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SPRING 2019 NEW INTERNATIONAL STUDENT GUIDE


CONGRATULATIONS!

Welcome to LIM College

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? LIM College Spring 2019 New Student Guide | 1

Let’s get started.


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 Spring 2019 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 and New Student Registration*

Symplicity: Internship and job search tool

Sonisweb: Course registration

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

Footprints: IT assistance

NetPartner: V  iew and accept your Financial Aid Awards (if applicable)

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” *As a new student you will be able to view a Pre-Registration & Academic Advising Video tutorial on how to create your LIM schedule either remotely or in person at New Student Orientation. This is accessed via the New Student Registration Blackboard Page. Please note there is a quiz at the end to verify your participation.

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All incoming students must be financially cleared by the Office of Student Financial Services by Monday, December 10 –

Step 2: Financial Clearance

the Spring 2019 payment deadline. If you enroll after the December 10 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. loans, scholarships, payment plans, etc.).

Options for payment to ensure financial clearance: 1. Direct Payment: Student and Par-

2. Monthly Installments: Students and

3. International Wire Transfer:

ents can make a payment by International

Parents can make monthly payments

LIM College has partnered with Flywire

Money Order or bank check (drawn from

through Nelnet Business Solutions,

in order to streamline the process of

a bank with a location within the United

using a U.S. based credit card or

international payments. Flywire allows you

States). Make all checks payable to LIM

checking account.

to pay securely from any country and any

College. Include the student’s name or student ID on the check. Mail payments to: LIM College

Office of Student Financial Services

Click here for more information on setting up a monthly payment plan or making a

Click here to begin the payment

one-time payment through LIM College’s

process. If you have questions about

payment website.

making an international payment, visit https://www.flywire.com/help.

12 East 53rd Street

LIM College does not accept direct wire transfers.

New York, NY, 10022

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bank, generally in your home currency.

For more information on making payments, please refer to the International Student Handbook under “Student Financial Services and Insurance Information.” Questions? Contact the Office of Student Financial Services at SFS@limcollege.edu or 212-310-0689 or Click here for answers to common questions.


Step 3: 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 international students must attend International Student Orientation and New Student Orientation, which is designed to help you transition into the LIM College community and register for classes.

Click here to RSVP for International Student Orientation >>

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Schedule International Student Orientation Tuesday, January 8 - Wednesday, January 9, 2019 New Student Orientation Thursday, January 10 - Friday, January 11, 2019

Click here to RSVP for New Student Orientation >>


Step 4: Scheduling Steps If you want to get a jumpstart on LIM College’s scheduling process, you can do so remotely via the Pre-Registration & Academic Advising Video in Blackboard. • Prior to accessing the Pre-Registration & Academic Advising Video, be sure to complete any required placement exam(s) and submit the following as needed: • Final official high school or college transcript • S  AT/ACT scores • Next, view the Pre-Registration & Academic Advising Video and complete the quiz at the end to verify your participation. • Following the above steps, and upon receipt of your final credit evaluation and Advising Checksheet paperwork in SONISweb, you will be eligible to create your schedule remotely within five business days.

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If you prefer to complete your schedule in-person with an academic advisor, you will still have the option to do so during New Student Orientation. Please contact the Admissions Office to sign up! Note: We recommend that you still complete the Pre-Registration & Academic Advising Video and quiz prior to this scheduling opportunity on campus.


Email your photo to: NewStudentID@limcollege.edu Guidelines for an acceptable photo: • Photo must be an attachment, saved as 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 5: LIM College ID Photo Safety is a top priority at LIM College. In order to keep the College community secure, all students must carry their College-issued ID card at all times. ID cards are also required to enter the LIM College Residence Hall. Deadline to submit photos is Tuesday, December 18, 2018. Students who submit their ID photo by the deadline will receive their ID card 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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• Photo must be one of the following file formats: .jpg, .gif, .png

• Photo must be 325 X 390 pixels (minimum) • Photo must be properly focused and should not appear grainy or pixelated. Nothing should block or obscure your face (ex: hands, sunglasses, shadow, glare, etc.).

ACCEPTABLE:

NOT ACCEPTABLE:


Step 6: 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 United States-based health insurance coverage is provided.

