Online Admissions Exam

Before you begin our online audition please read requirements and tips listed below:

  • In order to be eligible for possible admissions for FALL 2021, you must currently be a NYC resident and either be an 8th grader or first time 9th grader. 7th graders, please return in the Spring 2021 to complete EARLY AUDITION.

  • All students that complete an audition with our school must fill out and submit a NYC High School application with their current school.

  • You need to have a GMAIL account to upload documents for essay, video and portfolio. In the event that you do not, please create a GMAIL account and then proceed. If you do not wish to create a GMAIL account, you will need to complete the audition via email - Please email for further instructions

  • You will not be able to return to edit it, therefore it is best to have portfolio pieces, essay and video ready to attach THEN fill out.

  • Essay Prompt: (200 words minimum) Which recent local, national or international current event (within the past year) has captured your attention and WHY? Please be specific and include: 1- when and where did you hear of this specific current event - 2- what specific details of this event has maintained your interest - 3- how has this event impacted you personally and 4- has the outcome of this event influenced you to make a change

  • All fields with asterisk (*) are required.

  • Video component must be under 2 minutes - please visit RUBRIC, for complete details.

  • Submissions with incomplete number of required pieces will result in low score - please visit Portfolio Requirements for complete details.

  • All portfolio pieces MUST be uploaded to the portfolio section - Submissions WITHOUT portfolio attachments will NOT be considered. 

  • The deadline for Online Auditions is Friday, January 10, 2021 at midnight - The exam will be deactivated

  • This deadline date MAY CHANGE to fit DOE - HS Enrollment office directives.

All questions should be directed to Danielle Silva, Admissions Director at

You can use this form to apply to more than one major

The High School of Fashion Industries • 225 W 24th St, New York, NY 10011 • Phone: (212) 255-1235 Fax: (212) 255-4756 • Daryl Blank, Principal