ICC always puts student safety first, and we have the following age requirements in place for our recreational and amateur programs. Please contact the Admission office in New York (888.324.2433) or California (866.318.2433) with any questions about these policies.
- All one-day recreational programs (except for those focused on alcohol) are open to students age 16 and up.
- Students age 13-15 may enroll in most recreational and amateur programs along with a parent or guardian*.
- Our culinary and pastry Teen Camps (NY & CA) are open to students age 13-18 (those under 18 must have parental approval).
- Culinary Techniques (NY & CA) is open to students age 17 and up.
- Pastry Techniques (offered in NY) is open to students age 17 and up with a high school diploma or its equivalent.
- Classes focused on beer, wine or cocktails are open to students age 21 and up. (Please note that alcohol for cooking may be present in other classes).
*With the exception of Doughnuts, Fritters & More—due to the use of hot oil in this class, students must be at least 16 years old to enroll.
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.
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 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.
Cancellation and Refund Policies
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
866.318.2433 or 408.370.9190