Full details covering policies and regulations relative to academics, grading and every other aspect of the college requirements, procedures, management and administration are found in the Student Handbook. Every student receives a copy of the handbook during orientation. At that time the rules and procedures contained in the handbook are explained in depth. Any student may request a copy of the Student Handbook prior to entering college prior to entering college by calling the admissions office at (614) 868-1015.

Student Grievance Procedure

Any Post-Secondary Institution / College accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) must have a procedure and operational plan for handling student complaints.

If a student does not think that the College has adequately addressed a concern or complaint, the student may consider contacting the Accrediting Commission.

All complaints considered by the Accrediting Commission must be submitted in writing, with permission from the Complainants for the Accrediting Commission to forward a copy of the complaint to the College for a response.

The complainant will be notified as to the final resolution by the Accrediting Commission.

Please direct all inquiries to:
Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges
2101 Wilson Blvd. / Suite 302
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 247-4212
www.accsc.org

A copy of the Accrediting Commission's Complaint Form is available at the College, and may be obtained by contacting an Administrative Director.

Disciplinary Sequence

Students are expected to conduct themselves with complete professionalism and respect AT ALL TIMES. Students who fail to comply with Ohio Barber Board Rules and Regulations, and Ohio State College of Barber Styling Rules and Standards, Disciplinary Code to include any Administrative / Instructional staff instructions, may be subject to disciplinary action.

The Disciplinary Sequence shall apply to violations / offenses as follows:

First Offense: Verbal Warning (documented in the student file).
Second Offense: Written Warning (documented in the student file).
Third Offense: Suspension (for a pre-determined amount of time).
Additional Offense: Disposition Hearing.
Additional Offense: Termination.

Depending upon the seriousness of the violation / offense, without prior documentation an Administrative Director and / or Director of Education may call for:

Immediate Suspension.
Disposition Hearing.
Termination Hearing.

Attendance Policies

A student's attendance is ALWAYS of prime importance. Students are expected to attend on a regular basis and to meet the conditions of their approved schedule as recorded on the Academic Progress Report. A student's personal matters should be taken care of on the student's scheduled day off.

Clock Hour attendance is measured 50 - 60 minutes per Clock Hour adjusted to allow for Theory / Practical class breaks.

Full-Time students must maintain a MINIMUM Cumulative Clock Hour Average of one hundred twenty (120) Clock Hours per month, he / she will be placed on Probation for one month.

During this time, the student must complete enough Clock Hours to raise their Cumulative Clock Hour Average back up to one hundred twenty (120) Clock Hours.

Failure to maintain a minimum Cumulative Clock Hour Average of one hundred twenty (120) Clock Hours within that month means a student is not maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress. The student will then be ineligible to receive financial aid from the U.S. Department of Education until that Cumulative Clock Hour Average is raised to the required minimum.

If a student fails to RAISE their Cumulative Clock Hour Average up tot he minimum one hundred twenty (120) Clock Hours they WILL BE TERMINATED.

It is the responsibility of each student to properly clock themselves in / out as appropriate for each day of attendance.

A poor attendance pattern such as:

bullet Three (3) or more unexcused absences.
bullet Several excused absences.

within a calendar month may result in the student's Hours of Progression being reviewed. A Student Conference may take place to consider the reasons behind the absences, and a Suspension may be levied.

Should a student continue to show poor attendance, the student may receive a written warning followed by a s Suspension of no fewer than three (3) days.

If a student's health or other personal problems are preventing acceptable attendance according to any approved schedule, a Suspension or Leave-of-Absence may be required.

The student may be permitted to return when their personal situation has improved sufficiently to ensure proper training.

Tardiness / Early Departure Policy

A student is considered tardy for arriving ANY TIME subsequent to their Approved Scheduled Start Time. A student is considered tardy fifteen (15) minutes for EACH fraction of a quarter hour they are late.

bullet Unless otherwise noted on a special Approved Scheduled Start Time, students must arrive by 9:00am Monday - Friday.
bullet If a student believes they may arrive late, they MUST notify an appropriate member of the Administrative / Instructional staff member PRIOR to their Approved Scheduled Start Time.
bullet A maximum of fifteen (15) minutes tardiness will be allowed. If a student is later than fifteen (15) minutes, the student may, at the discretion of a member of the Administrative / Instructional staff, not be allowed to clock in for that day, and will be considered Unexcused Absent.
Students arriving later than 9:00am without properly notifying an appropriate member of the Administrative / Instructional staff may be sent home for the day without benefit of hours and will be considered Unexcused Absent.
There is no grace period for late arrival on Saturdays. Students who arrive subsequent to their Approved Scheduled Start Time on Saturdays WILL BE SENT HOME.

If a student is tardy in excess of fifteen (15) minutes due to inclement weather, traffic or other conditions, the student MUST present the circumstances to a member of the Administrative / Instruction staff for consideration.

Should a student's tardiness become excessive, the student's attendance progress will be reviewed. At the discretion of an Administrative Director and / or Director of Education, the excessive tardiness may lead to Suspension or Termination.

Students who LEAVE for the day prior to their Approved Scheduled Departure Times are in violation of the Ohio State College of Barber Styling's Attendance Policy, and may subject the student to applicable disciplinary action.

Leave of Absence, Termination and Re-Entry

A Leave-of-Absence MUST be requested from the Administrative Office, by the student in writing. Any appropriate forms MUST be properly filled out and signed by the student.

A re-entry fee is NOT charged following an approved Leave-of-Absence of no more than one hundred eighty (180) calendar days.

Any Leave-of-Absence extending beyond one hundred eighty (180) calendar days may be cause for Termination. If a student does not return from their leave-of-absence, they will be terminated.

A re-entry fee would be charged, and the procedure for Re-Entry will be followed.

Only one (1) Leave -of-Absence is permitted per student during their enrollment. Students receiving Pell Grants, certain types of Loans, and other forms of Federal Funds MUST abide by the procedures required by the Federal Government as follows:

  1. Regular Leave-of-Absence:
    A Regular Leave-of-Absence is time off requested by the student for personal reasons. A Regular Leave-of-Absence is from fourteen (14) - ninety (90) calendar days. A specific date of return MUST be established prior to the student starting the Regular Leave-of-Absence.
  2. Medical Leave-of-Absence:
    A written, verifiable statement from a doctor (on their stationary) may be required at the discretion of the Administrative Director for a qualifying Medical Leave-of-Absence.

Approved Regular Leave-of-Absence / Medical Leave-of-Absence may extend a student's Projected Graduation Date without penalty or additional tuition / fees.

Closings / Cancellation

The Ohio State College of Barber Styling is open all year except the following Holidays:

  1. New Year's Day.
  2. Martin Luther King Day.
  3. Memorial Day.
  4. Independence Day.
  5. Labor Day.
  6. Thanksgiving Day.
  7. Christmas Day.

Students are required to attend on the days prior to, and subsequent of each of the above listed Holidays, unless it is their scheduled day off.

Students are advised to observe weather forecasts / conditions, and plan their commute accordingly to arrive according to their Approved Schedule.

Should the Ohio State College of Barber Styling need to cancel classes, the following media stations will be notified:

WCMH Channel 4 (NBC).
WSYX Channel 6 (ABC).
WBNS Channel 10 (CBS).
WSNY 94.7 FM (Sunny 95).

Students are advised to tune into these stations for any cancellation announcements.