matriculated undergraduate students. It is strongly recommended that graduate students seek off-campus housing. For information see the Residential Life page or call (212) 217-5885.

Are there any teaching assistant (TA) positions?

TA positions are not available at the present time.

How many students are accepted each year?

On average, each graduate program admits between 15 to 20 students annually. This may vary from year-to-year.

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