OPEN THREAD: Ask an FIT Student!
Hey guys! I remember I was exactly in your place last year...well maybe not exactly, I was putting off my essay for a few more...weeks, but that's not the point. Ultimately, I ended up being accepted into the incoming class of 2010 under the major of Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design. I knew I had a lot of questions about the school before I applied, so I figured I'd help some of you out.
Ask anything you'd like to know about the school. Of course some things I can't really help you with, like your chances of getting in to program X, but I'll do my best to answer everything I know.
Just to start out, it's really important to know that FIT is not like other colleges. You're giving up the campus life and most parts of the college experience so you can wholly concentrate on your major, and in that regard, it's one of the best educations money can buy. It really comes down to how much you want to sacrifice, and how much you love what you want to do. Once you start, there's no turning back, if you want to change majors, do it fast, because you'll be lucky if you get credit for any of your courses.
Campus, campus life, academics, other students, ask away!