Articulation Agreements

Schools With Transfer Agreements

FIT has established transfer agreements with the schools on this list. Students interested in transferring to FIT are encouraged to speak with a transfer counselor at their home school.

Fabric Styling

Graduates of Bergen's Fashion Apparel Design AAS program may apply to FIT's BFA program in Fabric Styling. If admitted, students are accepted as juniors (fifth semester) and may complete the baccalaureate degree requirements in a minimum of two years. (approved May 23, 2018)

Technical Design

Graduates of Bergen's Fashion Apparel Design AAS program may apply to FIT's BS program in Technical Design. If admitted, students will be accepted as juniors (fifth semester) and may complete the baccalaureate degree requirements in a minimum of two years. 

Before enrolling in the Technical Design program, Bergen graduates must complete one 3-credit course designated to fulfill the SUNY General Education requirement for science and one 3-credit course from any of the following General Education categories: social science, Western Civilization, other world civilizations, the arts, humanities, or foreign language. (approved from January 9, 2019 - June 1, 2020)

Students enrolled in a BFA program at Donghua University in Shanghai, China, may apply to a one-year visiting student program at FIT.

If accepted, students will spend their junior year at FIT to earn an AAS degree from one of the following degree programs: Accessories Design, Advertising and  Marketing Communications, Communications Design, Fashion Business Management, Textile Development and Marketing, or Textile/Surface Design. (approved 2014 - 2019)

Fashion Design

As a part of a SUNY system-wide collaboration, the Higher Education Council, the Republic of Turkey, Istanbul Technical University (ITU), and FIT agree to offer a collaborative dual-diploma BFA program in Fashion Design.

Students accepted into this program spend their time as follows:

  • semesters one through three at ITU
  • fourth semester and required summer courses at FIT
  • fifth and sixth semesters at ITU
  • seventh and eighth semesters at FIT

Upon successful completion of the program, students earn baccalaureate degrees from both FIT and ITU. (approved on May 20, 2015)

Textile Development and Marketing

As a part of a SUNY system-wide collaboration, the Higher Education Council, the Republic of Turkey, Istanbul Technical University (ITU), and FIT agree to offer a collaborative dual-diploma BS program in Textile Development and Marketing.

Students accepted into this program spend their time as follows:

  • years one and two at ITU
  • years three and four at FIT

Upon successful completion of the program, students earn baccalaureate degrees from both FIT and ITU.  (approved May 20, 2015)

Fashion Design

The articulation agreement enables graduates from Miami Dade's Fashion Design AS program to apply to FIT's BS program in Technical Design or BFA program in Fabric Styling. If admitted, students will be accepted as juniors (fifth semester) and may complete the baccalaureate degree requirements in a minimum of two years. (approved June 4, 2019)

Fashion Merchandising

The articulation agreement enables graduates from Miami Dade's Fashion Merchandising AS program to apply to FIT's BS program in International Trade and Marketing. If admitted, students will be accepted as juniors (fifth semester) and may complete the baccalaureate degree requirements in a minimum of two years. (approved June 4, 2019)

Students enrolled in a BFA program at NIFT in New Delhi, India, may apply to a one-year visiting student program at FIT. If accepted, students will spend their junior year at FIT to earn an AAS degree from one of the following degree programs: Accessories Design, Advertising & Marketing Communications, Communications Design, Fashion Business Management, Textile Development and Marketing, or Textile/Surface Design. (approved for 2016 - 2021)

The articulation enables graduates from Raritan's AFA program in Visual Communication to apply to FIT's BFA program in Toy Design.  All applicants are required to submit a portfolio, meet with the department for an interview, take a drawing test, and complete a take-home exam.  If admitted, students will be accepted as juniors (fifth semester) and may complete the baccalaureate degree requirements in a minimum of two years. (approved March 5, 2019)

The articulation agreement enables graduates from Broome's Visual Communication Arts AS program to apply to FIT's BFA program in Fine Arts. If admitted, students will be accepted as juniors (fifth semester) and may complete the baccalaureate degree requirements in a minimum of two years. (approved  September 23, 2013)

Home Products Development

The articulation agreement enables graduates from GCC's Fashion Business AAS program to apply to FIT's BS program in Home Products Development. If admitted, students will be accepted as juniors (fifth semester) and may complete the baccalaureate degree requirements in a minimum of two years. (approved November 26, 2018)

Textile Development and Marketing

The articulation agreement enables graduates from GCC's Fashion Business AAS program to apply to FIT's bachelor degree program in Textile Development and Marketing. If admitted, students will be accepted as juniors (fifth semester) and may complete the baccalaureate degree requirements in a minimum of two years. (approved on November 26, 2018)

This articulation agreement enables graduates from Herkimer's AAS program in Business Fashion Buying and Merchandising (who maintain a GPA of 3.0) to apply to the following FIT bacholor's degree programs: Direct and Interactive Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Home Products Development, International Trade and Marketing, Production Management.  If admitted, students will be accepted as juniors (fifth semester) and may complete the baccalaureate degree requirements in a minimum of two years.  (approved on April 19, 2016)

The articulation agreement enables graduates from Nassau's AAS program in Fashion Design to apply to the BS program in Technical Design at FIT. If admitted, students will be accepted as juniors (fifth semester) and may complete the bachelor's degree in a minimum of two years. (approved January 11, 2016)

The articulation agreement enables graduates from Suffolk's AAS program in Photographic Imaging to apply to the BFA program in Photography at FIT. If admitted, students will be accepted as juniors (fifth semester) and may complete the baccalaureate degree requirements in a minimum of two years. (approved June 13, 2017)

The articulation agreement enables graduates of Ulster's AS program in Fashion Design to apply to FIT's BS degree program in Technical Design. If admitted, students will be accepted as juniors (fifth semester) and may complete the Bachelor's degree in a minimum of two years.  (approved for May 2019 - June 2023)

Direct and Interactive Marketing

The articulation agreement enables graduates from Westchester Community College's AAS program in Marketing to apply to the BS degree program in Direct and Interactive Marketing at FIT. If admitted, students will be accepted as juniors (fifth semester) and may complete the Bachelor's degree in a minimum of two years.  (approved October 13, 2014)

Textile Development and Marketing

The articulation agreement enables graduates from Westchester Community College's AAS program in Fashion Merchandising to apply to the BS program in Textile Development and Marketing at FIT. If admitted, students will be accepted as juniors (fifth semester) and may complete the Bachelor's degree in a minimum of two years. (approved on April 2, 2014)

Students enrolled in the bachelor's degree programs in Garment Design and Engineering and Artistic Design at Zhejiang Sci-Tech University (ZSTU) in Hangzhou, China, may apply to a one-year visiting student program at FIT. If accepted, students will spend their junior year at FIT to earn an AAS degree from one of the following degree programs: Accessories Design, Advertising and Marketing Communications, Communications Design, Fashion Business Management, Textile Development and Marketing, or Textile/Surface Design.  (approved for 2017 - 2021)

Visiting Students: One-Year AAS Programs

The following schools have agreements to allow visiting students to apply to a one-year AAS program at FIT.

Ashland University - Fashion Business Management (approved on April 20, 2015)

Bowling Green - Advertising and Marketing Communications, Textile Development and Marketing (approved on February 5, 2014)

Canisius - Fashion Business Management (approved November 13, 2013)

Indiana University of Pennsylvania - Fashion Design, Accessories Design (approved January 15, 2014)

Kansas State University - Fashion Business Management (approved on March 27, 2014)

Kendall College of Art and Design (Ferris State University) - Fashion Design (approved January 2014)

Mercyhurst University - Advertising and Marketing Communications, Fashion Business Management, Textile Development and Marketing (approved November 13, 2013)

Michigan State University - Fashion Design, Fashion Business Management (approved July 2014)

North Dakota State University - Accessories Design, Communication Design, Fashion Design, Textile/Surface Design, Advertising and Marketing Communications, Fashion Business Management, Textile Development and Marketing (approved July 2014)

Purdue University - Fashion Design, Fashion Business Management (approved November 13, 2013)

Seattle Pacific University - Accessories Design, Fashion Design, Advertising and Marketing Communications (approved November 13, 2013)

South Dakota State University - Fashion Design, Fashion Business Management (approved November 13, 2013)

St. Catherine University - Advertising and Marketing Communications, Fashion Business Management (approved November 13, 2013)

SUNY Buffalo - Fashion Design, Advertising and Marketing Communications, Textile Development and Marketing, Textile/Surface Design (approved December 18, 2013)

SUNY Oneonta - Accessories Design, Fashion Design, Textile/Surface Design, Advertising and Marketing Communications, Fashion Business Management, Textile Development and Marketing (approved January 16, 2019)

University of Delaware - Fashion Design, Fashion Business Management, Textile Development and Marketing (approved March 13, 2014)

University of Maryland Eastern Shore - students in full-time degree program at UMES may apply to any one-year AAS degree program in FIT's School or Art and Design or School of Business and Technology (approved May 2014)

University of Wisconsin Madison - full-time students in UW-Madison's School of Human Ecology may apply to any one-year AAS degree program in FIT's School of Art and Design or School of Business and Technology (approved May 2014)

Ursuline College - Fashion Business Management (approved January 24, 2014)

Western Michigan University - Fashion Design (approved January 23, 2014)

Youngstown State University - Fashion Business Management (approved November 13, 2013)