Getting Started

Requirements for all courses

  1. All students must have an interview with the Admissions Office.
  2. All students must submit proof of age*. This can be a current driver’s license, state-issued photo identification, or official birth certificate.
  3. All students must submit proof of education*. Students must possess a valid High School Diploma, GED, or a home study certificate or transcript from a home study program that is equivalent to high school level and is recognized by the state of issuance, or proof of attainment of an Associate’s Degree or higher by providing a copy of a college transcript showing college completion or college degree.
  4. Must submit Social Security Number and/or Alien Registration Number*
  5. For all transfer students – an official notarized hours transcript must be received and for all Student Teachers proof of completing the Cosmetology Course is required.*

The school will accept self-certification of these required items for admissions; however, students are required to submit official documentation of proof for these items within 60 days of class start. Students will be held liable for any misrepresentations and/or discrepancies in their self-certification. For students wishing to apply for Title IV Federal Financial Aid other items may need to be submitted.

General Academy Information

Butler, Kittanning, & New Castle Beauty Academies in its admissions, instruction, and graduation policies, practices no discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, creed, ethnic origin, religion, handicap, financial status, sex, or country or area of origin or residence.

At Butler, Kittanning, and New Castle Beauty Academies, your training is offered at each location, no portion of our programs are offered by another entity or online.

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Our Academies offer Voter Registration forms to all students upon enrollment.

Our Academies do not require vaccinations for programs offered.

If you need to make a complaint to the PA State Board of Cosmetology, you may request a Statement of Complaint Form by mail, by calling the Professional Compliance Office Hotline at 1-800-822-2113 (if you are calling from within Pennsylvania) or at 1-(717) 783-4849 (if you are calling from outside Pennsylvania).

Institutional & Financial Assistance Info

VAWA Policy

Policy for Safeguarding Customer Information

State Authorization Disclosures

Internal Grievance Policy

Refund Policy

Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy