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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

To be eligible for admissions at International Beauty College, the applicant must pass an entrance aptitude exam with a minimum grade of 70% and have one a copy of his/her High School Diploma, GED, California State Proficiency Test or its equivalent.

*Entrance Exam: Currently, IBC uses the Cosmetology Student Aptitude Test for all courses to determine the student=92s ability to be trained in the courses offered by IBC. The admissions personnel will provide applicants with additional information as to how to arrange for the test. Students must take and pass the test before signing the enrollment agreement.

IBC does accept transfer hours from other institutions for the same program, these hours may be subject to evaluation of knowledge and practical ability. We do not accept challenge examination.

Students lacking the High School Diploma or its equivalent, at least 18 years old (compulsory school attendance in California), who have completed the 10th grade education level or its equivalent as required by the California State Barbering and Cosmetology Bureau, will be required to pass one of the Ability-to-Benefit tests approved by the US Department of Education administered by an independent proctor. IBC uses the WONDERLIC VS-I/QS-1 (Passing score VS-1 section of 200 or higher and QS-1 section of 210 or higher). These tests are also used to determine the student=92s ability to be trained in the courses offered by IBC. Students subject to these criteria are referred to students admitted under the Ability-to-Benefit criteria guidelines.

The admissions personnel will provide applicants with additional information as to how to arrange for the Ability-to-Benefit test. All Ability-to-Benefit students must take and pass the test prior to being admitted in school by signing the enrollment agreement and prior to the first day of class. Students admitted under the ATB procedures, are encouraged to obtain a GED certificate equivalent to a High School level of education by contacting the local adult schools. International Beauty College has not entered into an articulation or transfer agreement with any other college or University.

International Beauty College will provide referral services to applicants who wish to take GED test at San Francisco Evening Adult School/Neighborhood Center.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS:

The required minimum number of clocked hours is as follow:

Massage Therapy Program

     500 hours

Barbering

     1500 hours

Cosmetology

     1600 hours 

Esthetician

     600 hours

Manicurist

     400 hours

Students are required to complete mandatory theory and practical operations as required by the State Board. All courses must be passed with a minimum grade average of 70% or 2.0 "C" average. Students are required to complete clock hours on theory and practical operate each course; however, students must pay off their tuitions or any outstanding balance dues to the school before they can receive their diplomas and other documents required for graduation. The graduation ceremony is planned and organized by the students, and this is one of the many unique activities in our school.

REGISTRATION:

New classes begin every Monday of the week. Prospective students should register for classes as early as possible. Please contact International Beauty College Admissions Office for more details.