Transfer Students: Welcome to Your New College!

  • Continue Your College Journey at the CIA

    Transfer to the CIA and use your previous college experiences to pursue an exciting career in the food and hospitality industry. The CIA Credit Transfer Policy allows you to apply relevant earned credits, life achievements, and select exam results toward your degree. Our admissions staff is ready to ensure your smooth transition to the CIA.

    Your Transfer Advantage

    Whether you’re a community college student, a college graduate, or an adult with relevant life experience…welcome! Transfer to The Culinary Institute of America and you can:

    • Start or advance your food career—quickly. Transferring credits into a CIA degree program will save you time and tuition!
    • Get the food career you’ve always wanted. Did you start down a different career path and are now ready to follow your true passion? Apply the college credits you’ve already earned (a minimum of 30) to the CIA bachelor’s degree completion program in culinary arts or baking and pastry arts.
    • Qualify for scholarships and financial aid. Unlike many other colleges, the CIA reviews all new students for financial assistance the same way. That means you’ll be eligible for the same financial aid and scholarship opportunities as CIA freshmen entering directly from high school.

    So, What Credits Will Transfer?

    Learn more about what qualifies on our Transfer Credit Policy page. If you have any questions, please contact transfercredits@culinary.edu.

    Join Us for Tap Into CIA!

    Drop in for a happy hour-style meet and greet at our New York campus brewery! You can sample a CIA beer and chat with us anytime from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on July 16. CIA Head Brewer Hutch Kugeman will show you around the brewery and talk about the brewing process, and CIA admissions counselors will be on hand to answer your questions. An optional campus tour departs from the brewery at 6:30 p.m. Cheers!

    Select a Date, RSVP Now

    Open House for Adult & Transfer Students—August 23, 2019

    Are you working in the food industry and want to advance? Have you completed high school, and maybe even attended another college? Thinking about switching careers? If any of these sounds like you, please join us for a special Open House for Adult and Transfer Students.

    Register Now

  • Sign up for CIA's Adult open house on June 14, 2019


  • Learn about CIA Transfer Tuesdays for adult college students


  • Contact Us

    Admissions Office
    1946 Campus Drive
    Hyde Park, NY 12538-1499
    Phone: 1-800-CULINARY
    Alt. Phone: 845-452-9430
    Fax: 845-451-1068
  • Visiting chef demos, major conferences, and special events on campus let you rub elbows with stars of the food world.