Criteria & Process

CIP carefully selects applicants who we feel have the greatest potential to thrive within our tight-knit student community

Admissions Criteria

CIP's Full-Year Program admissions criteria is as follows:

Enrollment Eligibility​

It is the mission of the Admissions Department of the College Internship Program to promote and facilitate the enrollment of students diagnosed with learning differences and/or autism deemed appropriate for admission. Applications are individually assessed to determine both eligibility and the applicant’s fit within our student population.

Admissions Process

Our admissions team will help you determine if CIP may be a good fit for you or your student

It is the policy of the College Internship Program to admit and treat all individuals without regard to race, national origin, religion, color, sex, gender identity, or sexual orientation.

Required Documentation​​

This information is essential in ascertaining whether CIP is a good match for your student.

International Students​

CIP is an approved institution that can accept foreign non-US resident students to study on an F1 visa at all current locations. The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) may be required for all international students whose first language is not English.

Admissions Dates

Admission dates are commonly scheduled to begin during Fall Orientation in August, however, CIP enrolls students on a rolling basis throughout the year when space is available.

If the student and family wish to enroll in a program site that is filled, the student will be placed on a first-come-first-served waiting list.


Rolling Admissions

Rolling Admission for the current program year may be available. Contact us to learn more.

Fall 2024

Application Deadlines​

CIP’s program runs annually, beginning in August and ending in July of the following year.


Program Start Dates


If you’ve already been in touch with CIP’s Admissions Team to discuss your family’s individual needs, visit our application page to start or continue your online application.

Admissions Questions?

Contact our National Admissions Office at +1 (877) 566-9247, email us at, or complete our Online Request Form.
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