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The school does not discriminate in its employment, admission, instruction, or graduation policies based on sex, race, age, color, ethnic origin, religion, marital status, or sexual orientation nor does it recruit students already attending or admitted to another school offering similar programs of study. The school requires that each student enrolling in the Cosmetology and Esthetics programs must:

  • Provide proof of secondary education such as a high school diploma, a G.E.D. certificate, an official transcript showing secondary school completion, or a state certification of home-school completion.
  • 17 years of age.
  • Have a pre-admission information session and complete admission/interview form.
  • Your criminal history may be examined and considered by the State Board. Documentation may be required.

Upon official acceptance, the following documents are required:

  • Application fee. (Terre Haute – $40 / Avon – $100. Non-refundable)
  • Copy of High School diploma/Official Transcript showing secondary school completion or submit verification of G.E.D. completion and/or a state-issued certification of Home-School completion. Should an enrolling student provide a foreign high school diploma, the institution will work with the student to obtain an English translation of the document along with confirmation that the education received is equivalent to a U.S. high school diploma. This documentation must come from an outside agency.
  • Marriage license – if name is different from the proof submitted of secondary school completion.
  • Copy of birth certificate.
  • Copy of Social Security Card.
  • Photograph taken within the last 6 months.
  • Driver’s License or State I.D.
  • Signed Receipt of Detailed Catalog & Licensing Requirement.
  • Signed contract & by Parent/Guardian/Sponsor (if applicable).
  • Entrance test.
  • Confirmation of Entrance Counseling.
  • Signed Receipt of Aid Authorization.
  • Signed Information Verification Form.
  • Signed Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR).
  • Verification of student loan and/or Plus (if dependent).

Transfer Students Admission Policy

The school does not recruit students already attending or admitted to another school offering a similar program of study nor does the school discriminate based on sex, race, age, color, ethnic origin, religion. marital status or sexual orientation in admitting students.

Students wishing to transfer to J. Michael Harrold Beauty Academy, Inc. must complete the admission and enrollment requirements. An official transcript must be submitted from the previous school(s). This transcript will be reviewed. The hours transferred will be determined after an instructor has evaluated the academics and comprehensive practical skills of the prospective student. All transfer hours are counted towards maximum time frame. An Instructor will also determine the number of projects to be transferred. Upon this determination, the tuition will be accessed based on the current per hour rate Contract Agreements. Satisfactory Academic Progress evaluations are based on actual contracted hours at Harrold Beauty Academy. Regarding satisfactory academic progress, students’ transfer hours will be counted as both attempted and earned hours for the purpose of determining when the allowable maximum timeframe has been exhausted. The student may or may not be accepted.

Re-admission Policy

Former students of J. Michael Harrold Beauty Academy, Inc., who have officially withdrawn or were terminated may reapply for enrollment. It will be at the discretion of the Academy if the student is permitted re-entry.

When filling out your FAFSA at https://studentaid.gov/ you will find us under J. Michael Harrold Beauty Academy. The Terre Haute school code is 009515. The Avon school code is E40497.

J. Michael Harrold Beauty Academy, Inc. understands that returning to school might feel like a huge undertaking – especially when you need to find a way to pay for it. That’s why we offer financial aid options for students who qualify. All students are strongly urged to apply for Federal Student Financial Aid. This section is designed to help better understand the Financial Aid and to assist in applying for them.

Gathering the Documents Needed to Apply

The FAFSA asks for information about you (your name, date of birth, address, etc.) and about your financial situation. Depending on your circumstances (for instance, whether you’re a U.S. citizen or what tax form you used), you might need the following information or documents as you fill out the FAFSA:

  • Your Social Security number (it’s important that you enter it correctly on the FAFSA!)
  • Your parents’ Social Security numbers and Date of Birth, if you are a dependent student
  • Your driver’s license number, if you have one
  • Your Alien Registration number if you are not a U.S. citizen
  • Federal tax information* or tax returns including IRS W-2 information, for you (and your spouse, if you are married), and for your parents if you are a dependent student: (If you are married, put husband’s name 1st to be able to retrieve information from the IRS data retrieval tool)
    • IRS 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ
    • Foreign tax return and/or
    • Tax return for Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, or Palau
  • Records of your untaxed income, such as child support received, interest income, and veterans non-education benefits, for you, and for your parents if you are a dependent student
  • Information on cash; savings and checking account balances; investments, including stocks and bonds and real estate but not including the home in which you live; and business and farm assets for you, and for your parents if you are a dependent student

Keep these records! You may need them again. Do not mail your records to us.

*You may be able to have your tax information imported automatically from the IRS into your FAFSA. Learn more about reporting tax information on your FAFSA.

