Beauty School Enrollment Schedules

When you can’t get the dream of becoming a cosmetologist out of your head, it may be time to contact beauty schools near you and find out when their next classes begin. The enrollment schedule for beauty schools tends to be different from the usual semester-based enrollment schedule at community colleges and four-year universities. At cosmetology schools, classes begin at various points throughout the year and you can apply for admission at any time. Beauty Schools Directory has done the research, and we break it down for you below!

If you are ready to contact a school near you to talk about application deadlines and class start dates, just enter your zip code and choose a program in the box to the right to get started!

Enrollment Year-Round

Student Blow Drying HairOne benefit of applying for a beauty school program is that you can usually apply to enroll at any time of the year, without having to hit hard deadlines prior to a semester start date. Beauty schools will often allow you to enroll for the next available class for your program without a long wait period.

The time from application to enrollment will depend on factors like the program you choose, because each program is a different length. For example, full cosmetology programs typically require 1500 to 2000 hours to complete and can take anywhere from 1 to 2 years. Whereas esthetics and nail tech programs tend to be much shorter, in the 300 to 600-hour range, so they may enroll as often as every 3 to 6 months.

This means that if you want to be admitted into a comprehensive cosmetology program, then you may be enrolled in the middle of the year and have to wait a few months to start in the next available class. For an esthetics program that takes just six months to complete, you may not have to wait as long between application/enrollment and actually starting class. Some schools even admit students right away and have students at varying stages of the class all at once.

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Factors Impacting Enrollment & Start Dates

The actual enrollment dates vary at every beauty school. You will need to contact schools near you to speak with their admissions representatives and schedule a tour. When you speak to each school, ask about actual dates your program of interest will begin at their campus, and about any application deadlines in order to begin school on the date you want. There is no one uniform enrollment date, schedule or policy for every beauty school program.

In addition, enrollment dates often may vary depending on other factors, such as:

  • Class Size – Some schools must wait until a class reaches a certain number of students before they can begin.
  • State Licensing Requirements – Every state has different requirements for program lengths, which can affect the enrollment schedule at a school.
  • Programs Offered by the School – Some programs take longer than others, and may have start dates further apart than shorter programs.

The application process is usually much simpler and more straightforward for beauty programs compared to traditional four-year universities. While you still may have to complete an interview with an admissions advisor, there are other hassles that you may not have that could slow down the process. For example, you likely will not have to write essays for your application to enroll at most schools.

There are some basic components to the enrollment process used by a majority of beauty schools. Here are the steps you should know:

  • Fill out the school’s application form
  • Submit the application by mail, online or in person
  • Interview with an admissions advisor
  • Pass an entrance examination or aptitude test, if applicable
  • Complete the FAFSA and any other financial aid applications
  • Pay applicable enrollment and tuition fees
  • Set up financing, loans or a payment plan with the school
  • Sign an enrollment contract with the school
  • Start school!

During the enrollment process, we highly recommend taking a tour of the campuses you’re comparing. Touring a school can be done on in a group one of the pre-scheduled dates set by the school, or you can set up a one-on-one appointment with the admissions reps at most schools.

To find out enrollment dates at theschools near you, click the “Find Schools” button below. An admissions counselor will be in touch with you after you submit your contact form. He or she will let you know about the school’s specific application requirements, and help you set up a time to actually visit the school and get all your questions answered.

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Once you have chosen a school, complete all of the steps of the enrollment process as soon as possible. This will help ensure that you get a seat in the next upcoming class for your beauty program. An admissions counselor can be your "go-to" person to make sure that you have completed all of your requirements for enrollment, and to answer any questions you have. He or she can also help you complete requirements that you do not understand or are posing an obstacle to you.

Contact Beauty School Admissions for More Information

Student Styling HairBeauty school admissions counselors are at every school, ready and waiting to help you. The admissions reps at the schools you’re researching can give you a schedule with all the important upcoming academic dates for the beauty school. This will help you stay aware of the upcoming deadlines, the application process, and your current stage in the process. You can also receive help from the admissions counselor in choosing a start date for your application.

If you have any other questions about beauty school programs, then get in touch with a beauty school admissions advisor today, who can answer all of your questions and respond to your concerns. Whether you have questions about filling out the application properly, or are concerned about fulfilling education requirements or affording beauty school, an admissions counselor can ease your concerns and help you complete the application process in time to enroll for the next start date.

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