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Culinary Classic Competition - 201 Culinary Classic - Now in our tenth year, the NECI Culinary Classic is a competition for high school students from across the state to pit their skills against one another and win scholarship awards and prizes from New England Culinary Institute!
Culinary Competition Representatives - Every year, thousands of students in culinary programs take part in culinary competitions hosted by ProStart, C-Cap and Skills USA, testing their skills and competing for scholarships to culinary schools.
Databases by Title - New England Culinary Institute Library Databases
Declaration of Health Care Coverage Form - Declaration of Health Care Coverage Form
Dining Services - All on-campus students are expected to dine at NECI Monday through Saturday. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served in the Dewey Cafe on the Vermont College of Fine Arts campus and in the Servery at School Street. Meals are not available when residence halls are closed. Students are encouraged to dine at NECI on Main and La Brioche and will receive a 20% discount for parties of four or more.
Disabilities Services Survey for New Students - Disabilities Services Survey for New Students
Diversity and Harassment Prevention Policy - Diversity and Harassment Prevention Policy
Eastern Suffolk Boces Articulation Agreement
Emergency Response, Evacuation Procedures, and Recovery Plan - NECI’s Emergency Response Plan (ERP) outlines appropriate responses to possible emergency situations. While no emergency plan can fully anticipate all possible variables that an emergency might present, it is infinitely better to act within the framework of an existing plan rather than have to create one during an unfolding emergency.
Events Calendar - Calendar of Events at NECI
Explore Vermont - Vermont is where you learn the true value of the best ingredients. Tradition and scale — small farms and artisanal producers — contribute to a food philosophy that honors creativity and sustainability.
Externships - NECI has more than 500 approved externship sites nationwide, offering a wide range of cuisine, locations, salary, and benefits. Our database is consistently updated.
F-1 Student Visa Guidelines - When an international student is admitted to the U.S. in F-1 student status, this implies that the purpose of being in the U.S. is to be a full-time student. As such, U.S. law requires that the international student comply with immigration regulations for the duration of his/her F-1 student status.
Facilities for Students with Disabilities - Policies and Procedures for students with disabilities.
Faculty Directory - Faculty at NECI - Our faculty includes French Master Chefs, Four Seasons Executive chefs, Farm to Table experts, and a Chopped Champion.
FAQs for Graduation Guests - Frequently Asked Questions for Guests of Graduation
Featured Externship Sites - NECI Externship sites - a featured selection from across the country and world
Financial Aid - NECI is dedicated to making the education we offer affordable and accessible as possible. We understand that your commitment to a culinary education involves a significant investment of time and financial resources—our Financial Aid department is here to help you.
Financial Aid Resources
Financial Literacy - Education Loans are excellent resources to help make college affordable but it is important that you borrow only the amount you need to cover costs, pay attention to interest rates and repayment options and keep in contact with your lenders/servicers once in repayment.
Financing Your Education - Financing you NECI education - forms and sources of student financial aid
Fire Report - Fire alarms, fire extinguishers, and smoke detectors save lives. Tampering with these devices is against the law and is strictly prohibited on NECI property.
First Year Housing
Fitness & Recreation - The Student Services department provides a broad program of sport, recreation and fitness activities for students to enhance their personal lifestyle and improve the quality of life on the New England Culinary Institute Campus.
Food and Beverage Business Management - Finance, human resources, technology, service, purchasing, communication and more put you on the fast track.
For Continuing Education Students - NECI offers non-degree professional development and continuing education courses for educators and the food and beverage professional, primarily through our online learning platform.
For Current Students - Information for current NECI students - Student handbook, telephone list, meal plan and much more
For Dual Enrollment Students - With the recommendation of an instructor or school counselor, high school students can earn college credits. NECI’s Science Connection and French Classic Cuisine courses consist of a 9 week online component followed by a short residency (weekend) that includes housing and meals.
For Employers - NECI graduates are known as much for their professionalism and confidence as much as their skill and technique, making them sought-after employees in the competitive food industry.
