Accepted Online Graduate Students

Congratulations on your acceptance!

We’re so excited to welcome you to the LIM community. It's time to get ready to start your program.

Please review and complete the checklist items below.

Secure Your Spot

Check Your Applicant Status

New Student Checklist

To secure your spot in the program, complete the New Student Agreement Form.

Don't leave money on the table! Apply for financial aid. To start this process, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine your eligibility. Just put the LIM College school code 007466 on your form and we'll automatically get a copy of your FAFSA.

For more details on the types of financial aid that may be available to you and how to apply for it, visit our financial aid page.

All students must be financially cleared to attend classes. "Financially cleared" means you have either paid your tuition or have plans on record with the Office of Student Financial Services that demonstrate you will have the funds in place to pay your tuition (that can be through a combination of grants, loans, scholarships, a payment plan, etc.).

Shortly after you receive an admissions decision, you will receive an email with login instructions to access your LIM College email. 

Be sure to check your LIM College email account regularly for important updates about Orientation, registration, and more.

If you need help with your email account, contact LIM's IT Help Desk at 646-218-2190 or by email at

All incoming students must be financially cleared by the Office of Student Financial Services before you can attend class.

Financial clearance requires that 100% of your first semester tuition and fees be paid or covered with confirmed financial aid funds and/or third-party payments (i.e., 529 plan funds, GI Bill® Veteran’s Benefits, etc.).

Options for payment to ensure financial clearance:

1. Financial Aid: Please review all financial aid awards in our NetPartner portal. If you are accepting your entire package as is, you do not need to do anything further. If you would like to decline the entire package or parts of your package, please log on to the NetPartner portal; in the award module, using the drop-down box, indicate the award(s) you are declining or decreasing. All accepted, approved, and confirmed financial aid funds for the semester will be applied as anticipated credit toward your charges.

Please note, all required financial aid documents must be completed in order for the Office of Student Financial Services to apply anticipated aid to your account. Additionally, all credit-based loans must be fully credit-approved, and all required documents for disbursement must be submitted.

Complete a Direct Student Loan Master Promissory Note on the Federal Student Aid website (MPN and online Loan Entrance Counseling, which are both required for all students borrowing Direct Loans.

Graduate Students borrowing a Federal PLUS Loan should visit the Direct Loan page to apply for the loan and complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN) Loan Agreement.

LIM College school code: 007466 

2. Monthly Installments: Online students can make monthly payments through Nelnet Business Solutions.

You can get more information on setting up a monthly payment plan or making a one-time payment through LIM College’s payment website

Contact the Office of Student Financial Services at or 212-310-0689. Click here for answers to common questions.

*GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at

LIM College must receive your official final college/university transcripts with proof of undergraduate degree received. Transcripts must also clearly indicate your graduation date. Photocopies are not accepted.

Official transcripts should be requested from your undergraduate institution (with proof of graduation) and any past colleges/universities you attended, even if you did not graduate.

Ways to request and submit your official transcripts

  • Electronic Option 1: Parchment

  • Electronic Option 2: Email

    • Call your school's Registrar's Office and request that they send your official transcripts via email to us.

    • Email transcripts to LIM Admissions Operations at: 

  • By Mail

LIM College
Office of Admissions
216 East 45th Street
New York, NY 10017

  1. Go to myLIM
  2. Once logged in, select "SONIS" (located on the top left-hand side).
  3. Select "Academics" on the left-hand side, then click Registration from the drop-down menu.
  4. Click on the drop-down menu where it says “Select a School Year/Semester.”
  5. Then scroll down, and under “SELECT BEGINNING COURSE LETTER” click on the letter “M.”
  6. Then select the appropriate courses for your degree program that are available.
  7. When selecting a course, click on courses that state “Open” to register.

Please decide if you are taking one or two classes each module. If you are receiving financial aid, you will need to take at least six credits in the semester.

Not sure what to take? Contact your Advisor at

To use Canvas, our learning management system, and other technologies you’ll need access to the following:

1. Desktop or laptop 

  • Minimum 8GB of RAM; 16 recommended 
  • Intel Core i7 / AMD A7 or better processor 
  • Minimum 256 GB hard drive; 512 GB recommended 

2. Operating Systems 

  • Windows 11 and newer 
  • Mac OS 13 (Ventura) or newer 

3. Broadband Internet Connect 

  • Minimum 6Mbps 

4. Updated browsers

  • You should always use the most current version of a preferred browser (Chrome, Firefox, Edge). 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 (our learning management system) on a mobile device (tablet/phone), you must have access to a desktop or laptop for major projects. 

Safety is a top priority at LIM College. In order to keep the College community secure, all students visiting campus must carry their College-issued ID card at all times.

Photo ID cards will be mailed within four to six weeks of submission to the mailing address used to submit your LIM College application. 

Email your photo to: 

Guidelines for an acceptable photo:

· Photo must be an attachment, saved as your full name and date of birth Example: Joseph Student_9.4.01.

· You can scan a school photo or passport picture or take a new picture with your smartphone or digital camera.

· Photo must be one of the following file formats: .jpg, .gif, .png.

· Photo must be 325 X 390 pixels (minimum).

· Photo must be properly focused and should not appear grainy or pixelated. Nothing should block or obscure your face (e.g., hands, sunglasses, shadow, glare, etc.).

ID Photo

All new students must complete the Graduate Student Guide in Canvas, our online learning management system. This is designed to help you transition into the LIM College community as an online student. 

This will be available within 48 hours of your acceptance to LIM.

Visit myLIM to access the Graduate Student Guide.

Get connected with LIM College and your classmates by joining the Graduate Student Facebook Group.

Follow the Life @ LIM account on Instagram.

Buy your books at LIM College's Virtual Bookstore.

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You're in. Now let's get you ready to start.

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