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International Students

International Students

Guidelines for Applying to The French Pastry School


The French Pastry School of Kennedy-King College at City Colleges of Chicago is pleased to accept international students to its full-time programs, the 24-week L'Art de la Pâtisserie and the 16-week L'Art du Gâteau. International Students are required to take a few additional steps in the application process. Please see below for details.

For information on L'Art de la Boulangerie program, visit

Students from countries where English is not the official language must take either the TOEFL or the IELTS.

The TOEFL examination is accepted with:
500 on the paper-based test, or
173 on the computer-based test, or
61 on the Internet-based test with a minimum of 15 points in each test category

TOEFL Services
P. O. Box 6151
Princeton, NJ 08541-6151 USA

The IELTS examination is accepted with a 5.5 or better cumulative band score, with no less than 5.0 in any subject area.   

IELTS International

The French Pastry School accepts three types of international students: 


We strongly encourage you to contact our Admissions Director for further assistance and step-by-step instruction. Our International Admissions Counselor, Daisy Marquez, can be contacted at, or 312.726.2419, ext. 206.