• The CIA & ELS Language Centers Partnership

    The CIA has a specific partnership with ELS Language Centers for students who speak English as a second language, and will accept completion of that program, up to level 112, in lieu of the TOEFL score. Before you enroll in an ELS program, you must first meet all of the admissions requirements listed below:

    • Have the available finances required for your program of study.
    • Submit your CIA application along with a letter indicating your intention to attend ELS prior to attending the CIA.

    When you have submitted all documents to the CIA, your file will be reviewed for academic ability and foodservice experience. If you are admissible, you will receive a Provisional Acceptance to the CIA.

    Once you receive your Provisional Acceptance, you must select and attend an ELS center in the United States. After your successful completion of level 112 from the ELS Language program, submit your certificate of completion to the CIA. If you have attended an ELS program and still find yourself unprepared for college-level classes, you will be able to return to the ELS program to continue their study.

    If you have any questions or need additional help, please contact International Admissions Counselor Gillian Ritter.