Student Catalog: Admission

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SECTION 4: Admission to Tricoci University of Beauty Culture

“Look Before You Enroll”

Prospective students face important decisions in deciding if, and where, they want to receive their beauty education. Tricoci University of Beauty Culture encourages these prospects to fully educate themselves prior to making these decisions. For assistance in obtaining school information, information on completion or graduation rates, and school security policies and crime statistics, students should contact their Enrollment Advisor (for prospective students) or Campus Director (for enrolled students) at the campus. For information about financial aid, students should refer to the end of Section 5 of this Catalog.

Student Right-to-Know

Per the Student-Right-To-Know-Act, Tricoci University of Beauty Culture makes our completion, retention and placement rates available on the following page on our website: http://www.tricociuniversity.com/disclosures, under the heading “Program and Student Disclosure Info by Main Campus.” In addition, this data can be viewed in more detail on the same web page using the link under the heading “Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Information.”

Gainful Employment Information

Per regulations from the U.S. Department of Education, Tricoci University of Beauty Culture provides prospective students with key disclosures and information for each program offered at the campus. The Enrollment Advisor will provide a printed copy of this information. It is also available on the Tricoci University of Beauty Culture website by using the following link http://www.tricociuniversity.com/disclosures and clicking on the appropriate campus under the Program and Student Disclosure Info by Main Campus header.

Admission Requirements and Procedures

To enroll into any of the post-secondary programs offered at Tricoci University of Beauty Culture, each prospective student must:

– Meet with a Tricoci University of Beauty Culture Enrollment Advisor to interview and tour the campus.
– Complete an application for enrollment and submit it to the Enrollment Advisor. Once a signed application is submitted for a specified program and start date, Tricoci University of Beauty Culture will hold a seat in the specified program/start date for a stated period of time, which will vary depending on the circumstances. This time will allow for the Campus Admissions Committee to review the application and/or the student to meet other admissions requirements (outlined below).
– A signed Enrollment Agreement is required to enroll in and start an upcoming class.
– Admittance is on an individual basis. To be admitted into the institution, The following requirements must be met:

· Age Requirement: Proof of age must be verified by a State Identification Card or Driver’s License. In Illinois, the applicant must be at least 16 years of age by the first day of class. In Indiana, the applicant must be at least 18 years of age by the time the program is completed in order to qualify for examination for licensing by the State.

· Education Requirement: To be accepted at Tricoci University of Beauty Culture, a student must have successfully completed high school or its equivalent as evidences by any of the following forms of documentation:

° A transcript or diploma showing high school completion; or
° In Illinois: A General Education Development (GED) Certificate or transcript; or
° In Indiana: A High School Equivalency Diploma/ GED Certificate or transcript; or
° Have evidence of completion of homeschooling that State Law treats as a home or private school. A diploma or certificate must be signed by a parent or guardian authorized by the State to conduct homeschooling. If the State issues a secondary school completing credential to homeschoolers, the student must obtain this credential in order to be eligible for enrollment.
° An academic transcript of a student who has successfully completed at least a two-year program that is acceptable towards a full credit toward a bachelor’s degree.

– Licensing and Other Requirements (for Teacher Trainer/Instructor Training Programs): Applicants enrolling in any of the Teacher Trainer/Instructor Training programs must have and provide evidence of a current license as a cosmetologist, esthetician, barber, or nail technician/manicurist before enrolling in the specialized program. Applicants who are enrolling in the Illinois 600 clock hour Cosmetology, Esthetics, or nail technician Teacher Trainer Program must provide proof showing the applicant has been employed in the beauty industry for a minimum of two (2) years. The applicant will also be required to provide a copy of his or her active license which shows the date the applicant became licensed. For Barber Teacher applicants, the applicant must have a minimum of three (3) years of experience. All applicants for the Teacher Trainer/Instructor Training program are required to interview with the Campus Director or their designee. In addition,
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applicants will be asked to do a technical interview with the Education Specialist or their designee. These two (2) additional steps are essential in assessing the level of readiness for the program of study.

