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Admissions & Enrollment Info

Everything you need to know about enrolling at JD Academy

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.

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Our Full & Part Time SchedulesStep-by-Step Enrollment ProcessFinancial Aid InfoFrequently Asked Questions

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.

Daytime Students:

New classes start on the first Tuesday of every month

Evening Students:

New classes start on the first Monday of every month.

Class Schedules

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
371/2 Hours/Week

Graduate

Cosmetology
43 Weeks (11 months)

Esthetician
16 Weeks (4 months)

3/4-Time • Days

9am – 5pm
Tuesday – Friday
30 Hours/Week

Graduate

Cosmetology
54 Weeks (121/2 months)

Esthetician
20 Weeks (5 months)

Part-Time • Days

9am – 2:30pm
Tuesday – Saturday
271/2 Hours/Week

Graduate

Cosmetology
59 Weeks (141/2 months)

Esthetician
22 Weeks (51/2 months)

Part-Time • Nights

5pm – 10pm
Monday – Thursday
20 Hours/Week

Graduate

Cosmetology
80 Weeks (19 months)

Esthetician
22 Weeks (51/2 months)

Beginning The Journey

The Enrollment Process at JD Academy

Step 1: Take a tour of the school

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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Step 2: If needed, get your financial aid house in order

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).

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Step 3: Submit your application & supporting documentation

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.

Step 4: Start down the path to the career you want

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.

Financial Aid

Can I afford this?

Through a combination of grants, scholarships, financial aid and financing options, our mission is to never let cost be the hurdle that stops you from achieving your goals.

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FAQs

Frequently asked questions.

Take a look through a selection of the questions we get most often or start a conversation by asking your own.

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