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

Information Session

The Cosmetology Department offers a virtual information session. Please email to request a copy of the recorded session.

You must complete a general admission application to JCCC. If you have taken classes within the last two years at JCCC, you are not required to reapply for general admission.


You will NOT be able to select “Cosmetology” as your major when applying to JCCC or when completing a Change of Major form. Your major will be updated automatically if you are accepted into the program.

Prior to being accepted, you may declare “Liberal Arts” as your major. A Liberal Arts major is eligible for financial aid. If you select “Non-Degree-Seeking” as your major, you will not be eligible for federal financial aid.

2022 Programs

Online applications for the Spring 2022 Cosmetology Program will be available on Aug. 20, 2021.

Please read through the information packet for your program of choice prior to applying.

To be considered for a program in the Cosmetology Department, you must meet at least one of the following:

  • ENGL 121, RDG 126, LC 126 with a grade of C or higher
  • ACT Composite Score of 19 or higher
  • ACCUPLACER Next Generation Reading Exam score of 227 or higher
  • ACCUPLACER Classic Reading Exam score of 40 or higher
  • COMPASS Reading Exam score of 64 or higher
  • ACT sub score of 19 or higher in reading
  • ACCUPLACER-ESL (English as a Second Language) test score of 115 or higher

Qualifying course exam scores must be on file with the Admissions Office. Course grades and placement exam scores taken at JCCC are automatically uploaded to your account. If any of these courses or exams are completed at an accredited college other than JCCC, you must have your transcript sent to the Admissions Office prior to the application deadline.

Only exams taken within the last five years can be considered. The ACCUPLACER Next Generation Reading Exam is offered in Testing Services located on JCCC's main campus. There is no charge or appointment needed to take the exam. You will be required to provide current photo identification such as a JCCC ID, driver’s license, military ID or Kansas State ID prior to taking the test. Once the exam is complete, your score will be uploaded to your JCCC student account.

For more information, please contact Testing Services directly at 913-469-4439 or online at Testing Services.


Interview Process

Once you've completed the application process, you are required to attend an interview with the Program Facilitator before being admitted.

You are only eligible for an interview if you have completed the program application process in full.

If you qualify for this step, we will send information regarding program interviews by email shortly after the application deadline.

It is your responsibility to verify that the contact information on file with the Cosmetology Department is accurate. You must attend the program interview to be considered. The interview process involves a review of industry knowledge and personal characteristics relevant to success both in the program and post-graduation.