– Please note, students enrolled as a Teacher Trainer/Instructor Trainer at Tricoci University of Beauty Culture will receive a Supplemental Catalog for Tricoci University of Beauty Culture Policies that pertain to the Teacher Trainer/Instructor Trainer Programs. The policies stated in the Teacher Trainer/Instructor Trainer Supplemental Catalog will supersede any coordinating policies stated in the Student Catalog.

– Cosmetologist who graduated from an accredited 1500 clock hour Cosmetology program may provide transcripts documenting program graduation and clock hours awarded in order to participate in Tricoci University of Beauty Culture’s Barber crossover program. Eligible students may receive 1000 clock hours of his/her cosmetology training applied toward Barber program required hours. The Cosmetology program graduate will complete an additional 500 clock hours in barbering in order to be eligible to become a licensed Barber in Illinois. (See Section 2: Tricoci University of Beauty Culture Locations and Program Offerings for campuses approved to offer the Barber Program).

Students seeking admission from a foreign institution must have an equivalency evaluation completed as well as a translation if in any language other than English. Tricoci University of Beauty Culture will rely on the expertise of a third party vendor for evaluating foreign transcripts and will require an evaluation of foreign transcripts by a credential evaluation agency acceptable to the institution. The student or candidate seeking admission is solely responsible for the cost of foreign transcript translation and evaluation by an outside agency.

Illinois Crime Victims Compensation Act

An individual who has an offense under the Crime Victims Compensation Act, or Articles 11 or 12 of the Criminal Code of 1961, is not eligible for licensing by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. If Tricoci University of Beauty Culture is aware that a prospective student has been convicted of a violent felony crime, Tricoci University of Beauty Culture will deny admittance into its programs in attempt to provide a safe learning environment.

 

Re-Admission Policy

Students that request to be re-admitted into any Tricoci University of Beauty Culture campus after expulsion or withdrawal must submit an Application for Readmission, which may be provided by campus management or the Student Success Manager. The Student Success Manager will evaluate the student’s application to determine eligibility for readmission. If the applicant is not eligible for readmission, the Student Success Manager will notify the applicant in writing within ten (10) business days of receipt of the application. If the student is eligible for readmission, the Student Success Manager will schedule a meeting or phone conference with the applicant and campus management to determine a final decision, within ten (10) business days of receipt of the application. After a readmission meeting occurs, the student will be notified within fifteen (15) business days of the decision regarding readmission or conditions to be met prior to readmission.
Prior to readmission into Tricoci University of Beauty Culture, the student must agree to adhere to current school policies. In order to be eligible for readmission, the applicant must be able to successfully complete the program according to the completion and graduation requirements, as outlined in the Student Catalog.
Regardless of the length of time elapsed, readmitted students returning to the same program version must return with the same academic and attendance status as when he or she withdrew or was expelled. Tricoci University of Beauty Culture reserves the right to have a student repeat coursework if necessary for success.
Students that are readmitted more than 180 calendar days past their last date of attendance may be charged for and provided with a new kit and will be subject to current campus tuition. Finally, a formal record of the written request for readmission and the outcome/decision will be retained in the student’s permanent record.

Transfer Students

Tricoci University of Beauty Culture accepts transfer hours in some cases. The institution may accept transfer hours from students who attended previously acquired schools. If a student from an acquired location withdraws or is terminated after Tricoci University of Beauty Culture assumes ownership then the student may apply to transfer earned hours into Tricoci University of Beauty Culture. The institution will evaluate the former curriculum, Satisfactory Academic Progress standing, and any financial obligation of each student prior to accepting any transfer hours from the acquired student’s previous education. In addition, cosmetology program graduates seeking enrollment into the Barber crossover program will have their 1000 clock hours of previous training evaluated for transfer into the program. Each transfer student will be evaluated on an individual basis. Tricoci University of Beauty Culture maintains a strict policy that no action is ever taken to solicit the transfer of students attending another post-secondary institution.
A student may also request to transfer to another Tricoci University of Beauty Culture Campus. The student must seek and complete a Transfer Request Form from campus management to request to transfer. Campus management will forward the student’s request to the Student Success Manager. The student must pay a nonrefundable $100 transfer fee, will be subject to the new campus tuition costs, and may have a gap in their Financial Aid funding, which may require a monthly payment. Once the request has been received, the Student Resources Office has up to thirty calendar days to provide a decision. The student will be notified in writing of the decision.

