LIM College’s Summer Fashion Lab is a comprehensive pre-college program that offers high school and college students the opportunity to study fashion at the college level, experience New York City, and test drive a college exclusively devoted to the business of fashion. Students have a variety of one-week credit and non-credit courses to choose from across weeks in June and July, as well as the opportunity to live in LIM’s residence hall. Last year nearly 400 students from across the U.S. and several different countries attended the Summer Fashion Lab program and half resided in the residence hall.
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Non-credit: Open to high school students ages 14-18, recent high school graduates, and international students. Non-credit courses are one week long, with three hour-long morning and afternoon sessions.
Credit*: Open to high school students entering the 11th or 12th grade in the fall of 2018 or non–LIM College students (Domestic Only), between the ages of 17 and 23. Our new one-week long credit courses allow students to earn an elective college credit over the course of one week. Students can expect to complete college-level academic assignments in and out of the classroom. Students will receive one credit for each successful course completed. Students may select one course per session. *Students can earn up to three elective college credits during the program!
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Each year LIM College awards a limited number of scholarships to high school students for the Summer Fashion Lab program. Scholarship awards can include one non-credit course, two non-credit courses or two non-credit courses with one week of housing (students in non-commutable distances will be given priority). In order to apply for a scholarship, students must fill out and return the Scholarship Application Form, along with their essay and recommendation. Scholarship submissions must be mailed. No e-mails or faxes will be accepted.
International students are welcome to apply.
SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE IS MARCH 1, 2018.
Digital Summer 2018 Fashion Lab Brochure
Orientation and check-in will be held on the first day of class at Maxwell Hall (located at 216 East 45th Street between Third and Second Avenues) at 8:30 am for Non-credit morning courses and Credit courses. For students registered for only an afternoon Non-Credit Course, check-in time is at 12:30 pm. Orientation is for students only and will cover the rules and regulations of the program. Following orientation, students will receive their classroom number and be escorted to class.
See what students have to say about participating in the exciting classes of our Summer Fashion Lab. From final projects in an Apparel Merchandising class, to visiting that famous fabric store Mood, read all about it. Professors also get a chance to talk about why they love teaching classes at Summer Fashion Lab and exposing students to fashion of the past, present, and future.
LIM College does not provide transportation to and from the airport. Students can arrange for a car service or students may use the regulated New York Taxi service outside the baggage claim area after picking up their luggage. The cost is approximately $55 from LaGuardia and JFK. The two most convenient airports are JFK and LaGuardia.
Transportation from the Residence Hall to Classes
Students who will be residing in the 1760 Third Avenue Residence for the Summer Fashion Lab program will take the 6 train subway line to get to classes at Maxwell Hall. Students will be shown how to navigate the subway during the mandatory housing orientation. Students will be taken on a trial run of the commute by student resident advisors. Due to the structure of the Summer Fashion Lab, students travel together in groups from the residence hall to classes and back. Information on the New York Subway system can be found at http://www.mta.info/nyct. We encourage students to pre-purchase their MetroCards prior to housing orientation.
Meal & Dining options
Students attending the Summer Fashion Lab program are responsible for their own meals. There is a café inside of Maxwell Hall where most of the classes are held in addition to a variety of delis and/or restaurants steps from the College. For students staying in the residence hall, they have the option of dining out, ordering food in or cooking in the communal kitchen. Students have access to pots/pans and cooking utensils by signing them out from the Residence Life Office. Additionally, all rooms in the 1760 Third Avenue Residence come equipped with a fridge and microwave. Students have the option of keeping food, snacks and drinks in their room. New York City offers a variety of food options including those that have special diets. Information on nearby eateries is available in the Residence Hall. We advise families to budget $30-$40 per day for food.
How to request official LIM College Transcripts:
LIM College is now accepting transcript requests online through our Online Transcript Request Service (through Parchment). In order to request a transcript, please go to our Online Transcript Request Service portal. Once you access the portal, you will be able to sign up and request your transcript.
Certificates & Grade Reports:
Students will receive a grade report within two weeks after the conclusion of the Summer Fashion Lab program. International students will receive a Certificate of Participation upon successful completion of a Summer Lab course.
Course withdrawal and refund of course fee requests must be made in writing on the Withdrawal/Refund Form. The date that the application for refund is received is considered the official date of the student’s withdrawal. A $25 processing fee will be deducted from the refund amount. All refunds are made in the form of a check and take three to four weeks for processing. In the event LIM College cancels a course, 100% of the tuition and fees are refunded. Withdrawals made one week or more prior to the first day the course begins is 100% of the tuition refunded less the $25 processing fee. Withdrawals made less than a week prior to the start of class is 50% of the tuition refunded less the $25 processing fee.
There are NO refunds given after the start of class and no exceptions.