One thing you don’t need for the FAFSA® is money! The FAFSA is FREE, so if a website asks you to pay to fill it out, you’re not dealing with the official FAFSA site. Remember, the FAFSA comes from the government, so it’s on a .gov site: fafsa.gov.

What is an FSA ID?

An FSA ID is a username and password that you must use to log in to certain U.S. Department of Education (ED) websites. Your FSA ID identifies you as someone who has the right to access your own personal information on ED websites such as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) at fafsa.gov.

If you are a parent of a dependent student, you will need your own FSA ID if you want to sign your child’s FAFSA electronically. If you have more than one child attending college, you can use the same FSA ID to sign all applications. Please note: Each FSA ID user must have a unique e-mail address.

Your FSA ID is used to sign legally binding documents electronically. It has the same legal status as a written signature. Don’t give your FSA ID to anyone—not even to someone helping you fill out the FAFSA. Sharing your FSA ID could put you at risk of identity theft!

1500 hours

DESCRIPTION: The cosmetology course consists of all aspects of the beauty culture. You will learn haircutting and styling, manicures, pedicures, facials, make-up and chemical services. With a gradual progression from mannequins to clients, the program builds both confidence and technical ability. The Cosmetology Course is designed to train the student by instilling a sense of professionalism in each student. It will prepare them to enter the field of Cosmetology as an entry level designer, colorist, or permist and will have the tools necessary to expand into the area of salon owner/manager, or platform artist. This program is measured in clock hours, where the student receives one clock hour for every hour in class.

OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of the course requirements, determined graduates will be able to project an attitude of poise, professionalism and self-confidence; will have learned how to communicate effectively and interact appropriately with colleagues, supervisors and clients. They will understand the need to deliver worthy service in an employment environment. They will have the ability to perform the skills necessary to practice cosmetology as a professional and to apply their academic learning and technical information to assure good judgments, decisions and procedures.

To ensure continued career success, the graduate will continue to learn new and current information related to skills, trends, and methods for career development in cosmetology and related fields.

REFERENCES: Students follow Milady’s Standard: Cosmetology. A comprehensive library of references, books, texts, DVD’s, audio/video tapes and web-based materials are available to support the course of study and supplement the students’ training. Students should avail themselves of the opportunity to use these extensive materials.

TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS: The clock hour education is provided through a sequential set of learning steps that address specific tasks necessary for state board preparation, graduation and job entry level skills. Student Salon equipment, implements, and products are comparable to those used in the industry. Each student will receive instruction that relates to the performance of useful, creative, and productive career oriented activities. The course is presented through comprehensive lesson plans that reflect effective educational methods. Subjects are presented by means of interactive lecture, demonstration, cooperative learning, labs, student salon activities, and student participation. Audio-visual aids, guest speakers, field trips, projects, activities, and other related learning methods are used in the course.

GRADING PROCEDURES: The qualitative element used to determine academic progress is a reasonable system of grades as determined by assigned academic learning. Academic learning (Theory) is evaluated after each unit of study. Comprehensive practical skills evaluations are given after each assigned Phase Class (e.g. Haircutting, Hairstyling, Textured Services, and Color) There are more advanced class comprehensive practical skills evaluations (e.g. Updo, Basic Braiding and Advance Braids). There are numerous comprehensive practical skills evaluations during the course of study. Comprehensive practical skills are evaluated according to text procedures and set forth in comprehensive practical skills evaluation criteria adopted by the school. Students must maintain a written grade average of 75% and pass a FINAL written and comprehensive practical skills evaluation prior to graduation. Students must make up failed or missed tests and incomplete assignments. According to the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency 820 IAC 4-4-8 SCHOOL EXAMINATIONS, all examination shall be passed with at least seventy-five percent (75%).

Theory and comprehensive practical skills evaluations will be graded on a scale from 0 to 100%. To be making satisfactory progress, a student must maintain a minimum overall grade point average of 75% (based on accumulated theory & comprehensive practical skills examinations)

Grading Scale for Written and Comprehensive Practical Skills Evaluations ACADEMIC PROGRESS EVALUATION work is as follows:

93-100
85-92
75-84
74%
Excellent
Very Good
Satisfactory
or below Unsatisfactory

The SECOND CRITERION to the ACADEMIC PROGRESS EVALUATION is the LABORATORY WORK (PROJECT COMPLETION RATE). Students are assigned a minimum number of practical experiences. The amount of performances is equal to the hours outlined by the State Board of Cosmetology Examiners. It is to be the minimum requirement only. This is found in your Official Student Progress Book from the State of Indiana Board of Cosmetology Examiners. Practical assignments are evaluated as completed and counted toward course completion only when rated as satisfactory or better. (Due to our computer program not able to reflect the % of the number of projects completed at a given number of hours, we attach the Progress Status Chart to every SAP evaluation). If the performance does not meet satisfactory requirements, it is not counted and the performance must be repeated. Laboratory work will be graded by pass or fail. A criterion of each project is posted on bulletin boards and found on back of Student Salon Tickets.

