Dorsey School of Beauty Taylor, MI Campus Information
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Dorsey School of Beauty- Graduation, Licensure, and Placement
Dorsey School of Beauty, Taylor, main campus, is accredited by NACCAS (National Accrediting Commission for Career Arts & Sciences). The information provided below for Dorsey School of Beauty- Taylor was submitted to NACCAS in November 2023 as part of its annual report and is the most recent graduation, placement, and licensure data available. All information provided is for students with a contracted graduation date between the period of January 1, 2022 and December 31, 2022.
The institution’s accrediting agency has allowed flexibilities to the institution in the publication of its student outcome rates if the COVID-19 Pandemic has significantly impacted the ability of students to successfully graduate, sit for licensure and/or obtain employment. Any rates reported below that have been modified in accordance with these flexibilities have been adjusted in one of the following manners as indicated.
|Cumulative Rate of Programs of Institution
The above percentage is reflective of all students scheduled to graduate from their program between January 1, 2022-December 31, 2022 that did graduate.
|Cumulative Rate of Programs of Institution
The percentage above is reflective of the graduates included above who sat for all parts of their required State of Michigan licensure exam and passed all required parts of the exam prior to November 30, 2023.
Job Placement Rate1
|Cumulative Rate of Programs of Institution
Of those graduates included above who are eligible for job placement, the percentage who were placed prior to November 30, 2023.
A graduate who is or has been employed in a field for which their training prepared them (i.e. in a position within the beauty and wellness industry that directly relates to their field of training) after graduation and prior to November 30, 2023 is considered placed. A graduate who obtains a temporary position (i.e. position where there is an expectation prior to the graduate’s hire that the employment relationship between the employer and graduate will not last more than one month) is not considered placed.
1Some students who previously enrolled at this institution and were unable to successfully graduate, sit for licensure and/or obtain employment attested that they were unable or unwilling to do so specifically due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Students who made such attestations have been excluded from the calculation of this rate.
Licensure by the Michigan Board of Cosmetology is required for employment in cosmetology, manicuring, esthetician, and cosmetology instruction in the State of Michigan. Dorsey School of Beauty encourages all students to challenge the state licensing exam, however, makes no promise or guarantee of a graduate’s successful outcome of this examination. Felony conviction, misdemeanor conviction with the possibility of jail time, or practicing cosmetology or manicuring on the public outside of school may render a student ineligible to take the State Board Examination. Student is aware of that good moral character is required for licensure, and therefore gainful employment, in the State of Michigan.
A student seeking a full instructor license must also have at least three (3) years of practical experience in natural hair cultivation, hair care services, skin care services, and manicuring services, at least one (1) year of which shall be in a cosmetology establishment. The Michigan Board of Cosmetology may issue a limited instructor’s license to an individual who meets all of the requirements except the practical experience component.
The State of Michigan Board of Cosmetology, and therefore Dorsey School of Beauty admissions policy, requires cosmetology, esthetician, and manicuring license applicants to be at least 17 years of age; additional requirements for cosmetology instructor license applicants includes current licensure as a cosmetologist.
Good moral character and documentation of high school credential earned is required for licensure by the Michigan Bureau of Professional Licensing, and therefore gainful employment, in the State of Michigan. Dorsey School of Beauty reserves the right to deny acceptance to an applicant with any criminal convictions.
An exception to the admissions policy may be made when Dorsey School of Beauty accommodates students associated with a “Teach-Out Agreement” between Dorsey School of Beauty and the closing school. Dorsey School of Beauty does not solicit or recruit students already attending or admitted to another school offering a similar program of study.
Pre-Requisites for Employment & Physical Requirements of the Industry
Licensure by the Michigan Board of Cosmetology is required for employment in cosmetology, manicuring, esthetician, and cosmetology instruction in the State of Michigan.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this career.
- Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
- Arm-Hand Steadiness — The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
- Finger Dexterity — The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
- Manual Dexterity — The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
- Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
- Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
- Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
- Visual Color Discrimination — The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
For more information about a career in cosmetology, please visit the U.S. Department of Labor’s O*NET website at http://www.onetonline.org/crosswalk/. Career information may be obtained by inputting the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) program code 12.0401 (Cosmetologist), 12.0410 (Manicurist), 12.0409 (Esthetician) or 12.0413 (Cosmetology Instructor), or the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code 39-5012 (Cosmetologists), 39-5092 (Manicurist), 39-5094 (Esthetician) or 39-5012 (Cosmetology Instructor). Additional career information specific to the State of Michigan can be found at the Career One Stop website, which is sponsored by the U. S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration. Go to http://www.careerinfonet.org; under browse occupations type the career of interest in the key word search box, then continue to select the State of Michigan.