Schedule of Tuition and Fees

Tuition charges are different for each program of study. Applicants should see the enclosure for the breakdown of tuition and fees for the program they are interested in attending.

Cancellation, Withdrawal, and Settlement Policy

For applicants who cancel enrollment or students who withdraw from enrollment, a fair and equitable settlement will apply. The following policy will apply to all terminations for any reason, by either party, including student decision, student violation of Tricoci University of Beauty Culture policy, course or program cancellation, or institution closure.

a. Monies due the applicant or student shall be refunded within 45 days of official cancellation or withdrawal.
b. Deposits or down payments shall become part of the tuition.
c. If an applicant is not accepted by Tricoci University of Beauty Culture, the student is entitled to a refund of all monies paid to the institution.
d. BUYER’S RIGHT TO CANCEL: A student (or parent/legal guardian for student under legal age) has the right to cancel their Enrollment Agreement, by giving notice in writing, prior to midnight of the fifth business day after signing the Enrollment Agreement and receive a refund of all monies paid to date. This policy applies regardless of whether or not the student has actually started the program.
e. When notice of student cancellation is given after the fifth business day following the date the Enrollment Agreement was signed, but before completion of the student’s scheduled first day of his/her program, the student is entitled to a refund of all monies paid to the school.
f. If a student’s enrollment is terminated after beginning the program and after the fifth business day following the date the Enrollment Agreement was signed, Tricoci University of Beauty Culture will retain the kit fee and charge a portion of the student’s tuition, based on their actual program hours completed. For students completing less than 5% of the total program hours, the tuition owed is calculated as the lesser of $300 or 10% of total tuition for the program. Once a student completes 5% of total program hours, the tuition owed calculation is based on the hours completed in the payment period in which the student withdraws, per the Tuition Adjustment Schedule below; all previous payment periods will be charged in full. The refund, if any, is the difference between tuition payments applied through the withdrawal payment period and the tuition owed to the institution.
TUITION ADJUSTMENT SCHEDULE (After 5%+ of Program Completed)
Percent of Payment Period Amount of Payment Period
Actual Hours Completed Tuition Owed to the Institution
0.01% to 4.9% Lesser of 10% or $300
5% to 9.9% 30%
10% to 14.9% 40%
15% to 24.9% 45%
25% to 49.9% 70%
50% and over 100%
g. Official withdrawal will occur when the student notifies the institution that he/she will not return, either by the postmark date for written notification, or the date said information is delivered to the institution in person.
h. If a student on an approved leave of absence does not return, the official withdrawal date is the earlier of the scheduled date of return or the date the student gives notice of not returning.
i. Unofficial withdrawal may occur immediately should the student exceed 14 consecutive calendar days of absence, as determined by the institution through monitoring clock hour attendance at least every thirty (30) days. In these cases, the official withdrawal date will be the student’s last date of attendance.
j. In the case of a student’s disabling injury, death in the immediate family, or other documented mitigating circumstances, a reasonable and fair settlement will be made.
k. If the program is cancelled after a student’s enrollment and before instruction in the program has begun, the institution shall provide either a full refund of all monies paid or an opportunity to complete the program at a later date.
l. If the institution cancels a program and ceases to offer instruction after students have enrolled and instruction has begun, the institution shall at its option provide a pro-rata refund for all students transferring to another school based on the hours accepted by the receiving school; or provide completion of the program; or participate in a Teach-Out Agreement; or provide a full refund of all monies paid.
m. If the institution closes permanently and ceases to offer instruction after students have enrolled, and instruction has begun, the institution must make arrangements for students. The institution has at its option to provide a pro-rata refund or participate in a Teach-Out Agreement.
n. The institution shall mail a written acknowledgement of a student’s cancellation or written withdrawal to the student within 15 calendar days of the date of notification. Written acknowledgment is not necessary if the refund has been mailed to the student within 15 calendar days.
o. Collection Policy: Tricoci University of Beauty Culture will work with each student to ensure that all balances are fully paid or a satisfactory payment plan is in place. If a student’s enrollment is terminated, outstanding balances may be forwarded to a collection agency or other third party, which will follow the above Cancellation, Withdrawal and Settlement Policy.

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