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Senior Scholars

FIT offers New York State residents* 60 years of age or older the opportunity to audit courses at a discounted rate through the Senior Scholars Program, available each Spring and Fall term.

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General Information:
Registration generally is held immediately before each fall & spring term begins.   Courses offered are subject to availability and the tentative course list is posted to this page approximately 1 week prior to the date of registration.  A final list of available courses is provided at registration.

Course Selection Guidelines:

  • Repeating a course you have previously audited will not be permitted. 
  • You may request an enrollment waiver for an evening or weekend course that has a pre-requisite or co-requisite, if you can demonstrate the skills that course requires, as per the department representative. To request a waiver, contact the department directly. If the waiver is granted, present a printed copy at the time of registration.
  • If you are requesting an advanced-level language course, you will be enrolled if you have completed the pre-requisite course for that language.
  • You may select Day sections from a list of available courses offered by the School of Liberal Arts, which will be published on this site prior to registration.
  • Day sections of courses offered by the Schools of Art & Design and Business & Technology are not available.
  • Online (OL) and Blended Learning (BL) sections of courses are not available for Senior Scholar enrollment.


*Please bring the following as proof your place of residence is New York state.   
            • One government issued photo identification is required
    In addition, bring any two of the following:.
            • Any document issued by this State or county, city, or the federal government
            • New York voter precinct card
            • Military orders/documents
            • Utility bill or cable bill (not more than 60 days old)
            • Housing lease or contract, mortgage statement, property or income tax statement
            • Preprinted financial statement, e.g., bank statement showing home address, (not more than 60 days old)
            • New York vehicle registration card or title
            • New York vehicle insurance policy
            • Letter from homeless shelter or proof of unemployment

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