The Progress Status Chart reflects the amount of projects in each category that should be completed at specific completed hours of training. In order for a student to be making satisfactory progress, a student must maintain a minimum percentage of 75%.

The Progress Status chart grid sheet determines each student’s project completion rate. Under the grid chart there are 16 categories/columns. Each represent a type of project the student must complete as part of their training. For example, haircuts, manicures, pedicures, etc. (Mnq: = mannequins) – The number of categories the student has fulfilled with the minimum required completed projects will determine the %.

On the left side of grid there are rows representing the students respective hours starting at 500 and increasing every 100 until graduation. When the student connects their current hours with the projects they are working on, a number of completions is in that box.

UNIT OF INSTRUCTION: The Cosmetology course of study consists of 1500 clock hours. Each of the subjects listed below will be covered in theory and/or practical work.

Hair Sculpting (Cutting)
Includes techniques and implements used in razoring, scissors, clippering sculpting, analysis of facial features, hair characteristics, and client consultation.
State Required Projects = 250
Clock Hours = 275

Sanitation, Sterilization, & Safety Procedures/Requirements
Because the Cosmetology field requires us to be in constant contact with the public, it is necessary to practice consistent infection control procedures. This includes methods of sanitation & sterilization of equipment and safety procedures.
Required Dispensaries = 5 (in combination with desk duties)
Clock Hours = 40

State Laws & Regulations(Statutes and Rules)
Includes rules and regulations pertaining to health, safety, sanitation, professional conduct, and licensing and examination requirements.
Clock Hours = 10

Salesmanship
Includes selling to the client, prospecting for clients. State Required Projects = 25 Salesmanship
Clock Hours = 10

Management
Includes sales techniques, how to seek & obtain employment, payroll deductions, preparation of employment applications, extensive business management, communication skills, laws, and regulations governing salon operations.
Duties = 5 (in combination with the dispensary)
Clock Hours = 10

Manicuring
Includes consultation, table set up, manicure procedures, structure of the hands and nails, nail diseases, and disorders.
Manicure State Required Projects = 25
Clock Hours = 30

Pedicuring
Includes consultation, table set up, pedicure procedures, feet diseases and disorders.
Pedicure State Required Projects = 15
Clock Hours = 20

Hair Removal
Includes consultation, preparation of client, brow arching and waxing procedures of the Eyebrow, Upper Lip and Chin area.
Hair Removal State Required Projects = 30
Clock Hours = 15

Anatomy & Physiology
Includes study of the body systems, muscles and nerves of the head, face, and hands.
Clock Hours = 5

Skin (Histology)
Includes divisions of skin, functions of skin, nourishment of skin, glands of skin, and lesions of skin.
Clock Hours = 5

Hair (Trichology)
Includes functions of hair, types of hair, parts of hair, hair growth composition, analyzing hair, and hair disorders and diseases.
Clock Hours = 5

Electricity
Includes safety devices, basic terminology, and electro-therapy.
Clock Hours = 5

Chemistry (no prerequisites needed)
Includes basic science, chemistry in cosmetics and shampoos.
Clock Hours = 10

Shampooing
Includes cleansing of scalp and hair, use of hair products, scalp examination and manipulations, draping, and diseases and disorders of the scalp.
Clock Hours = 35

Scalp Treatment
Includes cleansing of scalp and hair, use of hair products, scalp examination and manipulations, draping, and diseases and disorders of the scalp.
State Required Projects = 25
Clock Hours = 20

Facials and Makeup
Includes preparation of client, skin care products, facial procedure, skin conditions, diseases and disorders, facial shapes, features, and makeup application.
State Required Projects = 30 Facials, 15 Make-up Applications
Clock Hours = 65

Hair coloring
Includes study of law and theory of color, levels and series of hair color, mixing and application for temporary, semi-permanent, permanent colors, bleaching and lightening, dimensional coloring techniques, chemistry, and product information.
State Required Projects = Temporary; Semi-permanent; deposit only/demi-permanent, permanent
Clock Hours = 190

Texture Services
Includes hair and scalp analysis, hair characteristics, consultation, sectioning and wrapping, process of perming, chemistry, permanent wave product information, and products and procedures use to permanently rearrange the basic structure of curly hair to a straight form and vice versa. Demonstration of conventional, double row, etc. wrapping.
Projects = 100
Clock Hours = 320

Hairstyling
Includes wet and thermal sets, hair waving, hair pressing, hair braiding and finger wave.
State Required Projects Hairstyling = 400
Finger waves = 20
Clock Hours = 280

Discretionary Hours
These hours of training are used to supplement the basic course with classes and practical work at the discretion of school management
Clock Hours = 150

All manicures, pedicures, facials, make-up, and scalp treatments must be done on live models.

