Admissions Process and Requirements

An application for admission to Walnut Hill College is available to any individual with a high school diploma or its equivalent and an interest in developing a career in fine dining, foodservice, or hospitality. Current Walnut Hill College students looking for the application to continue their studies and application to graduate (coming soon) please go to the end of the page.

To Apply for Admission

You may apply online or call the Office of Admissions at (267) 295-2311 to have an application packet mailed to you.

In order for your application to be complete, you must also submit the following:

  • Please note that there is a $50 application fee due immediately following submission of your online application. You can pay this fee here.
  • An official high school transcript, GED scores, or equivalent. Unofficial transcripts may be submitted for admission review. If you are admitted, final official transcripts will be needed before you are able to start classes.
  • Two letters of recommendation from teachers, guidance counselors, employers, or supervisors, dated no more than two years prior to submission.
  • 250-word typed essay describing your goals upon graduating from Walnut Hill College.
  • A personal interview with an admissions representative. This interview will be setup after the submission of your formal application.

All supporting documents for your application should be emailed to: with your legal name clearly present in the email as well as in any attached documentation.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Please see below for per start deadlines. Regardless of deadlines , students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Spring 2024 applications are now closed. If you believe this is in error, or would like to check on the status of an application you already submitted, please contact:

Fall 2024 Enrollment; Application must be submitted by August 1st, last minute applications are expected to be completed within 24 hours of initial application. It is strongly suggested to apply earlier.

Walnut Hill College enrolls students on a first-come, first-served basis. We offer full-time classes in all of our associate and bachelor’s degree programs every September and February. Students aiming for our September start may apply as early as the previous fall.

Contact the Office of Admissions to determine the best start date for you, and we’ll help you begin the application process.


Current Walnut Hill College students looking to continue their studies into the bachelor’s degree portion of the program must apply through the application process below. (Coming soon!) This link will also give you the option to fill out the new “application to graduate”.