Returning Students

You should check your FIT email regularly for updated information about courses and registration. If you are unable to log into MyFIT or are not receiving emails, contact please contact the Help Desk at [email protected].

Registration Information/Course Offerings

Review the information below to prepare to register.

Visit Registration Information for current schedules, course offerings and important dates. 

Step 1: Run Your DARS (Degree Audit)

Your DARS provides up-to-date details such as transfer credits, waivers, substitutions, and grade changes. Only this document should be used in determining the classes you need for degree completion. Do not rely on this website or your major department checklist to make registration choices. Only the DARS is personalized for you and reflects your individual situation.

Set up an appointment with your advisor and remember to bring a printed copy of your most recent DARS to all advisement meetings.

Step 2: View the Master List of Courses

Select the semester and year. The column labeled RESTRICTIONS indicates who is able to enroll in a specific section. For example, if your major code is 7820, you may enroll in courses with a 7820 restriction. Any student can enroll in a section with no restrictions, provided they have met the pre- or co-requisite criteria. These courses are typically offered through Liberal Arts or may be your related area courses.

Major Codes
7510 Fashion Design AAS
7620 Communication Design AAS
7820 Fashion Merchandising Management 2 year AAS
7821 Fashion Merchandising Management 1 year AAS
7830 Advertising and Marketing Communication 2 year AAS
7831 Advertising and Marketing Communication 1 year AAS
9500 Graphic Design BFA
9540 Illustration BFA
9810 Fashion Merchandising Management BS
9830 Advertising and Marketing Communications BS
9840 International Trade and Marketing BS

Step 3: Plan

Prior to notification of your time ticket invitation, you should meet with your departmental advisor for course recommendations; resolve any holds on your account that may prevent you from gaining registration access, such as unpaid bills and library holds; and prepare your finances so payments can be made on time and de-registration won't be an issue.

 

Step 4: Watch for Your Time Ticket Invitation

During the middle of your current semester, you will receive your time ticket invitation to register through your FIT email account. This tells you when registration begins for you. Plan to register on or shortly after this date in order to enroll in all the classes you need.

Registration for evening and weekend classes open to the public, which means all non-restricted evening and weekend sections are available to anyone. You may be closed out of sections if you don't act quickly.

Step 5: Double Check Your DARS

When you have completed your registration, print a newly updated copy of your DARS. Make sure all the courses you've enrolled in apply to your degree requirements, per the report. Resolve any conflicts before classes begin.

Note: If you believe your DARS is incorrect, contact the Registrar's Office at (212) 217-3820.

If you encounter technical issues, don't know who to speak to, or cannot locate an office on campus for assistance, call (212) 217-4634 or email [email protected].  

Degree Requirements for Returning Students

Adjustments are made to the curriculum each year. The semester and year in which you are accepted into degree status at FIT determines your specific requirements for successful degree completion. Please refer to your Degree Audit Report (DAR) for those requirements.

The only person who can advise you on course selection is your faculty advisor. If you don't know who your faculty advisor is, refer to the list below. If no specific person is listed, contact the department for an available advisor. Always bring a copy of your DARS to your advisement sessions.

FASHION DESIGN AAS
Advisor: Barbara Seggio
Business and Liberal Arts Center, B726
(212) 217-5000 (by appointment only)

COMMUNICATION DESIGN AAS / GRAPHIC DESIGN BFA
Advisor: Marianne Klimchuk
Pomerantz Center, Room D506B
(212) 217-5630 (by appointment only)

FASHION MERCHANDISING MANAGEMENT AAS and BS
Advisor: Contact Dept. for Availability 
Business and Liberal Arts Center, B320
(212) 217-4800 (by appointment only)

ADVERTISING AND MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS AAS and BS
Advisor: Richard Balestrino
Business and Liberal Arts Center, B403
(212) 217-4470 (by appointment only)

ILLUSTRATION BFA
Advisor: Edward Soyka
Pomerantz Center, D332B
(212) 217-5800 (by appointment only)

INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND MARKETING BS
Advisor: Christine Pomeranz 
Business and Liberal Arts Center, Room B436
(212) 217-4280