Available only at Avon location!

700 hours

DESCRIPTION: Esthetics students receive training in the art and science of the care and beautification of skin. The primary purpose of the esthetician course is to train the student in the basic manipulative skills, safety judgments, proper work habits, and desirable attitudes necessary to achieve competency in job entry-level skills and obtain licensure and gainful employment in the field of esthetics or related career avenue. The course study includes instruction in chemistry of skin care, anatomy and physiology of the arm, chest, back, and face, conditions and disorders of skin, bacteriology, disinfection, sterilization and sanitation. Facials, waxing & tweezing, make up, and skin analysis, machinery are incorporated by means of theory and practical application on both mannequins and live models. Also included in the course of study are salon planning, management, salesmanship and retailing. Ninety hours of classroom instruction are required before students receive practical, hands-on opportunities to apply skills. Instructional Philosophy: By developing each student mentally, professionally, and personally each student will leave this class not only with a great knowledge of this field but become a more rounded employer, colleague, and over all person.

OBJECTIVES: The Academy provides education in all phases of esthetics and upon completion of our esthetics course the student shall demonstrate the ability to pass the State Board Exam and enter a salon or spa with skills needed to successfully service the public. The Esthetician program is designed:

  • To Develop: Personality skills as well as mechanical skills, marketing and sales skills to become successful.
  • To Employ: Basic first aid measures, safety precautions, sanitation and sterilization.
  • To Perform: Facial, Body Scrubs, and Make-up application.
  • To Practice: Hygiene, good grooming, professional ethics, personality development and good salesmanship.

REFERENCES: Students follow Milady’s Standard: Cosmetology. A comprehensive library of references, books, texts, DVD’s, audio/video tapes and web-based materials are available to support the course of study and supplement the students’ training. Students should avail themselves of the opportunity to use these extensive materials.

TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS: The clock hour education is provided through a sequential set of learning steps that address specific tasks necessary for state board preparation, graduation and job entry level skills. Student Salon equipment, implements, and products are comparable to those used in the industry. Each student will receive instruction that relates to the performance of useful, creative, and productive career-oriented activities. The courses are presented through comprehensive lesson plans that reflect effective educational methods. Subjects are presented by means of interactive lecture, demonstration, cooperative learning, labs, student salon activities, and student participation. Audio-visual aids, guest speakers, field trips, projects, activities, and other related learning methods are used in the course.

GRADING PROCEDURES: The qualitative element used to determine academic progress is a reasonable system of grades as determined by assigned academic learning. Academic learning (Theory) is evaluated after each unit of study. Practical assignments are evaluated as completed and counted towards course completion only when rated as a satisfactory or better. (The computer system will reflect completion of the practical assignments as a 100% rating). If the performance does not meet satisfactory requirements, it is not counted, and the performance must be repeated. Comprehensive practical skills evaluations are given after each assigned Phase Class. There are more advanced class comprehensive practical skills evaluations. There are numerous comprehensive practical skills evaluations during the course of study. Comprehensive practical skills are evaluated according to text procedures and set forth in comprehensive practical skills evaluation criteria adopted by the school. Students must maintain a written grade average of 75% and pass a FINAL written and comprehensive practical skills evaluation prior to graduation. Students must make up failed or missed tests and incomplete assignments. According to the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency 820 IAC 4-4-8 SCHOOL EXAMINATIONS, all examination shall be passed with at least seventy-five percent (75%).

Theory and comprehensive practical skills evaluations will be graded on a scale from 0 to 100%. To be making satisfactory progress, a student must maintain a minimum overall grade point average of 75% (based on accumulated theory & comprehensive practical skills examinations).

Grading Scale for Written and Comprehensive Practical Skills Evaluations

ACADEMIC PROGRESS EVALUATION work is as follows:

93-100 Excellent
85-92 Very Good
75-84 Satisfactory
74% or below Unsatisfactory

UNIT OF INSTRUCTION: The Esthetician course of study consists of 700 clock hours. Each of the subjects listed below will be covered in theory and/or practical work. Our curriculum integration embraces not just the interweaving of academics (e.g., theory and demonstration) but also the practical skills (e.g., sanitation and actual practice) to create a solid connection between the two areas. It is much more effective in relation to each other than to be taught separately. Our procedural approach enables the student to acquire both the knowledge and professional skills to be successful in their career path.

