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LIM College offers an array of resources and services to help you strengthen your academic performance. Let us help us you study better, learn more and make the most of your education.

Academic Resources

The Adrian G. Marcuse Library, located on the 2nd floor of Maxwell Hall and named in honor of the late LIM College president, houses a unique specialized collection that focuses on the fashion industry and LIM’s major areas of study. The Library also provides access to a vast array of digital resources and electronic databases and is staffed by skilled professionals ready to help you find what you need to complete assignments.

Adrian G. Marcuse Library

The Office of Academic Advising helps students select courses and plan their path to graduation.

Academic Advising

The Office of the Registrar can assist you with changing your address, verifying your enrollment, requesting transcripts and more.


Located in Maxwell Hall, the Academic Resource Center provides in-person and virtual guidance and tutoring to any student who needs assistance in:



Students who choose not to submit ACT/SAT scores and do not take the LIM College placement test will automatically be placed into corequisite developmental courses in Writing and Math.

For those who chose to complete the LIM College placement test, study guides are provided once students are admitted to the college and have access to MyLIM portal.  It is highly recommended that students review the study guides prior to taking the test.

Additional information, including timeline and instructions, will be communicated to students prior to new student registration.

  • Those international students who do not have the appropriate ACT/SAT scores, and/or do not have equivalent transfer credit, will be required to complete both the English and mathematics placement tests (available online).

Note: Placement Exams are completed online through the college’s learning management system (Canvas).

LIM College offers select courses in a distance learning format, giving students in on-campus programs flexibility in satisfying the requirements toward their degree.

Distance Learning

Canvas is our easy-to-use online course management system that is available 24/7. Through Canvas, instructors can post syllabi, readings, and assignments and communicate via email, virtual chats or discussion boards. Additional features include course announcements, calendars, quizzes, surveys, exams and group work.

Canvas support is available 24/7 through the Help menu in Canvas Global Navigation

To use Canvas, along with other course technologies, we recommend you have access to the following:

1. Desktop or laptop

  • At least 8GB of RAM
  • Intel Core i7 / AMD A7 or better
  • 256 GB or more hard drive

2. Operating Systems

  • Windows 10 Education or newer
  • Mac OS 10.14 (Mojave) or newer

3. Broadband Internet Connect

  • Minimum 4Mbps
  • 10Mbps or greater is recommended

4. Updated browsers

  • You should always use the most current version of your preferred browser. Your browser will notify you if there is a new version available.

5. Microphone | Camera

  • You may need to post video or audio comments or participate in videoconferences for some online courses.

Check out our Technology Requirements handout for more information on basic computer specifications.

NOTE: While you can access Canvas on a mobile device (tablet/phone), we strongly recommend you have access to a desktop or laptop for major projects.

Dealing with the pressures of college life can be difficult. The Office of Student Affairs is here to help you make the most of your LIM experience.

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The course catalog provides detailed information about courses, College policies, and degree requirements.

Order your textbooks at the LIM bookstore.

LIM is committed to continuously identifying processes that will make both the College and our students academically stronger.