Accepted Students

    What’s Next?

  • Congratulations on Your Acceptance to CIA!

    We’re excited to welcome you into our family, and we couldn’t be happier that you’ve made us part of your college decision. Know that CIA Enrollment Office is here to help guide you all the way from acceptance to your first day of classes.

    Calling All Fall New York Accepted Students!

    Our incredible New York campus will be filled with excited students having fun and making the big decision to start CIA this fall. Plus, you can meet a special guest alum! Want to find out who?

    Sign up

    We want you at Accepted Student Day! Sign up now!

  • Join Us for CIA Online Accepted Student Chats

    Join CIA staff and faculty from different departments like Student Finance, Residence Life, Student Affairs, and more! Chat with current CIA students and learn more about college life with a culinary twist. Register now!
  • Follow these steps to get started:

    Step 1

    Deposit Now

    Let everyone know you’re CIA bound! Pay your deposit on the student portal.

    Step 2

    File Your FAFSA

    Filed your FAFSA yet? Don’t delay, it’s easy. Don’t know which FAFSA to file? Read below.

    Step 3

    Explore the Portal

    CIA Main Menu—your student portal—is your one-stop shop for important information, deadlines, and forms.
  • File your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

    The CIA federal code is 007304. Every year, students are able to file the newest FAFSA (for the following year) beginning in October.

    Which FAFSA Should I File?

    Entry Date FAFSA Year
    2023–24 2024–25
    April 2024 Yes Yes
    September 2024 Yes
    January 2025 Yes
  • Speak to a Student

    Are you curious about what it’s really like to be a CIA student? We’ve got you covered. Our students are ready to answer the questions you haven’t asked anyone else, share their own personal experiences, and give you expert and genuine advice—because they’ve gone through it, too. Find out what it means to be part of the CIA family. Connect with someone now or see more students here!

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    Tag us in your photos using: #idecidedcia. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
  • Did You Know?

    CIA is the only school with nine student-run, award-winning public restaurants in top U.S. foodie destinations.
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