Accepting applications for Fall 2020. Apply today!
Application Deadline Information for Fall 2021:
February 15 th, 2021 – 1st Priority deadline. Submit by February 15th, 2020 for guaranteed review. After this date, some programs may be full and only interview for waitlist spots or not be able to further review applications.
This program starts each Spring and Fall semester.
Please follow the steps below to apply today! Visit Applying to CIIS for application deadlines and additional information.
Begin by submitting your online application. Please note that there is a $65, non-refundable application fee.
Applicants must submit official transcripts from all accredited academic institutions attended. If not sent electronically, transcripts must arrive in their official, sealed envelopes. Transcripts can be mailed to 1453 Mission Street. San Francisco, CA 94103.
To be eligible for admissions, applicants must have completed a minimum of 54 transferable semester units. General education requirements are designed to give you a broad background in various disciplines. Learn more about what constitutes transferable units.
General Educations Requirements: The completion of the following fields is not a prerequisite to enter the program, but rather an assessment of general education requirements necessary for graduation. We encourage you to meet as many of these requirements before entering the program, however, if you are lacking units, often you'll be able to take them as elective courses while enrolled in the program at CIIS.
If you are uncertain about your eligibility, you can email your unofficial transcripts to School of Undergraduate Studies for an unofficial transcript evaluation at email@example.com
Applicants for whom English is not their native language are required to submit an English language proficiency score. Exceptions are made for students who have earned their Bachelor of Arts degree from English language universities. Admission to CIIS requires a minimum score for one of the following exams:
For students with an international academic history, please follow these steps for your foreign credential evaluation (e.g. WES – World Education Services):
Submit an essay (five to seven pages typed, double-spaced) that incorporates discussion of the following:
One letter of recommendation from someone who can speak to your academic abilities or preparedness (preferred), or your work/professional experience. The letter should not be from a close friend, family member, or therapist.
Once the office of admissions receives a complete application, successful candidates will go onto faculty review (you will receive an email when this happens). At that point, the department will contact you for an interview if they find you a viable candidate. Please allow 2-3 weeks time for faculty to contact you to schedule an interview.
In line with CIIS's deep commitment to diversity, inclusion, and advocating social justice, the university is offering four $2,500 scholarships to newly admitted undergraduate students that identify as a single parent of a dependent child, for the academic year 2020-2021. To apply for the fall 2020 semester, submit an application by March 15, 2020.
CIIS is a university deeply committed to diversity, inclusion, and advocating for social justice. The university, guided by these principles, has disbursed forty $5,000 Diversity Scholarships for the academic year 2020-2021. In line with our institutional mission of embracing traditions that enhance social and political liberation, these scholarships are intended to support the recruitment of a diverse student body, particularly students historically underrepresented in higher education. The Diversity Scholarship application deadline for Spring 2021 has passed. We anticipate offering the Diversity Scholarship for School Year 2021-2022; stay tuned for an annoucement in February 2021 for School Year 2021-2022.
For any additional admission questions, please contact our admissions counselor: