Reduced Hours and Activities During Late July/August

We love to welcome campus visitors, but before you make your plans, please note that amazing changes are underway at the CIA campuses during the summer and our visiting hours and restaurant hours may be affected.

Please note that classes for degree and certificate program students at all of our U.S. campuses will not be in session from July 28–August 21, 2017. Classes will resume on August 22.


  • The Admissions Office at all three campuses will be open to welcome prospective students and their families.


  • Since many of our restaurants rely on our students for the full CIA dining experience, please refer to for the most up-to-the-minute information.
  • At the New York campus, all restaurants will be closed during this period.
  • At our California campus locations (Copia and Greystone), The Restaurant at CIA Copia and The Bakery Café by illy will be open.
  • At the Texas campus, Nao will be open for lunch and the outdoor taco stand will also be open.

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    Transfer Students: Welcome to Your New College!

  • With Your Prior Education, Knowledge, and Accomplishments, You Have a Terrific Opportunity Here at the CIA.

    The CIA Credit Transfer Policy allows you to apply relevant credits earned, life achievements, and select exam results to your CIA degree education. It’ll help you make a smooth transition to CIA and allow you to jump right into classes surrounded by students like you—with a passion for food and a desire to make it their career.

    Choose the CIA When Transferring Colleges

    You’ll enjoy a number of great benefits when you transfer credits to the world’s premier culinary college:

    • Start Your Food Career ASAP: With the possibility to transfer up to 36 credits and reduce the number of semesters, you can put the power of a CIA degree to work food industry sooner.
    • Save on Tuition: Your transfer credits may help reduce your overall costs.
    • Earn CIA Scholarships for Transfer Students: Unlike many other colleges, the CIA offers transfer students the same financial aid opportunities as first-time freshmen.

    Am I Eligible for Credit Transfer to CIA?

    The following students are eligible to transfer credits to the CIA:

    • Community college students
    • College graduates
    • AP, CLEP, or DSST exam takers
    • Adults with life experience

    Learn more about what qualifies on our Transfer Credit Policy page.

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