I’m Accepted! What’s Next?

  • 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. If you have any questions or haven’t received your login and password, please contact our enrollment staff at enrollment@culinary.edu.

    Your Next Steps to Enrollment:

    1. Begin checking your CIA e-mail inbox and exploring your CIA student portal. Many departments on campus will only communicate with you through your CIA e-mail. Your student portal houses a lot of information, including your to-do list, which will track your progress.
    2. Pay your $300 deposit to secure your seat in your entry date.
    3. 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*
      Spring 2020 Yes
      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.
    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!
  • Contact Us

    Enrollment Team
    1946 Campus Drive
    Hyde Park, NY, 12538-1499
    Phone: 845-905-4918
    Alt. Phone: 1-800-CULINARY
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    — Craig Claiborne, Celebrated Author and Food Critic, The New York Times