Applying to a Professional Culinary Arts Program
The International Culinary Center has policies regarding student age, education and language requirements for admission into our professional programs. Be sure you meet our requirements for going to culinary school before enrolling in one of our globally recognized culinary arts programs.
Proof of High School Graduation
To attend culinary school, applicants will be required to submit proof of high school graduation or the equivalent in the form of a high school or post-secondary school diploma, GED, official transcript with graduation date, or an official college transcript which indicates that a high school diploma is the basis of admission into the program.
International Student Requirements
Most international students enrolled in our professional programs will need a student visa to enter the United States. Applicants will also need to submit proof of high school graduation, and demonstrate the financial resources necessary to cover the cost of culinary school attendance. If funding is provided by a sponsor, a bank statement must be provided with a letter from the sponsor pledging financial support.
English Language Proficiency
If English is not your first language, students must demonstrate English language proficiency. By taking the test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL). Scores may be submitted directly to ICC through the Educational Testing Service, and we require international students to have a score of 61. o help students from around the world receive an exemplary culinary education, ICC offers an ESL + Food Certificate program, designed with The New School, that allows students to attend ICC after receiving a high-quality English language education — including a class about “The Language of the Kitchen.” Learn more about ICC’s ESL + Food Certificate program.
Admission Requirements Questions and Concerns
If you have any questions during the application process or would like to learn more about what culinary school is like, please speak to your admission representative or complete the form on this page.