Policies & Requirements

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Explore Culinary Institute LeNôtre’s® policies regarding student age, education and language requirements for admission to Career and Non-Degree seeking options as well as for international students.

Non-Degree Seeking Options & Certificates - How to Apply
Select your program from our Certificates and Seminar Options and contact us to discuss the next steps. You will receive a package which includes an enrollment agreement, student catalog and other important information. To secure your seat in the class, you must submit a signed enrollment agreement within 30 days of paying your application fee.
Professional Programs
1. High School Diploma or GED (General Education Development).
2. Official College Transcripts: If you have attended any higher education outside of high school an official transcript is required from each school that you attended.
3. Undergraduate Application for Admission Form
4. Personal interview with an admissions advisor
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6.Have measurements taken for your uniforms at the boutique
7. I.D. picture
8. A tour of our campus
9. A $50 application fee
10. Any other information or forms that have been requested from you in order to complete your admission/enrollment process.
International Students
CIL is authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students under a M-1 or F-1 visa.

International students must demonstrate competence in English Language. If you do not have the level at the time of enrollment, do not worry! We have English classes at E.L.I.L. which are free of charge if upon enrolling in a culinary program.

Applicants must demonstrate sufficient financial resources necessary to cover the cost of attendance.

The diploma course requires international students to have an M-1 visa. While attending school, M-1 students cannot work or be paid for employment. Students may take advantage of unpaid internships to gain experience.

International students enrolling in the associate degree course are required to have an F-1 student visa.

Students attending on an F-1 visa may be eligible for paid employment on campus after one year; subject to certain restrictions. After attending for 30 weeks, F-1 students may engage in three types of off campus employment.

Visit our International Student page for more info. Can’t visit CIL in person? Skype with an admissions counselor for a one-on-one session. Email or call Ellen Hogaboom, Director of Admissions to schedule your meeting at ehogaboom@ciaml.com or 713-358-5064.

For More Information

To learn more about the school or if you have any further questions talk to our admission team:

Ellen Hogaboom
Admissions Manager
Office: 713-358-5064
admissions@ciaml.com

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