I’m Accepted! What’s Next?

  • Please use the following resources to stay up-to-date on the latest news and decisions affecting our enrolling students.

  • Congratulations on Your Acceptance to the CIA!

    We’re excited to welcome you into our family, and we couldn’t be happier that you’ve made us part of your college decision. Know that the CIA Enrollment Office is here to help guide you all the way from acceptance to your first day of classes, starting with just a few helpful reminders.

    CIA Main Menu—your CIA student portal—is your one-stop shop for important information, deadlines, and forms.

    Your Next Steps to Enrollment:

    1. Make Your Deposit Now!

    Best decision ever...let everyone know you’re CIA bound! Pay your $300 deposit on the accepted student portal.

    Deposit Now


    Need help deciding? Check out our Virtual Accepted Student Day.

    You will receive your login information for your student portal via your personal e-mail address after you are accepted to CIA. Your student portal contains helpful information including your to-do list to keep you on track for enrollment. If you have any questions or haven’t received your login and password, please contact our enrollment staff at enrollment@culinary.edu.

    2. File your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

    The CIA federal code is 007304. Every year, students are able to file the newest FAFSA (for the following year) beginning in October.

    Which FAFSA Should I File?
    Entry Date FAFSA Year
    2019–20 2020–21*
    Summer 2020 Yes Yes
    Fall 2020 No Yes
    Spring 2021 No Yes

    * Please note: The 2020–21 FAFSA will be available in October 2019. Students will need to file a FAFSA each year while in attendance.

    3. Review your Financial aid awards. Merit-based and need-based financial aid awards are viewable on the student portal by following these steps on how to access your financial aid package.

    4. Learn more about different sources of financial aid and begin applying for available CIA scholarships through the $hef site on your student portal.

    5. Submit your official transcripts, including your final high school transcripts. And be sure to learn more about the CIA’s transfer credit policies.

    6. Submit your CIA medical forms to your physician to complete. Your medical forms require a recent physical within a year of your start date.

    7. Order your CIA uniform on your student portal.

    8. Be sure to apply for housing if you’re attending our New York or California campus. Housing assignments will be sent to your CIA e-mail prior to your entry date.

    9. Begin planning for paying your balance. Your tuition deadline is 30 days prior to your start date. Contact your enrollment manager or student financial planner to discuss your plans for paying your balance, payment options, and other helpful information.

    10. Get excited about becoming a CIA student!

    Your Countdown to Day One!

  • On-Demand Accepted Student Day

    Financial aid, student life, academic, and campus info now streaming into your own home—straight from our New York campus.

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  • Contact Us

    Enrollment Team
    1946 Campus Drive
    Hyde Park, NY, 12538-1499
    Phone: 845-905-4918
    Alt. Phone: 1-800-CULINARY
  • Did You Know? The CIA Offers Three Entry Dates With No Application Deadlines.
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