For Externship Sites - Thank you for your interest in New England Culinary Institute’s Externship program. Small classes, hands on learning and personal attention — for over 30 years this unique apprenticeship model has been the New England Culinary Institute’s recipe for success.
For International Students - New England Culinary Institute has been the educational choice for students from more than 30 countries from around the world. Our Office of International Admissions is here to help make the application process as simple as possible for you.
For Military and Veterans - The importance of attitude, discipline and structure we teach at NECI is very similar to the importance of these skills in the military.
For Parents - Secretly, we know, you wish that you were going to NECI. Our staff and instructors are here to support parents and students throughout the year and keep you connected.
For Prospective Employees - Take a moment to check out employment opportunities at NECI.
For Prospective Students - Have you been dreaming of a life in the culinary world? Wherever you are at this point in your life-- about to graduate from high school, a military veteran, college graduate, contemplating a career change--now is the best time to consider NECI.
For Returning Students - Returning Students, Please confirm your space!
For School Counselors - NECI offers a full menu of degrees, certificates, and programs that your student can use to build a rewarding career.
For Transfer Students - Transfer students, information for transfer students
Form Program Transfer Request - Students in NECI’s Associate of Occupational Studies (AOS) programs may request a transfer into the Bachelor of Arts in Culinary Arts at any point prior to the start of the third Year.
Form Shadow a Student - Shadow s NECI student - form
Form Student Health and Safety - Emergency Contact, Student Health and Safety form
Form Take A Tour - Schedule a tour of NECI and meet with chef instructors, students, admissions advisors, financial aid counselors and more.
Forms and Handbooks - Forms and Handbooks for NECI students
Frequently Asked Questions About Financial Aid - Frequently Asked Questions About Financial Aid
Get Involved - Get involved - There are so many ways to give back to NECI
Graduation - Thank you and congratulations to all our new alumni and their families!
Graduation FAQs for Students - Graduation FAQs for Students
Graduation, Retention, Employment, and Further Education Information - Graduation, Retention, Employment, and Further Education Information
Grievance Procedure - The educational mission of NECI includes fostering an open learning and work environment. Occasionally, students have a concern that needs to be addressed.
Hamilton BOCES Articulation Agreement
Handbooks & Guides
Harrisburg Area Community College Articulation Agreement
Hartford Area Career and Technology Center Articulation Agreement
Helpful Websites for International Students - Helpful Websites for International Students
I-20 Information - An I-20 is a government form that tells the government that you are eligible for F-1 or M-1 student status. It certifies that you are a “bona fide” student, you meet the New England Culinary Institute admissions requirements; you will pursue a full course of study; and you proved to us that you have enough money to study and live in the U.S. without working illegally or suffering from poverty.
Incoming Student Forms
Information for Canadian Students - Information for Canadian Students
Intent to return
JNA Institute of Culinary Arts Articulation Agreement
Keystone Technical Institute Articulation Agreement
Lakes Region Community College Articulation Agreement
laundry - Laundry facilities in the residence halls are equipped with coin-operated washers and dryers.
Learning Services - Learning services are available to all students. Please connect with your Department Chair or Academic Advising for assistance.
Library Databases - Use online library databases to search for timely journal articles, newspaper articles, reference materials, and more.
Local Accommodations - Local accomodations- your visit to NECI might require some additional time for rest and relaxation. Though Montpelier is the capital, with less than 9,000 full-time residents, it is by far the smallest capital in our nation.
Locations - Dining services locations
M1 Student Visa Guidelines - M1 Student Visa Guidelines
Make a Gift - Ways for alumni to give back to NECI
Manchester Community College Articulation Agreement
Massasoit Community College Articulation Agreement
Meal Plans - The student meal plan is a user-friendly, declining balance system of individual transactions. Students use their NECI Student ID to access each meal at all NECI outlets. Meal plan funds may only be used to purchase meals.
