July 7, 2013

How To Choose A Cosmetology School

Are you interested in having a career in cosmetology? If so, then it is very important for you to make sure that you choose the right school.

Choosing A Cosmetology School

Below is a guide on how to choose a cosmetology school:

Contact Your State Department of Licensing And Regulation

You have to choose a school that has met the requirements set by your state. If you attend a school that is not accredited, then you will not be eligible to take the state exam. You should contact your state department of licensing and regulation so that you find a list of schools in your state that have meet the requirements.

Contact A Couple Of Schools

Once you have found a couple of schools in your area, you should contact them. You should ask them if they will provide you with the license pass rate. You should look at the pass rate of at least three different schools. The license pass rate gives a pretty good indication of the type of education that you will be getting.

Check Out The United States Department of Education Website

If the school is listed on this website, then it has met the minimal standards of educational quality. It also means that the school can participate in federal student aid programs.  You will be able to get grants and loans if a school participates in federal student aid programs.

Narrow Your Choices

You should narrow your choices down to one or two schools.  These schools should have a high license pass rate, and they should also participate in federal student aid programs. You should make an arrangement to visit the schools. You should meet with a cosmetology instructor, admission officer and financial aid officer. Once you visit the school and meet with a couple of people, it will be a-lot easier for you to make the right decision.

Additional Tips

You should speak with a couple of students who graduated from the school that you are thinking about attending. What did you like most about the school? On a scale from one to 10, how would you rate the quality of education that you received?   Is there anything that you disliked about the school? Those are just a few of the many questions that you should consider asking.

Many schools today try to make false claims about licensing and employment. If a school makes a claim that seems too good to be true, then you may want to think twice about going there.

Why Choose Avalon School of Cosmetology?

If you want to choose a school that really takes your educational needs seriously, then you should contact us at Avalon School of Cosmetology. We offer a quality education at a price that you can afford.

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