The State of Michigan Board of Cosmetology requires cosmetology license applicants to be at least 17 years of age; therefore, Dorsey School of Beauty requires an applicant to be at least 17 years of age by their contracted graduation date. Additional requirements for cosmetology instructor license applicants includes current licensure as a cosmetologist.
Good moral character and documentation of high school credential earned is required for licensure by the Michigan Bureau of Professional Licensing, and therefore gainful employment, in the State of Michigan.
Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) must be maintained to meet both the institution’s academic policy and for eligibility of Federal Title IV. Both academic and attendance requirements (Rate of Progress and Maximum Timeframe) are assessed at the end of each academic period, regardless of Title IV eligibility. This policy is applied consistently to all full-time and part-time students enrolled in all programs. Applicants are informed of this policy prior to enrollment. Students meeting both attendance (Rate of Progress/Maximum Timeframe) and academic performance are considered to be making satisfactory progress until the next evaluation. Students will be informed of their SAP status when calculated, including SAP Met, Warning, and/or Probation (appeal required and approved or denied). A student is able to meet with educational leadership at each campus to access SAP evaluation results and ask any questions.
Academic requirements are evaluated using each student’s minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) calculated using all grades earned in courses that apply to the student’s current program of study. Dorsey School of Beauty students are required to maintain a CGPA of at least 80%, and progress towards completion of the number of state- mandated Minimum Practical Applications. Additionally, cosmetology students are required to successfully complete the percentage of tests as shown below:
Please note the cosmetology instructor, manicuring, and esthetician students must successfully complete 100% of tests before progressing on to their next course.
Course grades are assigned according to the scale below:
In all cases, if a grade of “failing” (F) or “incomplete” (IN) is earned in any course, the student must meet with a designated member of the academic team. An incomplete grade is a temporary grade that must be replaced by a final grade within two weeks. A withdraw grade is given when a student permanently withdraws from a course. All grades count towards Rate of Progress/Maximum Timeframe. See the ACADEMIC INFORMATION section of the school catalog for the Dorsey School of Beauty grading scale.
MAXIMUM TIMEFRAME (PACE OF COMPLETION) REQUIREMENTS
Each program is designed to be completed in a specific period depending on specific course requirements. The maximum timeframe for completion of any program is 1.5 times the standard length of the program. A student exceeding the maximum time frame for completion will be terminated from the program and will not be eligible for Title IV financial aid. To re-enroll, a financial agreement not utilizing Title IV funds would be required.
Academic periods are defined by the number of hours completed using the table below. All cosmetology related evaluations must be completed within seven school days. The Academic Year is defined as 900 hours over 30 weeks.
Progress is evaluated for every student at specific points as listed in the chart below for hours actually completed. Attendance is based on 67% (without rounding) of actual attendance evaluated against scheduled hours. If attendance is 67% or greater, then the student is progressing at a pace to ensure completion within the maximum timeframe.
|No. of Hours Completed
|Maximum Timeframe in
|450 hours / 15 weeks
|900 hours / 30 weeks
|1200 hours / 40 weeks
|200 hours / 6.7 weeks
|250 hours / 8.3 weeks
Or less dependent upon scheduled hours per week
|220 hours / 12 weeks
Students failing to meet any of the SAP requirements at the end of an academic period will not be eligible for Federal Title IV funds until placed on Academic Warning. Academic Warning status will be for one academic period and will be determined based on:
- Failure to meet the minimum cumulative grade point average, and/or
- Failure to progress at a pace to ensure completion within the maximum timeframe.
Students will be notified in writing and a copy of this notification is maintained in the student’s file using the Notice of Academic Warning, which will be signed by the student, a school official, and a financial aid advisor.
Students may not appeal an Academic Warning.
- Students on Academic Warning are eligible to receive Federal Title IV funds for one additional academic period.
- An interim review of each student’s academic status will be conducted and the student counseled. A student who cannot reasonably be expected to meet SAP academic and pace of completion requirements will be counseled appropriately, possibly including a recommendation for termination.
