Barber/Cosmetologist Admission Requirements

Semester start date(s): Fall 2014 & Spring 2015

Fall 2014 Program Application Dates:

  • Application available on September 1, 2013
  • Application review begins on October 21, 2013
  • Application deadline is July 1, 2014

Spring 2015 Program Application Dates:

  • Application available on January 16, 2014
  • Application review begins on March 17, 2014
  • Application deadline is December 15, 2014

Campus Location(s): Madison - Downtown*

*The majority of program classes are offered at the Downtown Education Center, with the remainder offered online. 

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have completed the following prior to being considered for program admission:

1. Education Completed:

High School graduation, GED/HSED completion, or an Associate’s or higher documented degree from an institution other than Madison College.

Contact the school(s) or GED/HSED Testing Center and send official transcripts to: Madison College Enrollment Center, 1701 Wright Street, Madison, WI 53704

Transcripts must be on file prior to the application and/or credential deadline. Applicants are responsible for submitting official transcripts that show completion of any unique course requirements. Visit the Transcripts web page for more information.

Note: In-progress high school transcripts will not delay the processing of a high school senior's admission application, unless additional testing or specific courses are required.

2. Residency:

Per Wisconsin Statute TCS-10, out-of-state residents cannot be placed on a waiting list and out-of-district residents are not permitted to be placed on a waiting list for a program that closes prior to the out-of-district resident processing date. For admissions purposes, Minnesota residents are processed as out-of-district residents. Refer to the Residency Determination web page for more information.

Start the Application

To access the online admissions application, go to Step 2 on the Admissions Process web page.

Important Note

Above are admission requirements. Curriculum courses may require COMPASS testing or other prerequisites. Please see Program Curriculum for course prerequisites.

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