Application Deadlines

Deadlines can be found below by clicking the semester you're applying for. CIIS evaluates applicants based on rolling admissions until the final application deadline. This means while we encourage you to apply by the priority deadline, we continue to accept applications until all spaces in the programs have been filled. Please contact the admissions counselor of the program for details, as some of our programs may fill up prior to the final deadline.

Spring 2018 Semester Deadlines

Application available August 30th, 2017
Priority Application Deadlines
Undergraduate October 15th, 2017
Graduate October 15th, 2017
Final Application Deadlines
Undergraduate Final Deadline December 4th, 2017
Graduate Final Deadline December 4th, 2017
Spring Semester Begins

School of Undergraduate Studies: January 5th, 2018

ACTCM: January 8th, 2018

School of Professional Psychology and Health: January 16th, 2018

School of Consciousness and Transformation: January 16th, 2018

*International applicants are encouraged to submit their application close to the priority deadline. All admitted international students must have obtained an F-1 visa before the start of the semester.
The following programs will be accepting applications for the 2018 Spring Semester:
Asian Philosophies and Cultures (MA, PhD) Ecology, Spirituality, and Religion (MA, PhD)
Bachelor's Completion (BA) Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine (MSTCM)
Creative Inquiry, Interdisciplinary Arts (MFA) Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness (MA, PhD)
Community Mental Health (MA) Integral Counseling Psychology (MA)
Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM) Women, Gender, Spirituality, and Social Justice (MA)
Transitional Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACMt) Women's Spirituality (PhD)
East-West Psychology (MA, PhD) Writing and Consciousness (MFA)
Transformative Leadership (MA)

Fall 2018 Semester Deadlines

Application Available November 15, 2017
Priority Application Deadlines
Undergraduate Program
June 1st, 2018
Drama Therapy (MA) January 15th, 2018
All Other Graduate Programs February 1st, 2018
Final Application Deadlines
International Students* June 1st, 2018
BA & MA/MFA Accelerated Track July 25th, 2018
East West Psychology July 25th, 2018
Integral Counseling Psychology July 15th, 2018
Integral Counseling Psychology Weekend
July 15th, 2018
All Other Programs August 1st, 2018
Fall Semester Begins

School of Professional Psychology and Health: August 30th, 2018

School of Consciousness and Transformation: August 30th, 2018

School of Undergraduate Studies: August 30th, 2018

ACTCM: August 30th, 2018

*International applicants are encouraged to submit their application close to the priority deadline. All admitted international students must have obtained an F-1 visa before the start of the semester and attend the summer bridge program in mid-August.
All of our programs accept applications for the fall. Programs with earlier deadlines are noted above.

$5000 Diversity Scholarship

CIIS is a university deeply committed to diversity, inclusion, and advocating for social justice. The university, guided by these principles, is offering twenty $5,000 Diversity Scholarships for the academic year 2017-2018. 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. Apply by November 15, 2017 for the spring 2018 semester by submitting the application below to admissions@ciis.edu. You must also submit your complete admissions application by November 15, 2017.


Application Requirements

Please see your program’s "Apply" page for the specific list of materials to include in your application. Expand the box below to find links to each of our program's apply pages for specific application requirements and supporting materials.

International applicants have additional requirements and should visit the International Students page for additional details.


Application Instructions

Step 1: Complete the Online Admissions Application and Submit the Application Fee

Start your online application by clicking the undergraduate or graduate application link below. There is a non-refundable $65 application fee payable online upon submitting your application.


Step 2: Submit Your Supporting Materials

When submitting your materials, please make sure that all materials clearly state your full name. We recommend utilizing headers and page numbers (if needed) to maintain the order of your documents. Please allow 2-3 business days for processing. Please check your programs apply page above for the specific application requirements.

Please submit your supporting materials by sending a separate email for each attachment (in .doc, or .pdf formats) rather than bundling all attachments in one email. Please email each attachment in a separate email (ideally with an abbreviation of your program's name, your name, and the title of the material in the subject line of the email) to:

CIIS Applicants:
materials@ciis.edu

ACTCM Applicants:
ACTCMadmissions@ciis.edu

While we encourage applicants to submit their supporting materials electronically, if you'd prefer to send hard copies please send them to:

CIIS Applicants:

CIIS Admissions

1453 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94103

ACTCM Applicants:

ACTCM at CIIS
455 Arkansas St.
San Francisco, CA 94107

Step 3: Submit Your Official Transcripts

We require official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate academic institutions attended, regardless of whether or not you received a degree. This includes all transcripts from any institution where you have earned 7 or more units and transcripts from any schools that appear on your degree conferral transcript. Be sure to mention on your application if your transcript is listed under a different name.

US and Canadian transcripts must arrive in their official, sealed envelopes and can be sent to:

CIIS Applicants:

CIIS Admissions

1453 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94103

ACTCM Applicants:

ACTCM at CIIS
455 Arkansas St.
San Francisco, CA 94107

Electronic transcripts sent directly from your academic institution can be sent to:

CIIS Applicants:
materials@ciis.edu
ACTCM Applicants:
ACTCMadmissions@ciis.edu

All transcripts from schools outside the United States and Canada must be sent, at the applicant's expense, to World Education Services (WES) foreign credential evaluation service. A course-by-course report* is required for all programs and will be used in lieu of the CIIS application requirement for original transcripts. CIIS accepts the WES 'Basic' report, but applicants may wish to complete the 'ICAP'.

CIIS will also accept foreign credential evaluations that are in a comprehensive course-by-course format from the current members of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).

English Language Proficiency Test Report

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:

What Happens After I Fill Out the Online Application?

Once your application has been processed, you will be issued a User ID and password for your 'MyCIIS' account via email, provided you have not previously received one. Please allow 2-3 business days for processing your application. Using your new CIIS ID and password, you can log in and check on the status of your application. Please contact Portal Help if you do not receive log-in details. When emailing Portal Help, it's useful to include your full name, date of birth, zip code, name of the program you are applying to and the email address you used to submit the application. Forgot your Username or Password?

Questions?

We're here to help! If you have any additional questions about admissions, please contact the admissions office at 415-575-6154 or admissions@ciis.edu.

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