Admissions - Application Process

Application Process

You are strongly encouraged to visi ust 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/Petition Submission: Please read the following instructions carefully. If you have questions about any part of this process, do not hesitate to contact the Admissions Department with questions at any time.

  • Admissions are conducted on a rolling basis, and programs/courses tend to fill well in advance, so it is in your best interest to apply early.
  • Application pieces may be submitted separately. Please read the application requirements carefully.
  • While there is no application deadline, enrollment in the applicant’s desired session is guaranteed only following acceptance and confirmation.
  • If a particular session has filled, the applicant’s enrollment may be deferred to the following session.
  • Please keep in regular contact with your Admissions Advisor at The French Pastry School for the greatest chance of placement in your desired program and session.

Application Requirements

Application - Are you a new student/first time applicant?

Apply online today! Application Fee is included in the online application process.

Mail in/fax first time application; In order to be considered for admissions to The French Pastry School please submit the following along with your completed application and application fee:

  • Two letters of reference. Letters of reference should be from someone who can comment on your career progress, contribution to the community or academic progress. This includes teachers, employers, clergy and community leaders. References from family members will not be considered. Examples of commendable achievements are encouraged. These may be mailed, emailed or faxed.
  • Resume—Email to info@frenchpastryschool.com
  • Digital photo for a Student ID and a free public transportation pass provided by the Chicago Transit Authority—Email to info@frenchpastryschool.com
  • High School transcript - must be official with the school seal and postal mailed to the school. Without it, your financial aid will not be released by the Department of Education. We MUST have your high school transcript if you plan on applying for federal financial aid. No exceptions!
  • If you did not electronically submit the short essay questions these must be mailed, emailed or faxed.
  • Once all of these application pieces are received, you will be contacted for an interview. This can be conducted in person, via e-mail or over the phone. We recommend over the phone. copy of a valid state ID

Petition Requirements

Petition - Are you a returning student?

Apply online today! Petition Fee is included in the online application process.

Returning students have completed one or more of the following programs/courses: L'Art de la Pâtisserie, L'Art du Gâteau or L'Art de la Boulangerie. Complete the petition requirements online to petition into the desired program. Petition Essays and Petition Fee are included in the online petition process.

If a student takes two or three programs consecutively, a student needs to fill out the Petition but is not required to submit the support documents (letters of reference, resume, completed uniform order form, copy of valid State ID, essay questions). The French Pastry School defines "consecutive" as taking programs no more than one semester apart.

Returning Alumni, mail/fax your program petition; In order to be considered for alternate programs you must petition into them. Please submit the following along with your completed petition form and petition fee:

  • Two letters of reference (one may be a general character reference; the other must refer to your experience in the pastry industry since graduating. You must submit different letters of reference than used for your L’Art de la Pâtisserie application. These may be e-mailed, mailed or faxed.
  • If you did not electronically submit the short essay questions these must be mailed, emailed or faxed.
  • An updated copy of your resume. This may be e-mailed, mailed or faxed.
  • Once all of these petition pieces are received, you will be contacted for an interview. This can be conducted in person, via e-mail or over the phone.