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Admissions & Aid

Reimagine the life you want to lead. Let us help you find a program that rises to your academic interests and professional goals.

At CIIS, you’ll bring your whole self - with the spectrum of valuable experience you’ve accumulated over the years - to bear on your learning and scholarship. You’ll also draw strength and build resilience by belonging to a community that supports and encourages you to become your highest self.

From psychology to philosophy, health studies, human sexuality, expressive arts, and psychedelic therapies, CIIS' undergraduate, graduate, and professional certificate programs will transform the way you see the world and your place in it.

Explore CIIS

Learn more about applying, what it’s like to be a student, and why CIIS is such a special place.

Explore our application process. View admissions requirements, deadlines, and our fall and spring start list for academic programs.

CIIS is home to healers, philosophers, artists, intellectuals, scholar-activists, and wellness and spiritual practitioners. Discover our dynamic community. 

From our abundant academic resources to our shared community values and commitments, hear directly from our community of the many reasons they chose CIIS.

Transformation by Numbers

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Students enrolled 

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Countries represented in our student and alumni community

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Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) students

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Take a Tour

Find out how it feels to be surrounded by CIIS’ vibrant neighborhood, the city’s rich and diverse arts, culture, intellectual, and culinary scene, and the Bay Area’s natural beauty. See where you'll be learning, living, and becoming—and imagine yourself at CIIS.

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Applying to CIIS

Explore resources to help make your application process seamless and simple, from events and info sessions to admission requirements and transfer credit. 

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Paying for Your Education

We’re committed to helping all admitted students attend CIIS, offering need-based financial aid and scholarships. 

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Our Admissions Team

We’re here to discuss your options and guide you through the application process.