Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between a matriculated student and a non-matriculated student?
Matriculated students have been accepted into a degree-granting program and are taking courses toward that degree. Non-matriculated students are not enrolled in any degree-granting program.
What is the difference between a credit course and a non-credit course?
A credit course is officially registered with the State University of New York and administered by an academic school and department. Tests, assignments, and grades are provided by FIT faculty. Non-credit courses are short, intensive seminars or workshops administered by the School of Continuing and Professional Studies through its specialized centers. Each course is taught by an expert in the topic.
What is a certificate program?
A certificate indicates that you’ve attained a high level of proficiency and professional training in a particular field. It’s a credential that demonstrates you’re able to meet the demands of the industry and the consumer. FIT offers both non-credit and credit certificate programs.
What are FIT’s matriculation guidelines for degree status?
A minimum of 50 percent of the credits identified in any degree program as major area or related area credits must be taken while matriculated. No more than 30 credits taken at FIT in non-matriculated status may be applied toward a bachelor’s or two-year associate’s degree program. No more than 15 credits taken at FIT in non-matriculated status may be applied toward a one-year associate’s degree program.
Can I complete all degree requirements and then apply for admission?
No. No more than 30 credits taken at FIT in non-degree status may be applied toward a degree. Also, a minimum of 50 percent of the credits identified in an FIT degree program as major and related credits must be taken while the student is in FIT degree status. For information on obtaining degree status, please see the admissions requirements in the Details section of this catalogue.
Are online courses open to all students?
Online courses are open to all current and repeat students and may be applied toward an FIT degree. For more information, contact the department at 212 217.4069 or visit Online Learning.
How much do classes cost?
While the cost for New York State residents is often listed with the course information on the Continuing & Professional Studies site, detailed Tuition and Fee information is available.
How do I prove I am a New York State resident?
Visit the Residency section of the Registration Center's Enrollment form.
Is financial aid available to non-degree students?
No. Only students admitted to FIT and enrolled in a full-time or part-time degree-granting program are eligible for financial aid.
Are non-credit courses graded?
Students are assigned a final grade of P or F (Pass or Fail) for all non-credit courses.
How do I access my grades?
For credit courses visit MyFIT and click the Student Services Tab.
When does my class start?
Classes begin the first class meeting day following the first day of the term. So if you have a Thursday course, it meets the first Thursday on or after the first day of class. To see term dates, view the Academic Calendar.
What are the Day Codes?
Day codes: M = Monday, T = Tuesday, W= Wednesday, R = Thursday, F = Friday, S = Saturday, U = Sunday
When are breaks? How long is the term?
You can find the term schedule in the Academic Calendar.
How do I find contact information for my professor or a particular office/person?
To find an office you can view the Departmental Directory, and to find a person you can open MyFIT then search the College Phone Directory.
How do I know if the school is closing for snow or another weather situation?
Information will be posted to the fitnyc.edu homepage, emails will be sent to student email accounts, and you can call the weather hotline at 212-217-7792 for an automated message regarding closings. Local news channels will usually carry the info as well. Additionally, you are strongly encouraged to sign up for the "Emergency Messaging System" in MyFIT.
How does FIT communicate in an emergency situation?
You can find emergency information on the FIT website. Additionally, you are strongly encouraged to sign up for the "Emergency Messaging System" in MyFIT.
How do I get a Student ID Card?
Bring proof of registration (your student schedule printed from MyFIT) & identification to the Photo ID Center located in room D-404 Mondays-Fridays from 10am-9pm (subject to change, visit the website for up-to-date information). Contact the Photo ID Center: firstname.lastname@example.org – 212 217-7777.
How do I get a new sticker for my student ID card?
You can pick one up at the Feldman Center Lobby, or at the Security Office with proof of your current term registration.
What is my username & password for MyFIT?
Your default username is firstname_lastname, so if your name is John Doe your username would be john_doe. Your default password when the account is created is your birth date in this format: Mmmddyyyy. So if your birth date was January 1, 2011, your password would be Jan012011.
How can I change or reset my password?
You can change or reset your password on your own or contact the IT for FIT Help Desk for assistance via phone at 212 217-HELP (4357) or email at TechHelp@fitnyc.edu. Remember to have your Student ID number handy.
What if I do not know my Student ID Number?
You will need to complete the Student Identification Number Request from the Registrar's Office.
Can I forward my FIT email to my personal email?
Yes. However, If you choose to forward, your email will be removed from the FIT server and IT 4 FIT will not be able to restore any of your email. Your FIT email will not show in your FIT email account. To forward, login to Imail at http://imail.fitnyc.edu and click the "Preferences" option at the bottom of the left side menu. There you will see "General User Settings." Under that you will see "Forward to.” Simply fill your forwarding address in this box.