Selection of Applicants for Baccalaureate Degree Programs

Selection of Applicants for Baccalaureate Degree Programs

The college offers 26 baccalaureate programs leading to either the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) or Bachelor of Science (BS) degree. Admissions priority is given to FIT’s AAS graduates, although external applicants who meet the eligibility requirements are also encouraged to apply. FIT’s AAS graduates who apply by the application recommended filing dates are given priority consideration for admission into the same major’s baccalaureate-level program. Applicants must have met the General Education requirements and maintained the required GPA. Applicants who do not meet these criteria or who wish acceptance into another program may require an interview, or an interview and artwork evaluation

The associate-level major pages show the recommended bachelor’s programs available to students from each of FIT’s AAS programs. Associate-level students who wish to apply to a baccalaureate-level program other than those recommended should review the courses on the applicable baccalaureate-level major pages and consult with the appropriate department chairperson for advisement.


Applicants seeking admission to one of FIT’s bachelor’s degree programs must hold an AAS degree from FIT or an equivalent degree or 60 appropriate credits from a four-year bachelor’s degree program.

They must also meet the appropriate prerequisites as required by the major, complete requisite art or specialized courses for the major, and have completed FIT’s general education/ liberal arts requirements. Further requirements may include an interview with a departmental committee, review of academic standing, and artwork evaluation for all applicants to BFA programs.

International Applicants

Applicants educated outside the United States should review the International Applicant Credentials information at for detailed information about transcript requirements.

In accordance with federal regulations, FIT only issues  forms (Certificates of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant [F-1] Student Status) to students who have been admitted to a full-time program of study leading to a degree. Students who wish to apply for an  student visa or who hold student status must obtain an I-20.

To obtain an I-20, students must submit an International Student Financial Statement (ISFS) to FIT after being admitted to the college. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services require verification of the student’s ability to finance studies in the United States. An estimate of expenses based on current tuition, fees, and living and personal expenses appears on the ISFS

After notification of acceptance, a tuition deposit is required. Upon receipt of tuition deposit and within ten days of receipt of a properly completed ISFS, the college will issue an I-20. Those students holding F-1 status at another U.S. institution will receive instructions on how to transfer their SEVIS record upon receipt of the tuition deposit and ISFS. The I-20 will be issued after the SEVIS record is received by the Office of International Student Advisors

Visiting Students

This program offers selected students the opportunity to take courses at FIT in order to supplement educational programs taken at other institutions. Applicants must be attending colleges that are formally registered as part of FIT’s Visiting Student Program in order to be considered. Applicants must be full-time, matriculated undergraduates at their home institution with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) and completion of at least 30 credits prior to starting the program. A portfolio of artwork is required for admission to School of Art and Design programs.

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