How To Apply

What you need to know about admission

All applicants will need to select their major when filling out the application for admission.

Prospective first-year and transfer students should file the application for admission to FIT on the State University of New York (SUNY) website by the stated deadline.

All applicants for admission are required to be candidates for (or already hold) a high school diploma, General Educational Development (GED) diploma, Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) diploma, or International Baccalaureate diploma.

All applicants must submit a personal essay.

A portfolio is required for all applicants to the School of Art and Design. See the FIT website for specific portfolio requirements.


FIT is committed to keeping education affordable. Find out more about costs and financial support.

Scholarships & Programs

Presidential Scholars, FIT’s honors program, provides intellectually curious—and academically exceptional—students in all disciplines with an enriched education in the humanities, arts, and sciences. You’ll participate in specially designed honors courses and join a diverse community of highly motivated student leaders.


Presidential Scholars receive an annual stipend and priority registration and take part in off-campus retreats and regional and national honors conferences. Our goal: for you to actively shape your own intellectual journey.


The Baker Scholars Program offers exceptional students in the Jay and Patty Baker School of Business and Technology opportunities to gain knowledge and sharpen business skills beyond the classroom, develop fluency in the arts and philanthropy, and build a professional network. Baker Scholars receive an annual scholarship covering a portion of tuition. Activities range from team-building exercises and leadership development to community service initiatives and meetings with business executives.

FIT’s Educational Opportunity Program, which helps New York students from disadvantaged backgrounds earn their degrees, is No. 1 in student retention (98 percent) among the 14 participating SUNY community colleges

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