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
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.
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
The required minimum number of clocked hours is as follow:
Massage Therapy Program
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.
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.