California Accepted Students Info

  • Information for the California Fall Class

    Welcome to the CIA family!

    We can’t wait to have you on the CIA’s California campus on September 7, 2021. Follow these steps to get started:

  • Step 1

    Deposit Now

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

    Step 2

    File Your FAFSA

    Filed your FAFSA yet? Don’t delay, it’s easy. Don’t know which FAFSA to file? Read below.

    Step 3

    Explore the Portal

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

    Learn about the CIA SAFE (Shared Accountability for Everyone) Plan and what everything the CIA is doing to ensure the health and safety of its community.

    Learn More

    Upcoming Virtual Events

    Let’s Connect

    There’s no better way to see what the CIA has to offer than to visit! Check out an informative tour conducted by our admissions staff or join us for an interactive culinary demonstration. Find California events >

    California Campus - Interactive Campus Map

    Interactive Campus Map

    Take a look inside our residence halls, academic facilities, and more!
  • Chats for CA Accepted Students

    Join current students and CIA staff to learn more about your future home. We encourage you to turn your camera on, ask questions, and get to know your future classmates.

    Financial Aid and Next Steps

    Thursday, March 11
    3:30–4:30 p.m. PT

    RSVP now

    Meet Your Support Network

    Thursday, March 18
    3:30–4:30 p.m. PT

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    Q&A with Current CIA Students

    Thursday, March 25
    3:30–4:30 p.m. PT

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  • 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
    2020–21 2021–22 2022–23*
    Summer 2021 Yes Yes
    Fall 2021 No Yes
    Spring 2022 No Yes

    * Please note: The 2022–23 FAFSA will be available in October 2021. Students will need to file a FAFSA each year while in attendance.

  • CIA Chefs Present: Lessons From Home


    Knife Safety and Care

    Safety first! Chef Tobias checks in to show you how properly handle and sharpen your knives.


    Knife Types

    Learn the best knife for the job with Chef DelleRose and get a peek at his personal collection.


    Knife Cuts

    Get cutting with Chef Garniero. He walks you through some basic cuts you’ll learn in Culinary Fundamentals.

    Keep Watching!

    Check out additional instructional videos from your future CIA chefs.