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 Cosmetology course, 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.
Title IX Policy
Available Courses of Study
Cosmetology Instructor Program
Day Class: 9am-4pm
Night Class: 2pm-9pm
Day Class: 9am-1pm
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.
GIC strives to help every student, regardless of disability or individual challenge, to succeed. Any student who has a learning or other special need must ask his or her doctor to fill out a specific form which is available from the branch administrator or admissions director upon request. This form gives the doctor a place to specify any disabilities and/or challenges that the student faces, which in turn assist GIC in outlining a plan for helping the student, succeed. It should be noted, however, that because of the physical nature of the cosmetology business, only reasonable accommodations can be made.
Georgia Institute of Cosmetology cannot accept IEPs or 504 Plans from high school to support the provision of academic adjustments.
To enroll in Disability Services, students or applicants should complete a Disability Services enrollment form and provide documentation from a qualifying professional. The enrollment form and more specific information about request for accommodations may be found in the campus directors’ office. Please contact your campus Director for the forms needed. See below for a list of campus directors.
- Athens Main Campus – Kathy Kean
- Buford Branch Campus – Sheila Franklin
- Martinez Branch Campus – Kaylyn StJean
- Gainesville Branch Campus – Christy Strickland
As a GIC student, it is your responsibility to:
- Identify yourself to the Directors Office as a person with a disability
- Provide required documentation prior to starting school to the campus Director
- If those academic adjustments and/or auxiliary aids to which you are entitled are not being provided to your satisfaction. Please report to the campus Director.
The campus Director and trained staff will access the documentation to determine how accommodations are made to meet the student’s needs.
Classroom accommodations are provided based on the recommendations of the student’s qualifying professional and GIC trained staff. These may include any of the following, but not limited to
- Extended time on exams and quizzes (including final exams)
- Testing room with minimal distractions
- Magnification or large print test
- Note Taker
- And others, as assigned by a professional
If the accommodations is not effective or accommodations have been denied. The student may appeal in the following manner.
- Notify your campus director in writing that you wish to appeal
- Provide campus director with specific reasoning as to how GIC failed to meet or accommodate your needs.
- If your needs have not been meet. Please contact Tracy Behrndt the Executive Director at 706-549-6400 X 25.
GIC trained staff will evaluate the documentation to determine how GIC failed to provide the proper accommodations or implement what is required.
The student will be notified in writing within ten days on the accommodations made.