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At National Beauty College, our mission is to train and develop students into professionals in the cosmetology arts and sciences field, while providing preparation for licensure, certification, and employment.

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The school’s admission policies require that each admitted student meet one of the following: 


Applicant with High School Diploma/GED or its equivalent

Applicant must provide a copy of his/her High School Diploma, or GED, or its equivalent, or a certificate of attainment.  Applicant who has a High School Diploma, or GED, or its equivalent that is in a foreign language is required to provide evidence that verification of the document has been performed by an outside agency that is qualified to translate documents into English and confirm the academic equivalence to a high school diploma.



Applicant without High School Diploma, but has the ability to benefit from training

Applicant who lacks a High School Diploma or its equivalent, is beyond the age of compulsory education, and has the ability to benefit from training, shall be admitted as an Ability-to-Benefit (ATB) student.  In order to be admitted as an ATB student, the student shall complete one of the following:

  1. Prior to admission, complete the Computerized Placement Tests (CPTs)/Accuplacer with a minimum score of 55 for reading comprehension, 60 for sentence skills, and 34 for arithmetic. This test measures the applicant’s aptitude to successfully complete the program to which he or she has applied.  The school does not administer the test, but will provide information on availability when requested.  Students are responsible for testing fees.   
  2. For programs of 600 clock hours or more, after enrollment, satisfactorily complete 225 clock hours.


Applicant Enrolled As Secondary/High School Student

Applicant who is a current high school student and wants to enroll must be at least 16 years of age.  Applicant under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission.  Applicant who wishes to enroll concurrently at his or her high school and National Beauty College must acquire permission from the high school in which he/she is enrolled and successfully complete a pre-enrollment evaluation.  Applicant cannot be enrolled under a training agreement with another entity. 


Applicant Enrolled Under a Training Agreement

If enrolled under a training agreement with a government agency, school district, and/or other entity, applicant is required to meet the admission requirements set out in the training agreement, the School, and applicable state licensing or certification regulations.  The school maintains documents for students who are enrolled under a training agreement with another entity. 


International Student Applicant Under M-1 Student Visa

International student applicant who wish to enroll will be required to (1) complete International Student Application Form, (2) submit an official high school transcript or diploma, and (3) documents demonstrating sufficient financial support to cover the costs of attending the school for one academic year.  International student applicants are asked to contact the school Director for more detailed information regarding all requirements and admission procedures for international students.


Requirement for All Applicants

All applicants are required to show legal identification documents.  Legal documents include the following:  any Colorado Driver License, Colorado Driver Permit or Colorado Identification Card, expired less than one year; (Temporary paper license with invalid Colorado Driver License, Colorado Driver Permit, or Colorado Identification Card, expired less than one year is considered acceptable.); out-of-state issued photo Driver’s License or photo identification card, photo driver’s permit expired less than one year; valid foreign passport with I-94 or valid Processed For 1551 stamps; valid I-94 issued by Canadian government with L1 or R1 status and a valid Canadian driver’s license or valid Canadian identification card; valid 1551 Resident Alien/Permanent Resident card; valid 1688 Temporary Resident Card, 1688B and 1766 Employment Authorization Card; Tribal Identification Card with intact photo (US or Canadian); Certificate of Naturalization with intact photo; or Certificate of (US) Citizenship with intact photo.  U.S. Passport and Border crosser or USA B1/BS Visa/BCC cards are UNACCEPTABLE DOCUMENTS.


The school Director will review all applicants on an individual basis and admit students who meet all admission requirements.  Exceptions to the admission policies will be documented and included in the student record.

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