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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.

    Entry Dates

    Most CIA programs enroll new students three times per year. We are now accepting applications for:

    • September 8, 2020
    • January 5, 2021
    • April 27, 2021
    • September 7, 2021

    Several programs only enroll students once per year. The following programs only offer entry dates in September:

    • Bachelor’s in Hospitality Management
    • Bachelor’s in Food Business Leadership
    • Master’s Degrees (all)
    • Accelerated Culinary Arts Certificate Program

    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.

    Learn more about the CIA’s associate degree, bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, and certificate programs.