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Admissions . FAQs 

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have any special programs for international students?

As an international student, we also recognize your concerns about adjusting to cultural, social, and environmental changes. Our Office of Academic Services and International Programs staff will help you adapt to life at CIA and serve as a resource for helpful information.

Is there a formula for putting together an admissions portfolio?

For more information on portfolio requirements and tips, go to Submitting Your Portfolio.

If you would like some assistance making final choices for your portfolio, feel free to talk to an Admissions representative, attend an upcoming Portfolio Day event, or schedule a campus visit.

What deadlines should I be aware of?

You may view our dates and deadlines here.

What are the general requirements for admission?

Take a look at our Apply page. For further information, call 216.421.7418.

Will I be required to live on campus?

First- and second-year students live on campus in CIA-owned housing. Living on campus for the first two years eases the transition for many who are moving away from home and teaches the necessary skills of living independently. And it allows students more time to focus on classes and art making.

Portfolio Success Stories

Portfolio Success Stories

Watch current students discuss their portfolios and how they have evolved over their career at CIA.

Financing Your Education

Financing your education.

We are ready to clarify tricky topics, answer questions, discuss any concerns regarding your ability to afford CIA, or consider special financial situations.