City International University - Frequently Asked Questions

Below you will find answers to many frequently-asked questions about City International University and the CIU web. If you cannot find the information you are seeking, please contact us with your question.

Where can I learn about admission criteria and procedures?
The Admission Office provides admission information and materials as well as an online application. For additional questions, please e-mail

What online/distance education courses does CIU offer?
The Admission Office offers distance education classes in a range of subjects, from accounting and career development to bioengineering and computer science.

How do I contact the university?
The number of City International University's main switchboard is (866) 908.7941. A telephone operator will be able to connect you with any university college you need. The operators are able to answer some questions about the university as well. If they are unable to answer your question, they can connect you with someone who will have an answer for you.

How much does it cost to study at City International University?
For information on tuition and fees, please visit Colleges and Program section.

How many online colleges are there at the City International University?
There are six accredited colleges.

Do you have any residency requirements?
No. For maximum convenience, geography is not a barrier to prospective students who wish to earn a degree from CIU. As a distance learning institution, CIU facilitates learning through online technology rather than the physical constraints of traditional colleges institutions. Due to the benefits of this method, we can boast a range of students from across the United States, and around the world.

Why can't I register for higher-level classes before I take my general education courses?
The lower level courses are designed to help prepare you for the more difficult upper level courses, taken later in your program.

Why am I required to take placement exams?
The Admission Office wants to make sure all students achieve a certain academic level prior to entering their English and Math classes. These classes are an important foundation of your academic work and the placement test will help ensure that students are at the appropriate level in order to achieve success in all other courses.

Is CIU accredited?
Yes, City International University is accredited by National Accrediting Commission on Higher Education, USA.

General Enquiries
Voice: (866) 908.7941
Fax: (866) 908.7942

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