Admissions Eligibility

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This school does not discriminate in its employment, admission, instruction, or graduation policies on the basis of sex, age, race, color, religion, or ethnic origin nor does it actively recruit students already attending or admitted to another school offering similar programs of study.  We welcome all qualified individuals to apply for enrollment.

  1. Age:  All applicants for enrollment must be at least seventeen (17) years old.
    a.    Vital Statistics Birth Certificate


  2. Identity:  All applicants must submit a valid, government issued identification card.
    a.    Driver’s License
    b.    State Identification Card
    c.    Active-Duty Military/Veterans Identification Card

  3. Citizenship/Residency:  All applicants must be either a natural born US citizen or a legally authorized immigrant to the US.
    a.    Social Security Card
    b.    Unexpired Reentry Permit (1-327)
    c.    Permanent Resident Card or Alien Registration Receipt Card With Photograph (1-551)
    d.    Unexpired Refugee Travel Document (1-571)
    e.    Unexpired Employment Authorization Card Which Contains a Photograph (l-766)
    f.    Machine Readable Immigrant Visa (with Temporary 1-551 Language)
    g.    Temporary 1-551 Stamp (on passport or 1-94)
    h.    1-94 (Arrival/Departure Record) in Unexpired Foreign Passport
    i.    1-20 (Certificate of Eligibility for Non-immigrant, F-1, Student Status)
    j.    DS2019 (Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor, J-1, Status)


  4. Health:  All applicants must submit documentation proving that he/she is not infected with tuberculosis.
    a.    Tuberculosis Screening Results:  Screening must have been conducted in the last twelve (12) months.
    b.    Chest X-Ray:  X-Ray must have been conducted in the last twelve (12) months.


  5. Education:  All applicants must submit proof of high school graduation.
    a.    High School Diploma
    b.    GED/State Approved Alternative
    c.    Official School Transcript:  Must explicitly state applicant’s high school graduation date.
    d.    An academic transcript of a student who has successfully completed at least a two-year program that is acceptable for full credit towards a bachelor’s degree.
    e.    Foreign Applicants:  Should an enrolling student provide a foreign high school diploma; the institution will work with the student to obtain an English translation of the document along with confirmation that the education received is equivalent to a U.S. high school diploma.  This documentation must come from an outside agency.
    f.    Ability to Benefit:  This school does not admit students who have completed an Ability-to-Benefit evaluation.


  6. Transfer Students:  Transfer students must officially withdraw, if they have not already done so, from their previous school prior to applying for admission at Top of the Line Barber College.  
    a.    Transfer Hours:  Transfer students must submit must submit hours, via an official school transcript, to be considered for course credit prior to signing an enrollment contract.  The acceptance of transfer hours is at the discretion of the school and its faculty; additionally, transfer hours will be accepted except where prohibited by state law.  ANY TRANSFER STUDENT MUST ENROLL FOR A MINIMUM OF 500 HOURS.


Enrollment Process

1. Complete Enrollment Application:  An applicant must obtain an enrollment application, either in person or via the school’s website.  The enrollment application consists of three sections.  The first section is the actual application; this is where the applicant will provide identifying information such as their name, DOB, SSN.  It is also where the applicant will decide which class section their wish to enroll in, full-time or part-time.  The second section of the application is an essay question.  Applicants’ response must be at least one (1) paragraph in length.  The third and final section is a letter of recommendation that must be completed by an individual of the applicants choosing.

  • Application Fee:  Applicants must submit a non-refundable application fee of $75.00.

  • Fee Wavier: Students who identify as having a hardship or are currently negatively impacted by socio-economic tragedies, will be given the opportunity to apply for a waiver by submitting a formal request in writing to the Campus President. All request for waivers will be kept confidential and issued on a need basis only.

  • Submission of Application Fee or Wavier: The non-refundable application fee or waiver is due at the time of submitting the enrollment application or can be submitted at the time of signing of the enrollment contract.​​​​​​​


2. Complete Student Barber Permit Application:  Applicants must complete an application for a Student Barber Permit; the permit is issued by the SC Board of Barber Examiners, the state licensing agency.  The permit and the number attached to it is used by school officials to record and report a student’s training hours completed each month.  The application may be obtained from school officials or directly from the SC Board of Barber Examiners’ website.  The link for the website is


  • Application Fee:  The SC Board of Barber Examiners requires a $35.00 non-refundable application fee be submitted with all student barber permit applications.

3. Submit Applications & Required Documentation:  Applicants must submit both completed applications, including the required application fees/wavier, and the required admissions eligibility documentation in person to an admissions representative.  The representative will review the applications for accuracy and, if no errors are found, approve the applicant’s enrollment into the program.

  • Official Admission:  An applicant is not officially admitted into the program until the SC Board of Barber Examiners approves their application for a student barber permit.

4. Negotiate Payment Terms:  Once an applicant has been admitted into the program, then he/she must make suitable arrangements to pay their outstanding tuition bill.  The following payment terms are available:

  1. Submit entire payment at time of enrollment.

  2. Submit application fee at time of signing the enrollment agreement and pay the remaining balance before classes begin by financing remaining balance through private lender. 

  3. Apply for Title IV Federal Aid and use benefits awarded to pay tuition and set up school approved payment plan to cover remaining balance (if applicable).

  4. Apply Veteran’s Education & Training Benefits toward tuition and set up school approved payment plan to cover remaining balance (if applicable).


5. Sign Enrollment Contract:  Once an applicant and the school have agreed to payment terms, then the enrollment agreement is drafted.  An admissions official will review the details of the agreement including:

  1. # of Hours Contracted

  2. Contract Dates

    • Start Date

    • Estimated Graduation Date

    • Start Dates & Anticipated Completion Dates of Four (4) SAP Evaluation Periods

  3. Class Section & Schedule

  4. Itemized Tuition & Fees

  5. School Responsibilities & Student Obligations

  6. Contract Nullification


Once the student and parent/guardian (if applicable) review the contract, then they must endorse the contracts with their signatures to denote acceptance of the terms.  A school official will sign, thus making the contract legally binding.  The student and parent/guardian (if applicable) will receive a copy of the fully executed contract for record-keeping purposes.  The original document will be stored in the student’s academic file.

6. Re-entry Students:  Any student who withdraws from the barbering program prior to graduation has the option of re-enrolling in the program. The following conditions apply.

  • If the student withdraws, but then chooses to re-enroll within 90 days, a new enrollment contract must be signed.  The student will retain the same class standing and will return to barber theory class in the same unit they were studying at the time of their withdrawal.

  • If the student chooses to re-enroll more than 90 days after officially withdrawing, then the student must complete a new application and sign a new enrollment contract.  The student will receive credit for all training hours and barber theory coursework completed except where prohibited by state law.  The student will retain the same class standing and will return to barber theory class in the same unit they were studying at the time of their withdrawal.  In the case that a new edition or a revision to the current edition of the state approved textbooks occurs after a student’s withdrawal, but prior to their re-entry, the student will be required to review and re-take any applicable barber theory tests to demonstrate mastery of the new standards.