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Admissions Process

  1. Meet requirements:
    • Read and speak English fluently.
    • High School diploma or GED.
    • Driver’s License and Social Security card.
  2. Submit your application. Click here for the application.
  3. You may request an appointment by calling, or we will reach out to you shortly by either text, email or phone call when you submit your application.

After your Admissions Meeting...

  1. Make your appointment to enroll by calling 423-926-9095 Ext 4
  2. Gather your required documents.
    • Proof of High School Diploma or GED (transcripts)
    • Your Social Security Card
    • Driver’s License
  3. Sign Enrollment Agreement and pay small fee. All required documents and fees will be due by your last date to enroll.

Acceptance: If you are not accepted into the program, you will be notified by letter or email. Applicants must be of good moral character and have temperate habits. They should have a desire to enter the profession they are considering. Have all required documents prior to first day of class. Meet required standards and exhibit ability to succeed in the beauty industry. People not affiliated or employed by the school may be considered in determining acceptance.

Due to limited space, once the applicant has received notification of acceptance, the applicant must respond with their enrollment plans to the admissions office within 7 days. Fees shall be paid and enrollment contracts shall be completed during this same time span in order to assure desired class start date.


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.


JLA Always attempts to accept all transfer hours.

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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 clock 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.