Admitted Undergraduate Students

Welcome to the fashion industry. Welcome to LIM.

Before you can start, make sure you follow these important steps.

Below you’ll find information about housing, orientation, financial aid, transcripts, deadlines, and 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

What’s better than an LIM Accepted Students Day event?

THREE Accepted Students Day events!!!

Don’t miss them!


April 10: Panel with Fashion Media professionals and editors of The Lexington Line / “Concept to Runway” Pitch Panel

RSVP NOW for April 10


April 23: LIM Virtual Fashion Show We look forward to connecting with you!

RSVP NOW for April 23

*Attend all 3 Accepted Students Day events and be entered to win one of three $100 Amazon Gift Cards!

May 11, 2021

8:30am - 9:30am

RSVP NOW for May 11


*international students only


The first thing you need to do is pay your enrollment deposit ($400) and complete the Tuition Agreement Form.

You can pay your enrollment deposit by debit, credit, or e-check at the Applicant Status Page. If you do 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 Accounts for details.

     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.

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.).



For the 2021-22 academic year, we’ve reserved rooms for LIM students at SVA’s Ludlow Residence. It’s on the Lower East Side – just a quick subway ride to our campus buildings. This is a vibrant and diverse neighborhood that’s surrounded by some of NYC’s hottest shops, restaurants, and culture.

A space in a double occupancy room is $14,800 for the academic year. Single occupancy rooms are $16,750 for the 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 17.
  • Only students who have already submitted their enrollment deposit are eligible to apply for housing.

Need to find a roommate? Look out for invites to our virtual Roommate Mixers on April 13 and June 2.

Get connected with LIM College and your classmates by joining the Class of 2025 Facebook Group.

Check out our Instagram and Twitter.

Enrolled Student Checklist

New Student Orientation is a series of virtual activities throughout the summer—including launch events, virtual meetups, and an online component that will guide you through the nuts and bolts of being an LIM student...everything from using our job and internship search tool to syncing your LIM email to your phone. 

Most importantly, it's a great way to get to know your classmates and make new friends!

Your Orientation Leader is also planning other fun activities. You might have sessions on thrifting in NYC, the best (and most affordable) spots to eat near campus, free things to do in NYC, and getting around on the subway.

Click here to find out all the details and register.



As a transfer student coming to LIM, your needs may be different from those of other new students. Make sure you’re at the one Orientation event this summer designed specifically for you!

Transfer Connect
Thurs. Aug. 26
7:00 - 8:00 PM Eastern Time

  • Get important details about your major
  • Find out how to apply for jobs and internships
  • Meet other transfer students and LIM alumni
  • Have the chance to win great raffle prizes!



Click here to register.

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:

Join us on Monday, July 26 at 9am Eastern Time for our "Working in the U.S." event. Learn more about employment options as on-campus jobs, internships & CPT, and OPT, and hear from our office of International Student Services and the Office of Career & Internship Services.

Register today!

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.

All incoming students must be financially cleared by the Office of Student Financial Services by Tuesday, July 27, 2021— the Fall 2021 payment deadline.

If you enroll after the payment deadline, please be prepared to be financially cleared before you can register for classes.

Financial clearance requires that 100% of your first semester tuition and fees and 100% of your first semester housing charges, if applicable, be paid or covered with confirmed financial aid funds and/or third-party payments (i.e., 529 plan funds, GI Bill Veteran’s Benefits, etc.).


Options for payment to ensure financial clearance:

1. Financial Aid: Please review all financial aid awards in our NetPartner portal. If you are accepting your entire package as is, you do not need to do anything further. If you would like to decline the entire package or parts of your package, please log on to the NetPartner portal; in the award module, using the drop-down box, indicate the award(s) you are declining or decreasing. All accepted, approved, and confirmed financial aid funds for the Fall 2021 semester will be applied as anticipated credit toward your fall charges.

Please note, all required financial aid documents must be completed in order for the Office of Student Financial Services to apply anticipated aid to your account. Additionally, all credit-based loans must be fully credit-approved, and all required documents for disbursement must be submitted.

