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Admissions Requirements and Procedures

This is your first step toward a rewarding career. We accept applications online, by fax, by mail, or in person.

A prospective student for our certification programs must:

  1. Demonstrate personal efficiency and thoroughness by completing and submitting the following paperwork completely and in a timely manner.
  2. Attend an admissions interview and a tour of the facility.  The purpose of the interview is to review the submitted paperwork and discuss our programs in detail.  Applicants should allow at least an hour for the interview and be prepared to ask any questions they may have. The interview should be scheduled within three weeks of the application date.
  3. Complete an application and submit the application fee.
  4. A Personal Information Sheet
  5. A valid state ID or international ID(Visa/Passport)
  6. Be a high school graduate, or have passed a high school equivalency exam and submit a high school diploma or transcript specifying date of graduation, GED copy, and/or a completed Associate’s (or higher) transcript/degree from an accredited college or university attended.  All documents will be examined for validity.  A DD214 Form that indicates “Yes” for High School or GED completed will be accepted as proof of graduation for Veteran students.
  7. Be in good health, physically and emotionally.
  8. Be 18 years of age to enroll.
  9. Complete and appointment/interview with the Financial Aid Administrator.
  10. Show they are capable of meeting the program’s responsibilities and demands.
  11. Additional documentation (marriage certificates, divorce decrees., etc.) may be required to prove lineage of any name changes.

Once the requirements have been fulfilled, the prospective student’s file will be reviewed by the VP of Administration or Program Director.The final review will include assessing that the prospect is reasonably capable of successfully completing and benefiting from the training offered.  The student will be notified of his/her acceptance or rejection by the Admissions office.

Please note: Georgia State Board of Cosmetology requires a copy of HS Diploma, HS transcript or GED as acceptable documents for exam application; correspondence/home school diplomas may not be accepted for licensure.

Non-English proof of graduation documents must be translated and certified to be at least equivalent to a high school diploma before being submitted. In most cases fees are associated.

Atlanta Institute of Aesthetics does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, gender, ethnic origin or sexual orientation.

Application Options

  1. Fill out the online Registration Form with your credit card number (or)
  2. Print out a hard copy of the Registration Form (and)
    • Return it to us by mail with your $75 application fee.
    • Fax the application to 770-454-7367 (credit card payments only).
    • Bring by your application in person. Our office hours are Monday through Thursday 9:00am to 6:00pm and Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm. No cash, please.


  • An Admissions Representative will contact you within 24 hours to schedule your admissions interview and tour.
  • You will work with our Student Finance Department to create your own individual financial plan.

Credit for Previous Education or Training

Esthetician Certification Program: up to 200 hours earned at accredited esthetics institutions and up to 75 hours earned at accredited cosmetology institutions for previous coursework.  All prior clock hours shall be approved at the discretion of the Esthetics Program Director and will be considered for transfer on an individual basis. Students interested in submitting transferable hours earned from a previous institution must meet the following criteria:

  • Transfer hours from an accredited esthetics or cosmetology institution must have been completed within two years prior to enrollment.  Students must submit an official transcript and a copy of the catalog from the previous institution in effect at the time the course was taken.
  • All required documents must be submitted to the Admissions Department at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the program, to be reviewed by the Program Director.  If the prior coursework is deemed equivalent to the esthetician program curriculum, the prospective student must take the corresponding written and hands-on examinations and receive a minimum grade of “C” in order to receive the transfer credit hours.  The Program Director may coordinate an adjusted class schedule if necessary.

Atlanta Institute of Aesthetics does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, gender, ethnic origin or sexual orientation.

Transfer of Credit

Atlanta Institute of Aesthetics does not guarantee transferability of credits to any other college, university or institution and it should not be assumed that any course or program can be transferred to another institution. Any decision on the comparability and applicability of credit or clock hours and whether they may be accepted is the decision of the receiving institution.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at

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