Already covered with a U.S. based health insurance carrier? Click here to submit online waiver >> Online waivers will be accepted beginning December 1, 2018 using your LIM College student ID number, which can be found in Sonisweb or on your student ID card.

Waiver submission deadline >> January 31, 2019

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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 7–8: 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 proof of secondary school equivalency.

By law, all students must have immunization records on file

institution and must clearly indicate your completion date.

at the College in order to attend classes. Have your physician complete the enclosed

This must be an official transcript from your issuing Transcripts must be submitted to the Office of Admissions.

form and submit it.

LIM College

216 East 45 Street

New York, NY 10017

Attn: Office of Counseling & Accessibility Services

Or Fax: 212-750-3466

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TIP: Please ensure Parts 1 and 2 of your immunization form are both filled out. Contact the Office of Counseling & Accessibility Services at 646-218-6048 or check your Applicant Status Page to confirm the receipt of your form. Late submission of the immunization form may result in a Student Account hold. Students with this hold may not attend classes.


Step 9: Visa Information You will need an F-1 student visa to study in the United States. This visa will allow you to study for the duration of your program and does require full-time study. Before applying for your visa, you should either contact the U.S. Consulate/Embassy or visit www.usembassy.gov to determine the requirements for applying for the F-1 student visa in your home country.

Application

SEVIS Fee Payment

In order to obtain an F-1 student visa you will need a Form I-20 (Certificate of Eligibility for Non-Immigrant Students) from LIM College. All documents must be reviewed and

The I-901 SEVIS fee is mandated by Congress to support the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) and the automated system that keeps track of students and exchange visitors and ensures that they maintain their status while in the United States.

accepted. Copies of all documents are

Each student or exchange visitor issued an initial Form I-20 or DS-2019

acceptable for the issuance of the I-20. Carefully read the instructions included in the I-20.

Click here to access the I-20 application >> For Spring 2019/ Semester 2, 2019 transfer applicants in the U.S., transfer I-20 applications are due Friday, January 4, 2019. LIM College Spring 2019 New Student Guide | 10

on or after September 1, 2004, is responsible for paying the $200 fee to SEVP. The fee can either be paid by mail with a check, via the Internet using a credit card or through Western Union. Confirmation of the SEVIS Fee payment is required before the visa will be issued. This confirmation must be filed with your visa application.

Click here to visit the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement website >>


Step 10: Review Important Dates Date

Description

Contact

Monday, December 3

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

Office of Student Financial Services: 212-310-0689

Monday, December 10

Financial Clearance - payment deadline for tuition, fees and housing for Spring 2019

Office of Student Financial Services: 212-310-0689

Friday, December 14

New I-20 Applications are due.

Office of International Student Services: 646-388-8440

December 18

Deadline to submit ID Photos

Information Technology 646-218-2190 itsupport@limcollege.edu

Tuesday, August 14

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

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

Thursday, August 16 Saturday, August 18

International Student Orientation

Office of International Student Services: 646-388-8440

Sunday, January 6

Residence Hall Move-In for new International 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, January 11

Proof of secondary school equivalency is required for all new students.

Office of Admissions: 212-310-0639

Thursday, January 10 Friday, January 11

New Student Orientation

Office of Student Life: 646-388-8429

Monday, January 14

Spring 2019 semester begins

N/A

Thursday, January 31

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 11: Student Checklist Set-up your LIM email account

Reset the default password and access myLIM portal.

Visa

Submit your I-20 application to the Office of International Student Services at LIM College.

Financial Clearance

Immunization Form Have your physician complete the immunization form and submit it to the Office of Counseling & Accessibility Services. Proof of Secondary School Equivalency Make sure your official secondary school equivalency with date of graduation is received by the Office of Admissions.

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 or visit limcollege.edu/tuition-costs for more information.

LIM College ID card Email your photo for your LIM College student ID.

Orientation Register for International Student Orientation and New Student Orientation.

Housing Login to your Blackboard Account to access your Pre-Registration & Academic Advising Video. Please note, you must watch this video before you are able to register for classes remotely and/or during on-campus scheduling at New Student Orientation.

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Health Insurance Elect to remain in the automatically enrolled health insurance plan provided by LIM College or waive coverage.

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