International College of Cosmetology

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Admissions Policies

Admissions Policies

ICOC conducts admission of students without regard to race, creed, color, religion, financial status, country or ethnic origin, age or sex. Prospective students must provide the following prior to being admitted training:
  • Meet one of the following education requirements:
    • High School Diploma
    • General Equivalency Diploma (GED);
    • Foreign diplomas must be translated and evaluated by a recognized agency such as Foreign Credit. ICOC must have evidence that verification of a foreign student’s high school diploma has been performed by an outside agency that is qualified to translate documents into English and confirm the academic equivalence to a U.S. high school diploma.
  • Student without High School Diploma
  • Ability-to-Benefit (ATB) 225 clock hour evaluation (if the program is at least 600 clock hours)
    • The applicant may enroll in and complete at least 225 clock hours. Students are evaluated for Satisfactory Progress at 225 clock hours in both academics and attendance.  Students who are not meeting the Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements of 67% attendance and 70% GPA will not be permitted to be meeting the admissions requirements of the school and will, therefore, be terminated from their program.
  • Ability-to-Benefit (ATB) Examination
  • California Education Code (CEC) §94811 defines an ability-to-benefit (ATB) student as a student who does not have a certificate of graduation from a school providing secondary education, or a recognized equivalent of that certificate. Under CEC §94904 (a), an institution is required, prior to executing an enrollment agreement with an ATB student, to have the student take and pass an independently administered examination from the list of examinations prescribed by the United States Department of Education (USDE). The ATB test used by International College of Cosmetology is Wonderlic. Applicants must score a minimum of verbal 200 and quantitative 210.
In order to complete the admissions process, please be ready to bring/do the following:
  • Picture Identification (i.e. driver’s permit/license, passport)
  • Social Security Card
  • $200 Application Fee
  • Complete the pre-enrollment process and demonstrate the basis of a personal interview(s).
As a prospective student, you are encouraged to review this catalog prior to signing an enrollment agreement. You are also encouraged to review the School Performance Fact Sheet, which must be provided to you prior to signing an enrollment agreement.
Previously withdrawn or terminated students of ICOC are welcome to apply for re-entry into school by following the school’s official Re-Entry Policy and Procedure. For more information on Re-Entry, please contact the School Manager. ICOC reserves the right to waive admissions fees for students enrolling or re-entering their program due to mitigating circumstances.


  • Students with a High School Diploma, GED or Associates Degree will qualify for Financial Aid and FSEOG at International College of Cosmetology.
  • Students can use the Ability to Benefit (ATB) as an alternative to a high school diploma to apply for Financial Aid.
  • Students under the age of 18 must have a high school diploma, GED, or be dually enrolled in high school and your school.

ATB OPTION FOR STUDENT (Non-Regular Student)

As of July 1st, 2012 first time students no longer have the choice to use the Ability to Benefit (ATB) alternative to be eligible for any Federal Student Aid (FSA).
For students who wish attended at ICOC to any of it programs, can be eligible to enroll to any of it programs when He / She passes the ATB test. Or He / She can choose alternatives route of the ATB alternatives below:
  • Pass the Ability to Benefit Test (ATB)
  • Completing 225 hours to satisfy the academic qualifications for all ICOC programs.
The ATB test used by International College of Cosmetology is the Wonderlic. Applicants must score a minimum of verbal 200 and quantitative 210.

Effective July 1st, 2014 BSA will require all students who graduated high school or post-secondary education in a foreign Country and who are not able to provide proof, to complete a background check for education via ForeignCredits. The Commission for Independent Education (CIE) requires documented attempts on the student who self-certify that they are high school graduates, but are unable to obtain their diploma from foreign Countries. Attempts will be recorded and housed in the ForeignCredits system for ALL students. Multiple attempts over 30 days are made via ForeignCredits for confirmation of high school education and are recorded and documented in a file accessible to an authorized school official at any time, and as needed for proof.

Interview with an Admissions Advisor.
A personal interview with an Admissions Advisor is the best way to make sure International College of Cosmetology is the ideal school for you. We will discuss your academic and career goals, determine what program is most suited for you, and have all your questions answered.

Complete the Financial Aid Application.

International College of Cosmetology will inform you of the many financial aids and financial assistance options available to help you meet your education goals. To apply for financial aid, please click here ==> school code is: 041456
Students applying for federal student aid may be selected for random federal verification, if so, you will need to bring the following to the financial aid advisor:
  • IRS Tax Transcript from last year’s tax return forms
  • Your parent’s signed tax information if you are under 24 years of age, have no legal dependents.

Call the FAFSA Hotline at 1.800.433.3243
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