Notes From The 6 Train: Acceptance!

“Ahhhhhhh!” That was the first sound to escape my mouth when I my parents told me that I was accepted into FIT. I couldn’t believe it. This was such a special moment for me. Firstly, I had completed the entire application overseas while I was in South Korea. This entire process was much for difficult than I ever would have anticipated. Due to the 13 hour time difference, correspondence to the United States was a struggle. Whenever I had a question or wanted to confirm that my paperwork had been received I would have to call, sometimes late in the evening, because that’s when it was morning/ daytime in the United States. Actually being able to call was a struggle. I didn’t have an international phone so I relied on Skype call, without knowing that when I was overseas I wouldn’t be able to use my American debit card to add any more cash. One of my close friends added money to account for me and even called FIT a few times for me. Throughout this entire process I became quite frustrated and considered stopping my application midway through the process.

tumblr_mlkfr2l3B81s7xb93o1_1280 (Here’s the photo of me looking crazy after finding out I was accepted.)

As a senior in high school I didn’t even fill out the application to go to FIT because I didn’t think I would be accepted, knowing how competitive this school is. A year and a half later, while overseas in South Korea, I had finally gained enough self confidence to take a shot. This shot paid off! With help from a lot of people, especially my friend who put money in my account and pestered the kind at FIT for me, my dream was realized. It took a journey for me, but I it all worked out the way it was suppose to, with me at FIT. What was your experience of applying to FIT?

All things Color, Love & Fashion,

Ayanna L.

2 replies on “Notes From The 6 Train: Acceptance!”

  1. Hey Aya! I was wondering if you had any advice on applications or tips to getting accepted! I’m going to be a senior and I’m positive that FIT is the school for me but i wanted to know what i could do to prepare myself. (i’m going to be applying to the cosmetic and fragrance marketing program btw)

    1. I apologize for my late response! Summer breaks are always a bit hectic. But, I would suggest looking at the requirements online ( which I’m sure you may have done already). Also, FIT attends portfolio days nationwide which is when college representatives (from dozens of different schools) tour and check out student portfolios and offer feedback. You can look online or give the admissions office a ring to find out when these days are. I hope this is helpful!

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