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How to Apply - Cosmetology, Esthetics and Nail Technology Program

The Cosmetology, Esthetics and Nail Technology programs have departmental requirements for admission.

We are no longer accepting applications for the Fall 2018 Full Time Esthetics Program. 

The priority application deadline has been extended until April 1, 2018 for both the Cosmetology and Nail Technology Programs beginning Fall 2018.


  • ACT composite score of 19 or higher
  • ENGL 121 (Composition I) or RDG 126 (Academic Reading) with a grade of C or higher
  • AccuPlacer Reading Exam score of 40 or higher.

Students can take the AccuPlacer Reading Exam in the Testing Center on the main campus. There is no charge or appointment needed for the exam. For more information or for questions regarding the exam, call the Testing Center at 913-469-4439.

Students who have taken the Compass Reading Exam within the past five years and scored a 64 or higher can use that as a qualifying prerequisite. The Compass exam is no longer offered.

The Cosmetology department does not accept ESL AccuPlacer or Compass scores.

Application Process

1. Complete the online application for JCCC general admissionStudents will NOT be able to select Cosmetology, Esthetics or Nail Technology as their major. Majors will be updated for the students who are accepted into the programs after interviews have been completed.

2. Complete the paper application for the appropriate program.

Please mail or drop off the program application at:
JCCC Cosmetology
9780 W. 87th St.
Overland Park, KS 66212

Students can also email a program application to Stephanie Belford or fax the application to 913-649-1050.

3. Submit one of the qualifying prerequisite scores to the JCCC Admissions Office.

4. If you need financial aid for the Cosmetology or Esthetics program, visit the Federal Student Aid website to apply. Use 008244 as the JCCC school code when you complete the electronic FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The Nail Technology program is not eligible for financial aid.

5. Submit high school transcripts or GED scores to the Admissions office. Transcripts need to come directly from the issuing institution and must be in a sealed envelope. All foreign transcripts must be evaluated by Educational Credential Evaluators Inc. (ECE). The Kansas State Board of Cosmetology will not accept evaluations from any other company. Contact ECE directly at 414-289-3400 or online at The Cosmetology department cannot accept transcripts.