Educator Information

With two campuses in Providence, R.I. and Charlotte, N.C., 100-plus undergraduate and graduate programs of study, and defined academic excellence in communications, food, health, STEM, and sustainability, Johnson & Wales University has a lot to offer your students.

In addition to our incredible professors and experiential opportunities, JWU students and alumni will tell you that their time here was transformative. We have resources in place to meet students where they are, and we can't wait to help you and your students discover why JWU may be the best choice for them.

Did You Know?

  • JWU considers all four years of academic performance and extracurricular activities.
  • Students can apply via the university’s no-fee online application or the Common App.
  • All we need is a complete application and transcripts (official and unofficial).
  • JWU considers applications under rolling admissions. The sooner your student applies, the sooner they can learn their decision!

5 Things to Know About Applying to JWU

Quick Educator Links

  • Do you know a student who is a great fit for JWU? Refer them using our Educator Referral Form (PDF).
  • If you would like to request a live/virtual or recorded culinary demonstration to share with your students, complete our Culinary Demo Form.

Helpful Resources


1. Further your education

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JWU offers a variety of traditional and online masters and doctoral degree programs. Search our graduate program offerings to find the right one for you.

2. Faculty experts to assist you

Our skilled faculty bring expertise beyond the classroom. Many have years of industry experience and are dedicated to sharing what they know have learned, whether through teaching, research or staying active in their field. Looking for some assistance from JWU faculty? Email Thomas Gauthier, director of educational partnerships, today.

3. Join JWU’s mailing list and explore social media

Complete the Request Information form at the bottom of this page to join the JWU mailing list and stay in the know about JWU news, new programs and events. You can also follow us on social media:

4. Find Your Local Admissions Rep

Johnson & Wales has full-time admissions reps who are available to answer your questions. Find the rep for your city and state.

5. Visit JWU


See for yourself what makes JWU different. Contact Admissions Offices to set up a specialized tour tailored to your interest:

Providence (800-342-5598;
Charlotte (866-598-2427;

6. Additional information 

Educators Guide

Educator’s Guide (PDF)


7. JWU Alumni

Don’t lose touch with JWU as an alum. Check out the resources available to you.

8. Need JWU gear?

Explore the online store.

Culinary Educators

1. Virtual culinary demonstrations

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You can request an individual virtual classroom presentation by reaching out to Admissions Appointment Setter, Mari Kate Connolly, to schedule a visit at Please include your high school name and location when reaching out so we can better assist you. 

2. In-person culinary demonstrations

Our demonstrators can visit your classroom in accordance with university, state, local and school-issued guidelines. Reach out to Admissions Appointment Setter, Mari Kate Connolly, to schedule a visit at Please include your high school name and location when reaching out so we can better assist you.

3. Summer 2024 Food Innovation Educator Summit

Designed exclusively for culinary educators like you, JWU offers this hands-on, two-day summer programming. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to update yours skills and encounter new methods and ideas you can bring back to your students.

Reserve Your Spot

4. Faculty experts to assist you

Our culinary arts, baking and pastry, and hospitality management faculty can provide support in a multitude of areas including lesson planning, skill development, recipe development and competition assistance. Email Thomas Gauthier, director of educational partnerships, today.


1. How to Apply

Learn about application options and requirements.

2. Scholarships

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Your students may be eligible for thousands of dollars in scholarships.

3. Early Enrollment Programs

Students can save time and money by simultaneously completing their senior year in high school and enrolling as a freshman JWU, all while still taking part in high school activities. Learn more about JWU’s Early Enrollment.

4. College Credit

  • JWU will give transfer credit for Advanced Placement (AP) exams with a score of 3 or better (and a passing grade).
  • Students transferring from other colleges may be eligible for course credit.

5. Plan a visit

With visitor programs from Open House to Daily Tours and experience programs, students have a variety of options when planning a campus visit. Can’t make it to a campus? Then check out the virtual tour.

6. Explore Academics

From undergraduate through graduate, explore our academic offerings today.

7. National Student Organizations

Students participating in DECA, FBLA, FCCLA, SkillsUSA, BPA, JA, FFA, TSA, and HOSA and other National Student Organizations (NSO) are able to continue that interest at JWU. Not only can students participate in these organizations at the collegiate level, but they may also be eligible for scholarships based on their high school activities. To learn more about National Student Organizations at JWU, contact us at 401-598-2345.

8. Internships and Study Abroad

Through JWU’s award-winning internship program, more than 2,600 students interned in 2019. This is just one of the reasons JWU has a Career Outcomes Rate of 96.8%*, and why, historically, the JWU rate is above the national average. But at JWU students can truly make the world their classroom. With a wide range of study abroad programs, students have a variety of options to pursue their passion.

9. How to Finance a JWU Education

Student Financial Services, part of our Student Academic & Financial Services team, helps students and their families create a plan to pay for college by providing each student with a financial planning representative from Day 1.

10. Submitting transcripts or letters of recommendation for a student who has applied:

We accept transcripts via the following methods:

  • through the mail (Admissions Processing Center / 8 Abbott Park Place / Providence, RI / 02903)
  • Naviance
  • Common App
  • online
  • Other electronic sources including: Parchment, Clearinghouse, Scribbles, escripts, SCOIR

For an explanation of the career outcomes rate and other information, visit JWU Student Consumer Information.

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