What You Need to Know as a Minnesota School of Cosmetology Student

If you’ve enrolled at the Minnesota School of Cosmetology, this is an exciting time for you! And there are plenty of things to know as you prepare for school.What You Need to Know as a Minnesota School of Cosmetology Student

The first thing you can expect and anticipate is a welcoming environment. The MSC community, including students, instructors and staff, get excited to see other creative and motivated people on campus.

So, let’s rundown what we have in store for you.  


Your first experience as a new student will be New Student Orientation.

The overall goal of New Student Orientation is to take care of the details as much as possible so you will be more comfortable and ready for classes on your first day.

During the session, you will:

  • Meet fellow classmates
  • Meet MSC instructors and staff
  • Meet the academic support team

These are the people you will be spending most of your time with while completing your program. We’re here to encourage and help each other so it’s a great opportunity to get know each other.

          Related: What to Do Between Now and Your First Day at MSC


Other important topics that we’ll cover to help you be successful include:

  • Student policies and procedures
  • Positive learning models and practices
  • Acquainting you with technology based learning tools
  • Establishing a foundation for development of professional and academic experiences

All departments are staffed that day so you can:

  • Review your class schedules
  • Make tuition payments (if necessary)
  • Complete and submit final forms for your academic file
  • Get fitted for your smock, which is part of your daily attire
  • Get your picture taken for your student ID card

Did you know that your family and friends are invited to New Student Orientation? So bring them along. We allow enough time for you to show them around your What You Need to Know as a Minnesota School of Cosmetology Studentcampus.

Be sure to mark New Student Orientation on your calendar and make plans to attend.

Your First Day at MSC

On your first day of class, we will meet you in the front lobby and welcome you to MSC. There you will find a representative ready to greet you and provide you with:

  • Your ID card
  • Help locating classrooms if you need it
  • A breakfast treat
  • A heartwarming smile!

The first thing you’ll get to do is open your cosmetology kit that will supply you with everything you need to be successful at MSC!

After opening your kit you’ll receive your iPad® and we’ll provide hands-on training for getting everything set up and downloaded. Now that you have your iPad® in hand, you are ready to go to your first class.

Your First Week at MSC

During the first week of classes you will meet instructors and review the course outline so you know how to plan for assignments.

At this time we encourage you to meet other students in your class, arrange times to meet and study, or just hang out together for lunch.

You’ll find other students who share similar interests and perspectives. Jump in and start networking with fellow students; most likely you’ll be collaborating on projects and assignments inside and outside of the classroom.

If you have questions, admissions representatives, front desk officials or any MSC staff member are here to help.

Congratulations! You are now part of the MSC community and we’re glad you joined us!



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