This section of our web site addresses many of the most frequently asked questions that we receive at BJ’s Beauty & Barber College.
Q: Is BJ’s an accredited school?
YES! We are credited by the National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts & Sciences.
Q: What are graduation requirements?
To get your Diploma or Certificate, you must complete the Program hours, successfully pass the didactic and practical examinations and complete the required number of practical procedures.
Q: Once I finish the program, will I get my license?
To get your license, you must pass an examination by the state board, and BJ’s graduates have a very high passing rate. All throughout the course, we help prepare you for the exam. We’ll even give you a “mock board exam” so you’ll know what’s expected. Foreign students do not qualify for the State License unless they possess a valid Social Security Number.
Q: Tell me about the classes. What can I expect?
Classes are diversified. You’re not going to be stuck in a classroom all day. We have lectures, of course, but we also have live demonstrations, guest speakers, videos and practical application.
Q: When can I start school?
BJ’s has an open enrollment policy and programs are offered continuously. Classes start on a bi-weekly or monthly basis. Please consult with your campus “Registrar” regarding specific start dates.
Q: When do I begin to work on “real people”?
After the first phase of training, you’ll be working on both patrons and mannequins.
Q: Is there minimum age to enroll?
Yes, you must be at least 17 years of age to begin training.
Q: Do I need to have a high school diploma?
A high school diploma or GED is required prior to enrollment.
Q; Do you offer financial aid?
Yes! We do have financial aid available for those who qualify, both private and government programs. The government programs are based on need. The financial assistance programs are very flexible and can be tailored to your individual requirements.
Q: Will you help me find a job once I get my license?
BJ’s offers Placement Assistance. While we can’t guarantee you a job, we will help you find your first position and assist you to reach your career goals.
If your questions are still not answered here, or from another location within our web site, please contact us.