JD Academy admissions + enrollment.
The fact that you’re here means you’ve been putting some serious thought into a new career in the salon + spa industry. That’s exciting.
As you probably know by now, JD Academy offers two separate programs – A 1600-hour cosmetology program designed for those looking to become a salon professional and a 600-hour esthetician program designed for future skincare and makeup artists.
Below, you’ll find lots of information related to the admissions and enrollment process. That’s things like start dates, scheduling options and the actual enrollment process itself. The first step in that process is to schedule a tour of the school. If you have done that yet, we’d recommend doing that as soon as you can as it’s really the best way to get a feel for whether or not we’re the best fit for you. It also gives you a chance to get any questions you might have answered on the spot.
If you think you may be looking to take advantage of financial aid options, you’ll find links to our financial aid page below. Finally, you’ll also find a link to our most frequently asked questions along with a few articles about what it’s like to attend beauty school.
Our Full & Part Time SchedulesStep-by-Step Enrollment ProcessFinancial Aid InfoFrequently Asked Questions
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Year-Long Open Enrollment
With open enrollment, JD Academy makes it easy to start our programs now or when the time is right for you.
New classes start on the first Tuesday of every month
New classes start on the first Monday of every month.
Flexible Scheduling Options to Fit Your Life
We know life is always trying to get in the way. JD Academy offers a number of scheduling options designed to help you break down the walls between you and the career you want.
Full-Time • Days
9am – 5pm
Tuesday – Saturday
43 Weeks (11 months)
16 Weeks (4 months)
3/4-Time • Days
9am – 5pm
Tuesday – Friday
54 Weeks (121/2 months)
20 Weeks (5 months)
Part-Time • Days
9am – 2:30pm
Tuesday – Saturday
59 Weeks (141/2 months)
22 Weeks (51/2 months)
Part-Time • Nights
5pm – 10pm
Monday – Thursday
80 Weeks (19 months)
30 Weeks (71/2 months)
Beginning The Journey
The Enrollment Process at JD Academy
We strongly believe that choosing the right cosmetology or esthetician school all comes down to finding the right fit for you – whether that turns out to be JD Academy or not. The only way to really get feel for “fit” is to come down and hang out for a bit. We’ll give you a tour of the campus. We’ll give you a chance to talk with our staff and current students. We’ll make time to walk through financial aid options and answer any questions you have. This typically takes about an hour, though you’re welcome to hang out as long as you’d like. In fact, if you’d like some extra time to talk with current students, we can schedule a facial or blowout while you’re here – it’s on us.
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Start Your FAFSA Application Now
JD Academy is a nationally accredited school and as such, is eligible for all of the financial aid options you’d receive from other colleges & universities. This process starts with FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). If you plan on taking advantage of financial aid or financing options, our Financial Aid team will hold your hand through the process. We’ll also help you explore other grant & scholarship options to lower your out-of-pocket cost. Once done, we’ll provide you with an exact breakdown of the total cost to attend the program you choose (state/federally funded, financed and out-of-pocket).
Want to get a head start?
Like attending any college, there’s some paperwork to fill out. We’ll schedule a 2nd enrollment meeting. While you’re here, we’ll finalize your official application to JD Academy, finalize any financial aid info from step 2 and have you submit the other documentation needed to finalize your enrollment at JD Academy. That includes your ID, social security card, high school/AA transcript (we can help order for you) and submitting the $100 application fee to hold your place in the classroom.
Once enrollment is completed, we’ll get your first day of class scheduled. We’ll get your cosmetology or esthetician “kit” ordered to give you the professional tools you’ll need while at JD Academy and beyond. We’ll send you our Welcome Series – introducing you to your initial teacher along with thoughts, stories and more to get you excited and prepared for your first day of class.
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