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Cosmetology Admission Requirements

Cosmetology Admission Requirements

Photo by David HanksFirst-time students are required to attend a mandatory orientation meeting in room B-100.  Scheduled as follows:

FALL 2019 Orientation Dates for SPRING 2020 Enrollment:

-Tuesday     August 27     3:45pm

-Tuesday     October 22     3:45pm

-Tuesday     November 26     3:45pm

-Tuesday     December 10     3:45pm

You do not need to sign-up for this the Cosmetology Orientation Session, please arrive to our lobby 10 minutes early.

All questions regarding Laney Cosmetology will be answered in Orientation in Building B-100. 

These Orientation meetings are for enrollment to the Spring 2020 Cosmetology Program.

Contact the Cosmetology Department at 510-464-3285 for supplementary application information and forms.


If you are not able to enroll in the Cosmetology Program for Spring 2019, please consider enrolling into the:

Introduction to Cosmetology 245 (2 Units) 

Should Introduction to Cosmetology not be offered, please consider taking classes for the Cosmetology A.A. degree.  See a Counselor in the Tower on the 3rd floor.

A grade of “C” or above is required in each prerequisite course to continue in the sequence of course offerings.

Transfer students will be accepted when space is available, providing they have not achieved more than 300 certified hours and apply within a one-year period of withdrawal from a previous school.

Upon completion of the 1600-hour program and completion of all courses with a passing grade, students are eligible to petition for the Certificate of Completion and are qualified to apply for licensing through the California State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology.