International students are required to demonstrate proof of English proficiency before they can be accepted to the CIA. This can be done in the following ways:
You may complete and submit your scores from one of the following language exams as proof of English proficiency:
Exam score results must be dated within two years of the intended start date.
Conditional (or provisional) admission 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 admission pathway to the CIA. The CIA works with the following language schools:
The process to apply for conditional admission is as follows:
All international applicants whose education has been primarily outside the United States of America must provide objective evidence of proficiency in the English language as indicated with our above requirements. However, the following exceptions apply:
Any questions regarding a waiver of the English language proficiency requirement can be submitted to email@example.com.
The Culinary Institute of American reserves the right to require evidence of English language proficiency for all applicants, the adequacy of which shall be at the sole discretion of the CIA Admissions Office.
International Admissions CounselorKathleen.Wescott@culinary.edu845-451-1568Specializes in South and Central Asia, East Asia and the Pacific, and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Contact Kathleen to set up a one-on-one meeting.
Assistant Director—International AdmissionsAmanda.Stevens@culinary.edu845-451-1566Specializes in the Americas and the Caribbean, Europe and Eurasia, Middle East and North Africa, as well as all agent partner relations.
Contact Amanda to set up a presentation or a one-on-one meeting.