If you're interested in a program that can jumpstart your fashion career, LIM College’s Summer Fashion Lab might be a great fit for you. It is a comprehensive pre-college summer fashion 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 throughout 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 our pre-college summer fashion program, and half resided in the residence hall.
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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.
Open to high school students entering the 11th or 12th grade in the fall of 2020 or non-LIM College students (domestic only) between the ages of 17 and 23. Our weeklong credit courses allow students to earn an elective college credit over the course of one week. Students will complete college-level academic assignments in and out of the classroom. Students will receive one credit for each course successfully completed. Students may select one credit 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 outside of 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 emails or faxes will be accepted.
THE 2020 SCHOLARSHIP IS DUE BY MARCH 15, 2020.
Digital 2020 Summer Fashion Lab Brochure
For non-credit morning courses and credit courses, orientation and check-in will be held on the first day of class at LIM's Fifth Avenue building—located at 545 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10017 between Fifth and Madison Avenues (7th floor)—at 8:30 a.m. For students registered for only an afternoon non-credit course, check-in time is at 12:30 p.m. Orientation is for students only and will cover the rules and regulations of the program and our summer fashion courses. Following orientation, students will receive their classroom number and be escorted to class.
Summer Fashion Lab Housing
See what students have to say about attending exciting summer fashion classes in New York. From final projects in an Apparel Merchandising class, to visiting that famous fabric store Mood, read all about our Summer Fashion Lab highlights. Professors also get a chance to talk about why they love teaching Summer Fashion Lab classes and introducing 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 they 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, which are the two most convenient airports.
Transportation from the Residence Hall to Classes
Students who will be residing in the 1760 Third Avenue residence hall for the Summer Fashion Lab program will take the 6 train subway line to get to classes at our buildings. Students will be shown how to navigate the subway during the mandatory housing orientation, and student resident advisors will take them on a trial run of the commute. 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 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 Maxwell Hall, the building where most classes are held, in addition to a variety of delis and/or restaurants just steps from the College. Students staying in the residence hall 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 Offfice of Housing & Residence Life. Additionally, all rooms in the 1760 Third Avenue residence hall 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 accommodating special dietary needs. 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. For withdrawals made at least a week prior to the first day a course begins, 100% of the tuition is refunded, minus the $25 processing fee. For withdrawals made less than a week prior to the start of the course, 50% of the tuition refunded, minus the $25 processing fee.
There are NO refunds given after the start of class.