In order to apply, you must have a secondary school diploma or equivalent (GED), and be at least 16 years of age. This institution does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, age, ethnic origin, religion, color or socio-economic status.
Admission Process (and policy on non-discrimination Title IX)
Although the school does not have a formal closing date for applications, qualified students are accepted at any time prior to the first day of class, students are encouraged to apply early. We strongly urge prospective students to visit the campus. Bucks County School Of Beauty Culture, Inc. does not actively solicit students already attending or admitted to another school offering a similar program study. Bucks County School of Beauty Culture admits students of any race, creed, color, age, religion, ethnic origin, national origin, sex or disability. The school is in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The Title IX coordinator is Steve Wallin, whose office is in the school building, 1761 Bustleton Pike, Feasterville, PA and available via phone at 215 322-0667 and receives email at email@example.com.
Incoming Student Transfer Policy: BCSBC does not actively solicit students currently enrolled in another school. The school will conduct a suitability interview and explain the options students have by attending here. This school formats its structured programs on the basis of teaching the job skills necessary to become a profitable professional and does not have earning clock hours or licensing, as its ultimate goal. Candidates are encouraged to take advantage of the job skill courses that are available, thereby participating in a structured environment. Additionally, a candidate must have their earned hours transferred from their previous school on the forms and in the manner appropriate to the Pennsylvania State Board of Cosmetology. Students are treated like a new student with respect to charges for any courses or hours remaining after transfer.
For more information about BCSBC's credit transfer, reference School Catalog.
How to Apply
Application to the Bucks County School of Beauty Culture inc. may be done in various ways but most commonly is done in the following two steps.
Potential students are invited to attend a tour and information session which may be done either with a group or by private appointment. Anyone may utilize the private appointment and it is recommended for individuals that have special needs such as continuing education, transfers, or returning graduates. Information is presented using power point and covers admissions requirements, satisfactory academic progress, matriculation and credit for previous training, various program options, tuition and all other related costs. Candidates may choose to register at this time but are informed of the schools preference to attend a resource advising-financial aid session first. This allows potential students the opportunity to go home and discuss what they have learned prior to making a commitment to the school (registration). Most candidates receive a school catalogue via mail prior to their appointment to tour. Those that walk in without an appointment or those that have made their appointment too recently to mail are presented with a catalogue at this time. A sample enrollment agreement is mailed to the candidate following the tour.
The Resource or Financial Aid session is a private appointment with a professional advisor. Information relevant to the candidates and/or parents income (usually by bringing the previous years 1040 income tax form) is used to calculate the amount projected to be received through the financial aid process. The advisor will then present various options for payment of the balance. The candidates may now register. Registration guarantees the candidate the tuition cost of the program and a seat as a student in the classroom or addition to the waiting list.
Students must be at least sixteen years of age and have completed high school or have completed the recognized equivalent of a high school diploma, such as a general educational development or GED certificate, or has completed home schooling at a secondary level as defined by state law.
Acceptable Admission Documentation: as listed below will be retained in the students file.
- Copy of the high school diploma or official high school transcript with school seal
affixed (original only, not a copy)
- Signed statement from an official at the high school or school district stating high
school completion (Original only, not a copy)
- Copy of the GED or copy of the GED official letter with passing scores
- Copy of Home Schooling completion
Admissions Exceptions: A student may also be admitted if they are beyond the age of compulsory school attendance as prescribed by the state of Pennsylvania. (35 years of age or older) The student will need to provide a copy of one form of identification proving the student is at least 35 years of age (Please note a student would not be eligible to receive Title IV financial aid or receive the Associate Degree (AST) unless the student met one of the other recognized equivalents of a high school diploma) A student that is a senior in High School may be admitted if the student’s parent, guardian or the student’s guidance counselor provide documentation showing that the student fully intends on graduating from High School and signs a disclaimer acknowledging that the student will not be able to graduate from BCSBC until they graduate from High School.
Foreign Educational Requirements:
A student who has completed high school or postsecondary school in a foreign country must provide a copy of their original high school diploma and a valid English translation. You are required to have your foreign credentials evaluated by a foreign diploma evaluation service to show that you have the equivalent of a secondary education in the United States. Foreign students that are least 35 years old that cannot obtain their high school diplomas from their native country may be admitted as prescribed under the Admission Exceptions requirement for compulsory school age.
Credit for Previous Training:
A graduate of another beauty school that requests credit for previous training and satisfies this schools admissions requirement will be given credit for the hairdressing portion of the Associate Degree (AST) Program. Documentation from the school in the form of a graduation certificate/diploma and/or state license is required. Students may receive credit for all or some of the clock hours earned previously in a cosmetology school. The matriculation of clock hours is based on achieving the candidates desired end result, noting that this institutions program are measured in weeks. The receiving institution, rather than the previous training institution, decides whether to accept clock hours for transfer and where those hours are to be applied within the scope of this schools programming. Students seeking a transfer should notify the admissions office of their intent, usually during the tour and information session. (See How to Apply) The transfer of clock hours earned at other recognized institutions may be granted at the discretion of the school director. A minimum of 25% of the Associate Degree (ast) Program must be taught in this institution. Students are responsible for requesting transfer from other institutions and securing the official documentation. Assistance is available from this school's office for those challenged by this process.
Though it is not an admissions requirement, it is important to note that the application for testing in Pennsylvania asks “If you have been convicted (found guilty, pled guilty or pled nolo contendere), received probation without verdict or accelerated disposition (ARD), as to any criminal charges, felony or misdemeanor, including any drug law violations. Note: You are not required to disclose any ARD or other criminal matter that has been expunged by order of court.”
If you don't have a high school diploma, you can enroll in our programs by obtaining a GED. The GED is available by independent 3rd party test centers. Call a test center for more information.
You usually don't need to take classes although you may want to
Some test centers allow you to take a practice test to see if you are ready.
The cost is minimal, approx. $30 per module for the test, and varies by test center.
Instruction is available at some test centers to help you prepare for the test.
The time needed for instruction and testing varies with each test center.
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