Applying to NECI

The admissions process at NECI is the beginning of a student's journey toward his or her education and career goals. Our Admissions team will work individually with incoming students to ensure that they understand all aspects of the NECI educational experience.

As part of the admissions process, we highly recommend that prospective students and their supporting family and friends schedule a tour of the campus. While on tour, you will have an opportunity to learn about NECI’s unique attributes. You will have a chance to see our facilities first-hand; discuss the application process with our admissions team; find out more about financial aid and scholarships and, most importantly, ask current students and Chef-Instructors the questions that are important to you.

To Begin, Start the Application Process Online: Application

Admissions Requirements for Residential Students

(For Admissions Requirements for Online Programs, click here.)

NECI has a selective admissions process that evaluates each candidate individually. Applicants are admitted to New England Culinary Institute when they demonstrate to the Admissions Committee an attitude and aptitude for success. Please refer to the Academic Catalog for full details regarding the application process.

A group of NECI students on a field trip in MontpelierOur admissions requirements include:

  • A completed application
  • A High School transcript or GED. Use this form to request your offical transcripts/GED.
  • A personal essay

Recommended to accompany your application:

  • A tour of the NECI campus and facilities.
  • Letter(s) of recommendation from a counselor, instructor, or employer.
  • Resume
  • SAT or ACT scores, if available.

It is strongly recommended that applicants submit a written personal statement. Your personal statement should address your reasons for applying to NECI, what special qualities you bring to the program, and how you hope to contribute to the future of the food and beverage industry. Please include any information that will assist us in getting to know you as a future NECI student. Additional documentation can be sent to [email protected].

When reviewing applications, NECI considers the following categories:

  • Industry understanding and experience (e.g., work experience, vocational classes). Please include a resume if relevant.
  • Academics (e.g., GPA, and transcript details)
  • Personal statement
  • Applicant’s personal history, including interest, motivation, and passion for the industry; extracurricular activities (e.g., team sports, clubs, organizations, community, and volunteer activities); vocational activities (e.g., ProStart, Skills USA, DECA competitions); prior criminal history
  • Online learning aptitude

Please mail transcripts to:

Admissions Department
New England Culinary Institute
7 School Street
Montpelier, VT 05602

The application review process takes approximately 4 to 6 weeks to complete. All applications are reviewed and rated by NECI's Application Review Committee.

 

Contact Admissions

Do you have any questions that you need answered? Give us a call or send an email. We will be happy to help you out.

Phone 877.223.6324 or 802.223.6324
Email: [email protected]
Fax: 802.225.3284

Adonica Williams
Director of Admissions and International Student Liaison
(802) 225-3210
[email protected]