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LIM College will be closed March 16-20 for Spring Break. Classes and operations will resume remotely on March 23.


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With a laser focus on the business of fashion, and boundless opportunities to get resume-building experience and do internships with top brands in New York City, no one does fashion like LIM — and we’ll make your transition here seamless.


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A Welcoming Community with Industry Connections

Gabriella transferred to LIM from Suffolk County Community College. Here, she speaks about the friendly environment she's found, as well as the academic fulfilment she's experienced as an LIM student.


  • Become part of the fashion world from day one, combining required internships at leading fashion companies with traditional academic coursework.
  • This means you graduate career-ready – and it’s why our Class of 2019 had a 94% post-graduation employment rate.
  • We won’t waste your time – or your credits. We have a generous credit transfer policy and will work closely with you to accelerate your time to graduation.
  • We believe you should more time studying towards your degree and less time wondering how you’ll afford it. So we offer dedicated scholarships for transfer students.  
  • You’ll be in good company. Approximately 40% of LIM students transferred in from other colleges and universities. We’re even on Phi Theta Kappa’s “Transfer Honor Roll.”

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Wait. Am I actually a transfer applicant?

You are a “transfer” applicant if you are currently, or have ever been, enrolled in a college or university as a degree-seeking student. (If you have taken college courses as a non-degree student or during high school, you should apply as a freshman.)

How do I know how many of my credits will transfer?

Our Transfer Services team will help determine which of your college credits will apply towards your LIM degree (We have a generous transfer policy, so probably most or all of them!) You can also request a transfer credit evaluation right now!

What’s the application deadline?

We accept applications on a rolling basis, up to the beginning of the Fall or Spring semester until all openings are filled. However, we strongly encourage you to apply as early as possible because our class sizes are limited. Once you submit all application materials, we’ll notify you of our decision within 2-4 weeks. We also offer instant admission decisions on Transfer Services Days.




In a 300-500 word essay, please provide a personal and/or academic statement that addresses your reason(s) for transferring to LIM College. In addition, address the goals you hope to achieve through an LIM College education.


To be considered for admissions, you must submit an online application along with a $40 non-refundable application fee or approved fee waiver. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis for regular admissions.

Prospective transfer students are also encouraged to submit their resume as part of their application.


Letter of Recommendation

Applicants are required to submit one letter of recommendation from academic or work-related references. The letter of recommendation should demonstrate insight into your teamwork, leadership, communication, intellectual and interpersonal skills and abilities; as well as your level of maturity, strengths and weaknesses.

Provide recommender with a stamped envelope pre-addressed to:

LIM College
Undergraduate Admissions
12 East 53rd St.
New York, NY 10022

Recommendation Request Form

Standardized Test Optional Policy

Standardized Test Optional Policy

LIM College has a test optional policy for admission, which means you can decide whether or not to submit your SAT or ACT scores.  If you choose to submit, scores can be used to support your admission application AND/OR they can be used to evaluate academic placement should you decide to enroll at LIM.*   When you complete your admissions application you may indicate if and how you would like us to use the score(s) by choosing one of the following options:

  • I will submit test scores and want them reviewed with my application materials.
  • I will send or have sent test scores but do not want them reviewed with my application materials.
  • I will not submit scores.
  • SAT Code: 2380

  • ACT Code: 4807

Standardized Test Optional Policy and FAQ


Applicants must submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended regardless of intent to receive credit for previous work. Transfer applicants must also submit official high school transcripts with proof of graduation or GED certificate.

Transfer Credits

We understand the transfer of your credits is an important factor in your decision to attend LIM College. View the articulation agreements and transfer guidelines or contact Transfer Services early in your search to learn how to maximize your transfer credits and browse our resources to aid in your college choice.

Articulation Agreements and Transfer Guides
Transfer Credit Guidelines


Read the course descriptions of required classes in the LIM Course Catalog.


LIM College may require an on-campus interview for applicants. If so, the Admissions Office will contact you to schedule the interview. Students who desire an on-campus interview to supplement their application can request by email or call (212) 310-0639.



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FAFSA SUBMISSION Priority Deadline

March 1


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