Deadlines can be found below. Several of our programs fill by the priority application deadline, so we encourage all applicants to apply by the priority deadline. CIIS evaluates applicants based on rolling admissions until all slots are filled or until the final application deadline (whichever comes first). Please contact the admissions counselor of the program for details, as many of our programs will fill up prior to the final deadline (see deadlines below).
Spring 2023 applications are open as of September 15th
October 15, 2022 - 1st priority deadline.
November 15, 2022 - 2nd application deadline.
Fall 2023 applications open on November 15th
January 15, 2023 - 1st deadline for the Drama Therapy program.
February 15, 2023 - 1st priority deadline for all other programs.
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.
Program Application Requirements
Click on the program name below to find the program specific application requirements and supporting materials needed.
Step 1: Complete the Online Admissions Application and Submit the Application Fee
Start your online application. 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 5 business days for processing. Please check your programs apply page above for the specific application requirements.
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.
If you are applying to one of the Bachelors Degree Completion Programs and have earned less than 60 units, we will also require a copy of your high school diploma, transcript, or GED certificate.
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).
Minimum GPA: A GPA of 3.0 or higher in previous coursework is required. However, a GPA below 3.0 does not automatically disqualify an applicant and CIIS will consider a prospective student whose GPA is between 2.0 and 3.0. These individuals are required to submit a GPA Statement and are encouraged to contact the Office of Admissions to discuss their options.
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:
- TOEFL: 80 test score. TOEFL is an Internet-based test. The CIIS TOEFL code is 4807. Visit the TOEFL website.
- Pearson's Test of English Academic (PTE): 53 test score. Visit the Pearson's website
- IELTS 6.0 band score. Visit the IELTS website.
Questions? Contact us.
We are here to help! If you have any questions about applying to a program or registering for an Info Session, please reach out to the Admissions Office.