What You Need to Succeed

We will help you develop a sense of form and artistry, as well as teach you how to effectively deal with the public. Be aware that this work can be arduous and physically demanding, but we are here to help and guide you the whole way.

Physical Demands

Know that in your chosen field, you will be expected to stand for long hours, so physical stamina is important. Prolonged exposure to some chemicals may cause irritation, so be sure and wear protective clothing such as disposable gloves or aprons when necessary.

Admission Requirements/TDLR

All Applicants:

  • Pre-enrollment interview
  • Be at least 17 years of age.
  • Copy of your Driver’s License or other government issued ID.
  • Copy your Social Security Card or immigration status, if applicable.
  • Have a high school diploma, high school transcript or GED. If presenting a high school transcript, it must clearly show the graduation date. Or have passed a valid examination administered by a certified testing facility that measures the person’s ability to benefit from training and have completed. If presenting a college transcript, it must show completion of at least a two-year program that is acceptable for full credit toward a bachelor’s degree along with your HS graduation date. (Training Agreement can start @16 their junior year)

Other Considerations:

  • Transfer Students: Copy of your high school diploma or equivalent (as described above) and your transcript of hours from transferring out institution.
  • Foreign Diplomas: Have evidence that verification of a foreign student’s high school diploma has been performed by an outside agency that is qualified to translate documents into English and confirm the academic equivalence to a high school diploma.
  • Home school: Have evidence of completion of home schooling and is approved by the Texas Education Agency, a branch of government of Texas responsible for public and private education in Texas in the United States.
  • Training Agreement: Meet the requirements set out in the agreement.
  • Ability to Benefit: Our college does not give this exam or accept ATB students.

Accreditation / State Agencies Policy on Evaluating the Validity of High School Diplomas Regulation 34 CFR 668.16 (p) requires Title IV schools to establish policies and procedures to confirm the authenticity of high school diplomas if the school or the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education has reason to question the validity of a student’s high school diploma or Homeschool Diploma. East Texas Cosmetology College may require further documentation in the form of a certified copy of final high school transcripts for the high school in question or information from a company that evaluates foreign diplomas (in the case of a foreign diploma). Student self-certification is not considered sufficient proof of validity. In addition to checking online for further information about the school issuing the diploma and its accreditation, the school may also contact the Department of Education in the state in which the diploma was issued to determine if the school listed on the diploma is on the state list of recognized schools. The school maintains a list of known diploma mills for the admissions staff to check when receiving a diploma from an unknown and questionable source. It is understood that this list may not be all inclusive as there are hundreds of diploma mills, some known, and some not currently known. It is also understood that the list of schools in the FAFSA drop down box online also may not be all inclusive. The school makes every reasonable effort to verify the validity of questionable high school diplomas.

Classes for Cosmetology and Esthetician start every 8 weeks on a Monday. 

Eyelash classes schedule every 11 weeks on a Monday.  

Manicure class starts May 1st of each year until further notice. 

Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation

PO Box 12157
Austin Texas 78711

NACCAS, 3015 Colvin Street
Alexandria, VA  22314

Texas Education Association
1701 N Congress
Austin Texas 78701

United States Department of Education (.gov)

400 Maryland Ave SW
Washington DC 20202
1-202 401-2000

Federal Student Aid Code: 043025 (FAFSA)


The Purpose of the Programs

The programs prepare students to become the creative, well-trained professionals demanded by today’s beauty industry. Programs prepare graduates for the Texas Department of License and Regulations.

Student Preparation Tips

There are a few things you may want to consider while arranging for a successful enrollment plan:

  • Choose a start date that works well with your schedule and level of preparedness!
  • Prepare financially.
  • Plan for dependable transportation and childcare if applicable
  • Consider employment that supports the demands of your education.

Transfer Students: 250 HR Cosmo, 50 HR Manicure, 50 HR Esthetician

We do accept transfers so long as applicants provide proof of high school diploma or equivalent, as well as transcript records from previous school. A student desiring transfer must withdraw from the first school prior to transfer. Enrollment in two or more schools of cosmetology at the same time is prohibited. A student transferring who desires to claim credit earned hours must inform the school transferred to prior to enrollment of his or her attendance and must furnish that to the school records of credit claimed. This record may be in the form of a transcript, grade sheet, skills sheet, or an extra form needed from the prior school. The student must have paid all monies due to the other school to ensure the credit hours claimed have been released with the state. A student who wishes to transfer out of this school to another school must be paid in full prior to the release of the transcript. Our facility excepts a limited number of transfer hours, due to our curriculum and learning methods will be different.

Eyelash transfer hours:

We do not accept transfer hours from another facility due to the course outline, curriculum, and duration of the program is only 10 weeks, our eyelash program is fast and furious with a large amount of learning in a short time, and you must complete all our requirements within the facility.

Re-Enrollment $150.00

Students desiring reinstatement must pay all required admissions and re-enrollment fees, as well as sign a Letter of Reinstatement. Re-enrolling students will not be charged tuition for hours already earned but must pay the current hourly rate for all remaining hours. Transfer hours are excepted we will allow 250 clock hours from another program, you will need to be taught our curriculum.

Drop Policy

students will be dropped for attendance issues, non-compliance with policies and procedures. If a student is dropped or withdrawn, they will owe the college a fee of $150.00 dollars for the process. Our students cannot miss over 10 to 14 consecutive days, without the proper paperwork in place.

Non-Discrimination Policy

ETC College does not discriminate against sex, race, religion, age, ethnic origin, color, or disability. In addition, we have zero tolerance for bullying behavior. Should you have a disability and need an academic adjustment, please send a written request to the admissions office to ensure prompt review of your request. Disability rights are civil rights. From voting to parking, the ADA is a law that protects people with disabilities in many areas of public life. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects people with disabilities from discrimination.  https://www.ada.gov/

Students with Disabilities

Students with disabilities who wish to request reasonable accommodation must contact the ETC College office and be able to provide documentation of disability from an appropriate professional. For example, a student with a psychological disability should provide documentation from a psychologist, psychiatrist, or social worker. ETC College respects the rights of our students no matter what their difficulties.

Code of Ethics

The East Texas Cosmetology College provides top education to instructors and students and strives to improve each day. The school strives to offer top products and educational material.