Admission & Enrollment Requirements for All Programs

Title IV- Federal Student Aid   and   Non-Title IV Federal Student Aid

 Admission Requirements:

Applicants for all programs must be a High School graduate or have the equivalency (G.E.D/H.S.E.D.). Proof of education is required BEFORE acceptance to the Academy and completing the Registration/Program Acceptance Form. Proof of graduation includes a high school diploma, high school transcripts or official transcripts, a G.E.D and/or transcripts or official transcripts. Applicants must be eighteen years of age or have contractual permission from his/her parents or legal guardian. Additionally, must be a citizen or national of the United States, or a qualified alien or nonimmigrant lawfully present in the United States. Furthermore, any high school diploma, GED, or transcripts that the Academy determines to be questionable or from a * “Diploma Mill”, will be subject to the Academy’s policy on determining the validity of diploma, GED, and/or transcripts. The Admissions Director and School Director will make the final decision after taking into account the results of the validation search. Should they find the diploma to be invalid, then the student cannot attend until valid proof of education is obtained.

Enrollment Process

To be considered for admission you will need to submit/complete the following:

 Proof of Education:

  • High School Diploma and/or High School Transcript or official transcripts
  • A GED (General Equivalency Diploma) and/or Transcripts or official transcripts
  • Copy of a state issued credential for secondary school completion if homeschooled.

Proof of Age, Identification and Citizenship: (must provide a copy)

  •  Birth Certificate, Drivers License or Government Issued Photo ID
  • Non-U.S. Citizens: Must comply with all admission and enrollment requirements and provide appropriate documentation such as, Permanent Resident Card, Resident Alien Card, Certificate of Citizenship, etc. All documents provided must be original or certified and translated in English. In Addition, Foreign diplomas must be translated and authenticated as a equivalent to a high school diploma in the United States
  • Further documentation may be requested for identity verification purposes.

Personal Interview & Academy Visits:

  •  Meet with Admissions Office for Personal Interview
  • Academy Visits: make appointments with Admissions Office
  • Meet all Admission and Enrollment Requirements for chosen program of study.
  • Review and sign all Pre-Enrollment policies and procedures: Satisfactory Progress Policy, Academy Security/Crime Information, Family Education Student Right-to-Know Act, Consumer Information, Student Catalog and Handbook, etc.
  • Officially register for program by completing Registration/Program Acceptance Form and paying the $100.00 registration fee.
  • Meet with Financial Aid Office for financial planning interview and application assistance with free Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application.

Complete Admission Application Packet:

  •  Student Enrollment Application
  • Health & Safety form

Keep in mind that the Academy’s goal is to accept your enrollment, but it is not guaranteed. The Director of Admissions will notify you of your admission status 14 business days after the Pre-Enrollment Admissions Packet deadline. If you are denied admission you can re-apply one time within 30 days, and every 90 days thereafter. If you are denied enrollment more than 3 times in a 12 month period you may not reapply for another 12 months .(Please see section in this Catalog/Handbook of Re-enrollment)

Prior to Acceptance

All applicants are required to have an Academy visit and personal interview with an Academy representative. The interview provides an opportunity for the Academy to help you choose a program that best fits your career goal, motivation and individual creativity. Students who are accepted for training must complete a Registration/ Program Acceptance Form accompanied by the $100 registration fee. Applicants that previous-attended an accredited cosmetology training school or previous students of this Academy must comply with all admission and enrollment requirements and will be subject to the Student Transfer and/or Re-Entry section of this Student Catalog and Handbook.

All required documentation, admission application packet materials and activities must be completed and submitted by the determined deadline (see admissions office for deadline clarification).  Failure to complete and submit all of the information required will result in denial of admittance.  The admissions procedure is the same for any applicant and all programs.

