Application Process | The French Pastry School

Application Process

Application Process

You are strongly encouraged to visit us as a part of the application process. Contact us to arrange a tour with an admission representative.

Schedule and Tuition
Admissions are conducted on a rolling basis, and classes fill quickly, so it is in your best interest to apply early to ensure your space in the desired session.

International students should contact the school directly for additional procedures.

Total Program/Course Cost includes: Tuition, books and course materials, three full uniforms, complete tool kit, all premium ingredients, and use of state-of-the-art equipment. There are no additional fees upon registration confirmation. The application fee is applied toward the total tuition payment. Admissions are conducted on a rolling basis, and classes fill quickly, so it is in your best interest to apply early to ensure your space in the desired session.

Application Requirements


Apply online today!  The application fee is included in the online application process.

You may also mail in/fax your first-time application.

In order to be considered for admissions to The French Pastry School please submit the following items:

  • Application fee of $150.  This is required with your application submission. This may be paid with a credit/debit card, cash, wire transfer or check. The application fee will be applied toward tuition.

  • Copy of valid State ID.  This can may be mailed, emailed or faxed.

  • Your personal essay. In 150 words or less, please explain why you have chosen to pursue an education in the culinary arts.



In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the City Colleges of Chicago (CCC) makes every effort to integrate students with disabilities into all courses and programs. Accommodations, based on the documentation received and the needs of the student, are designed to ensure that students, who are otherwise qualified, receive equal access to all of CCC's programs and services. CCC does not alter fundamental academic requirements, but it makes reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities.

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The French Pastry School will cease to be affiliated with City Colleges of Chicago and Kennedy-King College on January 1, 2019. Current French Pastry School students will not be affected by this change. All students who enroll at The French Pastry School prior to the July 2018 and September 2018 terms in the following L’Art de la Patisserie and L’Art du Gateau programs respectively will not be affected, as they will be scheduled to complete their program no later than the 2018 fall term. The French Pastry School will continue to offer its two certificate programs at City Colleges of Chicago/Kennedy-King College, the Professional Pastry and Baking Certificate Program and the Professional Cake Decorating and Baking Certificate Program through the 2018 fall term at the current location. Until December 31, 2018, City Colleges of Chicago Financial Aid and International student visas will continue to be available to students who qualify.

The French Pastry School will continue to be one of the world’s leading accredited pastry institutions, moving to a new location in 2019. Details and information about these new and exciting endeavors will be released soon.