International students are required to demonstrate proof of English proficiency before they can be accepted to the CIA. This can be done in one of two ways:
Note: Native English speakers who are not U.S. Citizens may be eligible for a waiver for this requirement. Contact your admissions counselor for more information regarding English waivers.
You may complete and submit your scores from one of the following language exams as proof of English proficiency:
Conditional acceptance means that there are still terms that need to be met before your CIA acceptance can be finalized, in this case: English skills. If you do not have the skills to successfully complete a language exam, you may select a conditional acceptance pathway to the CIA. The CIA works with the following language schools:
A residential Intensive Academic English program right here in New York’s beautiful Hudson Valley! Complete the HELP Level 4 Academic Pathway Program at the State University of New York at New Paltz to meet the CIA’s English Language Proficiency requirement.
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The process to apply for conditional acceptance is as follows:
Associate Director—International Admissions
1946 Campus Drive
Hyde Park, NY 12538
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