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  • Enrollment Schedule

    Convenient Entry Dates, No Application Deadline

    Starting your culinary college search process? Let us help! As you’re considering your education options, be sure to learn more about The Culinary Institute of America, the proven path to an exciting career in food and hospitality.

    Culinary Institute of America Application Deadline

    For regular decision, there is no CIA application deadline for our degree programs—you can apply for admission up to 18 months in advance of your intended enrollment.

    CIA Early Action

    If you are interested in enrolling in our September 2020 class and want an early, non-binding admission decision, you can apply Early Action! The CIA application deadline for Fall 2020 Early Action is November 15, 2019.

    Entry Dates

    Choose from the following entry dates:

    Now accepting applications for:

    January 6, 2020
    April 28, 2020
    September 8, 2020
    Now accepting applications for:

    September 8, 2020
    Now accepting applications for:

    September 8, 2020

    Ready to start right away? We can help you through the application process quickly!

    Carefully review our “How to Apply” page or call 1-800-CULINARY if you have any questions.

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    Admissions Office
    1946 Campus Drive
    Hyde Park, NY 12538-1499
    Phone: 1-800-CULINARY
    Alt. Phone: 845-452-9430
    Fax: 845-451-1068