Unfortunately, the fires affecting our community continue to grow. Yesterday, Red Flag warnings were issued through Friday afternoon representing ideal conditions for fire combustion and spread.

Given this, we have made the decision to delay a return to in-person instruction at Greystone until Monday, October 12. All campus buildings will remain closed until that time. Our intention is to reopen the Residence Halls on Sunday, October 11. While we expect the situation to be resolved by then, we must acknowledge this is a fluid situation; we will continue to remain in touch with students via email and the Everbridge Emergency Notification system as further information becomes available.

Classes, which resumed Wednesday, September 30 online, will continue to be delivered virtually during this interim period. By continuing in this way, instructors will be able to keep pace with the semester—providing lecturing instruction now on theory and techniques, and enabling students to get right back into the kitchens and bakeshops once campus reopens. Students, please continue to monitor the student portal and your Moodle sites for further information regarding your classes.

Most students have returned home already or are staying with family or friends. If you are unable to do this for an extended period, or if you have remained behind and are staying at Copia, our Student Affairs team can offer assistance. Please update your status on the "2020 Glass Fire Status" form on the Residence Life portal to keep us apprised of your status or to indicate that you need assistance.

  • Learn how to apply to CIA associate and bachelor's degree programs
  • Applying to CIA Degree Programs

    How to Apply for CIA Associate and Bachelor’s Degree Programs—Except Online BBA


    1. Complete the application form.

    • To apply by mail:
      • Print out your CIA application (PDF).
      • Mail the completed form with essay and application fee (see below) to:
      • Admissions Department
        The Culinary Institute of America
        1946 Campus Drive
        Hyde Park, NY 12538-1499

    2. Submit a personal statement.

    • Submit a personal statement (no less than 200 words, no more than 500) telling us why you’re passionate about the food and hospitality industry, what experiences you have, and how you feel that your experiences have prepared you for The Culinary Institute of America.

    3. Pay your $50 application fee.

    • If applying online, you can pay by credit card. If applying by mail, include a check or money order payable to The Culinary Institute of America with your application.

    4. Ask for a recommendation.

    • One character recommendation is required. It should be from an employer, teacher, or professional colleague either within or outside the foodservice industry. In addition, the recommendation should address your commitment to the food world, problem-solving ability, and persistence in either work or academics. Recommendations can be submitted by: Or, you can provide CIA Admissions with your recommender’s contact information and we will contact them for a verbal recommendation.

    5. Request official transcripts.

    • Download the Transcript Request Form (PDF) and ask your high school* and/or any postsecondary schools (colleges) you’ve attended to provide your transcripts electronically via Parchment Exchange or mail your official transcripts (not student copies) directly to the CIA Admissions Office.
    • If you hold an equivalency diploma, the official test scores must be submitted. You must have met all the requirements for a high school diploma or an equivalency diploma to enroll at the CIA.

    *If you have matriculated in a college-level degree program and have completed the equivalent of 24 or more credits, you are not required to submit a high school transcript. Transcripts for high school students must be complete through the 11th grade and indicate what courses you'll take in the 12th grade or show your marks for the 12th grade.


    6. Submit your SAT or ACT scores (optional).

    • If you have taken the SAT or ACT, we strongly recommend that you submit your scores. While not required for admission, they may help you qualify for a scholarship. Our school code is 3301 for the SAT and 2728 for the ACT.

    That’s it! You’re on your way to enrolling at the CIA. Once our admissions staff has reviewed your application and supporting materials, we’ll contact you if anything else is needed.

    Get started now and apply today

     

    How to Apply for the New Online BBA Program


    1. Complete the application form.

    • To apply online, choose one of the following methods:
      (be sure to select “online” for your campus)

    2. Submit an essay.

    • Submit an essay of at least 300 words that describes your purpose for undertaking this program, professional plans and career goals, and how the program is positioned to help you achieve your goals.

    3. Pay your $50 application fee.

    • You can pay by credit card at the end of the online application.

    4. Provide a copy of your résumé or CV.


    That’s it! You’re on your way to enrolling at the CIA. Once our admissions staff has reviewed your application and supporting materials, we’ll contact you if anything else is needed.

    Get started now and apply today

  • Got Test Scores?

    Include your test scores with your application as these may help you qualify for a scholarship.

  • Contact Us

    Admissions Office
    1946 Campus Drive
    Hyde Park, NY 12538-1499
    Alt. Phone: 845-452-9430
    Fax: 845-451-1068