Q: Is Beauty Schools of America an accredited school?
A: YES! Beauty Schools of America® is licensed by the Florida commission for education, license numbers 1803, 1334, 3232 and 3874, and is fully-accredited by the Commission on Occupational Education Institutions.
Q: Do you offer financial assistance?
A: YES! Beauty Schools of America® has financial aid available in both private and government programs. The government programs are based on need. The private programs are flexible, and can be tailored to your individual requirements.
Due to Beauty Schools of America’s® accreditation, you may be eligible to participate in Federal Title IV financial assistance programs such as guaranteed Stafford Loans, PELL Grants, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (SEOG), and others. Our Financial Aid Officer will gladly provide you with application forms and answer questions regarding eligibility.
Q: What do I need to be accepted?
A: You must be a high school graduate, or have successfully completed the recognized General Equivalency Diploma (GED), or satisfactorily passed the Ability to Benefit Test (ATB) approved by the US Department of Education. As per federal regulation, only a third party may administer the admissions test. The ATB test for applicants to Beauty Schools of America® is the Wonderlic test. Applicants must score a minimum of Verbal 200 and Quantitative 210 in order to meet this admissions requirement. Spanish version must score a minimum of 15. You start by filling out an enrollment application and we will guide you thru the rest.
Q: Once I finish the program, will I get my license?
A: You must pass an exam by the State of Florida’s Board of Cosmetology (Cosmetology program), State of Florida’s Barber Board (Barber program), National Certification examination (Spa Therapy and the Massage Therapy programs) and meet educational requirements in order to obtain your license. For the other programs to obtain your license you simply need to meet all educational requirements.
For example for a cosmetologist the first step to becoming licensed is satisfying an educational requirement of 1,200 clock hours* at an approved cosmetology school, with a minimum number of courses related to cosmetology practice. Once your educational requirement is met, you may actually take the state exam.
*Florida Statute 477.019 allows an approved school to certify a student as qualified to take the license examination after completing 1,000 clock hours. If, however, the student fails the exam at that time, he or she will not be eligible to take it again until completion of the full 1,200 hours.
Q: Tell me about the classes. What can I expect?
A: Classes are diversified. You’re not going to be stuck in a classroom all day. We have lectures, of course, but we also have live demonstrations, guest speakers, videos, and practical applications. Classes are available during the day, afternoon (not available for all programs), and evening for your convenience.
Q: Will you help me find a job once I get my license?
A: Beauty Schools of America® offers its graduates the benefit of job placement assistance. While we can’t guarantee you a job, our contacts in the beauty industry can help you find a position that suits your skills and interests.
Q: How do I start?
A: Call Beauty Schools of America® and make an appointment to meet with one of our Career Specialists. The rest is easy! Contact us at 305-824-2054.