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Transfer FAQ



Are you looking to change your learning environment or learn more about the business of fashion? LIM College is the perfect destination for transfer students. Nearly a third of our current students chose to join the LIM community from other higher education institutions, so we know how to make your transition seamless. 

In fact, LIM College was named to Phi Theta Kappa's "Transfer Honor Roll."

Transfer applicants are currently or have been enrolled in another 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.

LIM College accepts students on a rolling basis as classroom space permits. You may apply at any time up to the beginning of the Fall or Spring semester. We strongly encourage you to apply as early as possible. Our Transfer Services team is available to help determine which of your college credits apply to your degree coursework at LIM College. Applicants should expect an admissions decision within two to four weeks after submitting all application materials.

Transfer Services Day
Undergraduate Open House
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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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