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FALL 2018 NEW STUDENT GUIDE


CONGRATULATIONS!

Welcome to the LIM College Class of 2022! We’re beyond excited for you to begin working toward your degree with us! From day one, you’ll gain access to specialized knowledge, invaluable skills, and real-world experience to begin your career in the business of fashion. We can’t wait to prepare you for success in this fast-paced and rapidly changing industry. Now that you’re in, you may be wondering: what’s next? Use this guide for everything you need to kickstart your studies. We’ve laid out the steps for you to follow and the forms you’ll need to fill out before you can begin. Ready to make your degree a reality?

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Step 1: Access your email account and myLIM You should have received an email from LIM College notifying you of a Decision Update shortly after paying your enrollment deposit. This email would have prompted you to log in to your Applicant Status Page to view how to set up your LIM College email account.

Click here if you have not yet set up your LIM College email account >> Please review “Accessing your LIM College email account

Be sure to check your LIM College email account regularly for important information regarding the Fall 2018 semester.

instructions” posted on the Applicant Status Page.

Once you log in to your Applicant Status Page >> Click on “Status Update” to view the instructions.

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Step 1: Access your email account and myLIM Use the myLIM Portal to access news, events and LIM College-specific tools such as: Outlook: Your LIM email

AdvisorTrac: Meet with an Academic Advisor

Blackboard: Class portal

Symplicity: Internship and job search tool

Sonisweb: Course registration

NetPartner: View and accept your Financial Aid Awards

Footprints: IT assistance

Nelnet Payment Site: Make a one-time payment or set up a monthly payment plan using our tuition payment site

Click here to access myLIM >> Select “MYLIM” located at the top left of the page. Sign in to “MYLIM” with the username and password from the previous page. You must have reset your default password in order to access myLIM. Update the Password Reset Questions Answers must be a minimum of two characters long and you must click “save” once you are finished. Select Step 2, “Take me to myLIM Portal”

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All incoming students must be financially cleared by the Office of Student Financial Services by Thursday, July 26, 2018 – the fall 2018 payment deadline.

Step 2: Financial Clearance

If you enroll after the July 26 payment deadline, please be prepared to be financially cleared within one week of enrolling. If clearance is not achieved, students may be dropped from their courses and would have to re-register for the semester.

Financial clearance requires that 100% of your first semester tuition and fees and 100% of your first semester housing charges, if applicable, be paid or covered with confirmed financial aid funds and/or third-party payments (i.e. 529 plan funds, GI Bill Veteran’s Benefits, etc.).

Options for payment to ensure financial clearance: 1. Financial Aid: Please review all financial aid awards in our

Click here to complete a Direct Student Loan Master Promissory Note

NetPartner portal and accept the awards you intend to use

(MPN) and online Loan Entrance Counseling, which are both required

(and decline or reduce any loan funds that you do not want).

for all students borrowing Direct Loans.

All accepted, approved, and confirmed financial aid funds for

Parents borrowing a Federal PLUS Loan should Click here to apply for the

the fall 2018 semester will be applied as anticipated credit towards your fall charges. Please note, all required financial aid documents must be

loan and complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN) Loan Agreement. LIM College school code: 007466-FAFSA

completed in order for the Office of Student Financial Services

If you have not yet completed a Free Application for Federal Student

to apply anticipated aid to your account. Additionally, all credit-

Aid (FAFSA) there is still time to do so. The 2018-19 FAFSA should be

based loans must be fully credit-approved and all required

completed and submitted to LIM College by Thursday, July 12, 2018

documents for disbursement must be submitted.

in order to determine your aid eligibility prior to the July 26 payment deadline for fall.

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Step 2: Financial Clearance

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Options for payment to ensure financial clearance: 2. Direct Payment: Please make all checks

3. Monthly Installments: Students and

All incoming students must be

payable to LIM College. Include the student’s

Parents can make monthly payments

financially cleared by the Office

name or student ID on the check.

through Nelnet Business Solutions.

of Student Financial Services by

Mail payments to:

Click here for more information on setting up

LIM College

a monthly payment plan or making a one-time

Office of Student Financial Services

payment through LIM College’s payment website.

Thursday, July 26, 2018 – the fall 2018 payment deadline.

12 East 53rd Street New York, NY, 10022

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Contact the Office of Student Financial Services at SFS@limcollege.edu or 212-310-0689 Click here for answers to common questions.


Step 3: Two-Day Summer Orientation Students must complete testing and/or submit final transcripts, AP scores and SAT/ACT scores three weeks prior to attending Orientation. Visit our website for a complete list of requirements and due dates.

All new students must attend Orientation, which is designed to help you transition into the LIM College community and register for classes. Reservations close one month prior to each registration date. Spaces, including rooms in our Residence Hall (June and July only), are limited.

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Schedule

RSVP deadline

Monday, June 25 - Tuesday, June 26

May 29

Monday, July 16 - Tuesday, July 17

June 12

Monday, July 30 - Tuesday, July 31

June 29

Wednesday, August 22 - Thursday, August 23

July 30

Can’t attend orientation until August? Contact your Admissions Counselor for alternative registration options at 212-310-0639.


5 5 Email your photo to: NewStudentID@limcollege.edu Guidelines for an acceptable photo:

• Photo must be an attachment, saved as

UPLOAD ID PHOTO

your full name, date of birth

Example: Joseph Student_9.4.01

• You can scan a school photo, passport

picture, or take a new picture with your smart phone or digital camera

Step 4: LIM

We’ll need a photo of you for your LIM • Photo must be one College Graduate ID Card. You will need to of the following file formats: .gif, .png carry your ID card at all times for.jpg, safety ACCEPTABLE: and entering the residence hall and academic • Photo must be 325 X 390 pixels (minimum) buildings. Your ID card will be distributed • Photo must be properly focused and should during New Student Orientation and/or on not appear move-in day at your residence hall. grainy or pixelated. Nothing

College UPLOAD ID ID Photo PHOTO

should block or obscure your face (ex: hands,

Attach photo and send electronically to: sunglasses, shadow, glare, etc.). Safety is a top priority at LIM College. In order to keep newstudentid@limcollege.edu by Thursday, We’ll need a photo of you for your LIM January 4, 2018. the College community secure,College all students carry Graduatemust ID Card. You will need to your ID at allare times for safety their College-issued ID card at carry all times. IDcard cards NON-ACCEPTABLE: ACCEPTABLE: and entering the residence hall and academic ACCEPTABLE: NOT ACCEPTABLE: PHOTO REQUIREMENTS: also required to enter the LIM College Residence Hall. buildings. Your ID card will be distributed Format: on .jpg, .gif, .png during New Student Orientation and/or move-in day at your residence hall. Photos must be uploaded three 325x390 pixels minimum

weeks prior to attending Orientation. Attach photo and send electronically to: Focused and clear shot with nothing newstudentid@limcollege.edu by Thursday, obscuring the face Students who submit their ID photo by the deadline will receive their ID card January 4, 2018. Save as: Full Name, Date of Birth at Orientation. All remaining ID cards will be distributed at Convocation and/or on move-in day at the Residence Hall.

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Format: .jpg, .gif, .png

(First Last, 09-04-91)

NON-ACCEPTABLE: 10


Step 5: Health Insurance All LIM College students are required to have health insurance. All full-time undergraduate students will automatically be enrolled in LIM College’s plan through Gallagher Student Health unless proof of comparable health insurance coverage is provided.

Already covered? Click here to submit online waiver >> Online waivers will be accepted beginning July 1, 2018 using your LIM College student ID number, which can be found in Sonisweb or on your student ID card.

Waiver submission deadline >> September 28, 2018

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Questions? Contact the Office of Student Financial Services at sfs@limcollege.edu or 212-310-0689 Click here for more information.


Steps 6-7: Forms and Transcripts Immunization Form

Transcript

Forms must be submitted to the Office of Counseling & Accessibility Services no later than one week prior to the first day of classes.

Submit your official final high school transcript after graduation.

By law, all students must have immunization records on file

institution and must clearly indicate your graduation date.

at the College in order to attend classes.

The transcript must be an official transcript from your graduating

Have your physician complete the enclosed form and submit it. LIM College 216 East 45 Street New York, NY 10017 Attn: Office of Counseling &

TIP: Please ensure Parts 1 and 2 of your immunization form are both filled out.

Accessibility Services

Contact the Office of Counseling & Accessibility Services at 646-218-6048 or check your Applicant Status Page to confirm the receipt of your form.

Or Fax: 212-750-3466

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Late submission of the immunization form may result in a Student Account hold. Students with this hold may not attend classes.


Step 8: Convocation Join us for New Student Convocation Friday, August 24, 2018 All new students are invited to attend Convocation, which is designed to formally welcome you to the LIM College community. Information about Convocation is sent out by the Office of Student Life.

Check your email for the formal invitation and registration information.

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Step 9: Review Important Dates Date

Description

Contact

Thursday, July 12

Last day to file FAFSA and add the LIM College School Code. If not, be prepared to start the Fall 2018 semester with an approved private loan, parent PLUS loan, or payment plan via Nelnet Business Solutions.

Office of Student Financial Services: 212-310-0689

Thursday, July 19

Deadline for submitting any missing financial documents to the Office of Student Financial Services

Office of Student Financial Services: 212-310-0689

Thursday, July 26

Financial Clearance - payment deadline for tuition, fees and housing for Fall 2018

Office of Student Financial Services: 212-310-0689

Friday, August 18

Proof of high school graduation submission is required for all new students.

Office of Admissions: 212-310-0639

Tuesday, August 21

Residence Hall Move-In for new domestic students. You must be financially cleared in order to move in to the Residence Hall.

Office of Housing and Residence Life: 646-388-8427

Friday, August 24

New Student Convocation

Office of Student Life: 646-388-8429

Monday, August 27

Fall 2018 semester begins

N/A

Friday, September 28

Waiver deadline for health insurance – you must submit proof of comparable health insurance coverage to waive LIM’s student coverage via Gallagher Student Health.

Office of Student Financial Services: 212-310-0689

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Step 10: Student Checklist Set-up your LIM email account Reset the default password and access myLIM portal.

Proof of High School Graduation Make sure your official final high school transcript with date of graduation is received by the Office of Admissions.

Financial Clearance A minimum of 100% of your first semester tuition and 100% of your first semester housing charges (if applicable) must be paid or covered with confirmed financial aid funds (loans, scholarships, payment plans, etc.). Contact the Office of Student Financial Services with any questions. Orientation Register for New Student Orientation. Immunization Form Have your physician complete the immunization form and submit it to the Office of Counseling & Accessibility Services.

LIM College ID card Email your photo for your LIM College student ID. Health Insurance Elect to remain in the automatically enrolled health insurance plan provided by LIM College or waive coverage. Housing If you plan to live in LIM College’s Residence Hall, make sure to submit your housing application online and security deposit to the Office of Housing & Residence Life. Convocation Register for New Student Convocation.

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