How to Apply

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As a graduate student of LIM College, you live and learn in the fashion capital of the world. Immerse yourself in the everyday reality of the fashion business, meet industry leaders and study with fashion professionals.

LIM College accepts students from all over the globe to join the Center for Graduate Studies. Graduate applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in the US or an equivalent undergraduate degree from a foreign country.

We are now accepting Master of Professional Studies (MPS) applications for the Fall and Spring 2016. Applications are not being accepted for the MPS in Visual Merchandising program in Spring 2016. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis as space is available in each graduate program. The spring priority deadline is November 15 and the fall priority deadline is March 1; however applications are reviewed on a rolling basis as space is available in each graduate program.

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In a 300-500 word essay, please describe the most significant experience, accomplishment, risk you have taken, moral dilemma or personal triumph you have faced and its impact on you.

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To be considered for admissions, you must submit an online application along with a $40 non-refundable application fee or approved fee waiver. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis as space permits in each degree program.

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Letters of Recommendation

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Applicants are required to submit two letters of recommendations from academic or work-related references. The letters of recommendation should demonstrate insight into your teamwork, leadership, communication, intellectual and interpersonal skills and abilities; as well as your level of maturity, strengths and weaknesses. Letters of recommendation can be submitted online with your application or via email or mail.

Provide recommender with a stamped, pre-addressed envelope or email to

LIM College
Graduate Admissions
12 East 53rd St.
New York, NY 10022

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Official Test Scores

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International students may be required to complete the TOEFL or another exam to prove English proficiency.


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Students must submit an official transcript from the institution in which the applicant holds an undergraduate degree. We may request transcripts from all other colleges or universities attended at the undergraduate or graduate level to make an admissions decision. If an undergraduate degree was completed outside the United States, the Office of Admissions may request your transcript is evaluated by the World Education Service, AACRAO International Education Services or another evaluation agency approved by NACES.


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Resume & Portfolio

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LIM College requires applicants submit a resume or CV demonstrating chronological work experience. Applicants to the MPS in Visual Merchandising should provide a portfolio of professional and/or creative work.

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A personal interview is required for graduate applicants. To schedule an in-person or phone interview, contact Graduate Admissions.

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Regular admissions


Spring Priority Deadline

November 15

Fall Priority Deadline

March 1


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