Students should apply for admission as soon as possible in order to be officially accepted for a specific program and starting date. To apply, students should complete the Application Form and send it to the school or call for a priority appointment to visit the school and receive a tour of its facilities.
All applicants are required to complete a personal interview with an admissions representative. Parents and spouses are encouraged to attend. This gives applicants and their families an opportunity to see the school’s equipment and facilities and to ask questions relating to the academy’s curriculum and career objectives. Personal interviews also enable school administrators to determine whether an applicant is acceptable for enrollment into the program. If the student applying is unable to visit prior to attending classes (student is from outside of the United States and in need of a Student Visa to gain entry to the US) this step can occur via telephone or internet.
All applicants must be beyond the age of compulsory education which is sixteen (16) years old.
Yes. A high school diploma, GED equivalency or Home School diploma is required to enroll in any program at International Academy.
A non-refundable $100.00 Registration and Enrollment Fee is required at the time of enrollment. Once an applicant has completed and submitted the Application and Enrollment Agreement, the school reviews the information and informs the applicant of its decision. If an applicant is not accepted, all fees paid to the school are refunded.
The following items must be completed and submitted at the time of enrollment:
The school reserves the right to reject applicants if the items listed above are not successfully completed.
The following are the required documents that must be submitted to International Academy before we can review your application and submit your I-20 and I-901 forms which are required by the Department of Homeland Security for entry into the United States:
Once the required documents, International Student Application processing fee, and required tuition deposit are received and reviewed by the admissions office, the application will be submitted to the campus President for processing. An I-20 and I-901 form will be generated by the campus President, along with your acceptance letter with all proper visa documents. This package will be shipped to you immediately via overnight courier. Upon receipt of your package, you must set an appointment for your Consulate office in your country. At the time of your appointment, you will give them all of the documents and forms that we have sent to you. Upon acceptance by your Consulate’s office, you will be issued a F-1 Student Visa and allowed to come to the United States to attend International Academy.
*If your Consulate office does not approve your visa, the 1/3 tuition deposit will be fully refunded.
If you are a US citizen, yes. The staff can assist helping you locate employment in the area. We will even help you put your resume together if you don’t already have one. If you are not a US citizen, the US Government will not allow you to work while attending school. Some large universities have the capabilities to offer on-campus employment to international students, but we do not have that available to domestic or international students at this time.
No! In the United States, each state has a hourly educational requirement which you must meet. Below you will find the requirements for the state of Florida. That is all the education necessary, which is the great thing about our programs. You are prepared for what you need to get employed in your area of study as quickly as possible! There is no “fluff” classes and extra degree requirements that keep you in school longer and cause you to spend extra money. Once you complete your program, you are ready to sit for the State Board examination (Cosmetology and Barber) or MBLEX (Massage Therapy) and you are ready to become employed! It’s really simple!
With licenses, each state differs with their requirements. If the state you are planning on moving to requires more clock hours than Florida, we allow the student to complete the extra hours necessary at no cost. It keeps you in school a little longer, but it is complimentary. Over the years International Academy has trained students from over 40 states and 25 countries. We always want our student to be covered where ever they may decide to relocate, have it be within the US or abroad. International Academy will be more than happy to help you research the requirements for the state or country you may be considering relocating to, but it is ultimately the students responsibility to contact the transferring states Board for accurate information.
Its about the journey…I graduated from Intl Academy with a strong foundation in cosmetology as a stylist and an educator now over 10years. I am proud to help cultivate and inspire the beauty within us all and visually express it to the world.
International Academy is not just a school for me, they became my family. Even when I visit as a graduate, I feel like I am visiting my family. Since Graduation, I have been employed with Great Clips and love my career. I am beginning Management training there and I owe it all to the training I received at International Academy. They truly exceeded my expectations!
After graduating from Intl Academy I went out into the real world of with such confidence and was ready for anything had to offer me. I started with Hair Cuttery and in 6 months became the manager. Several years later I opened my own salon with another Intl Academy grad and have successfully been in business over 4 years thanks to my fabulous education, love and support from Mez and the entire staff at Intl Academy!
Hair has always been a great passion of mine, and when I knew cosmetology was the career I wanted to pursue, I looked long and hard for a loyal school. I found the perfect one, International Academy! So, I packed up my bags from Chicago and moved down to Florida. I learned great skills in coloring and cutting and had lots of feed back from all of the great, knowledgeable teachers. I have now been doing hair for 5 years and am having great success!
Besides career placement our staff is ready to assist you with other services that will help you achieve your career goals. As a student ongoing assistance is provided in the following areas: Car pooling, Study Buddies, Graduation and more. Whatever you need, we are here to help!