Summer Fashion Lab
SUMMER FASHION LAB 2013
Last year, nearly 400 students participated in the Summer Fashion Lab program. This year, summer classes will run four successive weeks from July 8th through August 2nd. The program is structured as four one-week sessions, with two courses offered each week: one in the morning (8:45 am–12:30 pm) and one in the afternoon (1:30 pm – 5:15 pm). Students can register for individual weeks or the entire four-week program. Students can take one course in the morning session, one course in the afternoon session, or both, for a total of up to eight courses over four weeks. Most of the courses offer one college credit, so students can take any three credit-bearing courses to earn the equivalent of a three-credit elective at LIM College (one time only).
Students must be entering their sophomore, junior or senior year of high school, or have just graduated from high school in order to participate in Summer Fashion Lab and reside in housing.
Check out this video from Summer Fashion Lab 2011 to find out what students are studying.
Tuition & Fees (Fashion Lab & Advanced Fashion Lab)
Tuition: $225.00 – per course, per week.
Supplies: Certain courses will require supplies that students must purchase on their own. Students will receive a supply list with their registration confirmation letter in the mail. Students can expect to pay between $10 and $35 for supplies.
Housing: $495.00 per person, per week (includes linen service)
Health Insurance: All students living in the 1760 Third Avenue Residence must have their own health insurance.
Orientation & Check-in
Check-in on the first day of class will begin at 8:15 am for morning session and 12:45 pm for the afternoon session at the Maxwell Hall Building (located on 45th Street between Third and Second Avenues). There will be a brief orientation for students upon check-in where they will receive their exact classroom number as well as other important program information.
LIM College will be offering housing to Summer Fashion Lab students in our state-of-the-art 1760 Third Avenue Residence, known as "1760," located between 97th and 98th Streets. The residence hall features secure, air-conditioned, double and triple rooms with private bathrooms. There is 24-hour front desk security and ID card access to enter the building and rooms. Student Resident Advisors (RAs) are present in the residence hall. They hold evening office hours and perform nightly curfew check-ins for all Fashion Lab students. A professional LIM College staff member is also on-call every evening in case of emergencies. There are weekday evening and weekend organized activities coordinated by the RAs that students are strongly encouraged to attend. A calendar of these activities will be distributed at housing orientation. There are shared kitchens on designated floors of the residence hall and all rooms are equipped with a refrigerator, freezer and microwave.
Students can register for housing only after they have registered for a class. Housing registration is done online and will require your course registration ID in order to register. After online registration and payment is completed, you will receive an email confirmation that will include your housing forms, which must be signed and mailed back to the College.
Housing is only guaranteed once the forms are received. Roommate requests can be made on your housing forms.
Housing move-in is on the Sunday before classes between the hours of 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm. Move-out is on the Saturday after classes between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm. More information about move-in/out, room assignments, and housing orientation will be sent with the housing application.
Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from the airport.
Refund Policy: These policies are non-negotiable
Course withdrawal and refund of course fee requests must be made in writing on the Withdrawal/Refund Form. The date that the application for refund is received is considered the official date of the student’s withdrawal. A $25 processing fee will be deducted from the refund amount. All refunds are made in the form of a check and take three to four weeks for processing. In the event LIM College cancels a course, 100% of the tuition and fees is refunded. Withdrawals made one week or more prior to the first day the course begins is 100% of the tuition less the $25 processing fee. Withdrawals made less than a week prior to the start of class is 50% of the tuition less the $25 processing fee. There are NO refunds given after the start of class and no exceptions. Click here for the Withdrawal/Refund Form.
A limited number of need-based scholarships are available for the Summer Fashion Lab program. The awards range from full tuition for two courses and one week of housing to tuition for one course. Students who apply for a scholarship are sent a notification letter approximately three weeks after the scholarship deadline. To apply for a scholarship, both you and your guidance counselor must complete the scholarship application form and return it before the deadline. Please click here to download the Scholarship Application form.