Transfer Admissions

LIM is an ideal destination for transfer students.

Are you ready to focus on fashion and lifestyle? 

Gain real-world, resume-building experience and let the energy and opportunities in New York City inspire you to achieve your dreams.

Explore the undergraduate admissions process for transfer students and learn about how all our incoming transfer students receive guaranteed scholarships of up to $10,000 per year.

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Navigating the Transfer 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, providing flexibility to suit your schedule and goals.
  • 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.
  • Transfer credit evaluation: All transfer applicants can receive a personal transfer credit evaluation and do a one-on-one graduation planning sessions with an Academic Advisor at any time, even before you submit your application.
  • Timely decisions: Upon receiving all your application materials, we aim to notify you of your admissions decision within two to four weeks. 
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Application Requirements

To help us better understand your unique qualities and potential, we ask that prospective transfer 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. High School Transcripts: If you have completed fewer than 15 semester credits at the college level, we encourage you to submit your complete official high school transcripts for review. If you have completed more than 15 college-level credits, we just need proof of your graduation date in the form of your original diploma or an official transcript that lists the date your diploma was conferred.
  4. College Transcripts: You must submit transcripts from all colleges and universities you attended, regardless of whether or not you intend to receive credit for the coursework. 

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 transfer 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(s). 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.

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

Frequently Asked Questions for Transfer Applicants

You are a transfer applicant if you are currently, or have ever been, enrolled in a college or university as a degree-seeking student. If you have only taken college courses as a non-degree student or during high school, 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.

You can also get an Instant Decision by attending any of our Transfer Services Days or virtual Transfer Series events.

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. Our test-optional policy means 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.

LIM College is proud to have a very generous credit transfer policy.

You should start by reviewing our Transfer Credit Guidelines and see if your community college is an LIM articulation agreement partner.

If you apply to LIM, you will receive a minimum of 2 custom transfer credit evaluations during the application-to-enrollment process, as well as the option to participate in a graduation planning appointment with an Academic Advisor.

Learn more by attending any of our Transfer Services Day or virtual Transfer Series events.

Our Transfer Services team will help determine which of your college credits will apply towards your LIM degree (We have a generous transfer policy, so probably most or all of them!)

Request a transfer credit evaluation now by clicking here.

Depending on which major you plan to declare with LIM, the courses recommended can vary.

For example, if you are interested in our BBA in Fashion Merchandising Curriculum you could view that program's catalog listing on our website to get an idea of the courses to take at your current school.

General recommendations for courses include:

  • English Composition I
  • English Composition II
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Public Speaking
  • College Algebra
  • Statistics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Financial Accounting
  • Principles of Management
  • Business Law

All transfer credits are not guaranteed for consideration toward a degree program at LIM College until the final transfer credit evaluation has been released at the enrollment stage. 

  • Transfer Scholarships – Yes! All transfer students receive guaranteed scholarships of up to $10,000. Check out the criteria for merit awards here.
  • Internships – You are required to complete at least two internships before you graduate.
  • Housing is offered to all levels of students through at FOUND Study – Midtown East.
  • On-campus jobs are great for balancing your work/study schedule. Some offices where positions may be available include: Admissions, the Library, Academic Affairs, and more.

Yes. Undergraduate students can take online, on-campus or hybrid courses. Hybrid courses include both online and on-campus components.

If you have completed fewer than 15 semester credits at the college level, we encourage you to submit your full official high school transcript for review.

If you have completed more than 15 college-level credits, we just need proof of your graduation date in the form of your original diploma or an official transcript with the date the diploma was conferred listed.

Approximately one-third of our undergrad student body transferred in from other schools. In fact, LIM was even named to Phi Theta Kappa’s Transfer Honor Roll, which identifies the top four-year colleges and universities for creating dynamic pathways to support community college transfer. 

Yes. You must submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities you attended regardless of whether or not you intend to receive credit for previous coursework.

For quicker results, please consider having your transcripts sent electronically to admissions@limcollege.edu.

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Ready to take the next step?

Begin your journey to a professional career in fashion and lifestyle by applying to transfer to LIM College in New York City. Take advantage of our rolling admissions, transfer student scholarships, and generous credit transfer policy – and start creating the future of your dreams.

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