To be admitted, the prospect must have an interview in person with an Admissions Representative to evaluate the applicant’s qualifications and aptitude to pursue a career in any of the programs we offer.
Prospective students must be at least 16 years of age and meet the requirements in at least one of the following areas as per our general admissions policy:
- The applicant must be a high school graduate
- Have successfully completed the recognized equivalent of a high school diploma, such as the General Education Development (GED)
Students enrolling in a program of study for the first time on or after July 1, 2012 must have a High School Diploma, GED or state equivalent to be eligible for any Federal Student Aid (FSA). Students no longer have the option to pass the Ability to Benefit (ATB) test or the 225 clock hour to satisfy the academic qualifications for receiving FSA; this provision has been eliminated.
NOTE: Applicants for licensure with the Florida Massage Therapy Board and the Electrolysis Council are required to be 18 years of age; all other Boards require a minimum age of 16 on license applications.
NON-TITLE IV FUNDED PROGRAMS
The applicant must be a high school graduate, have a GED, and be at least 16 years of age.
The following programs are not covered by financial aid:
Electrolysis, Makeup Artist and Skin Care, and Nail Technician
CREDIT FOR PREVIOUS EDUCATION / TRAINING
Transfer of hours, services and grades from a previous institution
If transferring hours, services and exams from another licensed and accredited institution, students must have an official transcript mailed directly to the Registrar department. When bringing the transcripts in person, they must be sealed. The transcript must include the number of hours attempted and completed, services completed, as well as grades obtained from each course. Applicants must meet the minimum requirements stated below to be eligible to transfer coursework, although the minimum standards do not guarantee full or partial credit for your previous education. The final decision resides with the Registrar department.
- Credits/clock hours completed and attempted
- Practical services completed
- 75% or higher on exams
The student must meet with a Financial Aid Officer to determine the best Financial Aid package available and/or most suitable payment plan.
NOTE: Students coming from another school may be required to complete additional hours, services and exams if their previous education does not meet our current program requirements.
Transferring hours, services and grades within our school
To receive credit for courses previously completed within our school, students must follow the same policy stated above. However, submission of an academic transcript is not required. Some of our programs contain educational components that are equivalent to one another. Those components may be transferable partially or in its entirety. The final decision resides with the Registrar department. In most cases, there are no prerequisites to the order in which the student takes each phase of the program.
Transferring hours, services and grades to another institution
Although Florida law requires licensed vocational schools to accept documented hours and services obtained by the student at a licensed Florida vocational school, BSA advises all of its students to check with the receiving school before assuming any or all hours, services and grades will be transferable, especially if the receiving school is located out of state.
NOTE: The required hours for HIV are not transferrable nor will the grade be credited. You must obtain a new HIV certificate for each program taken. If you obtain a certificate outside from another institution, Beauty Schools of America® (BSA) will give a grade of Pass, but you must still complete the hours; BSA is not responsible if it is not accepted by the Board or Council. If the certificate is not accepted then you will be required to take the course at BSA.
CHANGE OF PROGRAM POLICY
A student who changes educational objectives by entering a new program will have to complete a new Enrollment Agreement, and only the grades/hours/services for applicable programs credited to the new curriculum will be considered in the cumulative average. For the purpose of determining whether the student has completed the program in the maximum allowable time frame, time spent in the previous program will considered.