The Culinary Institute of America

  • Fast Track BPS

    Save Time and Money With Bachelor's Transfer Credits

    Would you like to get credit for an entire semester, save on tuition, and shorten your degree time? Well, if you have college credits that are transferable to the CIA's Bachelor of Professional Studies (BPS) degree program curricula, you may be able to do just that-with Fast Track BPS!

    Come to the CIA with a previous college degree or credits in the appropriate subjects, and you may be able to receive credit for the first semester of your junior year. You would earn a valuable CIA bachelor's degree and enter the workforce even sooner, and you'd save money too! Your savings could be more than $17,000.

    Cost savings:*
    Tuition:             $12,670 +
    Board:                $1,365 +
    Housing:             $3,340 +
    General fee:           $630 =
    Total Savings:  $18,005

    *Based on 2013–14 tuition and fees.

    Many liberal arts and management courses can qualify you for transfer credit in the CIA's junior and senior years. Here's a sampling:

    • Algebra/Statistics/Survey of Mathematics
    • Literature and Composition
    • Psychology of Human Behavior
    • Principles of Microeconomics or
    • Principles of Macroeconomics
    • History and Cultures of Europe
    • Human Resource Management
    • Financial Accounting
    • Finance
    • Managerial Accounting
    • Social Psychology

    To be eligible for Fast Track BPS and reduce your program by one full semester, you must transfer at least four qualifying courses.

    Find out if your credits qualify. Contact the Pre-Enrollment Team at 1-800-CULINARY (285-4627) or e-mail preenrollmentteam@culinary.edu and get on the road to your BPS today!