Find out how to get started on the path to a career in cosmetology.

How to Apply

Applying for college can seem like a daunting task, but we have broken it down into four easy steps for you.

  1. Talk with an admissions representative from our school about our program and your career goals. Get in touch by calling 1-877-541-8777 or send us a request for information.
  2. Visit our school in person. Your representative will schedule a convenient time for you to tour our Woodbury or Plymouth campus and see what we’re all about.
  3. Fill out an application for admission—your representative can help with every step!
  4. Meet with a financial aid representative to determine whether you qualify for loans, grants or scholarships.

Our admissions representatives will walk you through each step of the process and make sure all your questions are answered and all your concerns are addressed.

Minnesota School of Cosmetology Admissions FAQ

If you are like most students, you have a few questions before you apply. We have compiled some of the most frequently asked questions below. If you have a question that is not listed here or did not find all the information you need, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 1-877-541-8777.

What types of schedules do you offer? What are your hours?

Minnesota School of Cosmetology offers day and night programs, and full-time and part-time schedules. Please contact us for specific information on class hours.

Does Minnesota School of Cosmetology offer financial aid?

We do and will arrange a private meeting to help you identify loans, grants and scholarships for which you may qualify.

Do you accept transfer credits from another beauty school or college?

We will review your transcripts at no charge. If you have completed beauty training or college classes within the last three years with a grade of C or better from an accredited cosmetology school or college, you may be eligible to transfer credits to Minnesota School of Cosmetology.

How long is the cosmetology program?

As a full-time student with nearly perfect attendance, you will complete your training in 10 months. If you work full-time or have family commitments you may choose a part-time program. Part-time students typically complete the program in 20 months.

What are the admission requirements?

You will need a high school diploma or equivalent (GED) and proof of immunization. You must also score a minimum of 24 out of 32 on the MSC Assessment test.

Where are your campuses?

We have campuses in Plymouth and Woodbury. These convenient locations are close to a variety of stores and restaurants.

For more information or to get started in our cosmetology program, call 1-877-541-8777 or email us.

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