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Junior Applicant
Presidential Scholars Application Instructions
Parts I and II

The Presidential Scholars Program is FIT's Liberal Arts honors program for students in all majors of the college. For more information on the program, go to

We consider for students who have demonstrated academic excellence and who are searching for a stimulating and enriching honors program. Candidates should have:
  • a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • a commitment to honors education in the liberal arts
Candidates will be assessed based on their academic and extracurricular record, their responses to essay questions, and letters of recommendation.

For consideration for FALL ADMISSION,
all applications must be received by FEBRUARY 1.

This application is in 2 parts. Part I is online and Part II must be mailed, hand delivered, or emailed to our office.
Part I: After clicking on the link below, please complete all of the questions. You will also be asked to submit an essay. You should have your essay written before you begin filling out the application. Please paste it into the text box provided. You will NOT be able to save your entries and come back to the form later.

Please choose ONE essay topic:
  • 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.
  • Two letters of recommendation. One letter should be from an instructor in your major; the other should be from a Liberal Arts faculty member.
Once you have completed and submitted Part I, mail, hand deliver or email the documents to:

The Presidential Scholars Program, Room B602
Fashion Institute of Technology Office of Admissions
227 West 27th Street
New York, NY 10001


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