Students who were in good academic standing when they withdrew from the Institute and have been gone one semester or more, or who attended another college that is not a CIA-affiliated program, may apply for readmission by completing the Application for Returning Students, available online or from the Admissions Office. Students who wish to be considered for advanced studio placement based on work done at another college or who withdrew from CIA before starting their major will need to contact the Admissions Office to arrange a portfolio review. Transfer credit toward liberal arts requirements will be considered upon submission of an official transcript from the college where the coursework was taken.
Students who were academically dismissed from CIA may apply for readmission if they have successfully completed the requirements outlined in their dismissal letter. These may include, for instance, coursework at another institution or documentation from a medical professional of readiness to resume a full course of study. Students should first contact the Director of Academic Services, who will advise them about the readmission process, and then submit the Application for Returning Students. The deadline to apply for readmission for the fall semester is July 15, and the deadline to apply for readmission for the spring semester is December 1.