The Culinary Institute of America


    Convenient Entry Dates—Get on Your Way to Success

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    Check out the CIA enrollment schedules!

    You can apply for your program up to one year in advance of your intended enrollment. Our degree programs at each campus have entry dates throughout the year (including a total of 16 entry dates per year at the New York campus), so you can enroll when it's most convenient for you.

    Here is a general overview of our enrollment schedules for our three campuses:

  • New York Enrollment Schedule
    Enrollment Schedule - CIA New York Campus
    California Enrollment Schedule
    Enrollment Schedule - CIA California Campus
    Texas Enrollment Schedule
    Enrollment Schedule - CIA Texas Campus

    Tips for enrolling at the CIA

    • The CIA’s associate degree programs are offered at all three CIA campuses.
    • All degree students first complete their CIA associate degree program, typically accomplished in 21 months.
    • Students wishing to receive their bachelor’s degree continue their junior and senior years at the New York campus, typically accomplished in 17 months.
    • If you’re applying to the New York campus and your end target is to receive a bachelor’s degree, please start your application by choosing from the bachelor’s programs listed under our New York campus.


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