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Thank you for your interest in the Retail Management Certificate. To apply, please read the information below carefully.

To begin, submit your application.

  • Create a login and password for the application.
  • Select Retail Management Certificate when prompted.
  • Fill out all information completely - including all previously attended colleges and universities.
  • Submit the application.

Once your application is complete, send your supporting documentation:

  1. An Official Transcript from the college/university that granted your bachelors degree, and a personal statement of at least 500 words, OR
  2. A resume and a letter from your employer on company letterhead confirming that you have at least 5 years of full-time work experience at the level of Assistant Manager or higher in retail, and a personal statement of at least 500 words.

Materials should be addressed to:

FIT SCPS / Retail Management Certificate
Conference Center, Lower Level (GHC-21)
227 W. 27th Street
New York, NY 10001

Students who attended secondary or post-secondary school(s) outside the U.S. should have their credentials from those schools evaluated by World Education Services (WES), and sent to FIT directly from WES.

(Personal statements may be emailed as a MS Word or Adobe PDF attachment to:  Please be sure to include your full name so that your statement can be matched to your application.)

Note: Transcripts are ONLY considered official when they are in an envelope sealed by the college/university.  If you open them, they are not considered official, and you will need to resend them.

All materials are due by July 15, and completed applications received earlier (with supporting documentation) will be given priority consideration.

Once all application materials have been received, you will receive notification of your admission status by email.

If you are a new non-degree student you must provide proof of residency before you can register at resident tuition rates. For further information on documentation required to prove residency visit:   You may either bring the required paperwork to the Registration Center in the Business & Liberal Arts Center, Room 103 or fax it to 212-217-3851.

Please contact us with any questions.

Thank you,
School of Continuing & Professional Studies
Fashion Institute of Technology
Conference Center, Lower Level (GHC-21)
227 West 27th Street
New York, NY 10001-5992
Dept 212 217.3334 (Option 2)
Fax 212 217.8450 

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