Click here to complete a Direct Student Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN and online Loan Entrance Counseling, which are both required for all students borrowing Direct Loans. Parents borrowing a Federal PLUS Loan should click here to apply for the loan and complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN Loan Agreement).

LIM College school code: 007466 


2. Monthly Installments: Students and parents can make monthly* payments through Nelnet Business Solutions (*international student monthly plans may not extend beyond August).

Click here for more information on setting up a monthly payment plan or making a one-time payment through LIM College’s payment website.

Contact the Office of Student Financial Services at SFS [at] limcollege.edu or 212-310-0689. Click here for answers to common questions.

All incoming students must be financially cleared by the Office of Student Financial Services by Tuesday, July 27, 2021— the Fall 2021 payment deadline.

If you enroll after the payment deadline, please be prepared to be financially cleared before you can register for classes.

Financial clearance requires that 100% of your first semester tuition and fees and 100% of your first semester housing charges, if applicable, be paid or covered with confirmed financial aid funds and/or third-party payments (i.e., loans, scholarships, etc.).


Options for payment to ensure financial clearance:

International Wire Transfer: LIM College has partnered with Flywire in order to streamline the process of international payments. Flywire allows 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 https://www.flywire.com/help.

LIM College does not accept direct wire transfers.

For more information on making payments, please refer to the International Student Handbook under “Student Financial Services and Insurance Information.”

Contact the Office of Student Financial Services at SFS [at] limcollege.edu or 212-310-0689. Click here for answers to common questions.

To ensure the success of all LIM students, we ask that all students show they are ready for college-level math and English courses in one of two ways:

  • Submit SAT/ACT/AP scores or college transcripts with completed math/English coursework
  • Complete placement test(s)

To access the exams, log in to MyLIM and choose the “Canvas” icon underneath Launchpad. 

If you plan to submit SAT/ACT/AP scores, or prior college coursework, please contact admissions [at] limcollege.edu.

Otherwise, based on your academic records, we may recommend the writing and the math placement tests.

You may also choose to opt out of placement exams if you feel you could benefit from the additional instructional opportunities in the corequisite courses you’d be required to complete.

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] 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 proof of that coverage by September 30, 2021, and we’ll remove the student health insurance charge. Click here to submit online waiver starting July 1.

Online waivers will be accepted beginning July 1, 2021, using your LIM College student ID number, which can be found in Sonis or on your student ID card.


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, August 27, 2021. 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.

  • Pending full FDA approval of any one or more COVID-19 vaccine(s), LIM College will require proof of a COVID vaccine for all students, faculty, and staff who plan to study, learn, or work physically on campus in Fall 2021.
  • Up until the time that the FDA fully approves its first COVID-19 vaccine, LIM will continue to allow non-vaccinated students, faculty, and staff on campus.
  • All unvaccinated students, faculty, and staff will be required to submit a negative COVID-19 baseline test prior to the start of the semester. This test must be administered on or after August 25 and the results must be submitted prior to September 3.
  • For information about how to upload your proof of COVID-19 vaccination and test results, or other immunization records, click here.

It’s important to understand how your previous coursework has transferred to LIM College. Beginning in June, and on a rolling basis thereafter, please log in to Sonis to review your Final Credit Evaluation for more details on how each of your courses has been evaluated. Sonis is our official student information system, so make sure Sonis reflects the credits shown on your Transfer Credit Evaluation Sheet. If you have any questions regarding your Final Credit Evaluation, please contact transferservices [at] limcollege.edu for further assistance.

Transfer credits are awarded based on official transcripts. Once you complete your last semester, please be sure to have your final official transcript(s) sent to the Office of Admissions. 

Check your evaluation to determine which items you’re missing and which terms are reflected. Please include proof of your associate degree if applicable.

