Admitted Graduate Students

Welcome to the heart of the business of fashion and lifestyle! Welcome to LIM.

Before you can start your master's degree program, make sure you follow these important steps.

Below you’ll find everything you need to get done to be ready for your first day. You’ll also find ways to contact us, because we’re here to help with whatever you need.



Accepted Student Checklist

The first thing you need to do is submit your enrollment deposit ($500) and complete the Graduate Tuition Agreement Form.

You can pay your enrollment deposit by debit, credit, or e-check on the Applicant Status Page. If you pay online, you will need submit your Tuition Agreement Form to our Office of Student Financial Services separately.

You can also pay by check, cash or money order (see address below).

If you have any questions about submitting your payment, please contact our Office of Student Financial Services.

LIM College
Office of Student Financial Services
216 East 45th St.
New York, NY 10017

Phone: (212) 310-0689
Fax: (212) 750-3452

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.

These are challenging times for many students and their families, but we're here to help make your education more affordable. If you'd like to discuss your current financial situation, please book a personal appointment with a Student Financial Services Counselor.

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.). 

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

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Enrolled Student Checklist - Fall 2023

Starting in March, shortly after your deposit is made, 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 and details about Orientation, registration, and other important start of class information. 

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

Tuition cost: $1,123 per credit for the 2023–2024 Academic year, plus a $220 Graduate Comprehensive Fee per semester for full-time students and $110 Graduate Comprehensive Fee per semester for part-time students. 

For international students: In addition to the comprehensive fee, a $500 Visa Maintenance Fee, and a $350 International Graduate Student Fee will be applied each semester. For example, in a 12-credit semester, the tuition charge will be $1,123 x 12 (credits) = $13,476 + $1,070 (fees) = $14,546.  

You must be enrolled in nine credits to be considered full-time. 

In order to complete the program in three semesters, you must take 12 credits in Fall 2023, 12 credits in Spring 2024, and 6 credits in Summer 2024. All international students must take a full course load each Semester to stay in compliance with their F-1 Visa status. 

All incoming students must be financially cleared by the Office of Student Financial Services by Thursday, July 27, 2023— the Fall 2023 payment deadline. 

Upon completing your course registration, a Billing Statement will generate for you in Sonis. You will access via the "Financials" tab, then select "Billing", include "202324" for School Year and "Fall" for Semester to access your Billing Statement.

You will then pay the tuition and fees listed on your Billing Statement via one of the following methods below:

Direct Unsubsidized Loan: The maximum amount per semester is $10,250 before fees. To move forward, you must submit a FAFSA here.

Grad PLUS Loan: This loan is based on credit, and the amount certified will be based on your budget. Each credit check is valid for 180 days. You may apply for this loan here

LIM College offers a monthly payment plan* or the option to pay in full on our website, which you can sign up for here (*international student payment plans may not extend beyond July 27). 

International Student wire transfers: LIM College has partnered with Flywire in order to streamline the process of international payments, allowing you to pay securely from any country and any bank, generally in your home currency. Click here to begin the payment process. If you have questions about making an international payment, visit here. LIM College does not accept direct wire transfers. 

**Note: For International Wire Transfers via Flywire, be sure to include your Student ID number found in Sonis when submitting payment. This number will begin with the first two letters of your last name and will then be followed by seven digits.** 

All incoming students must be financially cleared by the Office of Student Financial Services by Thursday, July 27, 2023— the Fall 2023 payment deadline. 

For the 2023-24 academic year, we are partnering with FOUND Study - Midtown East to house over 200 LIM students. FOUND Study is conveniently located at Lexington Ave. and East 51st Street, only a short walk from both of our academic buildings! 

A space in a double occupancy room is $15,471 for the 2023-2024 academic year. You can use financial aid to cover this cost! (except for the $725 housing deposit

To apply, fill out our online housing application and submit your $725 Housing Deposit. 

  • Make sure you apply by May 1 for priority consideration! We’ll let you know if you’re approved for housing by May 16. 
  • Only students who have already submitted their enrollment deposit are eligible to apply for housing. 

Need to find a roommate? Visit our New Student Events webpage for upcoming Roommate Mixers! 

All LIM College students are required to have health insurance. All full-time students will automatically be enrolled in—and charged for–LIM College’s plan through Gallagher Student Health unless proof of comparable United States-based health insurance coverage is provided. 

  • Don’t have your own coverage? You can visit for information on plan benefits, prescription drug coverage, finding a doctor and how to submit a claim. 
  • Already covered with a U.S.-based health insurance carrier? All you have to do is submit a waiver to the Office of Student Financial Services with comparable coverage by our payment deadline of July 27, 2023 and we’ll remove the student health insurance charge. Click here to submit online waiver starting July 1, 2023. 

Online waivers will be accepted beginning July 1, 2023, using your LIM College student e-mail address. 

HEALTH INSURANCE COST: $2,250 for coverage from August 15, 2023 through August 14, 2024

Questions? Contact the Office of Student Financial Services at or 212-310-0689. Click here for more information.

By law, all students must have immunization records on file at the College in order to attend classes. Have your physician complete the immunization form and submit it online by Friday, August 25, 2023. For instructions on how to upload your immunization form to the Student Health Portal click here.

