We’re here to make the admissions process as fast and easy as possible for you. Admissions requirements for international students are:
The CIA’s application has several required documents: school transcripts, recommendations, personal statements and in some cases, a resume. All documentation provided with your application must be in English (or be accompanied by a notarized translation of the documents into English). Watch our video for step-by-step instructions to use our online application. You may also read application instructions for the CIA degree you are interested in:
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Proof of funding can be a copy of a bank statement from a savings account, certificate of deposit, or money market account showing proof of funding by your sponsor OR a letter from the bank verifying that the required funds are reserved for your education. We require proof of one year’s tuition and fees, equal to $50,000 USD. Download a copy of the official bank certification form.
A letter of financial support from your sponsor stating that he or she intends to cover all tuition and living expenses while you study at the CIA. Students must submit this form even if supporting themselves. Download a copy of the declaration form.
If English is not your native language, you will be required to demonstrate proficiency either by test results or participating in classroom instruction. Learn about CIA's English proficiency requirement.
International students are required to obtain visas to study in the US. Learn about the types of student visas and where they fit in the application process.
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Associate Director—International Admissions
Specializes in assisting international students
Contact Stephen to set up a presentation for your classroom or a one-on-one meeting