First-Year Admissions

Discover your perfect fit

If you're creative, energetic, and ambitious, LIM might be the perfect college for you.

Gain real-world experience starting in your first semester and let the energy and diversity of New York City inspire you throughout your four years.

Explore the undergraduate admissions process for first-year students and embark on your path to an unparalleled educational experience in the business of fashion and lifestyle.

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LIM College offers an Early Action admissions option to prospective first-year students. This non-binding agreement gives you the advantage of early notification and a guaranteed spot at LIM.

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Navigating the First-Year Admissions Process

We're thrilled you're considering joining us at LIM College. Here's what you need to know as you begin your application:

  • Semester start options: You can choose to begin your studies in either the Fall or Spring semesters.
  • Rolling admissions: LIM College operates on a rolling admissions basis, meaning you can submit your application at any time up to the start of the Fall or Spring semester, as long as openings are available. However, we recommend you apply as early as possible, as class sizes are limited, and spots can fill quickly.
  • Timely decisions: Upon receiving all your application materials, we aim to notify you of your admissions decision within two to four weeks.
  • Early Action advantage: If you opt for Early Action, we send an admissions decision between late November and early December, regardless of when you apply. Early Action applicants start in the Fall semester of the following calendar year.
Are you an international student?

At LIM, we have a vibrant global student community that will support you from admission to graduation and beyond.

Our Admissions team provides tailored resources to prospective international students, including guidance on visa applications, transcript submissions, English proficiency, and more. 

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First-Year Student Application Requirements

We are committed to fostering a diverse and talented student body. To help us better understand your unique qualities and potential, we ask that prospective first-year students submit the following admissions materials:

  1. Application for admission: Start your journey by completing our online application
  2. Application fee: Pay a $40 nonrefundable application fee or submit an approved fee waiver.
  3. Transcripts: Provide your high school transcripts, which offer insight into your academic performance and dedication.
  4. Interview: We only require interviews under special circumstances. Most students do not need to complete an interview.

You may also submit additional documents in support of your application. These are not required, but submitting them can enhance your chance of admission. 

Here are some of the documents you can provide to strengthen your application.

  1. Résumé or Activity Sheet: Showcase your involvement in extracurricular activities, community service, and other accomplishments outside of the classroom. In the application process, you can upload a résumé or LIM College’s Activity Sheet.
  2. Standardized test scores: LIM College has a test-optional policy, allowing you to decide whether or not to submit ACT or SAT scores as part of your application.
  3. Interview: Engage with us through an optional interview, where you can express your goals, aspirations, and passion for the business of fashion and lifestyle.

How to apply to LIM College as a first-year student

Your journey to a fashion, business, and lifestyle-focused education begins here, and we're excited to help you take the first steps.

To be considered for admission, you must submit a complete online application along with a $40 non-refundable application fee or approved fee waiver. 

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis for regular admissions.

During the application process, you may send unofficial transcripts directly from your high school or your prior college. 

Official transcripts will be needed upon your enrollment at LIM College. 

Electronic delivery is preferred and transcripts should be sent to admissions@limcollege.edu.

We encourage you to complete an Activity Sheet as part of your application. This form gives us a deeper understanding of your work and volunteer experiences, extracurricular activities, and awards and achievements.

While the Activity Sheet is not required for admissions consideration, we strongly encourage you to upload the form with your application, as it shows us who you are beyond your GPA.

If you'd like to do an on-campus interview to supplement your application, email us at admissions@limcollege.edu or call (212) 310-0639.

We may ask some applicants to interview on campus. If so, we will contact you to schedule a time for you to meet with us.

Note: Early Action applicants are required to complete an Early Action Discovery Discussion, which is an informational interview.

LIM College has a test-optional policy for admission, which means you can decide whether or not to submit your SAT or ACT scores. 

If you choose to submit them, your scores can be used to support your admission application and/or they can be used to evaluate academic placement should you decide to enroll at LIM.

Frequently Asked Questions for First-Year Applicants

You are a “first-year” applicant if you are currently in high school or have never enrolled in a college or university. 

If you’re currently enrolled in college credits through a high school or dual-enrollment program, you should still apply as a first-year student.

We accept applications on a rolling basis, up to the beginning of the Fall or Spring semester, until all openings are filled. However, we strongly encourage you to apply as early as possible because our class sizes are limited.

Once you submit all application materials, we’ll notify you of our decision within two to four weeks.

Once all application requirements are met, the Office of Admissions will notify applicants of its decision within two to four weeks.

LIM College does not require standardized tests as part of its admission process. You can decide whether or not to submit your SAT or ACT scores.

If you do submit your scores, they can help support your application and/or they can be used to evaluate academic placement should you decide to enroll at LIM.

LIM College Quick Codes:

  • SAT number: 2380
  • ACT number: 4807

You can apply directly to our bachelor’s (four-year) degree programs. 

LIM does NOT require you to initially apply for an associate (two-year) degree and then re-apply to a bachelor’s program.

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Ready to take the next step?

Begin your journey to a professional career in fashion and lifestyle by applying to LIM College in New York City. Take advantage of our rolling undergraduate admissions or Early Action application option and seize the opportunity to start creating the future of your dreams.

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