TIP: Please ensure that parts 1 and 2 of your immunization form are both filled out. 

Contact the Office of Counseling Services at 646-218-6048 or, or check your Applicant Status Page to confirm receipt of your form. 

Late submission of the immunization form may result in a student being administratively withdrawn. 

Final official transcripts with proof of earned bachelor's degree will be due by Tuesday, August 1, 2023.  

LIM College must receive your official final college/university transcripts with proof of undergraduate degree received. Photocopies are not accepted. 

You can do this electronically through Parchment, the National Student Clearinghouse or TranscriptsNetwork. 


Or via mail to: 

LIM College 

Office of Graduate Admissions 

Attn: George Toledo 

216 East 45th Street 

New York, NY 10017 


International Students: All documents not written in English must be accompanied by a certified English translation from an evaluation agency approved by NACES (such as International Education Evaluation).

  1. Log in to MyLIM using the username and password you created for your LIM College email account. Follow the prompts directing you to answer the security questions to complete your initial sign-in process.   
  2. From there, click on Sonis on the left side under “Systems and Applications”. 
  3. Click on Academics on the left and then click the option for Holds to follow the steps to release holds. Return to Academics and click on Registration. 
  4. Follow the drop-down menu for the appropriate semester. We are currently in the 2023–2024 school year. 
  5. Register for the five courses (12 credit hours) that you are required to take in your first semester (see below). 


  • MPSR 651 Advanced Fashion Merchandising* 
  • MPSR 653 Fashion Retail Management 
  • MPSR 657 Technology in Fashion Merchandising and Management 
  • MPSR 611 Merchandising Metrics (7.5 weeks) 
  • GRAD 612 Advanced Spreadsheet Modeling (7.5 weeks) 


  • MPSM 600 Fashion Marketing Management* 
  • MPSM 613 Strategic Marketing Communications in the Fashion Industry 
  • MPSM 614 Global Luxury Brand Marketing in the Fashion Industry 
  • MPSM 611 Marketing Metrics (7.5 weeks) 
  • GRAD 612 Advanced Spreadsheet Modeling (7.5 weeks) 


  • MPSS 601 The Relationship between Fashion and the Supply Chain 
  • MPSS 603 Global Business Management 
  • MPSS 604 Sustainable Sourcing 
  • MPSS 611 Global Fashion Supply Chain Metrics (7.5 weeks) 
  • MPSS 612 Global Fashion Supply Chain Software (7.5 weeks) 


  • MSCA 701 Business Spreadsheets (7 weeks) 
  • MSCA 702 Introduction to Statistics (7 weeks) 
  • MSCA 703 Strategic Marketing Management (7 weeks) 
  • MSCA 704 Data Visualization and Communications Graphics (7 weeks) 
  • MSCA 705 Research Design and Applications for Data 
  • MSCA 706 Data Analysis 


Registration must be arranged through Dr. Ken Kambara, Associate Chair of Graduate Studies. Contact for more information.   


For further assistance with course registration, you may schedule an appointment with your Graduate Academic Advisor below:


*Students can choose to opt out of these courses by providing proof of satisfactory completion (via transcript and course descriptions) of approved course substitutions. Students interested in choosing this option can contact the department at to obtain approval. 

You will need an F-1 student visa to study in the United States. This visa will allow you to study for the duration of your program and does require full-time study. 

Before applying for your visa, you should either contact the U.S. Consulate/ Embassy or visit to determine the requirements for applying for the F-1 student visa in your home country. 


In order to obtain an F-1 student visa you will need a Form I-20 (Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Students) from LIM College. All documents must be reviewed and accepted. Copies of all documents are acceptable for the issuance of the I-20. 

Click here to access the I-20 application. 


The I-901 SEVIS fee is mandated by Congress to support the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), the automated system that keeps track of students and exchange visitors and ensures that they maintain their status while in the United States. 

Each student or exchange visitor issued an initial Form I-20 or DS-2019 on or after September 1, 2004, is responsible for paying the $350 fee to SEVP. The fee can either be paid by mail with a check, via the internet using a credit card, or through Western Union. 

Confirmation of the SEVIS Fee payment is required for the visa interview at a local U.S. Consulate/Embassy. This confirmation must be filed with your visa application. 

Click here to visit the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement website to learn more about I-901 SEVIS Fee. 


  • For Fall 2023 semester applicants outside of the United States, I-20 applications are due August 8, 2023
  • For Fall 2023 semester transfer applicants in the United States, transfer I-20 applications are due August 22, 2023

As an international student, we want to ensure you are prepared with the tools and information you need prior to your arrival at LIM College. For this reason, it is mandatory to attend one of our online Pre-Departure Webinars. 

Join us to gain more information about the following topics: 
     •    F-1 Visa 
     •    Visa Interview 
     •    International Student Testing 
     •    Course Registration 
     •    International Student Handbook 

For upcoming Pre-Departure Webinar dates, visit our Webinar Calendar webpage. 

*Be sure to register for a Pre-Departure Graduate Webinar* 

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

Students who submit their ID photo by the deadline will receive their ID card when they arrive on campus. 

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.). 

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