FIDM Admissions for High School Juniors

Junior Advantage Program for the Class of 2019

High School Class of 2019  
Junior Advantage
Priority Application Period
October 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018

High school juniors accepted through this non-binding early admissions option have the unique opportunity to experience FIDM student life before college begins.


  • Eligible for the Junior Merit Scholarship upon acceptance.
  • Priority consideration for other FIDM scholarships.
  • Priority consideration for FIDM Student Housing.
  • Reduced fee to attend Sew Like A Designer Workshops.
  • Reserved seating at the DEBUT Runway Show.
  • Attend the 3 Days of Fashion Summer Program in June 2018 at no cost.
  • Invitations to exclusive events for accepted students only.


Admissions Advisors will help you explore majors and customized degree options, explain financial aid & tuition, and provide individual feedback on how to best prepare your FIDM application. Get connected with an Advisor as early as possible. Advisors are available by phone and on each campus.

Fashion Club

Start an official FIDM Fashion Club at your high school and earn scholarships, plus gain valuable experience in the fashion industry. Subscribe to Fashion Club's email list and get to know the program.


Campus visits are one of the best ways to explore all that FIDM offers. We strongly encourage you and your family to visit one of our campuses.


Complete applications are reviewed in the order in which they are received and acceptance decisions are made accordingly. A complete application* consists of:

  • Application form and fees
  • Official high school transcript (first semester junior year grades are required)
  • SAT or ACT score (recommended)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Admissions essay
  • Portfolio/Entrance project

*Additional information may be requested to complete the application.



For further assistance, call the Admissions Office at 1-800-624-1200.