Median Loan Debt - New England Culinary Institute is required to provide median loan debt information for students who have completed their academic program in the last three financial aid award years.
NECI Alumni Association - The NECI Alumni Association's vision is to perpetuate mutual, professional support for alumni, enhance the relationship between alumni and NECI and increase the ability of NECI to recruit quality students. The Alumni Association seeks to reach these goals through the Alumni Ambassador Program, sponsoring the Distinguished Alumni Award and hosting alumni events around the country.
NECI Consumer Information - NECI Consumer Information for Prospective and Current Students and the Public
NECI History and Facilities - The history and facilities of New England Culinary Institute
NECI Llibrary - NECI Library - circulation, references, catalogs, databases, journals, more
NECI on Main Dinner Menu
NECI Program Disclosure Information - NECI Program Disclosure Information
NECI Rewards Program - NECI Rewards Program
NECI Rewards Terms and Conditions - NECI Rewards Program Terms and Conditions
NECI Website Sitemap - Site map for NECI.edu
Net Price Calculator - Begin by reading and agreeing to the statement below. Then follow the instructions on the subsequent screens to receive an estimate of how much students similar to you paid to attend New England Culinary Institute in 2014-15.
New Hampshire Culinary Institute Articulation Agreement
Niagara Falls Culinary Institute Articulation Agreement
North Country Career Center Articulation Agreement
Northeast Metro Technical High School Articulation Agreement
Nutrition - Being in the food and beverage industry often means being part of a fast-paced lifestyle. A hectic schedule can make healthy, balanced eating a difficult priority. Good nutrition and regular meals are vital to health, well-being and growth, as students study, work, and enjoy all that NECI has to offer.
Occupational Opportunities - New England Culinary Institute provides education to prepare students for careers in the food and beverage industry. Upon completion of each program, we collect industry placement information from students in order to comply with requirements of our accrediting agency, the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges.
Off Campus Housing Form - Off Campus Housing Form
On Campus Employment - It is New England Culinary Institute’s policy that if a position is Federal Work-Study (FWS) eligible, then the supervisor should fill the job with a FWS eligible student. If you are interested in learning more about Federal Work-Study (FWS), you will need to set up a meeting with the Coordinator of Student Services.
On Campus Housing Form - NECI On Campus Housing Form - This form must be completed by ALL incoming students including those who decide not to reside in NECI housing.
On-Time Graduation Rates - Colleges and universities are required to disclose "On-Time Graduation Rates," also referred to in the regulations as completion rates, for each group of students that graduates from the institution in the previous award year. The rate is calculated by dividing the number of on-time completers by the total number of graduates for the year.
Online FAQ’s - online program FAQs, FAQ, online program questions
Online Programs - Pursue your degree outside the classroom -in your own home, office, or study space - with NECI Online Programs
Online Programs - Thank You
Open house - You Are Registered
Open House Form - Reserve a spot at Open House
Optional Practical Training (OPT) - This page offers information regarding the 12-month period of OPT for which most students in F-1 status are eligible.
Our Faculty - faculty and educator profiles
Our Mission - Our mission is to educate students to become experts in their chosen professions.
Our Restaurants - Our Restaurants - NECI on Main, La Brioche, Dewy Cafe, National Life Cafeteria
Parking - Automobile Registration and Parking
Pathfinder Regional Vocational Technical Articulation Agreement
Plan a Visit - At New England Culinary Institute we believe in the power of firsthand experience. Come visit! Join us for an exclusive Open House in Montpelier, Vermont. Talk with our Admissions staff and our chef-instructors. Sit in on a class and talk with NECI students.
Portland Arts Technology High School Articulation Agreements
professional development - Professional development skills for NECI students
Program Integrity - Gainful Employment - Colleges participating in Federal Financial Aid Title IV programs that offer educational programs leading to gainful employment in recognized occupations are required to disclose specific information regarding opportunities and outcomes for students completing these programs.
