To enroll in the Basic Operator or Esthetics program students must:

  • Have a high school diploma, HSE, or GED.
  • Be at least 17 years old (state law).
  • Turn in a completed program application to our office.
    • The program application is a PDF document and can be picked up in our office or downloaded here.
    • Applications are accepted by email to nbeckwith@mclennan.edu or in person at our office.
  • Be a current MCC student.
  • Pass our reading comprehension entrance exam.
    • This exam is given in our office free of charge in October and June.
    • TSI, SAT, ACT scores, and/or post-secondary education degrees will not be accepted in place of this exam.
    • Applicants will be contacted via email to schedule this exam once the dates are available.
  • Be accepted into our program by our department and be given a starting semester.

McLennan’s Cosmetology programs have a 100% pass rate for both the Basic Operator and Esthetician programs.