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Admissions Policy

  1. All prospective students please complete Online Application.
  2. Submitting application does not guarantee admission to JLA.
  3. JLA will inform you of acceptance via phone or letter.
  4. A fee of $50.00 will need to be paid upon acceptance to our school to save your place in one of our classes.
  5. You must provide all required documents, high school transcripts, drivers license or government issued ID, and social security card. all names on the documents must match or we require back up document necessary to make valid.
  6. All applicants must have an interview with the JLA admissions director.
  7. All applications received from applicant with a felony conviction will be further reviewed by the school president and admissions director.
  8. We reserve the right to accept or refuse any application based on conversations with applicant or friends or family of applicant, letters written on their behalf, or conversations with applicant on the phone prior to or during application process.
  9. All textbooks are written in English and all classes are taught in English.
  10. All students are required to go through orientation before starting classes.

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.

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