Admissions and Financial Aid

The Admissions Process

Admission to the Professional Programs is based on formal application to the school. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and are considered on the basis of their transcripts (High School or GED, or College), two letters of recommendation, a personal statement, resume and personal interview. Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend an open house and tour the school before submitting application materials. Out of state applicants may request a telephone interview if unable to attend an interview in person.

Foreign applicants must be fluent in English. A standardized admissions test or TOEFL may be used at the discretion of the admissions office.

Please note: International students residing either outside or inside of the USA must submit a completed application for the Professional Chef's Program, Professional Pastry Program, Culinary Certificate Program, or the Certificate Pastry Program at least 60 days before the class start dates for each term.

Acceptance is determined approximately 1 – 2 weeks following the interview. All applicants are notified by mail.

The Application Process

Application Deadlines Extended

Before You Apply

Consider attending one of our regularly scheduled information sessions for an in-depth look at our programs and facilities.

Each session lasts approximately 2 hours and includes a tour of the classrooms and kitchens. If you can’t make it for an information session, one of our team members will be happy to give you a private tour at a time that best suits your schedule. To sign up for an open house or request a private tour, simply e-mail with your day-time phone number and the date you wish to attend, or call 617-354-2020 to speak with one of our representatives. You may also submit a tour request form and we will contact you.



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The Cambridge School of Culinary Arts

2020 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02140-2104
(617) 354-2020
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