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FIT’s priority application deadline for Fall 2017 is fast approaching. We encourage students to apply as soon as possible to ensure they complete their applications on time.

2017 Priority Deadlines – Fall 2017: January 1, 2017


January 1:   Submit SUNY application
 February 1:   Submit application requirements to FIT:

– high school transcript

– admissions essay

– portfolio (for art & design applicants only)

How to Apply


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 confirmation will be sent from FIT to the email address indicated on your SUNY application and will contain your username and password for your MyFIT account.

It can take 7-10 days to receive the email from FIT after submitting the SUNY application.



After receiving the initial confirmation from FIT, you will receive a second email providing an individualized link to submit your essay, and, if you are a transfer student, a list of your in-progress courses.

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.) If you are a transfer student, you will be prompted to submit information about your in-progress courses, including course name and numbering and the name of the school you are currently attending.


Arrange to have all official secondary and post-secondary transcripts sent directly from your schools to FIT. Transcripts may be sent by mail or hand-delivered in the sealed envelope to the address below.

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.

As an alternative to mailing, FIT will accept electronic transcripts from the following approved vendors:

  • Parchment
  • Naviance by Hobsons
  • SUNY Counselor Connect
  • Credential Solutions

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.

Home-schooled applicants are encouraged to review the SUNY policy for providing appropriate proof of graduation.

Official AP and/or CLEP scores, if any, are required when available. Official IB (International Baccalaureate) diplomas or certificates, if any, must be provided by the IBO.

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.



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 artwork with your application.

Business and Technology applicants may not submit a portfolio and materials received for these majors will not be reviewed or considered.


Students whose first language is not English must provide an official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score, or a Pearson Test of English (PTE) score regardless of the time lived in the United States. See the section under English Proficiency for more information.


SAT and ACT test scores are not required for admissions purposes. They are, however, required for the Honors Program. They are also required for placement into your English and Math classes at FIT. Use FIT school code 2257 when sending SAT scores, and code 2744 when sending ACT scores. Learn more.

International Students who have not taken the SAT or ACT exams will take the FIT 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. 

For more specific information, see the following:

Additionally, I would like to take this time to remind you of FIT’s Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) and partner with you in identifying potential applicants. EOP is open to New York State students who may have faced academic and financial challenges, but demonstrate strong potential and a commitment to achieving academic success.

Students admitted to the EOP program receive additional academic, financial, and personal support services to assist them with completing their degrees. By selecting EOP on the SUNY application, students will be considered for this program and will be required to submit financial documents in addition to the application requirements listed above.


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