Students in Fashion Design and Merchandising may choose to spend their third year at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City
. Students who choose the F.I.T. Track are responsible for providing their own room, board and transportation while in New York and seeing that all official transcripts of their completed work in New York are mailed to the Registrar's Office at Ursuline College. All work in both fashion design and merchandising management is considered enrichment elective credit. Students receive an (AAS) Associate in Applied Science Degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology upon graduation from the home institution; Ursuline College.
In order to be eligible for a year of studies at the Fashion Institute of Technology a student majoring in Fashion Design or Fashion Merchandising must:
- Complete 60-64 credit hours
- Be nominated by the faculty of the fashion department
- Be officially accepted by the Fashion Institute of Technology F.I.T. Guidelines for Admission (.pdf) and F.I.T. Essay Information (.pdf)
- Must have a 3.0 G.P.A. at time of application