All acne treatments, makeup applications, advanced techniques; and waxing must be done on live models. At least fifty percent (50%) of the other services must be done on live models. The actual practice not described above may be on actual customers of the cosmetology school. However, students shall not work on customers of the cosmetology school until they have completed a total of ninety (90) hours. Customers shall be rotated according to students’ needs for practice on live models.

The above hour requirements must be met by each student in each category in order for the earned hours to be accepted by the applicable regulatory agency. The generous portion of discretionary hours will be applied as needed in the curriculum related areas or if the Student desires to specialize in a specific area.

For successful completion of All Programs a student must:

  1. Have all theory and comprehensive practical skills evaluations grades of 75% or better.
  2. Successfully pass both Final State written and a Final comprehensive practical skill evaluation by the Academy with 75% or better.
  3. Complete the Indiana State Board Progress Report Book for your contracted course.
  4. Completed the contracted actual hours.
  5. Meet all financial responsibilities due to the Academy.

Upon completion you will receive a Diploma Certificate.

Licensing Requirements

Final may be taken prior to meeting financial obligations, but State Board Application will not be filled out until all graduation requirements are met. All written State final exams will be taken at PSI – exam is $52.00.

After successfully completing all graduation requirements which includes the balance of school being paid in full, you will be given an application for State Board Examination. All applications must be complete and accurate upon receipt to be fully processed.

All applications must be accompanied by the $40.00 License fee to Indiana Professional Licensing Agency (Attn: State Board of Cosmetology & Barber Examiners) 402 West Washington Street, Room W072 Indianapolis, In. 46204, telephone # (317) 234-3031. If an incomplete or incorrect examination application is received, it will be returned to the school or the applicant for completion or correction. All documentation must be in English or accompanied by a certified translation in English.

Job Placement (Employment Assistance Policy)

While the school cannot guarantee employment for graduates, assistance in finding suitable employment is provided by posting area job openings on a career opportunities bulletin board for student to review. Students also receive training in professionalism and job search skills including how to write a resume, complete an employment application, and prepare for an effective interview. The curriculum places a great deal of emphasis on how to obtain and retain employment after graduation. Graduates are encouraged to continue contact with the school and follow up with the school on current employment or employment needs. In addition, the school maintains a network of relationships with professionals and employers who provide mentoring to students while they are in school. Job referrals are made known to interested graduates as available.

Classes begin the first Tuesday of each month. The school reserves the right to change the starting months and dates as it becomes necessary.

Kit/Books and Locker

Textbooks are issued the 1st week and mannequins are issued as needed for class being taught.

A kit of equipment is issued upon completion of 250 clock hours.

The kit contains the instruments and equipment necessary to complete the course. Students are expected to maintain the kit by replacing lost, missing or broken items. The kit should remain in school until graduation. The implements and products provided are to be used on school clients and/or models as assigned in order to develop required skills and speed. A locker is furnished to each student for personal items. Students are responsible for their personal property. Books and personal items not in use should be stored in lockers or vehicle. The school is not responsible or liable for lost or stolen items. Students will supply their own padlock for locker and kit.

Dress Code

Estheticians: Pastel scrubs only. Esthetician’s fingernails must be short (clipped, filed & clean). Cosmetologist: Professional black pants (no jeans). Capri’s or skirt (below knees) must be worn. No inappropriate writings, symbols, or pictures on Tops – no midriffs. No shirts of sheer materials are to be worn. No tank tops no cut off shirts or tops with bare midriffs, low necklines or bare backs are to be worn. Leggings must be covered with an article of clothing that is at least fingertip length. Rubber sole closed type (no holes) shoes. A uniform smock (one is provided in the equipment student receives at beginning of training) and name badge is always to be worn. Always project a professional image representative of the cosmetology and image industry.

Harrold Beauty Academy is implementing GE rescission final rule.

Campus Crime Report

Cohort Default Rates & Retention Rates – http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator

Professional Licensing Agency for the State of Indiana regarding: Renewal, Licensing, Statutes & Rules, Board, Consumer Complaint Process, and Staff Info for the Board – https://www.in.gov/pla/cosmo.htm

J. Michael Harrold Beauty Academy, Inc. cohort default rates outcome rates for 2016 default rate 4.1%.

Current / 2018 Students Licensure rate 96.55%
Completion rate 72.50%
Placements rate 79.31%

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