Applicants

    • Prospective students need to be aware of the personal dedication and determination it takes to prepare for and graduate, and become a licensed professional. During your first scheduled personal interview with the admissions office they will discuss academic and career goals, assess which program of study is best for achieving applicants goals, help you understand the student role, contribution, and dedication to his/her education, review program curriculum, book and kit requirements, and payment options.
    • Applicants that meet the enrollment requirements but have physical or mental limitations should be aware of the occupational demands of the industry. The Academy will make reasonable accommodations for these known disabilities.
  • Applicants are encouraged to review in detail the Work Environment, Working Conditions and Physical Requirements section of this Student Catalog and Handbook.

Instructor Training Program Enrollment Requirements

Enrollment requirement complies with the State of Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services. This program provides training to licensed Cosmetology Practitioner’s, Barber’s, Manicurists, or Aesthetician’s interested in obtaining a State of Wisconsin Instructor License. Applicants must follow all Admission and Enrollment Requirements.

Documentation required for enrollment:

    • A copy of the applicant’s driver’s license, Birth Certificate or Government issue Photo ID
    • A copy of the applicant’s State of Wisconsin licensure (Practitioner or Manager)
    • Upon completion of program and to qualify for the State Examination:
  • If licensed as a practitioner you must have completed 2000 hours of practice as a licensed Cosmetologist, Barber, Manicurist or Aesthetician prior to submitting the application for State Examination, or hold a Cosmetology Manager or Barbering Manager  license an Employment Verification Form is required to accompany the application for the State Examination for Instructor Licensure.
  • If licensed as a Barbering or Cosmetology Manager then the employment verification is not required.

Documentation required for enrollment:

      • A copy of the applicant’s driver’s license, Birth Certificate or Government issue Photo ID
      • A copy of the applicant’s State of Wisconsin licensure
      • Completed Employment verification form

Manager License Enrollment Requirements

Enrollment requirement complies with the State of Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services. This program provides training to licensed Cosmetology Practitioners or Barbers interested in obtaining a State of Wisconsin Manager License. Applicants must follow all Admission and Enrollment Requirements.

Documentation required for enrollment:

    • A copy of the applicant’s driver’s license, Birth Certificate or Government issue Photo ID
    • A copy of the applicant’s State of Wisconsin licensure
    • Completed Employment verification form

Upon completion of program and to qualify for the State Examination:

  • Holds a Cosmetology Practitioner or Barber License
  • Completes 4000 hours of practice as a licensed Cosmetology Practitioner or Barber under the supervision of a licensed Cosmetology Manger or Barbering Manager or completes 2,000 hours of practice as a licensed Cosmetology Practitioner or Barber and 150 hours training hours or theoretical instruction in a school of cosmetology.

 Orientation

 Orientation provides an opportunity for review and questions of the Academy’s procedures and policies that will help students understand their role, contribution, and dedication to his/her education.

ALL STUDENTS MUST ATTEND THIS ORIENTATION BEFORE BEGINNING CLASSES AT THE ACADEMY.

  • Orientation is mandatory for all students.
  • Failure to attend orientation may result in postponement of your education until the next available class.

 Graduation Requirements

Academy will grant a Certificate of Completion and Official Transcripts of Hours for the enrolled program of study when the student has successfully completed all phases of study, required tests, practical/laboratory assignments; passed a final written and practical examinations; completed the program of study according to the State Board requirements; complete all exit paperwork; attended an exit interview and made satisfactory arrangements for payment of all debts owed to the Academy. To receive a Practitioner License, the student must submit a completed application to the Department of Safety and Professional services examination board, along with all fees payable by certified check ,money order, or credit card. Once the Department deems an applicant eligible for written and practical exam, the graduate will be contacted by the Department’s contracted vendor for scheduling an exam date and time. Visit www.dsps.wi.gov for additional information regarding the State Board Examination.

