ADMISSION PROCEDURES & REQUIREMENTS

Please note that all programs are offered at the Main campus. Training is offered to all applicants on an equal basis, regardless of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, national and ethnic origin. The school also complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 which prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities and mandates the provision of reasonable accommodations to ensure access to programs and services to qualified handicapped persons.

Students are required to complete a criminal background disclosure for all of our programs. Felony convictions, and pleas of No Lo Contendere may disqualify certain individuals from obtaining licensure. The programs offered at Palm Beach Academy of Health and Beauty are designed to prepare an individual for employment in their field of study. These programs are open for regular enrollment to men and women who possess a high school diploma or the equivalent. Prospective students are invited to visit the school and discuss their needs, goals and objectives with an Admissions representative. A student interested in applying may begin the process by completing the Application for Admissions on campus. This may be obtained by calling the school Admissions office at the campus at 561.845.1400.

Applicants must meet the following requirements to be admitted to Palm Beach Academy of Health and Beauty:
  • Complete the application and submit it to the Admissions Office at the address on the form.
  • Be at least 16 years of age.
  • Submit transcript or diploma, or recognized equivalency confirming High School Graduation, a G.E.D., an Associate, bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
  • Foreign transcripts and diplomas must be translated into English and evaluated by a recognized third-party translation/evaluation provider. A signed affidavit statement may suffice, except for those programs which are Title IV eligible at our institution. Check with your state and accrediting agency.
  • Submit proof that you are a U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident or on a legal status allowing you to study in the United States.
  • Ability to Benefit Students may not be accepted if they have never been in attendance at a post- secondary school previously. A student who attended an eligible program at a Title IV institution prior to July 1, 2012, may be able to establish eligibility at the same Title IV institution or a different Title IV institution under the guidelines provided by the Federal Student Aid office
  • A student who attended an eligible program at a Title IV institution prior to July 1, 2012, may be able to establish eligibility at the same Title IV institution or a different Title IV institution under the guidelines provided by the Federal Student Aid office. These applicants must meet the grandfathered clause under Gen12-09, to be accepted at Florida Barber Academy on the basis of documentation from the National Student Loan Data System that states that they previously received Title IV aid, or transcript or other documentation from a previous institution that demonstrates that the applicant was enrolled or attended an eligible program at a Title IV institution or passed an approved ATB test.
  • Palm Beach Academy of Health and Beauty will accept by exception prospective students who do not have a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent into the Eligible Career Pathways Program as defined in section 484 (d) (2) of the HEA. These students will concurrently enroll in an adult secondary education program while attending Palm Beach Academy of Health and Beauty. Also, students who are participating in the Eligible Career Pathways Program may require to attain their high school diploma or GED before graduating from Palm Beach Academy of Health and Beauty.
  • For Active Duty military and Veterans students, the DD Form 214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from active duty may serve as an alternative documentation to verify a student’s high school graduation if it indicates that the individual is a high school graduate or has the equivalent.
Upon acceptance, a student must complete an Enrollment Agreement, provide a copy of their Driver’s License (or other form of government issued ID) and complete all necessary paperwork. Applicants are strongly encouraged to visit the Admissions Office at the desired campus of interest.

NOTE: Applicants for licensure with the Florida Massage Therapy Board must be 18 years of age or have a high school diploma or GED.


VETERANS AFFAIRS

Veterans are admitted on the same basis and criteria as other applicants. Students seeking veteran s educational benefits must contact the Veterans Administration (VA) Certifying Official and/or Financial Aid Representative at the campus. Certification of enrollment is made by the VA Certifying Official. Funding from the Veterans Administration may be paid directly to the students by the Veterans Administration office. For other VA funds such as Chapter 33, the funds are sent directly to the school. Below is a list of eligible programs offered by the school:
  • Chapter 30 (Montgomery GI Bill®)
  • Chapter 31 (Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment – VR&E)
  • Chapter 33 (Post 9/11 GI Bill®)
  • Chapter 35 (Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance Program - DEA)
  • Chapter 1606 (Montgomery GI Bill® Selected Reserve)
  • Chapter 1607 (Reserve Educational Assistance Program - REAP)

For a list of required documents for students to apply for VA Educational Benefits at Palm Beach Academy of Health & Beauty, please contact your Financial Aid representative and/or VA Certifying official at the campus.
For additional information regarding VA Educational Assistance and to download related forms go to www.va.gov or www.gibill.va.gov.


GENERAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

The International applicant who wishes to study at Palm Beach Academy of Health & Beauty® (PBA) must:
  • Speak to an Admission Representative regarding the programs offered at the school.
  • Be at least 16 years of age.
  • Possess the equivalent of a U.S. high school diploma AND, Provide high school transcript/diploma or an evaluation of the high school transcript/diploma; Foreign transcripts and diplomas must be translated into English and evaluated by a recognized third party translation/evaluation provider.
  • Choose the program that he/she will study and the location.
  • Complete the International Student Application Form (IN-100) and submit it via e-mail to your Admission Representative.
  • Pay a one-time non-refundable $100.00 USD application fee. This fee should be paid via wire transfer to the school’s account at the same time you submit Form IN-100. The information on the schools account is found on the I-20 package.
  • Have all documents translated into English by a professional certified translator.
  • Submit original documents, which will be returned to the applicant upon review by the International department.
  • Complete all forms in their entirety.
  • Have all forms typed. Handwritten forms will not be accepted.
  • Have a valid passport for at least six months beyond the applicant’s intended period of stay in the U.S.


REQUIREMENTS TO APPLY FOR CERTIFICATE OF ELIGIBILITY

(FORM I-20)

The I-20 package is the right source of information for you, as it provides you with everything you need to know in order to apply to Palm Beach Academy of Health & Beauty®. The International Package can be found on our website at www.pbacademy.edu in the International Student Admissions tab under Admissions. Please be aware that the Certificate of Eligibility (Form I-20) will be generated once our International Department receives a completed package. In order to obtain your I-20 signed by Palm Beach Academy of Health & Beauty®, International Applicants must read and comply with ALL the requirements listed in the International Package (I-20 package). All forms must be typed and mailed to your Admission Representative. The non-refundable application fee and the down payment must be paid via wire transfer to the international school account or in person at the school, if in the U.S.

Admissions Policy & Requirements (ECPP Program)

Eligible Career Pathways Program (ECPP)

An applicant who is not a high school graduate or has not passed the GED and is seeking admission into an Eligible Career Pathways Program (ECPP) must take and pass a two-part, independently administered, nationally standardized test recognized and approved by the United States Department of Education that measures basic skills in reading and arithmetic. The Wonderlic Basic Skills Test (WBST) minimum scores are:
  • Verbal: 200
  • Quantitative: 210
There are two distinct and different Ability to Benefit classifications. First, it will be determined if the applicant is eligible for the Grandfathering ATB Student classification. If the applicant is not eligible, He/she will need to seek admissions through the Eligible Career Pathways Program – ATB student classification. Documentation Requirements for Grandfathering ATB Students.
Students who were enrolled in an eligible program of study prior to July 1, 2012 may continue to establish Title IV eligibility in any eligible program under one of the ATB alternatives by using the following grandfathering test:
  • Question 1: Did the student attend an eligible program at any Title IV institution prior to July 1, 2012? If yes, the student may use any of the ATB alternatives to become eligible for Title IV, HEA student assistance. If no, continue to Question 2.
  • Question 2: Did the student, prior to July 1, 2012, officially register at a Title IV institution, and is the student scheduled to attend an eligible program? If yes, the student may use any of the ATB alternatives to become eligible for Title IV, HEA student assistance. If no, the student may not use the ATB alternatives to become eligible for Title IV, HEA student assistance.

ATB alternatives:
  • Pass an independently administered, Department of Education approved ATB test
  • OR
  • Complete at least six credit hours (225 clock hours), that are applicable toward a degree or certificate offered by the institution

Prior ATB tests provided the applicant for eligibility purposes may not apply for enrollment purposes. For enrollment purposes, the applicant must either provide official results for the Wonderlic Basic Skills Test which meet the minimum scores listed above or successfully re-test prior to enrollment.
Documentation Requirements for Eligible Career Pathways Program ATB Students are as follows; A student who passes the Wonderlic Basic Skills Test with the minimum required scores may enroll in the Eligible Career Pathway Programs (ECPP). The ECPP has many components that the student must participate in to continue in the ECPP. These include:
  1. Enrollment into and participation in the Adult Education component of the ECPP;
  2. Participation in academic advising throughout the ECPP from both from PBAHB and Adult Education provider.
  3. Participation in Career Pathway Coaching throughout the ECPP.

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