Brookdale Community College and LIM College in New York City signed a joint admissions agreement. It stipulates upon admission to Brookdale in the Associate of Science degree for Fashion Design and Merchandising, students are guaranteed admission into LIM College, provided they complete their associate degree program.

Through the Fashion Design & Merchandising program, Brookdale Community College prepares students for management, sales, or buying careers in the wholesale or retail fashion industry. The program combines fashion studies with business and general education courses.

“This is wonderful for our entering students to have this incentive to advance their studies and gain real-world experiences in midtown Manhattan at one of the best fashion schools in the world,” said Annmarie Hughes, assistant professor of Fashion Merchandising and Marketing at Brookdale.

Transferring credits will enable students to pursue a degree at LIM College in the Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) programs in the Business of Fashion, Fashion Merchandising, Visual Studies, Marketing, and Management.

The Joint Admissions Program is open to applicants to Brookdale who will be first-time, matriculated freshmen or Transfer applicants to Brookdale who will enter with fewer than 24 credits of completed college work.

As part of the agreement, Brookdale students will have the opportunity to meet with LIM representatives at the Brookdale campus to obtain academic advice about LIM’s curriculum and general information about LIM. In addition, associate degree candidates will be invited to New York to participate in at least one LIM campus or community event each semester until their enrollment at LIM.

In addition, Joint Admissions students will be eligible for partnership scholarships on the same basis as other LIM applicants or students. Any student who graduates with their associate degree from Brookdale with a minimum of 2.0-grade point average will be eligible for a renewable scholarship to LIM College to obtain their bachelor’s degree.

“We look forward to welcoming graduates of Brookdale Community College’s Fashion Design & Merchandising program to our campus community through this joint admissions agreement,” said Tara Truhan, LIM College’s Director of Corporate and University Partnerships. “An associate degree from Brookdale will provide an excellent foundation for success at LIM.”

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