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Eligibility

All applicants to FIT Fashion Design programs pare expected to provide a competitive portfolio. Sewing skills are strongly recommended.

If you are a high school student
You should apply to the two-year Associate in Applied Science (AAS) program. High school students may not apply directly to the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program. On completing the AAS, many students choose to apply to the two-year Fashion Design BFA program or other FIT bachelorís degree program.

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If you have credits or a degree from another college
You may apply to the two-year Fashion Design BFA program as a transfer student if you meet one of the following criteria by the time you enroll at FIT:

  • you will have an associateís or bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college in a program that is equivalent to the FIT Fashion Design AAS program†
  • you will have earned at least 60 credits toward a bachelor's degree in an equivalent program at a regionally accredited college.

A college program is equivalent if it contains the same major area and liberal arts distribution as the FIT Fashion Design AAS program. Applicants from college programs that are not equivalent must apply to the AAS program. Please note that FIT AAS students receive priority admissions consideration.

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