Requirements for Admission

The school admits as students only persons having one of the following:

  • A certificate of graduation from secondary education (High School Diploma)

  • General Education Diploma (GED)

Applicants seeking admission into an instructor training program must possess one of the previous certification AND have held a master cosmetology license in the state in which the applicant intends to teach (GA or TN) for at least 18 months. To contact us for assistance click here.

After an interview, the prospective student completes an application for enrollment. The admissions process proceeds with the completion of any necessary pre-entrance forms. Accepted students will be notified of orientation for new students which is held before the start of classes and which provides the student with opportunities, regulations and policies of the school.

Former Students

Any former student who withdrew in good standing must meet the requirements of admission for transfer students. Any former student who was terminated by the school for reasons other than satisfactory academic progress will be readmitted only after showing cause to the school director that the reason for the original termination has been rectified. Each case will be reviewed by the school director in consultation with the student's former instructors. Students who were terminated by the school for reasons other than satisfactory academic progress and readmitted will be placed on probation for one month. Re-entering students will be charged a $100.00 re-entry fee.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Tennessee Career Institute is committed to the principle of equal employment and educational opportunities for all. The School does not permit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identification or handicap in the administration of any educational program or activity, including participation in, or receiving the benefits of, admission to or employment in such programs or activities. Qualified handicapped persons will not be excluded from employment or participation in educational programs. The commitment to equal opportunity applies to all aspects of recruitment, employment, and education. TCI complies with nondiscrimination regulations under Title 45, Pt A6 of the Code of Federal Regulations.