• Find out about conditional acceptance at CIA for international students
  • The CIA & Language School Partnerships

    The CIA has partnerships with three language schools for students that require further study to improve their English language proficiency: ELS Language Centers, International Mid Pacific College, and Empire State English.

    1. ELS Language Centers: CIA will accept completion of level 112, in lieu of the TOEFL score.
    2. International Mid Pacific College (IMPAC): CIA will accept completion of the IMPAC Level 5-Low Advanced course combined with a 75+ score on the Michigan Test of English Language in lieu of the TOEFL score.
    3. Empire State English (ESE): We accept completion of the ESE General English Level Advanced C combined with a score of 100 or above on the ESE exit test. You must submit a certificate of successful completion from ESE to the CIA.

    Before you enroll in an English language program, you must first meet all of the admissions requirements listed below:

    1. Have the available finances required for your program of study.
    2. Submit your CIA application along with a letter indicating your intention to attend a language school prior to attending the CIA.

    When you have submitted all documents to the CIA, your file will be reviewed for academic ability. If you are admissible, you will receive a Conditional Acceptance to the CIA.

    Once you receive your Conditional Acceptance, you must select and attend International Mid Pacific College or an ELS center in the United States. After your successful completion of either program, submit your certificate of completion to the CIA. If you have attended a program and still find yourself unprepared for college-level classes, you will be able to return to the program of your choice for further study.

    If you have any questions or need additional help, please contact Associate Director of International Admissions Stephen Sobierajski.