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 by calling the admissions office at (614) 868-1015.

Grievance Policy

Any school licensed by the Ohio State Cosmetology and Barber Board and 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 Board and/or the Accrediting Commission.

All complaints considered by the Board and/or Accrediting Commission must be submitted in writing, with permission from the Complainants for the Board and 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 Board and/or the Accrediting Commission.

Please direct all inquiries regarding grievances to:

Ohio State Cosmetology and Barber Board
1929 Gateway Circle
Gove City, OH 43123
(614) 466-3834
www.cos.ohio.gov

Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges
2101 Wilson Boulevard
Suite 302
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 274-4212
www.accsc.org

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

Student Leave of Absence Policy

A leave of absence MUST be requested by the student in writing and approved by the Administrative Office before the leave of absence begins. 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 180 calendar days.

Any leave or leaves of absence extending beyond 180 calendar days within a 12-month period 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.

Students receiving grants, certain types of loans, and other forms of federal funds MUST abide by the procedures required by the Federal Government as follows:

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 14 to 180 calendar days. A specific date of return MUST be established prior to the student starting the regular leave of absence.

Medical Leave of Absence: A written, verifiable statement from a doctor (on their stationary) may be required at the discretion of the Executive 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

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.