Admissions & Enrollment Information
All students receiving Title IV, Non-Title IV, full-time and part- time are treated equally.
All applicants complete two interviews before they can be admitted to a program at GIC. The first interview is informational and is used to determine if an applicant has sufficient interest in pursuing a Master Cosmetology, or Instructor of Cosmetology course of study, as well as to share general information and publications about things such as the Institute’s registration procedures, consumer information, disclosures, course outlines, fees and expenses, and which documents to bring to the second interview.
Prior to the second interview A FAFSA must be completed and a Destination Point Administrator will pull a report from the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS). This allows the school to determine eligibility for student financial aid.
The second interview is used to determine whether a student is truly eligible for enrollment, to review financial aid paperwork, to complete a financial plan, to explain the school’s policies and procedures in greater detail, and to outline an individualized course of study.
All branches of The Georgia Institute of Cosmetology comply with the requirements set forth by the Georgia State Board of Cosmetology. Each student accepted into our program must meet the minimum age requirement of 17, and any student below the age of 18 must have written consent or approval from their parent or legal guardian before enrolling at GIC. Also, any student accepted must provide a copy of their High School diploma or GED. Students still working towards completion of their High School diploma or GED must complete prior to being accepted into GIC.
GIC will review all diplomas, GED’s and high school transcripts to confirm that they are official documents. If GIC determines that the documents are not official, GIC may request official documents from the institution to validate the documentation. The student will be responsible for any fees associated with obtaining these documents.
GIC does not admit students under the Ability to Benefit.
Applicants must complete all enrollment documents one week prior to their start date and pay the $100 enrollment fee. It is the Institute’s up most goal to be able to assist each applicant who desires to succeed in the field of cosmetology with the knowledge and skills to be a credit to the profession. In doing so, GIC strives for the highest standards of education, requiring that all students of the Institute maintain a “C” or above average and acceptable attendance throughout their training.
GIC complies with all Georgia State Board of Cosmetology requirements. Therefore, enrolled students must be at least 17 years of age with written consent of a legal parent or guardian and able to provide proof of having completed high school diploma or GED. GIC no longer accepts ATB test.
Applicants must complete all enrollment documents one week prior to their start date and pay the $100 enrollment fee. It is the Institute’s up-most goal to be able to assist each applicant who desires to succeed in the field of cosmetology with the knowledge and skills to be a credit to the profession. In doing so, GIC strives for the highest standards of education, requiring that all students of the Institute maintain a “C” or above average and acceptable attendance throughout their training.
Available Courses of Study
Master Cosmetology program
Instructor of Cosmetology program
Day Class: 9am-4pm
Night Class: 2pm-9pm
Day Class: 9am-1pm