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
12 East 53rd St.
New York, NY 10022

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 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.

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Enrolled Student Checklist

Graduate Orientation consists of sessions and seminars that will prepare you to begin your master's degree program. These events will serve as your formal introduction to LIM and all it has to offer. We encourage you to actively participate, ask questions, connect with your classmates, and find out what will be expected of you as a member of our learning community.

Graduate Orientation

Thursday, January 13, 2022 | 10:00 a.m. ET

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] limcollege.edu.

Tuition cost: $1,035 per credit for the 2021–2022 Academic year, plus a $200 Graduate Comprehensive Fee per semester for full-time students and $100 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 $1,035 x 12 (credits) = $12,420 + $1,050 (fees) = $13,470.

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 Spring 2022 semester will be December 16, 2021

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.

**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 Spring 2022 semester will be December 16, 2021

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

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 www.gallagherstudent.com/LIM 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 January 28, 2022, and we’ll remove the student health insurance charge. Click here to submit online waiver starting December 1.

Online waivers will be accepted beginning December 1, 2021, 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. 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, January 10, 2022. For directions on how to upload your immunization form into SONIS (our official student information system) click here.

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] limcollege.edu

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

Final official transcripts with proof of earned Bachelor's degree will be due by Friday, January 10, 2022

  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 five 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 (7.5 weeks)
  • GRAD 612 Advanced Spreadsheet Modeling (7.5 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 (7.5 weeks)
  • GRAD 612 Advanced Spreadsheet Modeling (7.5 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(7.5 weeks)
  • MPSS 612 Global Fashion Supply Chain Software (7.5 weeks)

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.

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 www.usembassy.gov 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.

Click here to 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.

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

IMPORTANT DATES
  • For Spring 2022 semester applicants outside of the United States, I-20 applications are due December 18, 2021.
  • For Spring 2022 semester transfer applicants in the United States, transfer I-20 applications are due January 4, 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 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

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  • LIM College requires proof of a COVID vaccine for all students, faculty, and staff who plan to study, learn, or work physically on campus in Fall 2021.
  • To provide a reasonable timeline after Aug. 23, 2021 (the date the first COVID vaccine was fully approved by the FDA) to become fully vaccinated, the deadline to submit proof of full vaccination is Nov. 15.
  • Students, faculty, and staff who are not yet vaccinated will be required to participate in weekly COVID testing on campus starting Sept. 13. Fully vaccinated individuals who have submitted proof of vaccination will not have to participate in weekly testing.
  • All unvaccinated students, faculty, and staff are also required to submit a negative COVID-19 PCR test prior to the start of the semester. This test must be administered on or after Aug. 25 and the results must be submitted prior to Sept. 3. Fully vaccinated individuals who have submitted proof of vaccination will not have to submit a COVID test prior to the start of the semester.
  • For information about how to upload your proof of COVID-19 vaccination and test results, or other immunization records, click here.

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