Visiting Students

This program offers selected students the opportunity to take courses at FIT in order to supplement educational programs taken at other institutions. Applicants must be attending colleges that are formally registered as part of FIT’s Visiting Student Program in order to be considered. Applicants must be full-time, matriculated undergraduates at their home institution with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) and completion of at least 30 credits prior to starting the program. A portfolio of artwork is required for admission to School of Art and Design programs.

Applications must be made through the designated liaison at the applicant’s home institution. Written approval from the designated liaison must be forwarded to the Admissions Office. Recommended application filing dates are January 1 for fall and October 1 for spring. Applicants must file the FIT/SUNY application online at

Visiting students are not eligible for financial aid from FIT. They should apply for aid from their home institution.

Admission to the Communication Design Foundation, Footwear & Accessories Design, and Textile Development and Marketing programs for visiting students is limited to the fall semester only. Advertising and Marketing Communications, Fashion Business Management, and Fashion Design are available in spring and fall. Majors offered through the visiting students program are subject to change.

Housing application instructions are enclosed with students’ admission letters.

Applicants are admitted to a one-year AAS degree program. The FIT degree is awarded once the student has submitted proof of receipt of bachelor’s degree at the home institution.