2021-2022 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

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The Academic Catalog of The Culinary Institute of America is where you'll find information about CIA degree and certificate program requirements, courses, and academic policies at all CIA campuses.

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The Culinary Institute of America seeks candidates for its degree and certificate programs who can demonstrate academic competence and who have a passion for the foodservice industry. Program start dates are offered three times per year in September, January, and April. Most CIA programs have no application deadline. Due to high demand, our admissions team will work with you to ensure that you meet application deadlines for our Texas campus.

Financial aid is available for those who qualify and are attending one of our three U.S. campuses. Financial aid is awarded through a combination of federal, state, institutional, and private scholarships, grants, loans, or Work-Study funds. The awards (except for Work-Study) are credited to the student's account each semester and may only be given directly to the student if all obligations to the college have been met. Priority for federal grants, loans, and Work-Study is given to students showing the greatest need as demonstrated by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For more information about financial aid, watch our videos at ciachef.financialaidtv.com.

Students at The Culinary Institute of America, as at any college, are taught a variety of information, skills, and values in their classes. They are evaluated based on their performance in the college's classrooms, kitchens, bakeshops, and dining rooms as they progress toward their degree or certificate. This section outlines the information and regulations that support the curricula and academic life at the CIA.

The Culinary Institute of America strives to provide a quality of life at each of our diverse campuses that helps students grow both personally and professionally.

Except where noted otherwise, the information in this section pertains to the CIA's three U.S. campuses only. All student services at the CIA Singapore are provided by its partner university, the Singapore Institute of Technology, and more information about these services can be found at www.singaporetech.edu.sg.