Age Requirements

Individuals must be at least 18 years of age to enroll in wine and beverages courses. Individuals enrolling in all other courses must be at least 16 years of age.

Proof of High School Graduation

New York Campus Only
Individuals enrolling in Culinary Entrepreneurship and Pastry Techniques will be required to submit proof of high school graduation or the equivalent in the form of a high school or postsecondary school diploma, GED, official high school transcript with graduation date, or an official college transcript which indicates that a high school diploma is the basis of admission into the program.

Home school diplomas must meet the requirements of the NYSED. Students whose proof of high school or college graduation is from a foreign institution must provide an official transcript or copy of the original diploma and it must be accompanied by an official, notarized translation.

Late Applicants
Students who initiate the admission process fewer than 30 days but more than 14 days prior to a class start date, have 14 days to provide the required admission documents and tuition balance. Failure to comply within 14 days will result in cancellation of the enrollment agreement. Students wishing to enroll in a later class start must sign a new enrollment agreement.

Applicants who make a deposit within 14 days of a class start have no claim to a seat in the class unless they have provided the required admission documents and paid the tuition balance. Failure to comply with these rules by the first day of class will result in cancellation of the enrollment agreement. Students wishing to enroll in a later class start must sign a new enrollment agreement.

English Language Proficiency
If English is not your first language, you must demonstrate English language proficiency. English language proficiency can be demonstrated by earning a score of at least 500 (paper version), 173 (computerized version), or 61 (iBT) on the test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL). TOEFL Scores may be submitted directly to the International Culinary Center through the Educational Testing Service (TOEFL code 9059). Applicants who have a bachelor’s degree or higher from a college or university in the United States and who submit an official transcript will be regarded as having demonstrated English proficiency. We can also accept an ITEP score of 3.9, or an IELTS band score of 5.0 on the Academic Exam. Scores are valid for two years from the exam date.

International Students
International students enrolling in non-career programs may take most courses in tourist status. However, if their course of study is 18 hours or more a week, they will need a student visa.

Non-immigrant students are responsible for complying with immigration laws. This information is provided to help you maintain your lawful status in the United States. Click here for more information on the school’s policies regarding international students.

Emergencies, extreme weather, or other prohibitive conditions may require a cancellation. Contact us for information on school closures:

New York Campus
800.229.7990 or 646.254.7533

California Campus
866.318.2433 or 408.370.9190

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