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How to Apply

The Presidential Scholars Program is open to incoming first year students and incoming juniors. Students are admitted for the fall semester only.  Apply as soon as you complete the FIT application. Do not wait until you receive your admissions decision from FIT.  

All supporting documents must be submitted to [email protected]. Documents submitted directly to the FIT Admissions office by mail will take additional processing time and may delay the completion of your honors application. 

Application Deadline

Your honors application, including essay and letters of recommendation, must be received by February 1. Notifications will be sent by April 1.

Application Instructions

Incoming Freshmen

1. File the Online Application

2. Submit Your Honors Essay

Select 1 of the 2 following questions; 500 word count

  • Option 1: Works of art, such as movies, poems, novels, art, and music, often affect our perspective on life. Choose a work of art that has had an effect on you. Tell us about that work and let us know how and why it had an effect on you.
  • Option 2: The world has undergone many changes in recent years in the areas of media, technology, entertainment, politics, and climate. How has one of these changes had an impact on your life? Please explain, using details and examples.

Submit your essay via email to [email protected]. Be sure to include your name and FIT student identification number in your email.

3. Submit SAT or ACT Scores

For the 2021 Admissions cycle, SAT or ACT scores are optional for admission into the Presidential Scholars program. If submitted, scores must come electronically from College Board. Additionally, the Optional Writing portion of these tests, if submitted, can be used for placement into English classes at FIT, including the honors English seminar. Students who have not taken the Optional Writing test may have to take a placement test and, based on their performance, may be asked to take additional English classes. The Honors Committee will review indicators of ability and potential, such as grades in English classes, essays submitted for acceptance into the program and other relevant standardized tests in a holistic review of the applications. 

4. Submit Letters of Recommendation

Submit two (2) letters of recommendation from teachers to [email protected]

Incoming Juniors

1. File the Online Application

2. Submit Your Honors Essay

Select 1 of 2 questions; 500 word count

  • Option 1: Works of art, such as movies, poems, novels, art, and music, often affect our perspective on life. Choose a work of art that has had an effect on you. Tell us about that work and let us know how and why it had an effect on you.
  • Option 2: The world has undergone many changes in recent years in the areas of media, technology, entertainment, politics, and climate. How has one of these changes had an impact on your life? Please explain, using details and examples.

Submit your essay via email to [email protected]Be sure to include your name and FIT student identification number in your email.

3. Submit Letters of Recommendation

Submit two (2) letters of recommendation from faculty to [email protected]. At least one letter of recommendation must be from a Liberal Arts professor.

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