The Culinary Institute of America

  • How to Apply to the Bachelor's Degree Program for Current Students

    Confused about the bachelor's degree application process? Don't be. We are here to help guide you through the process. Choose your classification, follow these simple steps and you will be fast on your way to becoming a confirmed bachelor's degree student at the CIA.

    Choose your program:

     Bachelor's Degree Students complete the following steps:

     Associate Degree Students & Alumni (of one year or less) complete the following steps:

    • Step 1: Enroll in the Bachelor's Degree program for the first time
    • Step 2: Confirm your Bachelor's Degree enrollment by making the $300.00 advanced tuition deposit and electronically signing the enrollment agreement
    • Step 3: Apply for Culinary Science or
    • Step 4: Choose a concentration (optional)
    • For International Students Only:
      • I. Bank Statement
        A copy of a bank statement from a savings account, certificate of deposit, or money market account showing proof of funds on account by you or your sponsor in the amount of $80,000 U.S. dollars, OR a letter from the bank verifying that the required funds are on account for your education.
      • II. Letter of Support (PDF)
        A letter of financial support from your sponsor stating that he/she is willing to utilize the funds to cover your educational expenses in the bachelor's program.
      • III. Copy of passport

        Please send the above three materials to:

        Donna Walsh, Manager—Admissions & International Student Services
        The Culinary Institute of America
        1946 Campus Drive
        Hyde Park, NY 12538-1499

        Or e-mail them to: d_walsh@culinary.edu.
    • Step 5: File your FAFSA
    • Step 6: Contact the Student Financial & Registration Services (SFRS) to review billing and tuition
      SFRS@culinary.edu
      • 845-451-1500
    • Step 7: Contact The Center for Academic Advising to schedule an advising session to go over Bachelor's Degree scheduling
      academicadvising@culinary.edu
      • 845-451-1762
    • Step 8: Contact Angie Budnick, transfer credit coordinator, to apply for transfer credit
      a_budnic@culinary.edu
      • 845-451-1516
    • Step 9: Apply for on-campus housing
      • Log on to the CIA Main Menu
      • Choose "Residence Life" on the side bar
      • Fill out the Housing Application and submit
      • You will receive notification of your room assignment via your CIA e-mail account about three weeks prior to your return date
    • Step 10: Contact the Safety Office to obtain a parking sticker if your vehicle information has changed. Commuter students should also have their on-campus door access checked
      safety@culinary.edu
      • 845-451-1268
    • Step 11: Complete the Health Services TB Questionnaire
    • Step 12: Order your books

     Bachelor's Fast Track

    CIA at Greystone & CIA San Antonio Transfer Students

    Transfer to the Hyde Park campus for the Bachelor's Degree program by completing the following steps:

    • Step 1: Complete the Bachelor's Degree declaration form
    • Step 2: Confirm your Bachelor's Degree enrollment by making the $300.00 advanced tuition deposit and electronically signing the enrollment agreement
    • Step 3: Apply for Culinary Science or
    • Step 4: Choose a concentration (optional)
    • For International Students Only:
      • I. Bank Statement
        A copy of a bank statement from a savings account, certificate of deposit, or money market account showing proof of funds on account by you or your sponsor in the amount of $80,000 U.S. dollars, OR a letter from the bank verifying that the required funds are on account for your education.
      • II. Letter of Support (PDF)
        A letter of financial support from your sponsor stating that he/she is willing to utilize the funds to cover your educational expenses in the bachelor's program.
      • III. Copy of passport

        Please send the above three materials to:

        Donna Walsh, Manager—Admissions & International Student Services
        The Culinary Institute of America
        1946 Campus Drive
        Hyde Park, NY 12538-1499

        Or e-mail them to: d_walsh@culinary.edu.
    • Step 5: File your FAFSA
    • Step 6: Contact the Student Financial & Registration Services (SFRS) to review billing and tuition
      SFRS@culinary.edu
      • 845-451-1500
    • Step 7: Contact The Center for Academic Advising to schedule an advising session to go over Bachelor's Degree scheduling
      academicadvising@culinary.edu
      • 845-451-1762
    • Step 8: Contact Angie Budnick, transfer credit coordinator, to apply for transfer credit
      a_budnic@culinary.edu
      • 845-451-1516
    • Step 9: Apply for on-campus housing
      • Log on to the CIA Main Menu
      • Choose "Residence Life" on the side bar
      • Fill out the Housing Application and submit
      • You will receive notification of your room assignment via your CIA e-mail account about three weeks prior to your return date
    • Step 10: Contact the Safety Office to obtain a parking sticker if your vehicle information has changed. Commuter students should also have their on-campus door access checked
      safety@culinary.edu
      • 845-451-1268
    • Step 11: Complete the Health Services TB Questionnaire
    • Step 12: Order your books

    Alumni (of more than one year) complete the following steps:

    • Step 1: Apply for the Bachelor's Degree Management, Applied Food Studies, or Culinary Science programs
    • Step 2: Upon notification of acceptance confirm your Bachelor's Degree enrollment by making the $300.00 advanced tuition deposit and electronically signing the enrollment agreement
    • Step 3: Choose a concentration (optional)
    • For International Students Only:
      • I. Bank Statement
        A copy of a bank statement from a savings account, certificate of deposit, or money market account showing proof of funds on account by you or your sponsor in the amount of $80,000 U.S. dollars, OR a letter from the bank verifying that the required funds are on account for your education.
      • II. Letter of Support (PDF)
        A letter of financial support from your sponsor stating that he/she is willing to utilize the funds to cover your educational expenses in the bachelor's program.
      • III. Copy of passport

        Please send the above three materials to:

        Donna Walsh, Manager—Admissions & International Student Services
        The Culinary Institute of America
        1946 Campus Drive
        Hyde Park, NY 12538-1499

        Or e-mail them to: d_walsh@culinary.edu.
    • Step 4: File your FAFSA
    • Step 5: Contact the Student Financial & Registration Services (SFRS) to review billing and tuition
      SFRS@culinary.edu
      • 845-451-1500
    • Step 6: Contact The Center for Academic Advising to schedule an advising session to go over Bachelor's Degree scheduling
      academicadvising@culinary.edu
      • 845-451-1762
    • Step 7: Contact Angie Budnick, transfer credit coordinator, to apply for transfer credit
      a_budnic@culinary.edu
      • 845-451-1516
    • Step 8: Contact the Student IT Help Desk to verify access to the student web portal (CIA Main Menu) and CIA e-mail account if needed
      ITHelp@cia.culinary.edu
    • Step 9: Apply for on-campus housing
      • Log on to the CIA Main Menu
      • Choose "Residence Life" on the side bar
      • Fill out the Housing Application and submit
      • You will receive notification of your room assignment via your CIA e-mail account about three weeks prior to your return date
    • Step 10: Contact the Safety Office to obtain a parking sticker if your vehicle information has changed. Commuter students should also have their on-campus door access checked
      safety@culinary.edu
      • 845-451-1268
    • Step 11: Complete the Health Services TB Questionnaire
    • Step 12: Order your books

    Additional Requests

    If you've made other plans, please let us know. Use the following forms:

    Change your Bachelor's Degree Start Date
    Change Start Date Form

    Decline Bachelor's Degree Enrollment
    Complete Form