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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.

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.

Helpful Links:

How do I get a Degree Audit? (DARS)
DARS is the document used during your advisement session to review your transfer credits and degree curriculum requirements. This page will teach you how to retrieve this document using the MyFIT portal.

Program Requirements by Major
New students entering the Fall 2015 semester can find the degree requirements listed by degree type and School using this link. This includes the department recommended semester by semester suggested schedule. 

The School of Art and Design encompasses the following programs:
Accessories Design AAS and BFA 
Advertising Design BFA 
Communication Design Foundation AAS 
Computer Animation and Interactive Media BFA 
Fabric Styling BFA 
Fashion Design AAS and BFA 
Fine Arts AAS and BFA 
Graphic Design BFA 
Illustration AAS and BFA 
Interior Design AAS and BFA 
Jewelry Design AAS 
Menswear AAS 
Packaging Design BFA 
Photography AAS and BFA 
Textile/Surface Design AAS and BFA 
Toy Design BFA 
Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design BFA 

The Jay & Patty Baker School of Business and Technology encompasses the following programs:
Advertising and Marketing Communications AAS and BS 
Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing BS 
Direct and Interactive Marketing BS 
Entrepreneurship BS
Fashion Business Management AAS and BS (formerly known as Fashion Merchandising Management)
Home Products Development BS 
International Trade and Marketing for the Fashion Industries BS 
Production Management: Fashion and Related Industries AAS and BS 
Technical Design BS 
Textile Development and Marketing AAS and BS

The School of Liberal Arts encompasses the following programs:
Art History and Museum Professions BS
Film and Media AAS and BS

Web Registration Instructions
Learn the steps required to register using your MyFIT online registration system.


Video tutorial: How to Look Up Classes
Follow step by step as we provide instructions on how to look up your class schedule prior to registration. You will also have access to the Would-be schedule worksheet, which can assist you in planning your schedule.

Common Read Program
The Common Read Program is geared towards new, first year and transfer students as an introduction to academic life and the FIT community. Students are encouraged to read the book prior to orientation and participate in campus wide academic discussions and related activities throughout the school year.

Academic Minors
Students at FIT have the opportunity to pursue an academic minor, a selection of courses focused on a particular discipline or a combination of disciplines. This provides a more cohesive program of study and a deeper understanding of the chosen fields. 

Important Dates:

August 24 - 28  New Student Orientation
August 31  First day of classes
September 6  Last day to add/drop courses online through MyFIT

Please view the Academic Calendar for additional dates.


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