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

May 11, 2021

8:30am - 9:30am

RSVP NOW for May 11


*international students only


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
12 East 53rd St.
New York, NY 10022

Phone: (212) 310-0689
Fax: (212) 750-3452
Email: sfs [at]

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 by clicking here.

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

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.

Enrolled Student Checklist

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 itsupport [at]

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 here.
LIM College offers a monthly payment plan*, which you can sign up for here (*international student payment plans may not extend beyond August).
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.
All students are required to meet the financial clearance requirements before registering for classes.

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.

Photos must be uploaded by Monday, August 23, 2021.

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]

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.).

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 to the Office of Counseling and Accessibility Services by Friday, August 27, 2021 via mail, fax, or email.

By Mail:
LIM College
216 East 45th Street, 14th floor
New York, NY 10017
Attn: Office of Counseling and Accessibility Services

By Email: cas [at]

By Fax: 212-750-3466


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

You can do this online through Parchment or the National Student Clearinghouse.

Email: Graduateadmissions [at]

Or via mail to:
LIM College
Office of Graduate Admissions
Attn: George Toledo
12 East 53rd St.
New York, NY 10022

  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 Launchpad.
  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 2021–2022 school year.
  5. Register for the four courses 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)


Registration must be arranged through Dr. Ken Kambara, Associate Chair of Graduate Studies. Contact Kenneth.Kambara [at] 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] 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 2021 semester applicants outside of the United States, I-20 applications are due August 18, 20201.
  • For Fall 2021 semester transfer applicants in the United States, transfer I-20 applications are due August 25, 2021.

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

Register here:

Save the Date: Wednesday, July 28, 202021 | 9:30am - 10:30am

Graduate Student Launch is your "official" welcome to the LIM community—and it's required. But that's not a bad thing. Learn more about what's in store for you during this virtual event, and sign up here.

Once you have scheduled your classes, you can purchase or rent textbooks online or in the LIM Bookstore in our Maxwell Hall building (216 East 45th St.). You can also get course materials, LIM apparel, and supplies.

LIM College Bookstore
Phone: (800) 677-1323 ext.420
Email: bookstore [at]

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Graduate Student Launch

This virtual event will introduce to you to some of the people, programs, and opportunities within your master's program.

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