 

       Licensure Requirements

 

Graduates of the Cosmetology Practitioner, Barber, Aesthetician, and Manicurist programs are eligible for licensure with the State of Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services once they have completed the total clock hours in the program, as applicable; passed an examination conducted by the examining board

 

Graduates of the Instructor Training program are eligible for licensure once they have completed 2,000 hours of practice as a licensed cosmetology practitioner, barber, aesthetician, or manicurist; completes 150 hours of instructor training; passes an instructor examination conducted by the examining board; and paid all required fees. Please note that licensed Barbers or Cosmetology Practitioners who hold a current Managers license are not required to complete an Employment Verification.

WORK ENVIRONMENT CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

 Please read the following carefully before enrolling:

Practitioners will be required to stand for long periods of time and perform work with arms and hands in a raised manner.   Some products used in the cosmetology/Barber industry may cause an allergic reaction in persons who are sensitive to these chemicals. If you have encountered allergic reactions or are concerned about a reaction, you should consult with your physician prior to enrolling in the program. In addition, the profession requires that you work with sharp and/or hot instruments which could cause injury. Students will be educated on how to work with instruments and the procedure for conditions in which blood may become present.

Cosmetology Practitioner: Perform all basic manipulative skills in the areas of hair cutting, shampooing and rinses, hair arranging (styling), hair coloring, chemical waving and relaxing, hair removal, manicuring and pedicuring, facials, make-up, scalp and hair treatments and wigs.   In addition, provide advice to patrons on how to care for their hair.

Barber: Students will be trained in the basic manipulative skills of Barber including: technical skills; safety practices; professional appearance, work habits and attitudes; goal setting; communication; and job application skills.  These are all necessary to obtain licensure and for competency in job entry level positions in the Barber, or a related career field.

Aesthetician: Utilize basic analytical skills to determine proper skin type, makeup application, and product selection for the client’s overall health, wellbeing, and beauty of the skin. In addition, provide advice to patrons on how to care for their skin.

Manicurist: Perform all basic manipulative skills in the areas of manicuring, pedicuring, nail enhancements, apply/create nail art, massage, and safety and sanitation. Utilize basic analytical skills to determine safe and proper use of implements and/or tools, products, disinfection specifications, and for the client’s overall health, wellbeing, and beauty of the nails. In addition, provide advice to patrons on how to care for their nails.

Instructor Training: Students will be trained in the basic skills of Instructing including: objectives; competencies; methods; lesson planning, teaching techniques of the practical laboratory; interpersonal relations; evaluation and grading principles; classroom management; communications; counseling; record keeping; safety/first aid; practical applications on the clinic floor; and basic skills of practical teaching techniques.  These are all necessary to obtain licensure and for competency in job entry level positions in the field Instructing

Cosmetology Manager or Barbering Manager: Work well with people. Be friendly and professional with clients and co-workers, Be organized and able to handle multiple responsibilities. Graduates will be able to rent their own chair in a large cosmetology or Barber service provider of business

To ensure continued career success, the graduate/licensed practitioner will need to continue to learn new and current information related to skills, trends, and methods for career development in Barber, Cosmetology, and related fields. The practitioners will make appointments and keep records of their regular patrons, ie; hair color, skin or nail conditions, or areas of skin treatments, etc. Work areas clean and sanitized, as well as sanitizing all implements, towels and sheets that may have been used during a service. Salon/Spa owners also have managerial duties which include hiring and supervising employees, bookkeeping records, and inventory. Practitioners are required to work in clean, pleasant surroundings, with good lighting and comfortable temperatures. The work can be strenuous and physically demanding because most must be on their feet for long hours at a time and all must work with their hands, often times at shoulder level or higher. Many of the professions work more than 40 hours a week, which include evenings and weekends when beauty salons/spas are at the busiest times. Individuals who want to become a cosmetology practitioners, barbers, manicurists, and aestheticians must have finger and wrist dexterity, range of motion for their arms and backs and in several of the professions a sense of form and artistry. All should enjoy dealing with people and have the ability to utilize basic analytical skills to determine safe and proper use of implements and/or tools, products, disinfection specifications, and able to follow patrons’ instructions.