Admissions Process


The Jenny Lea Academy staff is ready to answer any questions you may have regarding our courses, school or financial aid. As a nationally accredited educational institution, we are able to assist you with various aid options. If you do not find your answer here, please contact us directly and we will be happy to assist you.

Click here to fill out an application online.

We have classes starting every five weeks.*

Financial aid is available to qualified applicants.

For a list of required documentation, please click here.

The clock hour programs the school offers includes:

  • Cosmetology (1500 hours)
  • Aesthetics (750 hours)
  • Nail Technician (600 hours)
  • Instructor Course (300 hours)
  • Barber (1500 Hours) – not yet available

Jenny Lea Academy uses a clock hour program, student hours in all programs are reported to the Board of Cosmetology as clock hours. Additional information regarding click hours required for licensure in the State of Tennessee may be found here.

Occupational profile can be found at the Department of Labor’s O*NET web site here.

Placement assistance

Jenny Lea Academy of Cosmetology provides placement assistance, professional appearance guidelines, and follow-up to its students and graduates. The school does not guarantee students a job after completion of the course; however, area shops are continually contacting the school to make them aware of the openings and this information is then posted on the student bulletin board and job referrals are made available to qualified students.


Jenny Lea Academy of Cosmetology has an evaluation process to determine how many transfer hours we accept from other institutions that are verified by a state licensing agency. Note, while we accept some of these hours, it will be up to the transfer student to ensure that they reach the same knowledge level as our Jenny Lea Academy students who started in Phase 1. We will provide all resources and materials necessary to aid transfer students in achieving these goals.

*Class start dates can be found here.