Admission Requirements

Culinary Arts StudentsWhat’s required for admission to the Culinary Arts Program?

  1. Students must first be admitted to The W. Admission is granted based on grade point average and ACT or SAT score.
  2. Transfer students are accepted based on the rating of the college from which they transfer, type of program pursued, and work completed at the college level.
  3. Graduates of accredited junior/community colleges who transfer must earn at least 50 percent of semester hours required for a degree at a senior institution, 25 percent of which must be at The W, before becoming eligible for any degree—regardless of the number of hours accepted in transfer.
  4. Nontraditional students may be admitted as non-degree seeking students and may register for up to 12 hours a semester.
  5. See for more information; or call Admissions toll free at 1-877-462-8439

What special tools will you need?

We get you ready for a professional kitchen!

  1. Students enrolled in food preparation course must supply their own knives, books, and uniforms. All may be purchased at the on-campus bookstore. Students should plan to have these items by the first week of class.
  2. Our required uniform includes a logo hat and jacket, pants (you choose your style) and shoes.

Are there Out-of-State Fees?

No! The W does not charge out-of-state fees. You'll pay the same low tuition as residents of Mississippi!

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Culinary Arts Institute

Chef Alexei Harrison

Shattuck Hall
Phone: (662) 241-7472
1-877-462-8439 ext. 7472
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