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    CIA International Student Application Requirements

  • International Student Admission Requirements—Get Started with Your CIA Education!

    We’re here to make the admissions process as fast and easy as possible for you. Admission requirements for international students are:

    1. Completed Application Form

    CIA’s application has several required documents: school transcripts, recommendations, personal statements and in some cases, a résumé. All documentation provided with your application must be in English (or be accompanied by a notarized translation of the documents into English). for step-by-step instructions to use our online application. You may also read application instructions for the CIA degree you are interested in:

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    For applicants with foreign (non-U.S.) transcripts: We require academic transcripts to be sent to us in English, and SpanTran is our recommended translation service. If you need to have your transcript translated into English, you can request their service here: .

    Additionally, while Foreign Credential and Transcript Evaluation is not required for your CIA application, SpanTran offers this service as well. If you wish to have your transcript evaluated by an external provider (optional) and sent to the CIA Admissions Office, you can access their application here at a discounted rate: .

    2. Proof of Funding

    Proof of funding can be a copy of a bank statement from a savings or checking account, certificate of deposit, or money market account showing proof of funding by you or your sponsor OR a letter from the bank verifying that the required funds are reserved for your education. You could also download this official bank certification form (PDF) to have you (or your sponsor’s financial institution) fill out.

    All documentation must be from within the past 12 months. We ask to see at least $55,000 USD for our undergraduate programs, or $30,000 USD for our graduate programs (or the equivalent in your country’s currency.) This amount is the equivalent of one academic year of tuition, fees, and other estimated living expenses for your intended program of study. Download a copy of the official bank certification form. (PDF)

    3. Declaration of Financial Support

    A letter of financial support from you or your sponsor is also required to go along with the Proof of Funding, stating that you or they intend to cover all tuition and living expenses while you study at CIA.

    Students must submit this form even if supporting themselves, and the name of the sponsor must match the name on the proof of funding documents.

    Download a copy of the declaration form for undergraduate students > (PDF)
    Download a copy of the declaration form for graduate students > (PDF)

    4. Proof of English Proficiency

    If English is not your native language, you will be required to demonstrate proficiency. Learn about CIA’s English proficiency requirements and about the option of conditional admission.

    Student Visa

    International students are required to obtain visas to study in the U.S. Learn about the types of student visas that you may need and where they fit in the application process.
  • Contact Us

    Yamelli Hernandez, International Admissions CounselorYamelli Hernandez
    International Admissions Counselor

    Specializes in South and Central Asia, the Western Hemisphere, Africa, and Middle East (excluding Saudi Arabia).

    Contact Yamelli for assistance in Spanish.

    Amanda Stevens, Assistant Director—International AdmissionsAmanda Stevens
    Assistant Director—International Admissions

    Specializes in East Asia and the Pacific, Europe and Eurasia, and Saudi Arabia.

    Contact Amanda if you are an agent or international recruitment vendor, or if you would like to schedule a promotional presentation.