Beauty School Admissions Requirements

beauty school admissions requirements

Admissions Policy

The Salinas Beauty College has not entered into an articulation or transfer agreement with another school.  The School admits as regular students any person 16 years or older; we do not discriminate in our employment, admission, instruction or graduation policies on the basis of sex, age (except the 18 year old minimum age), race, color, religion or ethnic origin, nor does it recruit students who are attending another cosmetology school. The school encourages students to review the catalog and School Performance Fact Sheet prior to signing an enrollment agreement.  The school requires that each student enrolling in the cosmetology program must:

The school requires that each student enrolling in the cosmetology program must:
Complete an enrollment application.
Provide proof of secondary education such as a High School diploma, a GED certificate, an official document of secondary school completion, or a state certification of home-school completion. 
Copy of his/her social security card.
Pass a written and subjective evaluation.
Provide a copy of his/her picture ID.
If applicable bring documents showing US citizenship status.

Additional Information for Beauty School Admissions
Training High School Students
We have an enrollment contract with the local high school district for training high school students. They are considered non-regular students because they would not be graduating from the institution before completing high school and, as such, do not have an enrollment contract with the institution.
Brush-Up Students
All Brush Up Students must be evaluated — the cost is $ 100.00 and will be arranged by appointment.  At that time the Salinas Beauty College will determine the length and depth of the needed coursework and will be placed at the designated level in our regular Cosmetology Course. The student will be expected to pay at the rate of a regular student, less the equipment and books already owned.  We do not have a special course for Brush-Up Students.
Returnees From Salinas Beauty College or Transfers From Another School

1. If the student has not been in school for over five (5) years, it is necessary to complete the total course.

2. If the student has not been in school for over a year, but less than five (5) years, if he/she wishes to keep his/her hours, he/she must be evaluated. The student will be expected to pay at the rate of a regular student, less the equipment and books already owned and are updated. No student will be enrolled for less than 400 hours.

3. If the student has been Withdrawn for one reason or another within the past year, unless she is terminated for conduct reasons, he/she shall refer to # 2. In any case, no student will be enrolled for less than 400 hours.

4. If the student has completed 1600 hours within the last year, but has not completed the Exit Exams or owes the school money and wishes to sit for the exam, we will not send the State Board Exam Application or the Proof of Training. The student may come back, free of charge, for one month during which time he/she must sit for the Exit Exams; if he/she passes the exams and all fees have been paid we will forward the Proof of Training and Application to the State Board.

5. Credit Evaluations: New students from another school that transfer into the Salinas Beauty College and returning SBC students will start with “0” hours and be evaluated at the same schedule as any other new student except that their contract length will be adjusted for the remaining hours needed to complete the program. Appropriate credit will be granted for prior training or experience upon review and evaluation by school officials and the Board of Barbering and Cosmetology.

In the event the student does not pass the exams we will design a new Enrollment Agreement to meet the determined need — including an end date.  The student will be expected to pay at the rate of a regular student ($ 8.00 per hour), less the equipment and books already owned and are updated.  There will be an additional charge (at the above rate) if the student goes beyond the designated end date above.  When our exams have been passed and all fees have been paid we will forward the Proof of Training and Application to the State Board.

Academic Transcripts
The transferability of credits you earn at the Salinas Beauty College is at the complete discretion of an institution to which you may seek to transfer. Acceptance of the clock hours, operations, exams or certificate of completion you earn in our school’s educational program is also at the discretion of said institution. You may be required to repeat some or all of your coursework at that institution so you should make certain that your attendance at this institution will meet your educational goals. However, the State Board of Cosmetology accepts the transcripts from our school and uses the Proof of Training document to do so. Student records on graduates and terminations are maintained for a period of five (5) years at the principal business location. 
Ability to Benefit Policy
We no longer have an Ability to Benefit Policy.  We are presently working with the local Adult School and community college, Hartnell College; they have the HEP program which helps the students pass the GED.
Statement of Non-Discrimination
No person will be denied admission, graduation, nor any other rights and privileges of the school due to race, sex, ethnic origin, age, color or religion.
State Licensing Requirements
Graduates may be licensed as a cosmetologist if they are 17 years of age, have the equivalent of a 10th grade education, and pass the State Exam.