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New Student Advisement

Congratulations and welcome to the FIT community!

The Academic Advisement Center is looking forward to getting to know you and having the opportunity to work with you during your academic career.

Advisement for all new students will begin on Monday, May 12, 2014.

Appointments can be made using our online appointment system (using your FIT e-mail credentials) to meet with an academic advisor. In addition to in-person appointments, we are also available to have an online or telephone advisement session with you. Please refer to the specific instructions on the appointment page if you are interested in online or telephone sessions. Appointments are made on Eastern Standard Time so please account for the time difference when scheduling an appointment.

The information on the following page for recently accepted students will provide you with what you need to know and the steps you need to take to prepare for your arrival on campus. You can also expect to receive separate communications this summer about a host of items, including academic advisement, course registration and New Student Orientation.

The team at the Academic Advisement Center wishes you and your family a terrific summer and we look forward to meeting with you.

Important Dates:

May 12 – New Student Academic Advisement begins 

May 12 Students in an Art and Design major (except Evening/Weekend students) will be placed into their block* courses

May 12 – May 15 – Extended evening office hours 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

May 17 May 18 – Weekend advisement appointments will be available, office hours 9:00 am – 5:00 pm 

May 22Please note: Due to the FIT Commencement Ceremony, the Academic Advisement Center will be closed

May 27 – Online course registration for all Bachelor and One-Year AAS Majors begins

May 28 – Online course registration for all AAS 2-year degree majors begins


*School of Art and Design major/related area coursework is sequential and each semester builds upon the previous one.  Certain required major courses must be taken simultaneously to ensure that you have what you need to move on.  These groups of required major courses are called a block.  

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