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We are so pleased that you are taking the next step on your educational journey with us! Here on the Admissions page, you will find everything you need to know about applying and enrolling in your program. The process is as follows:

Step 1: Complete the Request Information Sheet

This is the first step on your journey to becoming an Shear Perfection Academy student!

Step 2: Talk to our Admissions team

Based on the information you provide on your information sheet, a member of the Admissions team will call you to gather some information about your interest in and motivations for enrolling, your schedule, and your background and to answer any initial questions you may have.

Step 3: Complete the Online Application

Any time after completing the information sheet, you are able to move forward and officially apply by completing the Shear Perfection Academy online application! 

Step 4: Complete the Pre-Admissions Checklist

As part of your application process, you are required to submit the following information by scanning and emailing to the admissions specialist email:

  • Proof of Age (Driver’s license, ID card, Birth certificate)
  • Proof of Education (GED, High School transcripts, transcripts from any previous colleges attended)
  • Proof of Citizenship (Social Security Card, Green Card)
  • Copy of current, active industry license
  • Written detail of work schedule (if applicable)

Your application is not considered complete and will not be reviewed until the Online Application form and ALL of the above-listed documents are received. You have 30 days from the time you submit your Online Application to submit your documents. After 30 days, if you have not submitted all of the required documents, you will have to reapply (and pay the application fee again).

Step 5: Application is Reviewed and a Tour is Set Up

Once your complete application and all required documents are received, it will be reviewed by the Admissions committee who will make a decision of acceptance or denial. We utilize a holistic review process, meaning that we make our Admissions decisions after looking at the applicant in terms of multiple factors, including: 

  • Ability to be successful in the program based on physical requirements: How comfortable is the applicant with standing, going to school on Tuesday - Saturday, etc.?
  • Ability to be successful in the program based on time requirements: Is your current work and life schedule conducive to the rigor of the course? Will you be able to successfully complete given the other demands on your time?
  • Ability to contribute to the profession: Do you demonstrate the hard and soft skills required to effectively transition into the classroom and be a Shear Perfection Academy student?

The applicant review process takes no more than 3 business days, and may be sooner, depending on the volume of applications we receive for a given program. After review by the Admissions committee, a decision of accept or deny is made.

If denied, you will receive a rejection letter from the Admissions Team. There is no formal appeal process for Denial decisions; however, Shear Perfection Academy staff will work with students on a case-by-case basis to address denial decisions.

If accepted, you will receive an official Acceptance Letter via email. Students have 3 business days from the date the Acceptance letter is sent to make a decision of whether or not to move forward, pay the registration fee, and return the Enrollment Contract. If an extension is required for some reason this must be communicated to the Admissions team within the 3 business day window; otherwise, the offer will be rescinded.

Step 7: Begin the Enrollment Process

Once the registration fee and Enrollment Contract are received, you will be contacted by an Enrollment Specialist with your official start date (all classes start the first Tuesday of the month). Orientation is mandatory and is the first Monday of each month (the day before class from 1pm-2:30pm).  During , orientation you will complete necessary paperwork; learn about Shear Perfection Academy operations; receive your student handbook (all prior to enrollment and signing the enrollment contract); and meet educators and staff. This is also an opportunity to ask any questions you may have. 

Congratulations! After all of these steps are completed you will officially become a part of the global Shear Perfection Academy family!
Transferability of Credits
Credits earned at Shear Perfection Academy may not transfer to another educational institution. Credits earned at another educational institution may not be accepted by Shear Perfection Academy. You should obtain confirmation that Shear Perfection Academy will accept any credits you have earned at another educational institution before you execute an enrollment contract or agreement. You should also contact any educational institutions that you may want to transfer credits earned at Shear Perfection Academy to determine if such institutions will accept credits earned at Shear Perfection Academy prior to executing an enrollment contract or agreement. The ability to transfer credits from Shear Perfection Academy to another educational institution may be very limited. your credits may not transfer and you may have to repeat courses previously taken at Shear Perfection Academy if you enroll in another educational institution. You should never assume that credits will transfer to or from any educational institution. It is highly recommended and you are advised to make certain that you know the transfer of credit policy of Shear Perfection Academy and of any other educational institutions you may in the future want to transfer credits earned at Shear Perfection Academy before you execute an enrollment contract or agreement.