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Admissions and Enrollment Requirements

The school does not discriminate in its employment, admission, instruction, or graduation policies on the basis of age, race, handicap, creed, color, religion, financial status, ethnic origin, or sex. The school requires that each student enrolling in the Cosmetology, Manicuring, or Esthetician course is at least 17 years of age and have graduated from high school or received a GED.

All applicants must complete an Application for Enrollment. Prior to starting classes, students must:

  • Pay the applicable registration fee, which is refundable, if the applicant is rejected.
  • Register with a state regulatory agency and pay the required fee which may not be refunded. Fee amount varies by state.
  • Provide proof of age and secondary education.


  • Hold a high school diploma or GED.
  • Have met all requirements for licensure as a cosmetologist.
  • Be at least 17 years of age.

The school does not recruit students already attending or admitted to any other school offering a similar program of study. The school does not accept Ability to Benefits students at this time.

Transfer Students

The school will administer a scholastic evaluation to students wishing to transfer to the school or require the transfer student to enter the school’s Phase I class. Based on the test results, if applicable, the school may recognize credit for all or part of the applicant’s previous training or work experience provided it is recognized by the Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists. Any transfer hours must be submitted and approved prior to enrollment. Transfer students must complete a minimum of 500 clock hours. In addition, such students must meet all regular entrance and registration requirements. If approved for enrollment, tuition will be charged at the hourly rate for the course of study at the time of enrollment plus the applicable registration fee.

All applicants contracting for 50% or more of the full course length must purchase a kit, which includes applicable texts and uniforms according to the standard policy for full course students. This includes, without limitation, instruments, equipment and any other items related to instruction that the school may require a student to purchase for use in the classroom as determined at the school’s discretion.

Applicants contracting for less than 50% of the full course length have the option to purchase a full kit, which includes applicable texts and uniforms to complete the course. Student may purchase supplies of equal or greater quality from vendors other than the school or from the school directly.

All re-entry and transfer students will be charged an hourly rate for the total remainder of hours to complete their course based on the table listed in the schools current catalog plus the cost of the kit.

*TEXAS ONLY: Students who have completed 50% or more of their course may re-enroll for their same course of training at the same tuition rate they were withdrawn or terminated if they re-enroll within four consecutive years of the withdrawal or termination.

A student transferring from one ITS Academy Inc. campus to another will be charged a $100 fee, but their contract will remain the same. All transfer and re-entry students must be properly registered with the state regulatory agency. All transfer and re-entry students must be properly registered with the state regulatory agency.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid is available to those who qualify and we encourage all prospective students and parents to contact our Career Counselor at the school location nearest to you to answer any questions you may have.

There are options available to assist you in making beauty school more affordable including PELL Grants, Student Loans, Career Training Loans and cash payment plans. Our Career Counselors will be able to give you the most up-to-date information on the programs and options available in your area.

I.T.S. Academy of Beauty is NACCAS Accredited.

What does “Accredited” or “Accreditation” mean?

Accreditation means that a school has met national standards of educational performance, which have been established by an impartial non-governmental agency.

The accrediting of schools by professional, national and regional associations of like schools (schools with similar objectives and subject content), has long characterized the American educational scene. Through the years, accreditation of schools has been the most authoritative and reliable index of a school’s concern for integrity toward its students and quality education.


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