FIT Application Procedure & Requirements


  • Application
  • School transcripts
  • Essay
  • Portfolio

How to Apply

The Admission process in 2 steps.

STEP ONE – File the SUNY Application Online.
After you apply, you’ll receive confirmation that your application has been received. The first letter will come from the SUNY Application Services Center. The second letter will be sent from FIT to the email address indicated on your SUNY application.
It can take 7-10 days to receive the first email from FIT after submitting the SUNY application.
STEP TWO – Submit FIT’s Supplemental Admissions Materials
Online Academic History and Essay form.
The Academic History and Essay form will be made available online after you have received your email from FIT mentioned in
To submit these forms, you’ll need to access MyFIT using the provided FIT Username and Password.
Your essay should answer the following questions: What makes you a perfect candidate for FIT? Why are you interested in the major you are applying to? The essay is also your chance to tell us more about your experiences, activities and accomplishments. (No more than 750 words, please.)
For the academic history form, you will be required to provide information for all secondary and post-secondary schools attended. Please be specific regarding dates of attendance, location and degrees awarded.
School transcripts
Arrange to have all official secondary and post-secondary transcripts sent in sealed envelopes directly from your schools to:
Fashion Institute of Technology Office of Admissions, Room C139 227 W. 27th St. New York City 10001-5992
FIT will only accept academic documents that have been officially attested (bearing the stamp and signature of the Registrar or designated officer) and placed in a sealed envelope by the issuing institution or awarding authority.
Documents from all institutions must be provided (with no exceptions), regardless of the type of institution, subjects taken, or their relevance to FIT. Such documents should include all subjects taken, all grades/marks earned, and any degrees awarded. If you are a high school student earning college credit, please forward a transcript from the awarding college or university.
International applicants:If you have studied abroad, or you attended secondary or post-secondary school(s) outside the U.S., please submit your academic documents from schools outside the U.S. to World Education Services (WES) not to FIT.See Undergraduate International Applicants for more information on submitting transcripts.
Additional application materials:
Art and Design applicants must submit a portfolio. You will be invited to submit your portfolio once your SUNY application has been received and processed by FIT. Please do not submit any slides or artwork with your application.
English Proficiency – TOEFL Score or IELTS Score  Students whose first language is not English must provide an official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score whether or not they have been living in the United States. See the section under English Proficiency for more information.
*SAT and ACT test scores are not required for admissions purposes.
International Students who have not taken the SAT or ACT exams will take theFIT Placement Exams before registering for any English, Math and Science courses.
*Please be aware that documents submitted become the property of FIT and will not be returned. This includes official transcripts, test scores and portfolio submissions. 

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