Admissions Requirements

AdmissionS Procedures

Admission procedures for Sunstate Academy, a nonprofit institution, include a personal interview with an admissions representative, meeting with a financial aid officer to determine financial responsibilities, submission of all required forms including the enrollment agreement, payment of the application fee, and a meeting with school leadership.

The school will determine an applicant’s eligibility on the basis of educational background, personal interview, and commitment to becoming a working graduate.

AdmissionS Requirements

The minimum requirements for acceptance to all programs are:

Evidence of one of the following: high school diploma, GED or equivalent, a home-study certificate or transcript from a home-study program that is equivalent to high school level and is recognized by the student’s home state, or a passing grade on the Ability-to-Benefit examination. An applicant to any program who has not yet obtained a GED or who cannot provide proof of graduation may obtain GED testing information from the Admissions Department. An applicant must be beyond the compulsory age of attendance (age 16).

For financial aid eligibility purposes and fulfillment of entrance requirements, students without a high school diploma or GED must demonstrate the ability to benefit from the training as evidenced by independent administration of the Wonderlic Basic Skills Test (minimum passing score of 200 on Verbal and 210 on Quantitative) for the Cosmetology and Barber Styling / Cosmetology Combination programs. Every student admitted under this provision must meet with the Program Manager or Campus Director at the end of the month to review their academic progress, attendance, and any other educational or personal matters affecting their academic progress.

The Nail Technician program accepts students with a high school diploma (or its equivalent) or students that are over the age of 16 and can demonstrate the ability to benefit from the program as evidenced by a score of 13 on the Wonderlic Scholastic Level examination, given by an authorized member of the school’s management team. Applicants who fail the Wonderlic Scholastic Level examination can be retested utilizing the procedures established by the test developer. Every student admitted under this provision must meet with the Program Manager or Campus Director at the end of the month to review their academic progress, attendance, and any other educational or personal matters affecting their academic progress. The Nail Technician program is not a Title IV eligible program.

Students who possess a high school diploma from a non-English speaking country must take the Wonderlic Basic Skills Test (minimum passing score of 200 on Verbal and 210 on Quantitative) for the Cosmetology and Barber Styling / Cosmetology Combination programs, and the Wonderlic Scholastic Level examination (minimum passing score of 13) for the Nail Technician program.

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Non-Discrimination Policy

Sunstate Academy complies with all applicable federal and state rules and regulations. Sunstate Academy admits students of any race, color, national, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, program, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, disability, ethnicity, age, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, or veteran status in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship, and loan programs, and other school-administered programs.

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