You’ll discuss academic and career goals to determine which program is best for you
Get your questions answered and tour the school
Meet with Financial Aid to establish funding options
Call 888-990-7094 to make this appointment or you can make the appointment during your admissions appointment.
Complete Admissions requirements, pay registration fee and sign Enrollment Agreement.
Celebrate! You’re ready to start school and change your life!
California Admission Requirements
Students must have a high school diploma, GED Certificate of equivalent. In order to verify the authenticity, transcripts may be required. (If you don’t have this, we have a high school completion program.) If a transcript is not available, the student will be required to meet the ability to benefit (ATB) requirements or take and pass a GED test prior to enrollment.
Ability to Benefit (ATB)
This is only available for cash-paying students. Prospective students who are beyond the age of compulsory attendance in the state of California (18 years of age), have a minimum 10 th grade education, and have the ability to benefit from the training may also qualify for admission to the Academy. The ability to benefit from the training will be determined by taking and passing an entrance examination (ATB Test). Approved passing scores on this test are Verbal 200 and Quantitative 210.
NOTE: Pursuant to H.R. 2055, Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012, enacted on December 23, 2011, amending Section 484(d) of the Higher Education Act (20 U.S.C. 1091(d), ATB students who first enroll after July 1, 2012, will no longer be eligible to receive Financial Aid. To be eligible for Financial Aid students must have a High School Diploma, GED, or proof of completion of a State-approved home school program. Students who have previously taken an ATB test and who have been enrolled on that basis prior to July 1, 2012, remain eligible to receive Financial Aid.
Kansas Admission Requirements
Only students 16 years of age holding High School Diplomas, General Education Diploma (GED) Certificates or the equivalent will be admitted. The Academy will verify the authenticity of the diploma prior to enrollment. If the diploma cannot be verified, the student may be asked to provide a final high school transcript showing the dates of entrance and graduation and the courses completed. If a transcript is not available, the student will be required to take and pass a GED test prior to enrollment. Students must have attained the age of 17 before applying to take the Kansas Cosmetology Examination. Each applicant must have a current driver’s license or I.D. and Social Security number. Upon acceptance into the Academy, each student enrolled in cosmetology, esthetics or nail technology must have an Apprentice License issued by the Kansas Board of Cosmetology and must be free from infectious and contagious diseases.
All of our campuses offer credit for previous training, although transferability is at the complete discretion of the school and must meet guidelines with the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology or the Kansas Board of Cosmetology. Please call our Admissions department to discuss your options.
Why Choose Bellus?
Travel the World
We offer International Certification (ITEC) which allows our graduates to work in 38 countries around the world.
“The teachers were amazing! Without Bellus, I wouldn’t have the rewarding life I have today. School was something I looked forward to every single day. I can’t believe I have a job that I love going to every day.”
“For the past year I have been working on super-yachts in Spain as a massage therapist for billionaires and have loved every second of it! I don’t know what I would’ve done without Bellus’ training and expertise.”
“I love how hands-on the nail program is at Bellus. I am a visual and hands-on learner and I appreciated the time and focus on my advancement throughout the program. I would definitely recommend Bellus Academy to anyone interested in beauty and wellness education, especially the nail program!”
“The program and educators in Make-up Artistry are exceptional. The curriculum was so well designed that each day I couldn’t wait to get to school and begin the next step in learning high-end makeup. I feel very comfortable after taking this class to apply for a job anywhere in makeup, including a Hollywood studio, theater, photography or in a high-end salon and spa.”
“As a cosmo crossover, the Barbering Program was not only an excellent way to brush up on the basics, but also the best way to take my career to the next level. The staff was so helpful in every aspect and I highly recommend the program.”