Admitted Graduate Students

Welcome to the heart of the fashion business. 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
Email: sfs [at] LIMCollege.edu

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.

Check out our Instagram and Twitter.

Join us on April 26 at 8:00 AM ET to learn more about FOUND Study - Midtown East—our exciting new residence hall space for Fall 2022!

 

Enrolled Student Checklist

Coming Summer 2022

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.

You may access the instructions to create your LIM College email log-in credentials via your Applicant Status Page 

If you need help with your email account, contact LIM's IT Help Desk at (646) 218-2190 or by email at itsupport [at] limcollege.edu.

Tuition cost: $1,075 per credit for the 2022–2023 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 $1,075 x 12 (credits) = $12,900 + $1,070 (fees) = $13,970.

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, 12 credits in spring, and 6 credits in summer. All international students must take a full course load each Semester to stay in compliance with their international F-1 status.

The Financial Clearance deadline for the Fall 2022 semester will be July 27, 2022

How to access your Billing Statement in Sonis:

After you have registered within your courses, a Billing Statement will generate for you in Sonis. You may access your Billing Statement through the "Financials" tab, then select "Billing". You'll enter "202223" for School Year and "Fall" for Semester. You will  select "Change" and then "Click Here to Preview Report" to see the PDF version of your Billing Statement. 

Payment Options:

Unsubsidized Loan: The maximum amount per semester is $10,250 before fees.
 
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 on the Student Aid website.
 
LIM College offers a monthly payment plan*, which you can sign up for on LIM's payment website (*international student payment plans for Fall 2022 may not extend beyond July).
 
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. You can begin the payment process on the LIM Payment website. If you have questions about making an international payment, please visit the Help page. 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 students are required to meet the financial clearance requirements before registering for classes.

The Financial Clearance deadline for the Fall 2022 semester will be July 27, 2022.

Housing for the 2022-23 academic year, we are partnering with FOUND Study - Midtown East to house almost 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 $14,625 for the 2022-23 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.

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 the Gallagher Student website 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 September 30, 2022, and we’ll remove the student health insurance charge. Visit the Gallagher Student LIM page to submit online waiver starting July 1, 2022.

Online waivers will be accepted beginning July 1, 2022, using your LIM College student ID number, which can be found in Sonis or on your student ID card.

HEALTH INSURANCE COST: $1,680 (ESTIMATED)

Questions? Contact the Office of Student Financial Services at sfs [at] limcollege.edu or 212-310-0689. Visit the health insurance page 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 26, 2022. View directions on how to upload your immunization form into SONIS (our official student information system). 

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

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

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

  • LIM College is requiring proof of a COVID-19 vaccine for all students who plan to study, learn, or work physically on campus in Fall 2022.
  • If you are planning to register for in-person classes, the deadline to submit your proof of full COVID-19 vaccination is 3 business days before you meet with an Academic Advisor to register for classes.
  • For information about how to upload your proof of COVID-19 vaccination and test results, or other immunization records, visit our Sonis Health Record page
  • Students who wish to request a medical or religious exemption to LIM's COVID vaccination requirement must submit a written request to cas [at] limcollege.edu

 

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, National Student Clearinghouse or TranscriptsNetwork (check with your undergraduate institution to see if they have access to any of these electronic systems)

Email: Graduateadmissions [at] limcollege.edu

Or via mail to:
LIM College
Office of Graduate Admissions
Attn: George Toledo
216 East 45th Street
New York, NY 10017

Final official transcripts with proof of earned Bachelor's degree will be due by Wednesday, August 4, 2022.

  1. Log into 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 & 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 (Fall). You will be registering for the 2022–2023 school year.
  5. Register for the courses (12 credit hours) that you are required to take in your first semester (see below).

 

MPS FASHION MERCHANDISING and RETAIL MANAGEMENT  

  • MPSR 651 Advanced Fashion Merchandising*
  • MPSR 653 Fashion Retail Management
  • MPSR 657 Technology in Fashion Merchandising and Management
  • MPSR 611 Merchandising Metrics (7 weeks)
  • GRAD 612 Advanced Spreadsheet Modeling (7 weeks)

MPS FASHION MARKETING  

  • 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 weeks)
  • GRAD 612 Advanced Spreadsheet Modeling (7 weeks)

MPS GLOBAL FASHION SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

  • 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 weeks)
  • MPSS 612 Global Fashion Supply Chain Software (7 weeks)

MS CONSUMER ANALYTICS

  • 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

MPS THE BUSINESS OF FASHION  

Registration must be arranged through Dr. Ken Kambara, Associate Chair of Graduate Studies. Contact Kenneth.Kambara [at] limcollege.edu for more information.  

*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 mpsfollowup [at] limcollege.edu to obtain approval.

NOTE: To gain access to register for main campus courses, you will need to submit your Proof of COVID-19 vaccination in Sonis. Instructions can be found under "COVID-19 Vaccine" section. 

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 their website to determine the requirements for applying for the F-1 student visa in your home country.

APPLICATION

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.

Access the I-20 application

SEVIS FEE PAYMENT

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.

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

IMPORTANT DATES
  • For Fall 2022 semester applicants outside of the United States, I-20 applications are due August 9, 2022.
  • For Fall 2022 semester transfer applicants in the United States, transfer I-20 applications are due August 23, 2022

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 virtual 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

You may register for one of the following dates:

Wednesday, May 4 at 9:00 AM ET REGISTER HERE

Wednesday, May 25 at 9:00 AM ET REGISTER HERE

Wednesday, June 22 at 9:00 AM ET REGISTER HERE

Thursday, July 14 at 9:00 AM ET REGISTER HERE

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: NewStudentID [at] limcollege.edu
 

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

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