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One-Year Students


Many one-year students have taken their required English, math, and science courses at another college or university.† If you were admitted to FIT with a deficiency in English, math, or science, and need to take courses in any of these areas, you should submit your SAT or ACT scores electronically to FIT.† If you have never taken the SAT or ACT, you can schedule an appointment for FIT's placement tests.

International Students: If you were required to submit a TOEFL score, you will need to take FIT placement tests instead of the SAT or ACT tests.

Since you have a degree from another college and have already taken your liberal arts, you do not need to take the SAT/ACT. However, there are two circumstances you might consider:

  1. If you are an international student, you are welcome to take the English as A Second Language courses offered by the Educational Skills Department. For further information, please consult the FIT catalogue or Schedule of Classes; call the department at 212-217-5250; go to the department in B602; or email†
  2. If you are an international student who plans to do a Bachelorís program at FIT, you will need to have completed EN121 and another English course before starting the Bachelorís program. Therefore, you should take the English placement test or check for possible exemptions and then start your required sequence of English courses to be eligible for the Bachelorís program.


You will only need to submit an appropriate SAT or ACT score if arithmetic proficiency is a prerequisite for a required course in your program.†Please click here for further details regarding placement and exemptions.

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