Accepting applications for Fall 2024 for the Cosmetology Basic Operator program until 4:00 pm, Friday, May 29, 2024. 

Accepting applications for the waiting list for the Esthetician program. Applicants will be given further information when their application is submitted.


To enroll in the Basic Operator or Esthetician 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.


FAFSA is accepted for both the Basic Operator and Esthetician programs for those students who qualify. A link to complete the FAFSA is on the same webpage as the MCC application.


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