Programs - NECI educational standards differ from program to program, emphasizing the particular skills needed by students preparing to enter each avenue in the hospitality industry.
Prostart National Restaurant Association Articulation Agreement
Randolph Technical Career Center Articulation Agreement
Refer a Student - NECI alumni student referral
Refunds - New England Culinary Institute offers a refund to the student who withdraws from an educational program, according to the appropriate schedule outlined on this page.
Registrar - The Registrar's Office at NECI maintains the school's records of enrollment and academic standing. We work with students and alumni on transcript requests, enrollment and degree verifications, leave of absence requests, registration, loan deferment issues, graduation, degree requirements and other academic questions.
Request More Info - Thank You
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Residence Life - We strive to maintain a residential environment that is clean, safe, and conducive to study and sleep. NECI student housing is alcohol and substance free, regardless of student age. Housing is limited, and available on a first-come, first-serve basis
Resident Advisors - The Residence Assistant (RA) Program is available to all returning students living on campus who are interested in being employed by NECI as part of the residence life team.
River Bend Technical High School Articulation Agreement
River Valley Technical School Articulation Agreement
Satisfactory Academic Progress - All NECI programs have a required curriculum. The schedule of classes is predetermined. With the exception of elective courses, students are not required to sign up for individual courses. Remedial assistance is available but it is not credit bearing. In order to earn semester credits for any course, a student must achieve a Meets Standard, Exceeds Standard, A, B, or C grade.
Scholarship Fund - The NECI Scholarship Fund is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization serving students of New England Culinary Institute.
Scholarship Fund Donation
Special Activities/Field Trips - NECI provides an ongoing and varied series of speakers and guest lecturers. These visitors introduce students to new trends in the culinary and hospitality fields, as well as exposure to experts in all aspects of the food and beverage industry.
St. Johnsbury Academy Articulation Agreement
St. Lawrence Lewis BOCES Articulation Agreement
Stafford Technical Center Articulation Agreement
State Authorization for Distance Education - New England Culinary Institute is able to accept enrollments to our online programs from many states - check this page for the list
Student Accounts/Payments - New England Culinary Institute (NECI) is dedicated to making education as affordable and accessible as possible. Throughout the process, NECI’s Financial Aid Office provides information on scholarships, private loans and tuition payment plans to make attendance financially possible for you and your family.
Student Activities - There is always something going on at NECI. Field trips, guest speakers, competitions like our Culinary Classic, and pop-up restaurants to name a few.
Student Ambassadors - The aim of the Society of NECI Student Ambassadors is to establish a network of informed and influential individuals from across all NECI programs that will represent the highest ideals of the institute, fellow classmates and its alumni.
Student Health Insurance Form - 2016-2017 Student Health Insurance Plan Student Insurance Form
Student Immunization Form - WE ARE OBLIGATED BY VERMONT SCHOOL IMMUNIZATION REGULATIONS TO CERTIFY IMMUNIZATION OF NEW STUDENTS
Student Life - student life at NECI
Student Resources - student resources - handbook, catalog and mroe
Student Services - The Student Services Department provides guidance and supports students to develop positive relationships with peers, faculty, parents and families.
Student Support - student support services
Suny Sullivan Community College Articulation Agreement Old
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Transfer NECI Credits to other Institutions - Credits earned in any NECI program may not necessarily be transferable to another college or university. Acceptance of credit is solely at the discretion of the receiving institution.
Transportation - transportation on and around the NECI campus
Tuition and Fees - Tuition, fees and expenses at NECI
Voter Registration - Voter Registration - link to VT online forms for voter registration
Warwick Area Career Technical Center Articulation Agreement
Waukesha County Technical College Articulation Agreement
Welcome to New England Culinary Institute - NECI - The website for the New England Culinary Institute
Western Montgomery Career and Technology Center Articulation Agreement
Why Neci - If you are wondering why NECI and not a different culinary school then you should read this page
William Davies Career and Technical High School Articulation Agreement
York County Community College Articulation Agreement