Feb 08, 2023  
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog 
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

How to Apply

If you are interested in an education that combines business and fashion we invite you to apply for admission. The application process is individualized, informative, and interactive. Admission to LIM College is based on a student’s academic abilities, proven strengths, and individual talents. If you have questions about applying to LIM College, affording an education here, or arranging a campus visit please contact the Admissions Office.

How to Apply for Undergraduate Admission

LIM College accepts applications on a rolling admission basis. Applications may be submitted online or by mail. The application can be downloaded or requested. You may apply at any time, up to the beginning of the fall or spring term, until all openings are filled. However, we encourage you to apply as early as possible. Once all application requirements are met, the Admissions Committee will notify you within six weeks of its decision. Decisions for the fall semester will be mailed out starting December 15th and decisions for the spring semester will be mailed out starting October 1st.

Quick Codes

SAT number: 2380 ACT number: 4807

Application Requirements

To be considered for admission, you must submit:

  1. The completed Application for Admission (either paper or online)
  2. A $40 nonrefundable application fee
  3. Official transcripts from all high schools and colleges attended (high school diploma or equivalent required)
  4. Official SAT or ACT scores (waived for applicants over the age of 25 or students who have satisfactorily completed at least 30 credits at an accredited college)
  5. Two letters of recommendation
  6. International students, for whom English is not the primary language, must take the TOEFL or IELTS exams and achieve a minimum score of 550 or 6.5, respectively.
  7. Interviews are required under certain circumstances at the request of the College, or granted at the request of the applicant.
  8. Freshman applicants who are interested in applying for Early Action can obtain detailed instructions and the Early Action Form on the LIM College website.

* Students are encouraged to submit an activity sheet or resume.

Special Information for Transfer Students

At LIM College students who have attended another post-secondary institution are considered transfer students. Transfer students may be admitted to LIM College in either the fall or spring semester. Each transfer student’s transcript will be evaluated individually. LIM College recognizes that students coming from other institutions may have completed some of the bachelor’s degree requirements. Only courses which are considered applicable to LIM College degrees will be considered for transfer. Transfer credits are awarded for grades of C or higher. (Passing grades lower than a C will be accepted for students transferring in with an associate degree.) All courses must be 100 level or above in order to be accepted. Grades do not transfer and are not used in the calculation of the student’s grade point average. The maximum number of accepted transfer credits that may be applied towards an associate degree is 32. The maximum number of accepted transfer credits that may be applied towards a bachelor’s degree is 65. The number of transferred credits will determine a student’s entering academic level. The last consecutive 33 credits of an associate degree and the last consecutive 46 credits of a bachelor’s degree must be completed at LIM College in order to fulfill the residency requirement. Please see Transfer Credit Guidelines  for more information.

LIM College also recognizes the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) of the College Board, where appropriate. College Board Advanced Placement tests may be acceptable for credit with scores of three and above. LIM College does not assign grades to any credits awarded under these programs and therefore such credits will not be computed in the student’s grade point average

International Transfer Students

Students who wish to transfer credits from colleges or universities located outside the United States must have their transcripts evaluated by an approved independent foreign credentials evaluation agency. The type of evaluation selected must be “course-by-course.” LIM College accepts evaluations from either World Education Services, Inc. or AACRAO’s Foreign Education Service. This must be done, even if the transcript is in English.

Acceptance and Enrollment at LIM College

Official notification of an offer of admission can only be made by the Dean of Admissions, Assistant Dean of Admissions, or the Admissions Committee. Notification will be sent via mail on official LIM College letterhead within 4-6 weeks of receipt of the completed application.  A letter or email from a faculty member, student, or staff member outside the Undergraduate Admissions Office does not constitute an official offer of admission. Official notification will not be disseminated via email, social media, or telephone.

Upon acceptance, to be considered an enrolled student at LIM College, each student is required to submit a $400 enrollment deposit and a Tuition Agreement Form. The $400 deposit is fully refundable until May 1. From May 1 through July 31, 50% of the deposit will be refunded; after July 31, the deposit is non-refundable. All enrolled students at LIM College are responsible for tuition and fees (as well as the costs associated with any LIM College-sponsored events in which the student participates). These fees are charged each term in which the student is enrolled. All new students are required to submit proof of high school graduation and immunization records prior to attending classes. LIM College will verify proof of graduation of enrolled students from unfamiliar high schools, to verify the high school is approved to grant diplomas.

Unfamiliar is defined as any high school which the LIM College Undergraduate Admissions Office has not received a high school transcript from before.

Students are urged to file a Federal Application for Student Aid (FAFSA), upon acceptance to LIM College.  In addition, consideration for merit based scholarships will be made in the admissions decision process.  For a complete list of scholarships and awards please see the LIM College Scholarships and Grants page.