Admissions inquiries for Dorsey School of Beauty located in Taylor, MI may be made by requesting information on our website, or by calling our school at (866) 305-0404 to arrange a convenient appointment with an admissions representative. A career planning session will be scheduled to review Dorsey School of Beauty’s career programs and the applicant’s attitude, motivation, and commitment to training. Additional admissions information is included below.

Admissions Requirements

Requirements for admission to Dorsey School of Beauty are:

  1. Documentation of a high school diploma or its equivalent (for example, a General Education Development “GED” High School Equivalency Certificate or evidence of completion of home schooling),
  2. A career planning session with a Dorsey School of Beauty admissions representative, and
  3. The desire, interest and motivation to succeed.

Please note: Dorsey School of Beauty does not admit “Ability to Benefit” students.

The State of Michigan Board of Cosmetology, and therefore Dorsey School of Beauty’s admissions policy, requires cosmetology 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.

Foreign High School Diploma Policy

Students enrolling into Dorsey School of Beauty with a foreign diploma or transcript must have their diploma evaluated prior to enrollment. The purpose of this evaluation is to provide proof that the diploma or transcript is equivalent to a United States high school diploma.

  • Student must provide a copy of their diploma.
  • If the diploma is in a foreign language, the student must also provide a copy of the diploma’s translation. The translation must be completed by a professional agency.
  • Dorsey School of Beauty will assist students in the evaluation process. Each diploma or transcript and translation must be sent out to be evaluated by an authorized and approved evaluator. The student is responsible for the cost of each evaluation.
  • Once Dorsey School of Beauty has received the evaluation results that the diploma is equivalent to a U.S. high school diploma the student is able to enroll.
  • If the student’s evaluation results show that the diploma is not equivalent to a U.S. high school, the student is not eligible to attend Dorsey School of Beauty.

Transfer of Clock Hours and Minimum Practical Applications (MPAs) to Dorsey School of Beauty

Students transferring from other institutions may receive credit for hours and/or MPAs previously earned at the discretion of Dorsey School of Beauty, taking into consideration the results from a written and practical assessment exam administered by the school, hours earned as confirmed via affidavit from the State of Michigan Board of Cosmetology or documentation received verifying hours earned in another State, and MPAs earned as confirmed by an official transcript from the issuing institution. Transfer hours granted, MPAs accepted, and any tuition adjustment must be determined by the managing director prior to the student attending Dorsey School of Beauty.

Re-Admission of Withdrawn Students

After withdrawal, a student may be allowed to return and complete training subject to a review of the circumstances surrounding the original withdrawal. Students applying for re-admittance to Dorsey School of Beauty will be evaluated according to current Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards and will re-enter in the same SAP status as at the time of withdrawal. Students permitted to reenter are required to complete their program in accordance with the MAXIMUM TIMEFRAME (PACE OF COMPLETION) REQUIREMENTS detailed in the SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS (SAP) section of the school catalog.

Students re-entering after an interruption of 180 days or more may receive credit for hours previously earned at the discretion of Dorsey School of Beauty, taking into consideration the results from a written and practical assessment exam administered by the school and hours previously earned. Credit for hours previously earned and per hour charges must be determined by the managing director prior to the student resuming attendance at Dorsey School of Beauty. All students re‐admitting must be approved by a campus re‐admittance committee. Students are encouraged to apply for re‐admittance a minimum of two (2) weeks prior to the date in which they wish to return.

Re-Admission for Military Service Members

A re-entering student who was required to withdraw because of active military status will be promptly re-entered with no advance notice required by the student if re-entering within five (5) years of completion of service, unless unusual circumstances require the institution to admit the student at a later date. Re-entry will be processed into his/her same program of study at the same enrollment status and with the same number of hours previously completed. If that program is no longer offered, the student will be re-admitted to the program that is most similar in terms of content and program hours unless the student requests admission to a different program. If the school assesses that additional academic preparation is required before resuming active enrollment, this will be provided by the school at no charge to the student. In all cases, the student will be charged the same tuition and fees that would have been assessed at the time the student left the school for active military service. Students may contact the managing director for more information about this policy and eligibility, or when ready to re-enroll.

Teach-Out Agreements

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.

Disabilities Accommodation

Dorsey School of Beauty in Taylor, MI is readily accessible to disabled students and comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act and the Equal Employment Opportunity Act. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request for individuals with disabilities. The Michigan relay number for the Deaf and Deafened is 800-649-3777 V/TTY. Information regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act is available at:

Statement of Non-Discrimination

It is the policy of Dorsey School of Beauty to provide a working and learning environment free from discrimination or harassment. In accordance with state and federal law, discrimination or harassment by members of the School community against members of the School community is strictly not allowed based on the following: race, color, creed, sex, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, age, gender identity, height, weight, marital status, partisan considerations, veteran status, or citizenship status. This policy broadly encompasses the operation of the School’s educational programs and activities occurring on campus, at the campus support center, and during events and situations over which the school exercises substantial control and on public property immediately adjacent to Dorsey School of Beauty including parking lots, sidewalks, and streets. Dorsey School of Beauty is committed to ensuring that this zero-tolerance policy is effectively observed in all of the School’s endeavors, and that every complainant receives appropriate support, respondents are treated as responsible only after receiving due process and fundamental fairness, and school official serve impartially without bias for or against any party.

Changes to Admissions Requirements

Dorsey School of Beauty reserves the right to revise its published admissions requirements at any time. All revisions will be published and made available to prospective students prior to enrollment