Admissions Overview

TAKE THE FIRST STEP.

Enrollment Deadline: November 1st!

Questions about whether this program is right for you? We’ll help match you with the best program to meet your career goals.

Your Journey Starts Here

Ready to start your journey with CIAT? There’s no better time than right now. At the California Institute of Arts & Technology, we’ve made the admissions process as easy as 1, 2, 3. Simply follow these steps to jumpstart your path to earning a degree or certificate in IT, software development, graphic design, or web design. We truly appreciate your interest in our programs, and we can’t wait to meet you.

How to Apply:

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We learn about you and determine what program would be the best fit.

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We’ve streamlined our online application process so you can apply easily.

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Speak with a Financial Aid advisor to explore financial aid options and apply.

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Submit a copy of your high school diploma and required documentation to Admissions Office. 

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5. Enroll!

Congratulations! We’re looking forward to sharing this journey with you.

Admissions Documentation​:

Supplemental Materials

Once you’ve completed your application, be sure to submit a copy of your high school diploma or equivalent documentation to our Office of Admissions. Additional documentation can include your GED, DD-214, and college transcripts.

Scholastic Level Exam

If you’ve earned less than six college-level semester credit hours, you’ll need to complete a Scholastic Level Exam (SLE). We’ll provide you with a link to the exam via email once you submit your application.

Proof of Identity

We need you to submit a government-issued proof of identity showing a photo and your age (e.g., a driver’s license, or passport with picture) to our Office of Admissions once you’ve completed your application.

Are You Ready?

We care about your success, which is why we want you consider whether you’re truly ready to make this commitment. Earning your degree will take dedication, not to mention countless hours of homework, projects, and studying. We know it can be overwhelming, but we’re here to help you navigate through all your options to make sure that you’re set up for success. Here are some helpful things to consider before starting at CIAT:

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Time & Priorities

Increase productivity and keep track of your goals with a calendar.

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Learning Patterns

Find out how you learn. Is it via sequence, precision, technical reasoning, or confluence?

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Tech Readiness

Make sure you have the appropriate devices for the courses in your program.

New Students

The CIAT experience is unlike any other. Because of our comprehensive, hands-on education and career-focused curriculum, our courses and programs are designed with your success in mind. We provide the tools you’ll need to reach all of your professional goals with our training, state-of-the-art equipment, and job placement services. Ready to dive in?

Military

We’re committed to helping service members and veterans take their education to the next level. We currently offer nine different programs for active duty members and veterans along with multiple certifications and trainings. Whether you’re transitioning back into civilian life or are advancing your career in the armed forces, you’ll graduate from CIAT feeling empowered.

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Returning Students

We know timing is everything when it comes to school, and sometimes you need to step back and take a break. If you’re returning to CIAT after some time off, you’ll need to reach out to your academic advisor to see how to pick up where you left off.

Transferring Students

Transferring to CIAT is easier than ever. Simply submit your transcripts to have them reviewed for credits you’ve earned at other colleges and universities. We’ll also take into account any military training and professional experience you’ve acquired. And remember, you’re not alone in this journey. Our academic advisors are always ready to help out.

Students With Disabilities

CIAT recognizes and accepts its obligations under The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibiting discrimination on the basis of a disability and requiring that reasonable accommodations be provided to qualified disabled students in all programs and activities within the control of the institution, provided such accommodation would not impose an unreasonable burden on the school or other students. The accommodation provided by CIAT is free of charge.

Questions?

Reach out today and one of our knowledgeable Admissions Advisors will be happy to answer any questions you have about CIAT.

2021 BEST CYBERSECURITY PROGRAMS

CIAT has been awarded top ranking status in Intelligent.com’s Best Cybersecurity Program review, highlighted as “Best For Industry Certifications”. Evaluated based on curriculum quality, graduation rate, reputation, and post-graduate employment.

CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE AWARD

EC Council, the world's largest cybersecurity technical certification organization, awarded CIAT the Circle of Excellence Award two years in a row for our Certified Ethical Hacker certification training courses and career-ready curriculum.

MILITARY-FRIENDLY

We believe you deserve an education worthy of your service. CIAT welcomes military veterans, active duty service members, and spouses using the Post 9/11 GI Bill®, Veteran Readiness & Employment (VR&E), Active Duty Tuition Assistance, and MyCAA.

FULLY ACCREDITED

We have high standards and we believe you should too. CIAT has proudly earned accreditation from the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET) listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency.

2021 BEST CYBERSECURITY PROGRAMS

CIAT has been awarded top ranking status in Intelligent.com’s Best Cybersecurity Program review, highlighted as “Best For Industry Certifications”. Evaluated based on curriculum quality, graduation rate, reputation, and post-graduate employment.

CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE AWARD

EC Council, the world's largest cybersecurity technical certification organization, awarded CIAT the Circle of Excellence Award two years in a row for our Certified Ethical Hacker certification training courses and career-ready curriculum.

MILITARY-FRIENDLY

We believe you deserve an education worthy of your service. CIAT welcomes military veterans, active duty service members, and spouses using the Post 9/11 GI Bill®, Veteran Readiness & Employment (VR&E), Active Duty Tuition Assistance, and MyCAA.

FULLY ACCREDITED

We have high standards and we believe you should too. CIAT has proudly earned accreditation from the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET) listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency.

TAKE THE FIRST STEP.

Enrollment Deadline: November 1st!

Questions about whether this program is right for you? We’ll help match you with the best program to meet your career goals.

Talk to an Advisor

Request an appointment with one of our IT expert Admissions Advisors for personalized guidance on building your education plan. You’ll be able to book an appointment instantly for a time that fits your schedule. 

Next Enrollment Deadline is November 1st, 2021!

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