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Admission Policy

Admission Requirements

A student is considered to be enrolled at The Real Barbers College once they sign their enrollment agreement. Prior to a student’s enrollment (signing the enrollment agreement), the school will provide and encourage prospective students to review the school catalog, the Institutional Performance Fact Sheet, and other disclosures. In addition to paper copies, these materials are also posted on the institution’s website at These documents will assist the student to make an educated selection of the programs of study offered by this institution. The institutional catalog and disclosures are updated annually by the dates on the cover page. The catalog is subject to change without notice.

Applicants are admitted as regular students once they have met the following criteria:

  1. Provided documentation of one of the following: high school graduation, passing General Educational Development (GED) scores, or other equivalent. TRBC will verify the authenticity of the documentation prior to enrollment. High school graduates who are not able to provide a copy of the diploma or whose diploma cannot be verified will be asked to provide an official high school transcript showing the dates of entrance and graduation and courses completed. If a transcript is not available, the student will be required to take and pass a GED test at an official testing center prior to enrollment. All required documentation that is not in English must be accompanied by a certified English translation.
  2. Provided proof of English proficiency. Domestic students providing high school diplomas or documentation of equivalents meet this requirement.
  3. TRBC reserves all rights to review all applicant requests for admissions. With cause, the School Administration and/or President may deny admission.

NOTE: Our school does not recruit students already attending or admitted to another school offering similar programs of study.

Credit for Previous Training

Appropriate credit may be granted for prior training hours at the discretion of the college and upon verification by college officials of its validity of any transcripts submitted under the Cosmetology Act and Board of Barbering and Cosmetology Rules and Regulations. Students transferring from another school of Cosmetology in California must furnish a valid Proof of Training document from a licensed California Cosmetology school. The college may not elect to accept all or any of the previous hours of training and operations. All out-of-state applicants must furnish the FORM B of clock hours from the California Board of Barbering/Cosmetology and it must be notarized from the previous school attended. The transfer hours from another institution that are accepted toward the student’s educational program are counted as both attempted and completed hours for the purpose of determining when the allowable maximum time frame has been exhausted. Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) evaluation periods are based on actual contract hours at the institution.

Re-Enrollment Policy

All students who withdrew may re-enter into the program without the loss of program clock- hours provided it is within six (6) years from the date of their withdrawal. All student records are only kept for six (6) years and it is the responsibility of the student to maintain all documents received from the institution. The institution reserves the right to evaluate the previous enrollment to verify that the student was in good standing and their tuition account paid up to the last date of attendance before the student is accepted for re-enrollment.

Notice Concerning Transferability of Clock Hours and Credentials Earned at Our Institution

The transferability of clock hours a student earns at The Real Barbers College is at the complete discretion of an institution to which the student may seek to transfer. Acceptance of the certificate a student earns for completing any program at TRBC is also at the complete discretion of the institution to which the student may seek to transfer. If the certificate that you earn at this institution is not accepted at the institution to which you seek to transfer, you may be required to repeat some or all of your coursework at that institution. For this reason you should make certain that your attendance at this institution will meet your educational goals. This may include contacting an institution to which you may seek to transfer after attending TRBC to determine if you will receive credit for the classes you complete at TRBC. The college has not entered into an articulation or transfer agreement with any other college or university.

Non-Discrimination Policy: The Real Barbers College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, handicap, financial status, age, ethnic origin or residence, or any other protected class of persons by law in its admissions, staffing, instruction, and/or graduation policies.

Housing: The Real Barbers College maintains no dormitories. Students are responsible for finding their own housing. The College is not required to find housing for students or assist them in their search for housing.

Class Start Dates: We have one scheduled start date each month. The institution shall make exceptions to start dates depending on the class size.

Calendar/Holidays: The college is closed on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Veterans Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. A special holiday may be declared for emergencies or special reasons.

Textbooks, Equipment & Supplies

Textbooks and smocks will be issued to students after their second week of their program.  All mandatory supplies and equipment will be kept in the freshman classroom. After the 7th day of the start date, each new barbering student will be issued a kit of equipment with carrying case. The kit contains the equipment necessary for satisfactory completion of the course. Students who are enrolled in one of our crossover courses or are transferring over from another school that need a new kit may obtain one after making their first payment towards their institutional charges and attending more than 2 weeks. Students are expected to maintain the kit by replacing lost and/or broken articles. The college is not responsible for a student’s equipment if it becomes lost or stolen. Students must learn to be responsible for the tools of their trade.