- Students may not be placed on Academic Warning for consecutive academic periods.
- A student failing to meet the SAP requirements at the end of the Academic Warning period will be terminated from school and lose eligibility for Federal Title IV funds; however, the student may file an appeal to remain in school and regain Federal Title IV eligibility.
Academic Warning Completion
At the end of the Academic Warning, the managing director will notify the student of the student’s SAP status by providing the student with:
- A letter notifying the student of successful completion of the Academic Warning, or
- A copy of the Academic Warning Requirements Not Met form, which will be signed by the student, a school official and a financial aid advisor. At this point, the student will not be eligible for Federal Title IV funds until and unless an appeal is granted. If the appeal is denied, the student will not be held liable for the educational costs incurred during the new academic period.
SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS APPEAL PROCEDURES
A student may appeal the Academic Warning Requirements Not Met determination by submitting the Student Academic Probation Appeal Application to the school’s managing director. The managing director is responsible for making a recommendation on the appeal and electronically scanning the appeal to the director of education for review by the SAP Appeal Committee. Appeals for loss of eligibility following an Academic Warning must be submitted within seven (7) school days from the end of the academic period. Appeals submitted outside of this deadline may be accepted and considered but may be applied for a subsequent academic period. The appeal must explain the circumstances that the student believes would have a bearing on the student’s reinstatement, including why the student failed to meet SAP requirements and what has changed that will allow the student to meet SAP requirements at the next academic period. Some acceptable circumstances for a SAP appeal include:
- Illness of student
- Loss of family member
- Transportation or childcare issues
- Unexpected medical care of a family member
- Military duty
- Emergency response team member responsibilities
- Other special circumstances beyond the student’s control
Each student is required to document the reason for their appeal for the consideration of the SAP Appeal Committee; failure to adequately document may be the basis for denial. The student must provide documentation that supports the reason for the appeal and how the situation has changed to ensure it does not interfere with the student’s progress moving forward. The documentation must show that SAP will be met by the end of the next evaluation period or include an Academic Plan with a deadline of when SAP will be met. The committee will review the student’s written appeal, academic record, attendance record, and may call upon the student, managing director and/or the student’s instructors for additional information. Based on this review, the committee will determine if the student will remain in school, and under what conditions as specified in the Academic Plan. This academic plan will ensure, if followed, that the student is able to meet the institution’s satisfactory academic progress requirements by a specific point within the maximum timeframe based on the individual student’s contract (150% of contracted
hours). The student’s Maximum Timeframe cannot be exceeded. If the appeal is granted, financial aid eligibility will be reinstated.
SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS APPEAL OUTCOME
The student will be notified in writing of the final decision of a SAP appeal and a copy of this notification is maintained in the student’s file.
- Students who have appealed may remain in school until the determination of the appeal but will not be eligible for Federal Title IV funds until and unless the appeal is granted. If the appeal is denied, the student will not be held liable for the educational costs incurred during the new academic period.
- Only if the student can reasonably be expected to meet SAP criteria within one academic period should Academic Probation be granted. An exception to this may be granted if the student is placed on an Academic Plan as part of Academic Probation. This plan must be completed using the Academic Plan form and must outline conditions to ensure that the student is able to meet the SAP standards by a specific time.
- If the student’s appeal is granted, the student will be allowed to remain in school and the student’s eligibility for Federal Title IV funds will be reinstated.
- The student will be placed on Academic Probation for one academic period unless the student is placed on an Academic Plan. If a student is on an Academic Plan the probation, duration is outlined in the Academic Plan. The student’s progress in meeting the terms of the Academic Plan must be reviewed each academic period. A student exceeding the maximum time frame for completion will be terminated from the program and will not be eligible to re-enroll, unless an appeal to be placed on SAP probation is approved with an academic plan. This academic plan will ensure, if followed, that the student is able to meet the institution’s satisfactory academic progress requirements by a specific point within the maximum timeframe established for the individual student.
- The committee’s decision along with any conditions of approval will be electronically scanned to the managing director who will be responsible for communicating the decision to the student and placing the documentation in the student’s academic file.
- The decision of the committee is final.
- A second appeal for the same incident is not permitted.