Students may appeal a transfer credit decision by emailing course syllabi to: transferservices [at] limcollege.edu

International Baccalaureate Course (Level)

LIM Course (3 Credits Per Course)


Biology (SL/HL)

NTSC 9999 Science Liberal Art

5 or higher

Chemistry (SL/HL)

NTSC 9999 Science Liberal Art

5 or higher

Economics (SL)

ECON 2100 Economics

5 or higher

Economics (HL)

ECON 2621 Macroeconomics

ECON 2622 Microeconomics

5 or higher

English (SL)

ENGL 1100 English Composition

5 or higher

English (HL)

COMM 2010 Critical Thinking: Reading, Writing and Research

5 or higher

Environmental Systems (SL)

NTSC 2150 Environmental Studies

5 or higher

Geography (SL/HL)

NTSC 9999 Science Liberal Art

5 or higher

History (HL/SL)
History of Africa
History of Asia/Oceania
History of Europe
History of Americas
Islamic History

HIST 9999 History Liberal Art

Non-Western History Requirement
for Bachelor of Science degree

5 or higher

Language Initio AB (SL/HL)

Conversational French I LANG 1531

5 or higher

Language Initio AB (SL/HL) Spanish

Conversational Spanish I LANG 1511

5 or higher

Language B (SL/HL) - French

Conversational French II LANG 1532

Qualification From Conversational French I LANG 1531

5 or higher

Language B (SL/HL) -Spanish

Conversational Spanish II LANG 1512

Qualification From Conversational Spanish I LANG 1511

5 or higher

Mathematical Studies (SL1)

MATH 9999 Mathematics Liberal Art

Placement into MATH 1100 College Algebra

5 or higher

Mathematical Studies (SL2)

MATH 1100 College Algebra

5 or higher

Mathematical Studies (HL)

MATH 1501 Calculus

Qualification From MATH 1100 College Algebra

5 or higher

Psychology (SL/HL)

PSYC 2314 Introduction to Psychology

5 or higher

Philosophy (SL/HL)

PHIL 2110 Introduction to Philosophy

5 or higher

Social Anthropology (SL/HL)

LART 9999 Liberal Art

5 or higher

Geography (SL/HL)

NTSC 9999 Science Liberal Art

5 or higher

Theatre Arts (SL/HL)

Elective credit

5 or higher

Visual Arts (SL/HL)

Elective credit

5 or higher

First-Year Students: LIM College must receive your official final high school transcript after you have graduated. New York State Law requires that you submit proof of high school graduation in order to sit in our classes in the fall. If you cannot obtain your final high school transcript, you can submit your official diploma. We also need all official final transcripts for any college/university classes you have taken or are now taking.

Submit your final high school transcript. The transcript must be an official transcript from your graduating institution and must clearly indicate your graduation date.


Transfer Students: You must submit all your college/university transcripts to the Office of Admissions to receive transfer credit for the courses you’ve taken. Oh, and we can't accept photocopies – we need the real thing!

Submit your final college transcript(s) from all previous institutions. The transcript(s) must be official copies.


International Students: You must submit official secondary school equivalency. The document(s) must represent the equivalence of high school graduation in the United States. All documents not written in English must be accompanied by an official translation.

International Baccalaureate students must submit final grades along with course descriptions or syllabi to receive credit for completed courses.

Submit your official proof of secondary school equivalency. This must be an official transcript from your issuing institution and must clearly indicate your completion date. Transcripts must be submitted to the Office of Admissions (international students only).



Deadline to submit final official transcripts and/or proof of graduation: Wednesday, August 4, 2021.

First-Year Students

All first-year students will receive a placement based on scores on file or a recommendation to complete the online placement exam. The placement exam is taken online through Canvas and must be taken in order to register for classes. Students may also opt-out of taking placement exam(s) and will be placed in the appropriate co-requisite coursework.


Transfer Students

Transfer students will receive a transfer credit evaluation within three weeks of being accepted. The evaluation will include which courses transfer to LIM College and which courses you still need to take to earn your degree. Based on your evaluation, placement exam(s) or a placement exam opt-out form may be required. Transfer students must submit official college transcript(s) in order to register for classes.

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.


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.

Once you've 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 at the Bookstore.

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

Please join us online for our Family Orientation events.

Sign up using the links below:

More details will follow in a separate email. You can also visit our website to learn more.

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