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First-Year
Admissions

You can apply directly to our bachelor’s (four-year) degree programs. (LIM does NOT require you to initially apply for an associate (two-year) degree, and then re-apply to a bachelor’s program.)

 

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WHY YOU SHOULD APPLY

  • Become part of the fashion world from day one, combining required internships at top fashion companies with traditional academic coursework.
  • Prepare for the career of your dreams, building specialized knowledge, skills, and real-life experience.
  • Be in the heart of New York City, with its intense energy and limitless opportunities.

 

No one does fashion like LIM. It’s an educational experience you simply won’t find anywhere else.

 

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THE FINE PRINT

Wait. Am I actually a first-year applicant?

You are a “first-year” applicant if you are currently in high school or have never enrolled in a college or university. (If you’re currently enrolled in college credits through a high school or dual-enrollment program, you should still apply as a first-year student.)

What’s the application deadline?

We accept applications on a rolling basis, up to the beginning of the Fall or Spring semester until all openings are filled. However, we strongly encourage you to apply as early as possible because our class sizes are limited. Once you submit all application materials, we’ll notify you of our decision within 2-4 weeks.

I’m really into LIM. Do you have Early Decision or Early Action?

We invite incoming first-year students to apply for Early Action admission. Early Action is a non-binding commitment designed for those who demonstrate a very strong interest in LIM College and the fashion industry. Early Action applicants must complete an Admissions Counseling Session, which is an informational interview where you and your family meet with an Admissions Counselor to discuss whether LIM is the best “fit” for you. This session will address your individual needs and specific questions, mirroring the personal attention you will receive as an LIM student.

FIRST-YEAR
ADMISSIONS
CHECKLIST

Application

To be considered for admissions, you must submit the completed online application along with a $40 non-refundable application fee or approved fee waiver. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis for regular admissions.

Transcripts

Official transcripts should be submitted from all high schools and/or colleges attended.  

 

Activity Sheet

The activity sheet gives us a deeper understanding of your work and volunteer experiences, extracurricular activities and awards and achievements. It is not required for admissions consideration, but we strongly encourage you to submit the form with your application.

Activity Sheet

Interview

LIM College may require an on-campus interview for applicants. If so, the Admissions Office will contact you to schedule the interview. Students who desire an on-campus interview to supplement their application can request by email or call (212) 310-0639.

Note: Early Action applicants are required to complete an Admissions Counseling Sessions, which is an informational interview.

Standardized Test Optional Policy

LIM College has a test optional policy for admission, which means you can decide whether or not to submit your SAT or ACT scores.  If you choose to submit, scores can be used to support your admission application AND/OR they can be used to evaluate academic placement should you decide to enroll at LIM.*   When you complete your admissions application you may indicate if and how you would like us to use the score(s) by choosing one of the following options:

  • I will submit test scores and want them reviewed with my application materials.
  • I will send or have sent test scores but do not want them reviewed with my application materials.
  • I will not submit scores.

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NOT A
FIRST-YEAR? 

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International

IMPORTANT
DATES

Early Action

November 15

Regular Admission

Rolling

FAFSA Submission Priority Deadline

March 1

 

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