Students who lose eligibility due to not meeting the SAP requirements and who successfully appeal the loss of eligibility will be placed on Probation for at least one academic period. If appeal is granted the student is placed on Probation and remains eligible for financial aid. Students on probation may be subject to an Academic Plan. Students must be evaluated against the syllabi of any courses attended as well as the Academic Plan conditions.
A student exceeding the maximum time frame for completion will be terminated from the program and will not be eligible to re-enroll. Academic Plans will ensure, if followed, that the student is able to meet the institution’s satisfactory academic progress requirements by a specific point within the maximum timeframe permitted for the individual student. Students placed on an Academic Plan may continue eligibility beyond one academic period, based on specified criteria in the student’s plan that will result with the student meeting the SAP requirement at the end of the Academic Plan. An Academic Plan will outline the specific actions and timelines each student must complete in order to meet SAP standards; the period covered in the academic plan may extend beyond the student’s term or payment period, but never beyond their maximum timeframe. Students that are progressing successfully at each checkpoint of their academic plan will remain in satisfactory progress and eligible for financial aid. If the student is not able to maintain the requirements of their Academic Plan, the student will be terminated from the program without
the ability to appeal the decision. Students not meeting this requirement will also not be eligible for financial aid. Students may appeal to have their Academic Plan revised.
End of Probation:
At the end of the Academic (SAP) Probation period, the managing director will notify the student of the outcome of the student’s probationary period by providing the student with either a letter notifying the student of successful completion of the Academic (SAP) Probation period or a Notice of Termination from the school. A second appeal for the same incident is not permitted.
At the end of the Academic Probation period, the managing director will notify the student of the outcome of the student’s probationary period by providing the student with:
- A letter notifying the student of successful completion of the Academic Probation period, or
- Notice of termination for failing to meet SAP requirements.
RE-ESTABLISHING SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS
- A student can re-establish SAP and financial aid eligibility by making all standards after being on Warning or Probation, or by having a SAP Appeal approved.
- SAP can only be re-established at a subsequent evaluation point.
- Student Applications for Re-admittance – Students applying for re-admittance will be evaluated for the likelihood to meet current SAP standards.
- Transfer Hours and MPAs – Transfer hours from another institution accepted toward the student’s educational program are counted as both attempted and completed hours for the purpose of determining when Maximum Time Frame has been exhausted.
- SAP evaluation periods for transfer students occur as follows (SAP evaluation periods are based on actual contracted hours at the institution):
- Subtract hours being transferred from an external institution from the total hours of program
- If the balance is less than 900, the evaluation period is at the mid-way point of Dorsey contracted hours
- If the balance is greater than 900, the evaluation points are at 450 Dorsey hours, 900 Dorsey hours, and the midpoint of the balance of Dorsey contracted hours
- Transfer MPAs will not be included in CGPA.
- Course Repetition – In the event a student repeats a course, all attempts (failed or passed) remain as a course attempted and is included in the calculation of maximum timeframe. Only the last grade for a course is included in the CGPA.
- Grade Point Average – Each student’s cumulative grade point average will remain with the student throughout his/her time at the institution. This applies to students who withdraw and later readmit, changes in programs of study, and students who graduate from one training program and readmit into an additional program. Note that only courses included in a program are to be included in the SAP calculation for that program.
- Non-credit remedial courses do not apply to this institution. Therefore, these items have no effect upon the school’s satisfactory academic progress standards.
- Students dismissed for not meeting SAP standards are permitted to return without Title IV eligibility or use.
IMPACT OF SAP ON STUDENT RE-ADMITTANCE
Students who withdraw prior to completion of the program and wish to re-enroll at the institution into the same program will return in the same satisfactory academic progress status as at the time of withdrawal.
A student questioning the accuracy of their grade point average, or subsequent termination of training, may request of a review of the matter by the school’s managing director or designated member of the academic team. Upon review, a determination will be made as to the legitimacy of the student’s concern and appropriate action will be taken. If the student is dissatisfied with the determination, the student may make an appeal to the vice president or education and career services, who shall render a final determination.
APPLICATION OF STANDARDS
These satisfactory academic progress standards apply to all students, day or evening. Dorsey School of Beauty operates in accordance with standards established by the State of Michigan.
Esthetician Supplemental program hours
Esthetician program includes an additional 40 hours to supplement the 400 hour State of Michigan minimum requirements to include coverage of advanced treatments in EST103.